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The early MySQL Fabric sharding support for PHP - Ulf Wendel

The MySQL Fabric framework brings two major features: automatic client- and server-side failover and sharding. The manual hints, you need a “Fabric aware driver” for this but it does not list one for PHP. First, you don’t necessarily...Show More Summary

Building a Simple Blog App with MongoDB and PHP - Bruno Škvorc

If you want to create a blog using MongoDB and PHP, this article will teach you to: Connect to a MongoDB database Save documents in a collection Query documents in a collection Perform range queries Sort documents, update a document,...Show More Summary

PHP 5.4.26 Released - PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.4.26. 5 bugs were fixed in this release, including CVE-2014-1943. All PHP 5.4 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. For source downloads of PHP 5.4.26 please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 5.6.0alpha3 released - PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.0alpha3. This release adds new features and fixes bugs. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs in the bug tracking system. Show More Summary

PHP 5.5.10 released - PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.5.10. Several bugs were fixed in this release, including security issues related to CVEs. CVE-2014-1943, CVE-2014-2270 and CVE-2013-7327 have been addressed in this release. Show More Summary

Working with PHP and Beanstalkd - Lorna Mitchell

I have just introduced Beanstalkd into my current PHP project; it was super-easy so I thought I'd share some examples and my thoughts on how a job queue fits in with a PHP web application. The Scenario I have an API backend and a web frontend on this project (there may be apps later. Show More Summary

Let’s Talk About Facades - Brandon Savage

There’s a lot going around right now about Facades. Laravel introduced the concept, or at least the term, to the PHP community in their framework. Given the popularity of the term, it’s worthwhile to define what a Facade is, and what a Facade is not. The definition of a Facade The Facade (or the Facade […]

Laravel Keeps Using That Word — I Do Not Think It Means What They Think It Means - Paul M. Jones

One of the things that we do by defining design patterns is we create a common language that we can use to explain and express ourselves. When I say to you “I used an Adapter” or “I implemented the Factory pattern”, that should conjure...Show More Summary

Thoughts on Composer’s Future Security - Pádraic Brady

coconut (Photo credit: @Doug88888) I’ve been spending a chunk of free time recently working on a few PRs for Composer related to security so this is my usual “let’s watch Paddy think aloud in a completely unstructured manner” blog post. Show More Summary

Modernizing Legacy APIs - Paul M. Jones

My friend Keith Casey is working on a book about practical API design. However, if you have a legacy application, adding (or updating) an API can be troublesome. It would be a lot easier to deal with an API if you could modernize your legacy application first. Show More Summary

Simple Captchas with PHP and GD - Bruno Škvorc

By now, we’ve all encountered captcha images in online forms. Captchas are a necessary evil, and this article will teach you how they’re made. Please note that while there are better, automatic third party solutions for captchas out there such as ReCaptcha, this tutorial aims merely to explain and demonstrate how such technology actually works. Show More Summary

Using MySQL Fabric from any programming language - Ulf Wendel

MySQL Fabric is a framework for MySQL Replication high availability, automatic failover and sharding. Technically, a MySQL Fabric daemon monitors a set of MySQL servers and takes appropriate actions upon failure. Clients use Fabric aware drivers to learn about failed servers and shards to distribute queries accordingly. Show More Summary

Interview with Paul Jones - Cal Evans

Blog: Twitter: @pmjones Show Notes Aura Framework Modernizing Legacy Applications

Magento vs. X-Cart (+ Screencast) - Bruno Škvorc

It’s been a while since I did my last Magento comparison, and the sad thing is: Nothing much has changed since then. Magento still looks and works the same, and in this industry standing still is the same as moving backwards. True, Magento has moved on from version 1.7 to 1.8, but that was mostly rolling out bug fixes. Show More Summary

Functional Testing in Symfony2 - Bruno Škvorc

In functional testing, we don’t look at the “correctness” of a single function, which should be verified by a Unit Test, but look at the bigger picture. The question answered by Functional Testing is: Is our app performing well in the...Show More Summary

Unit Testing by Example @ ConFoo - Anna Filina

I gave a talk last week at ConFoo. It was very well received and I had some amazing feedback. One person told me that he has been trying to write tests for two years but never had any success. With the advice gathered in my talk, heShow More Summary

Installing PHP Extensions on - Bruno Škvorc

cURL is a bundled PHP library that is often installed alongside PHP. It’s included in the PHP source, but during installation a flag needs to be passed to PHP in order for it to include and activate cURL. Phalcon is a high-performance C-based MVC framework. Show More Summary

Confoo: Introduction to PHP Excel extension Slides - Ilia Alshanetsky

My slides from the "PHP Excel" talk at Confoo are now available here. If you've attended talk, I'd love to hear it via this blog, just post your replies here. Suggestions on how to improve the extension are welcome as well

Welcoming New Authors 2013/2014 - Bruno Škvorc

During my short tenure as the PHP editor at SitePoint, we've had quite a few new authors sign up. These authors are here to teach and to learn, to contribute to the quality SitePoint is known for and to spread the knowledge they've accumulated...Show More Summary

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