Software Development

PHP News #7

PHP news for the fortnight ending August 27th, 2010.

  • Jolt is a new PHP5.3+ framework aimed at fast and efficient web application development.
  • CodeMash a multi development language technical conference on current practices, methodologies and technology trends. January 12-14, 2011, Sandusky, Ohio.
  • Embarcadero RAD Studio XE with support for PHP
  • Registration opens for ZendCon 2010. Early bird by 19 September.
  • Zend Framework 1.10.8 Released with bug fixes
  • CakePHP 1.2.8 released of bugfixes and optimisations
  • Phantm 1.05 released. Statically analyses PHP code to detect and report type mismatches
Software Development

PHP News #5

PHP news to August 6th, 2010.

  • New PHP drivers for for SQL Server released, under an Apache 2.0 license.
  • Zend framework 1.10.7 released. Bug fixes including an update for Zend_Service_Twitter, as Twitter moves to OAuth.
  • PHPNW conference on October 9 & 10, 2010 in Manchester, UK.
  • New PHP Excel extension from Ilia Alshanetsky.
  • Call for proposals at OSDC (Open Source Developers Conference) 2010 to be held in Melbourne, Australia from November 24th to 26th, 2010.
Software Development

Evolving PHP Frameworks

There are no shortage of PHP frameworks, some grow large vibrant communities and a number wither and die over time. A number of the larger frameworks by user base have announced plans for the next steps in their evolution. Specifically we examine the next major versions of Zend Framework, Symfony, CodeIgniter and CakePHP.

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Software Development

Follow a new Zend framework book

Pádraic Brady is in the midst of creating a book about the Zend framework. On its own, not huge news, but the way its being done is most interesting. It will be free to read, and new chapters will be added as they are written. Also each paragraph can be commented on. So think something is not clear or not correct, tell the author right there. Bruce Eckel has in the past done similar things with his ‘Thinking in …’ books, and he believes it makes for a better book.

The new zend framework book is called Surviving The Deep End, and can be found on its own site. 2 chapters are currently available