p. This area is intended for everyone new to PHP. It opens with a series of informal, entertaining tutorials written by Vikram Vaswani, founder and CEO of Melonfire. These tutorials build on a previously-published 5-part series which has now been updated and extended to embrace PHP 5, making parts of it suitable for those of you who already have worked with PHP 4 in the past.
Tag Archives: PHP5
January 6, 2011
Way back on 12-30-2010 (if you kiddies can remember that far back) a serious problem was found and reported in all versions of PHP. The fix is now available and ready for deployment. Click on in, I’ve got the URLs around here somewhere.
August 23, 2010
We are actively recruiting participants to take place in a developer event (“Dev Derby”) that pits one language against others. It is a day-long programming challenge where teams of developers work to create an application serving a real-world need. Five teams will represent different programming languages—PHP, C#, Ruby, ColdFusion, and Java—to produce a demo application that will be released as open source software.
August 17, 2010
If you know Matthew Weier O’Phinney (MWOP) then you have probably already read this post. If you don’t know him, click on in and I’ll give you the low-down.
July 26, 2010
Nick Belhomme has written a great namespaces primer over on his blog. Click on in and I’ll show you why it is important to you.
July 22, 2010
Ah, the smell of fresh code permeates the web as the core developers of PHP announce the release of two new versions, 5.3.3 and 5.2.14. Click on through for the highlights and link goodness.
July 20, 2010
Most PHP frameworks natively support the separation of interface and business logic. However, if your project is small enough that you don’t need a framework (or if you just don’t like them), you can still achieve the same benefits by using a standalone template engine. In this article, I’ll introduce you to one such engine, which goes by the rather unique name of Dwoo.
March 2, 2010
Juozas Kaziukenas has a suggestion for all of those developers (and web applications) out there that are still resting back on their comfort zone of PHP 5.2 – don’t be afraid of PHP 5.3, the earlier the adoption the better!
January 25, 2010
The new release of PHP 5.3 brought many important additions and changes to PHP. Although longly awaited, some of the changes are not backwards compatible. To help convert your web application to 5.3, I am sharing a helpful script that quickly inspects your application for potential migration problems.
October 29, 2009
On the Symfony blog today Fabien Potencier answers the question “will Symfony 2.0 finally use PHP 5.3?”