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Community News: php|tek 2012 Wraps Up

Community News: php|tek 2012 Wraps Up
This year's php|tek 2012 conference has just wrapped up - some great sessions were presented, contributions were made at the hackathon and patches gathered by all.If you attended this year's event, please be sure to give the speakers some feedback (on Joind.in) and, if you weren't able to, check out the "Slides" section for the presentations.Topics at this year's event included: Easing in to HTML5 and CSS3 (Brian Moon) Web Security and You (Eli White) (Re)discovering the SPL (Joshua Thijssen) Slim Your...

phorkie 0.2.0: Elasticsearch

phorkie 0.2.0: Elasticsearch
I've just released phorkie 0.2.0 which brings search functionality via Elasticsearch. The nice thing about Elasticsearch is that it allows boosting of certain fields (paste title is higher ranked than the file content) and has a bunch of search query features: Exclusion: +foo -bar Logical OR: foo OR bar Quoting: "foo bar" Partial words: foo* Restriction to certain fields: content:Hello All of that was just there without me having to do any programming, whereas with MySQL this...

PHPMaster.com: Introspection and Reflection in PHP

PHPMaster.com: Introspection and Reflection in PHP
On PHPMaster.com today there's an introduction to Reflection, a feature of PHP that allows you to peer into the code itself and find out metadata like class properties, scope levels and parent classes.PHP introspection is a common feature in any programming language which allows object classes to be manipulated by the programmer. You'll find introspection particularly useful when you don't know which class or method you need to execute at design time. [...] During this article, you'll see a couple...

DeveloperWorld: How to make PHP apps scale

DeveloperWorld: How to make PHP apps scale
On DeveloperWorld today there's a new article talking about performance concerns and PHP application (and how your data source might be the problem).The power of PHP and an RDBMS is the ability to nail the major features of an application with cheaply paid developers in a record amount of time. Unfortunately, the default runtime environment used by PHP is simply an unscalable mess. [...] The truth is that if you have enough servers and enough database servers, you don't have contention. [...] As it turns...

Rafe Colburn's Blog: A list of engineering blogs

Rafe Colburn's Blog: A list of engineering blogs
On his blog today Rafe Colburn shares a list of engineering blogs he follows to keep up with various technologies companies are using and the interesting things they find out in using them.One of my favorite technology trends of the past few years has been the emergence of engineering blogs. They are, mostly, a recruiting tool, but that doesn't mean that you can't learn a lot about how companies operating at varying levels of maturity and scale go about their business.Some of the blogs on his list...

Site News: Popular Posts for the Week of 05.25.2012

Site News: Popular Posts for the Week of 05.25.2012
Popular posts from PHPDeveloper.org for the past week:Project: Gitlist - A Git Repository Viewer (based on Silex & Twig) Reddit.com: Protecting against attack? PHPMaster.com: PSR-1 and PSR-2 to be Approved as Standards Site News: Job Postings for the week of 05.13.2012 Sean Coates' Blog: Use `env` Derick Rethans' Blog: MongoDB Cursors with PHP Gonzalo Ayuso's Blog: Database connection pooling with PHP and React (node.php) Phil Sturgeon's Blog: Laravel is Awesome Till Klampaeckel's Blog: Zend Framework:...

PHPBuilder.com: Debugging Your Magento E-Commerce Applications in PHP

PHPBuilder.com: Debugging Your Magento E-Commerce Applications in PHP
On PHPBuilder.com there's a recent post looking at debugging Magento applications with some of the built-in tools the platform makes available.Magento is the world's most popular open source e-commerce platform, relied upon by countless Fortune 500 and small business alike for selling goods and services of all types. [...] But with Magento's considerable power comes a great deal of complexity [but] it can be incredibly difficult to even identify the origin of an error let alone resolve it. You can...

PHPMaster.com: 10 Tips for Better Coding

PHPMaster.com: 10 Tips for Better Coding
PHPMaster.com has a new post with ten helpful tips for you to consider using during your development. These tips can help to not only make your current development simpler but make for easier to maintain, stronger code in the future.Good code is maintainable, reusable, and testable. The following tips address how you and/or your development team can handle various coding tasks and how to keep everything as neat as possible. I will introduce you to some "best practices" that will help you write better...

NetTuts.com: 3 Key Software Principles You Must Understand

NetTuts.com: 3 Key Software Principles You Must Understand
On the NetTuts.com site today there's a set of reminders about some software principles that all developers (PHP or otherwise) should keep in mind when doing their work:he fundamental things will always apply. If you have an understanding of the underlying ideas of software development, you will quickly adjust to new techniques. In this tutorial, we will discuss three basic principles and mix them with many more. They provide a powerful way of managing the complexity of software. I'll share some of my...

Anthony Ferrara's Blog: Open Standards - The Better Way

Anthony Ferrara's Blog: Open Standards - The Better Way
In this new post to his blog Anthony Ferrara responds to some of the recent news about PHP standards being up for voting (PSR-1 and PSR-2). He has an issue with how they were created, though, and notes that the current PSR process doesn't encourage open standards.There has been a lot of traction lately on the topic of the PSR "PHP Framework Interoperability Group". They are introducing two new proposed standards: PSR-1and PSR-2, both dealing with code formatting standards. [...] I have read both, and...

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:Elated.com: Object-Oriented PHP: Working with Inheritance PHPBuilder.com: Tracking User Activity in PHP with Cookies and Sessions Shameer Chamal's Blog: Tutorial : Simple ajax validation for Kohana Box UK: Unboxing: Silex Michelangelo van Dam's Blog: Book Review: PHP Development in the Cloud Omar Abdallah's Blog: Installing LAMP with PHP 5.3.6 on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal NetTuts.com: Easy Authentication with CodeIgniter Zend Developer...

Latest sprint at InterNations

Latest sprint at InterNations
This will be my new series about what product and development does at InterNations. Of course I can't tell you everything :) Made phpredis behave with PHP 5.4: float conversion issue and serializer initialization/destruction Found a bug in PHP 5.4 and did the right thing Got the majority of our systems appear in Chef Learned a lot of things about Google Website Optimizer Learned how to write custom Twig tags Fixed an awful bug in our JS that made our activity group walls shiver Finished...

Paul Reinheimer's Blog: Sending Mail

Paul Reinheimer's Blog: Sending Mail
Paul Reinheimer has posted about his experiences with sending mail, specifically as it relates to using the Zend_Mail component from the Zend Framework to handle the details.Like every product, Natural Load Testing needs to send some mail, having written and re-written a bunch of different blocks of mail code over the years, I wanted to come up with something that would work now, and continue to serve us well into the future.He chose Zend_Mail to fulfill some of his requirements (multipart emails,...

Open Standards - The Better Way

Open Standards - The Better Way
There has been a lot of traction lately on the topic of the PSR "PHP Framework Interoperability Group". They are introducing two new proposed standards: PSR-1and PSR-2, both dealing with code formatting standards. Actually, calling them proposed is a bit of a short-fall, since they both already have enough votes to be approved. I have read both, and actually agree and think they are quite good.However, there's a deeper problem. Open Standards is something that the internet was built upon. From HTTP,...

Phil Sturgeon's Blog: Laravel is Awesome

Phil Sturgeon's Blog: Laravel is Awesome
Phil Sturgeon (a developer on the FuelPHP and CodeIgniter frameworks) has a new post to his blog today talking about the Laravel framework and how "it's awesome" .You might not expect to hear that from a CodeIgniter and FuelPHP developer, but it's true. Taylor has done a brilliant job writing code that is clean, functional and has built a huge community of smart developers in less than a year of active development. People are flooding to Laravel from other frameworks and that's great for the PHP...

Lineke Kerckhoffs-Willems' Blog: How to use the Symfony2 SonataAdminBundle

Lineke Kerckhoffs-Willems' Blog: How to use the Symfony2 SonataAdminBundle
In this recent post to her blog Lineke Kerckhoffs-Willems talks about some recent Symfony2 development she's been doing and some of the trials she's come across when trying to implement the SonataAdminBundle to build on their pre-existing Doctrine2 entities.I have been doing a lot of Symfony2 development lately for our project ProTalk and one of the things we needed was a backend for our database. This should be a fairly simple backend to start with, just an easy way to get data into the database. So I...

Michael Nitschinger's Blog: A primer on PHP exceptions

Michael Nitschinger's Blog: A primer on PHP exceptions
Michael Nitschinger has a new post focusing on one of the more commonly used, but maybe just as commonly misunderstood, part of PHP - exceptions and their handling. His latest post looks at what Exceptions in PHP have to offer and provides some "best practices" in their use.Exceptions are and should be an integral part of any general purpose programming language. PHP introduced them long ago (with the release of PHP 5 or 5.1), but it still seems that many of the concepts are not fully understood or...

9Lessons.info: Login with Instagram OAuth using PHP

9Lessons.info: Login with Instagram OAuth using PHP
On the 9Lessons blog there's a recent tutorial showing you how to log into Instagram via OAuth with the help of their Instagram class.The very quick registration gives you many users to your web project, we already published login with Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus now time to think about very popular photo sharing portal Instagram. This post explains you how to login with instagram Oauth API and importing user data. Create an instagram account and take a quick look at this demo thanks!The tutorial...

Community News: Latest Releases from PHPClasses.org

Community News: Latest Releases from PHPClasses.org
PHP Report GrabzIt PHP Library CachClass MySQL Query Paginator Inherited CSS .wav Creator BASIC Language Parser

Don't Be Stupid, Grasp Solid - Slides

Don't Be Stupid, Grasp Solid - Slides
Here are the slides from my presentation at NYPHP on STUPID vs SOLID development. Click through to see the slides.Read more A

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