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Future of Text Analytics: A report from Text Analytics World

When I went to Text Analytics World in San Francisco earlier this month, I was struck at how many of the presenters, particularly consultants, ended their talks describing future directions of text analytics as something that sounded so familiar. Show More Summary

Social Logins in PHP with HybridAuth - SitePoint PHP

A trend in many of today’s websites is a feature that allows users to sign in via their social network accounts. A classic example is the SitePoint community where users have the option to use their Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo or...Show More Summary

Zend and Microsoft Azure Announce Strategic Partnership: Additional Context, Background and Views on the Announcement - Andi on Web & IT

Today, Zend and Microsoft announced a strategic partnership that will transform developer productivity in the cloud. Before I share the details of this news, I’d like to cover some background on Zend and Microsoft’s past collaboration...Show More Summary

BGP Statement Pattern Counts

A recent developer mailing list inquiry caught our attention a few days ago. The author was wondering, “[can] anyone … give me a recommendation for ‘how big a sane query can get’?” He was wondering, “[can] anyone … give me a recommendation...Show More Summary

Support Issue Workflow

Where Dydra appears, in public, as a strictly remote service, he question occurs — “If one cannot walk down the hall and knock on a door – or pound on a table, how does one get issues resolved in a timely manner?” Any claims, that our...Show More Summary

Blackfire, a new Profiler for PHP Developers - Fabien Potencier

I've always been fascinated by debugging tools; tools that help you understand what's going on in your code. In the Symfony world, the web debug toolbar and the web profiler are tools that gives a lot of information about HTTP request/response...Show More Summary

5 Urgent Maintenance Tasks You May Need to Perform on Your Site Now - PHP Classes

5 Urgent Maintenance Tasks You May Need to Perform on Your Site Now By Manuel Lemos The recent times have been crazy for developers and Webmasters that strive to keep their sites running without disruptions. What happens is that several...Show More Summary

Open data and diabetes

In December my daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. It was a pretty rough time.

Next Generation MongoDB Driver for PHP! - bjori doesn't blog

For the past few months I've been working on a "next-gen" MongoDB driver for PHP -- codename "phongo". The aim was to build a new PHP extension ontop of the mongoc and libbson libraries to reduce maintenance of the extension itself and...Show More Summary

Xdebug 2.3: Profiler File Compression - Derick Rethans

Xdebug 2.3: Profiler File Compression London, UK Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 09:12 BST This is the seventh (and last) article in a series about new features in Xdebug 2.3, which was first released on February 22nd. issue 1054 Other parts...Show More Summary

Interview with Ben Edmunds - Cal Evans

@benedmunds Show Notes PHP Town Hall Building Secure PHP Apps Seattle PHP User Group The post Interview with Ben Edmunds appeared first on Voices of the ElePHPant.

Going tableless - bjori doesn't blog

Tableless html was all the rage a decade ago -- for a good reason.One of the advantages was maintainability of the markup -- especially in a deeply nested table layout.It also turned out, the table layout didn't actually fit the way we wanted to present the data. Show More Summary

Speaking at php[tek] 2015 (May 18th-22nd) - Davey Shafik

I will be speaking at php[tek] again this year, php[tek] is a cornerstone of the PHP community calendar, and I cannot wait to be back in Chicago 1 again. I will be presenting another new talk: Extending MySQL with PHP’s MySQL NativeShow More Summary

Efficient User Timelines in a PHP Application with Neo4j - SitePoint PHP

Any social application application you encounter nowadays offers you a timeline, showing statuses of your friends or followers generally in a descending order of time. Implementing such a feature has never been easy with common SQL or...Show More Summary

AKSW Colloquium, 13-04-2015, Effective Caching Techniques for Accelerating Pattern Matching Queries

In this colloquium, Claus Stadler will present the paper Effective Caching Techniques for Accelerating Pattern Matching Queries Abstract: Using caching techniques to improve response time of queries is a proven approach in many contexts. Show More Summary

My last run

Here’s a picture of my last run. I don’t mean last as in most recent. I mean last in my lifetime. What I thought was a groin pull a few years ago turns out to have been hip osteoarthritis. So that sucks. It isn’t life-threatening. I am OK and will be better. It’s not breast […]

Auto-formatting JavaScript code style with JSCS

In my write-up on, I look at the powerful new auto-formatting feature in JSCS for automatically applying style guide rules in scripts. This has been in-development for some time and is in my view, a game changer for keeping … Continue reading ?

Moontoast Is Hiring Senior PHP Developers

Moontoast, the company where I now work, is looking for senior PHP developers. This is an on-site (Nashville, TN), contract position that could potentially develop into a full-time position. If you’re interested, let me know, and send...Show More Summary

Walls Have Eyes goes to the Design Museum

We made this initially as a post for a presentation at work, but it doesn’t seem quite right for a work blogpost (though we will do one for that too) but it seems a shame for it not to be public. The context is

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