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Sponsor the Boston PHP Northeast Conference

Sponsor the Boston PHP Northeast Conference
There are several sponsorship opportunities available for the Boston PHP Northeast Conference. Sponsoring this community organized event is a great way for your organization to demonstrate its support for the PHP community. The event will be taking place on on Saturday, August 11th and Sunday, August 12th at Microsoft's NERD Center in Cambridge, MA and will be focused around four tracks: Core PHP Web Development Training User Experience (UX) We are primarily looking for in-kind sponsorships. Some...

Pádraic Brady's Blog: The Framework Interoperability Group (FIG)

Pádraic Brady's Blog: The Framework Interoperability Group (FIG)
In a new post to his blog Pádraic Brady gives his take on the PHP-FIG (Framework Interoperability Group) and some of the decisions they've been making on PHP coding standards.Anthony, whose views always make good reading, raises concerns about the way in which this group generates standards. He contrasts the current approach to RFC 2026 which defines the IETF's Internet Standards Process. [...] Where Anthony's arguments seemingly fall flat is that the FIG is not the IETF. The Framework Interoperability...

WebSpeaks.in: Search Google Plus Profiles using PHP and Google Plus API

WebSpeaks.in: Search Google Plus Profiles using PHP and Google Plus API
In this new tutorial to the WebSpeaks blog, Arvind Bhardwj shows you how to hook up to the Google+ API and search profiles for your desired terms.The main aim of this application is to go familiar with the Google Plus API usage. Google Plus provides an extremely easy to use API to access the public contents on it. Here we will create a simple search application to search user profiles on Google Plus.Complete code is provided in the post (PHP) and instructions on setting up an "application" on G+ so you...

PHP-A-Day Blog: Commentary: Why Do People Hate PHP?

PHP-A-Day Blog: Commentary: Why Do People Hate PHP?
On the PHP-Tip-A-Day site today Greg Bulmash shares some of his thoughts about why people hate PHP.I recently read Kevin Schroeder's blog post about 10 Reasons To Use PHP. Then -- silly me -- I started reading the comments. It only took a few before the obligatory anti-PHP hater came out and started insulting the language and the people who use it. That made me think about why that hate exists.He points out that some of it probably has to do with people not really understanding what PHP is all about (no,...

Site News: Popular Posts for the Week of 06.01.2012

Site News: Popular Posts for the Week of 06.01.2012
Popular posts from PHPDeveloper.org for the past week:DeveloperWorld: How to make PHP apps scale Jason Hinkle's Blog: Build a Backbone.js Application with PHP Brian Moon's Blog: PHP Coding Standards Rafe Colburn's Blog: A list of engineering blogs PHPMaster.com: Introspection and Reflection in PHP PHP Tip-a-Day: PHP Tutorial: Convoluted Code - Combining Ternary Operators and Anonymous Functions Community News: php|tek 2012 Wraps Up John Sonmez's Blog: Types of Duplication in Code Gonzalo Ayuso's Blog:...

The Framework Interoperability Group (FIG): Openness, Accountability and Community Involvement in PHP Standards

The Framework Interoperability Group (FIG): Openness, Accountability and Community Involvement in PHP Standards
A fig tree (Photo credit: Giorgos~ (moving to Google+)) Recently, Anthony Ferrara posted aoOpen Standards - The Better Wayao, a blog post questioning the operation of the PHP Framework Interoperability Group (FIG). The FIG is a body representative of PHP aoframeworksa (with a broad definition since it includes phpBB, Drupal and even more divergent members) which issues PSR standards such as the PSR-0 standard which governs requirements for autoloader interoperability and the upcoming PSR-1 and PSR-2...

Project: Codeception Introduces ZombieJs and Selenium2 Support

Project: Codeception Introduces ZombieJs and Selenium2 Support
Codeception, the PHP BDD (behavior-driven development) testing tool has announced some new features including newly updated documentation and support for Selenium2 and ZobmieJS.Tools like ZombieJS, (PhantomJS, and more) are built in order to run tests without a browser. And so they are called headless. They don't require a browser window to start, they don't show any interactions on screen.They briefly mention the "delay" option that's been introduced to allow for manual delays to be put into your code....

Phil Sturgeon's Blog: CodeIgniter Conference 2012 SF

Phil Sturgeon's Blog: CodeIgniter Conference 2012 SF
Phil Sturgeon has posted a reminder about this year's CodeIgniter Conference San Francisco for 2012, happening August 11th and 12th at the Citizen Space.So only two months until the return of CICONF to America! Last year was CICONF2011 NY which was a great experience. There we announced the availability of CodeIgniter on GitHub, released CodeIgniter 2.1-dev and saw over 50 pull requests get made to CodeIgniter by developers trying to win my iPad. Then we had CICONF2012 in London, and now it's off to San...

An Appeal to All Package Managers

An Appeal to All Package Managers
I work on Composer - a new PHP dependency manager - and it is now working quite well for managing PHP packages. We have a decent amount (and growing fast) of packages on Packagist. All is well. Yet, most PHP projects are websites, and they need some frontend libraries, be it JavaScript or CSS - I will use jQuery as an example that everyone can grasp easily. In some frameworks, you have plugins that bundle a copy of jQuery. Some people have also used Composer to hack together jQuery packages so that they...

Refulz.com: Traits - Method Precedence and Conflict resolution

Refulz.com: Traits - Method Precedence and Conflict resolution
On the Refulz.com site today they've posted a new tutorial looking at the use of traits and how to resolve conflicts and work with method precedence.In our previous post about the multiple and nested traits, we read how nested and multiple traits can be used in a class. In such cases, there is a possibility of the same method name existing in the trait, and the class using the trait. Furthermore, the same method name might also be present in the parent class of the class using traits. It is important to...

PHPMaster.com: Implementing a Unit of Work - Handling Domain Objects through a Transactional Model

PHPMaster.com: Implementing a Unit of Work - Handling Domain Objects through a Transactional Model
In this new post to PHPMaster.com, Alejandro Gervasio looks at working with domain objects via a transactional system using the Unit of Work design pattern.In fact, it's feasible to wrap collections of domain objects inside a fairly flexible business transactional model and just perform several database writes/deletes in one go, therefore avoiding having to break down the process into more atomic and expensive database calls, which always lead to the session-per-operation antipattern. Moreover, this...

Kevin Schroeder's Blog: 10 reasons to use PHP

Kevin Schroeder's Blog: 10 reasons to use PHP
Kevin Schroeder, in his move towards doing some mobile development, has a new post to his blog about why he's still going to stick with PHP for the backend of this new development work.I do like working with client/server-like architectures and so I intend to be building apps that have a fair amount of server-side processing to back it up. More details on that to come in the next few months. [...] I have decided that, for the time being, to use PhoneGap for my frontend development. [...] So the question...

Site News: Blast from the Past - One Year Ago in PHP

Site News: Blast from the Past - One Year Ago in PHP
Here's what was popular in the PHP community one year ago today:Robert Basic's Blog: Book review - Guide to Web Scraping with PHP Freek Lijten's Blog: OAuth, a practical introduction with examples using the Twitter API JavaWorld: Web-less PHP: Command Line PHP PHPBuilder.com: PEAR HTML_Table: Displaying Tabular Data in PHP Lorna Mitchell's Blog: PHP OAuth Provider: Authenticate User Jason Gilmore's Blog: Thirteen Zend Framework Tutorials DZone.com: PHPSpec: BDD for your classes Community News: PHP...

Reddit.com: Symfony2... to Twig or not to Twig...

Reddit.com: Symfony2... to Twig or not to Twig...
In this recent post on Reddit.com a developer of a Symfony2 application asks, "to Twig or not to Twig for templating in his views.Hey there... long time Symfony 1.x enthusiast here, finally getting my feed wet with Symfony2. I pose this question to the Symfony2 developers out there: Who's using Twig for templating? Why or why not?The answers tange from the obvious "yes" and "no" options out to suggestions that even using templating languages are a bad idea. A few point out that the "separation of...

PHP Tip-a-Day: PHP Tutorial: Convoluted Code - Combining Ternary Operators and Anonymous Functions

PHP Tip-a-Day: PHP Tutorial: Convoluted Code - Combining Ternary Operators and Anonymous Functions
On the PHP Tip-a-Day site Greg Bulmash shares a bit of "convoluted code" that could potentially cause confusion in the future maintenance of your application - combining ternary with anonymous functions.Following on yesterday's post about chaining if statements without brackets on a single line, I tried to explore other ways to perform this "test if the variable is set, then do a comparison if it is" logic. I created one of the most convoluted lines of code I've ever written. It's no SQL join that spans...

ServerGrove Blog: phpDay 2012 Report

ServerGrove Blog: phpDay 2012 Report
On the ServerGrove blog today Pablo Godel has posted his wrapup of this year's phpDay/JsDay conferences that happened last week in Verona, Italy.Last week I returned from Verona, Italy where I spent a full week with some of the best Javascript and PHP developers out there. I've been wanting to go to phpDay for a number of years so when I was invited to present a talk about Symfony2 and MongoDB, there were no more excuses, I had to be there!Pablo talks about the sessions he attended (at both JsDay and...

Relative .htpasswd path

Relative .htpasswd path
Using Apache's HTTP Basic authentication is a quick and easy way to protect your website with username and passwords: AuthType Basic AuthName "Please enter username and password" AuthUserFile /var/www/hostname/.htpasswd Require valid-user The problem I have is that AuthUserFile is not relative to the virtual host's document root, but to the server root, which is /etc/apache2/ on Debian and Ubuntu. Putting .htpasswd files into /etc/apache2/ is weird (and requires root access), and...

Smashing Magazine: Replicating MySQL AES Encryption Methods With PHP

Smashing Magazine: Replicating MySQL AES Encryption Methods With PHP
On the Smashing Magazine site today there's a new tutorial showing you how to replace your MySQL encryption methods for AES with their PHP equivalent.At our company, we process a lot of requests on the leading gift cards and coupons websites in the world. The senior developers had a meeting in late October to discuss working on a solution to replicate the MySQL functions of AES_ENCRYPT and AES_DECRYPT in the language of PHP. This article centers on what was produced by senior developer Derek Woods and...

User Group: Guelph PHP User Group - May 30th @ 7:30pm - Deploying Database Changes

User Group: Guelph PHP User Group - May 30th @ 7:30pm - Deploying Database Changes
The Guelph PHP User Group (Guelph, Ontario) is having a meeting tonight, May 30th at 7:30 PM hosted at the Well.ca offices. The topic will be deploying database changes presented by Colin DeCarlo.This month Colin DeCarlo will be talking about a tool called Liquibase which allows you to manage and automate database deployments as part of your build and deployment process. He'll also be looking at how to integrate it with Jenkins and may even talk a little about how this tool is used at Freshbook...If...

Community News: Latest Releases from PHPClasses.org

Community News: Latest Releases from PHPClasses.org
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