One of the really cool things about working at Zend is that it’s an established company with a widely known brand that feels like (because it also is) an aggressive motivated international / silicone valley start up. I joined Zend after knowing Andi for nearly a decade, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to get on his calendar. About a week ago I managed… Read more »
I had the great privilege to interview Matthew Weier O’Phinney for my podcast, Voices of the ElePHPant. Click on in and I’ll share the details.
This is the ZendCon 2010 session recording of “Improving QA on PHP Projects” by Michelangelo van Dam.
The recording of the ZendCon 2010 session "Best Practices in PHP Application Deployment" by Shahar Evron.
Relational databases and web development go hand-in-hand — yet many web apps are decidely unsuited to relational storage. A new crop of databases has risen in recent years to solve these problems: document databases. Learn what types of problems document databases solve, learn what options exist for you, and discover some approaches to common web problems using these new technologies.
This session will introduce the audience to the memcached PHP extension that provides a more flexible and performance friendly interface to the de facto caching solution for PHP applications. The talk will be comprised of code examples for a variety of use cases and comparison points between it the older memcache interface.
This session demonstrates how to build configurable and reusable bootstrap resources powered entirely by application.ini. Covers basic and advanced bootstrapping techniques, sharing bootstrap resources between applications, and accessing resources from within your applications.
Mike Pavlak is a Solutions Consultant and IBM i Series expert. In this podcast Mike talks a little bit about where he's come from, the history of PHP on the i and, what I think is most interesting, what it is that PHP developers can learn from the "old-school" RPG developers and vice versa. Remember the quote "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"? While programmers have a tendency to look forward to the brightness of the future there is a lot that can be learned by looking back at where we came from. And, surprise, it turns out that there's a lot we can learn from each other.
Why MVC is not an application architecture and how this should affect your code. Pretty much every PHP framework is based on MVC. We will explore what MVC was originally meant to be and how it is used (and abused) in web applications these days. We will find out where the model hides, and how to organize an application’s business logic and clearly separate concerns. As a bonus, unit testing will become a lot easier.
Git is hard; at least if you listen to the naysayers. Actually, you need to know a handful of commands to navigate Git successfully. This talk demystifies Git. Once we're finished you'll know everything you need to start using Git in your day-to-day projects and collaboratively with other developers.
ZendCon session by Travis Swicegood