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Magento-Based Asynchronous Execution

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Working with an off-the-shelf shopping cart usually requires a little bit of patience. Scaling an e-commerce site does have its share of problems. There is a LOT of interactivity that needs to be implemented. This can be things along the lines of generating targeted ads, sending email or charging a credit card.

To charge a credit card, the ecommerce software will usually take the credit card information from the end user, put it into some form of web service request and the request is submitted to a remote system. While that web service request is taking place the process handling PHP is unable to take additional require requests to serve regular pages.

ZendCon 2010 Call for Papers — Extended to May 17th

The ZendCon 2010 Call for Papers has been extended to May 17th

Due to comments on the originally short time-frame allowed for the CFP, we have extended the deadline to May 17th to allow a more reasonable time for submissions. We have also clarified the speaker expenses in the updated text below.

Mihai Crolan: Debugging Flex and PHP

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From Mihai Corlan’s blog:

bq. As your projects grow in size and more people get involved you’ll find yourself fixing more and more bugs. When this happens, one of the best friends a developer has is the debugger. In this paper, I’ll talk about some of the workflows and tools you can use to debug Flex and PHP projects.

bq. If you want to try the steps outlined here for yourself, you’ll need Flash Builder 4, a PHP and MySQL server (MAMP or WAMP will do just fine), Eclipse PDT, and XDebug.

Adobe Developer Week Starts May 10, 2010

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May 10 – 14 2010. Free, online sessions for PHP developers interested in learning about the Adobe Flash Platform, including: What’s New in Flash Builder 4 for PHP Developers; Using Advanced Features with Flex & PHP; and A Basic CRUD Application with Zend_AMF and Flex 4

ZendCon 2010 Call for Papers is Now Open

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Join the largest gathering of the PHP Community at 2010 Zend/PHP Conference. ZendCon will be held November 1 – 4, 2010 in Santa Clara, California, and is a unique opportunity to share knowledge and expertise with the PHP Community. Attendees will include developers, architects, development managers, decision makers, core PHP developers, prominent community members, and so many more.

The scope of the conference will span the entire development lifecycle from inception through production. We will welcome talk submissions for all skill levels in…

Flex and Zend Framework – Part 1

It would be a fair statement to say that I have not paid attention to Flash for several years. Obviously I know that those awesome interfaces for movie web sites are made in flash, as are those annoying video ads that start screaming at you as soon as you load up a page, competing with Megadeth on Rhapsody, cranked out on the 700 watts of power I have in my office. But the last time I really looked seriously at Flash was almost a decade ago and I was thrilled at tweening widgets from one place to another. Unfortunately, there's not really any benefit to tweening a text box. Cool? Yes. Practical? No. So I never really picked it up. Plus I was cheap.

That is the reason why I had not really been paying attention to Flash for the past several years. I generally don't look into something if it's cool. I look into something if it is practical. Flash, generally, is meant to be, well, flashy. And it is. But for someone such as myself, I didn't think I had much of a reason to pay attention. Until now…

Zend Framework MVC Request Lifecycle

Matthew wrote up an article on modules in Zend_Application and that got me thinking a little bit. When I have done training for Zend Framework, one of the things that mystifies students to some extent is the whole plugin architecture and where things can go. There has been several articles written about it, but they tend to use code to describe it. I was only able to find a small handfull of articles that used some kind of chart to describe what goes on. Not that that’s a problem, but I had found that when I drew out the request lifecycle that it helped the students understand it better.

Webinar – New in Zend Framework 1.10!

Zend Framework 1.10 sports a ton of new features, as well as completely revamped online documentation. In this webinar, Matthew Weier O’Phinney, Framework Project Lead, and Ralph Schindler, Zend Framework Software Engineer, will present a synopsis of the new features, discuss the new online documentation system and how it’s built, and answer your questions about the new release….

Webinar – Optimizing Drupal: Performance Tips and Benchmarking by Zend and Acquia

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To be successful, larger Drupal sites face key issues of site performance and scalability. This webinar is targeted at managers and developers who are trying to get the most out of a Drupal site. We’ll discuss common Drupal performance bottlenecks and a number of techniques to dramatically improve site performance. A detailed review of recent performance and stress testing will highlight PHP opt…

System i Network’s IBM i Essentials 2010 Virtual Conference will feature PHP!

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This FREE event will help you learn how to leverage the power of the IBM i platform to develop, deploy and manage web applications.

The Virtual Conference has the advantages of a traditional conference without any of the travel time and cost! Attend an educational session, ask questions, visit a trade show booth, interact with other industry professionals and pick up valuable literature – all from the comfort of your office!