Monday Morning Grabbag of Goodies

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p. Are you are having a hard time getting started on a Monday morning? Did you spend all day Friday searching for your motivation? Well here are 3 articles to get you up to speed with what's happening in the PHP world. Get your day started off in a PHPRific way!

p. Yea, I know, everybody loves Monday morning as much as I do. The boss' voice sounds like nails on a chalkboard, you swear the coffee-pot is caught in a time warp and will never finish; and of course, before you can get any work done, you have to surf the entire web to see if there's anything new out there you should be aware of before your colleagues. Have no fear weary code warrior, I've taken care of the last task for you. Here are 3 quick read articles that will give you plenty of buzzwords to sling at the water-cooler. (Does anybody still *have* a water-color anymore?)

p. First up, a little PHP6 goodness. Michael Bommarito has taken the time to start preliminary benchmarks of PHP6 vs. PHP5. “Day Three – PHP5 vs PHP6 Benchmark: #1 PHPBench”: lists his results. [Spoiler: PHP5 wins but not without a battle]

p. Next, The Human Edited Directory has an “interview with Dmitri Dmitrienko”: on the topic of remote debugging. *Warning*:This one contains actual technical terms and should not be read before your first cup of coffee. Also, avoid sending this one to management types as it will invariably lead to questions.

p. Finally, since the dawn of time, one question has plagued mankind; “How can I stream my music over the web using only a browser and some PHP?” Finally, someone has “provided the answer”:

bq. kPlaylist is a free PHP system that makes your music collection available as a streaming website (media server and music database). With kPlaylist you manage audio and access your music (ogg, mp3, wav, wma, etc.) via a web based interface where you can stream music, upload, make play lists, share, search and download your music from anywhere and everywhere by just using a web browser.

p. I know our dear friends over at the RIAA will support the efforts of this team wholeheartedly so you better grab the code before they are C&D'd out of existence.

p. That's it for today, check back tomorrow for more goodies!