For those of us moving to PHP from modern IDEs like Visual Studio, var_dump and die are simply not enough! Luckily, I can report a generally positive experience using Vim and XDebug as an effective debugger. Here's a short guide to installation and usage. Installation Server-side
The Twilio Quickstart Tutorials are a great place to get started and learn the basics of our cloud communication platform, but I have always found it helpful to not only be able to read about the tools I’m using but also see them in use. This led me to kick off the Twilio Quickstart Screencast series where we will go through the steps of each tutorial to both show you exactly how to get up and running with Twilio. The series will initially be using the PHP version of each tutorial, over time we will work on expanding them to other languages as well for full polyglot goodness.
These patterns are designed to handle communication between disjoint objects. Now, one key point to note here, is that every listener would need to bind to the object instance that it wants to track. Another key point is that the Subject does not pass along any information about the cause of the update. This makes the Observer Pattern extremely useful for situations where you want to bind the state of one part of the application to the state of another.
Setting Up an Ubuntu Web Server By Chris Kankiewicz | Linux , Web Dev | 1 Comment Having set up several Debian and Ubuntu web servers in the past I thought it would be a good idea to share my process.
Imagine is a OOP library for image manipulation built in PHP 5.3 using the latest best practices and thoughtful design that should allow for decoupled and unit-testable code. Contribute: Your contributions are more than welcome ! Start by forking Imagine repository , write your feature, fix bugs, and send a pull request . If you modify Imagine API, please update the API documentation by running at the root of Imagine project:
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Introduction This tutorial will guide you through creating MySQLi prepared statements . MySQLi is an extension/API for PHP that is also know as MySQL Improved . MySQLi is included with versions 5 of PHP and later that allows PHP developers to take advantage of all the features in MySQL 4.1.3. According to the manual: If you are using MySQL versions 4.1.3 or later it is strongly recommended that you use the mysqli extension instead. Any more introduction to MySQLi is beyond the scope of this tutorial.
Jan 10 3 Did you know that you can automate unit tests (which is the PHP worlds equalient of compilation checks Set up your development team using local checkouts of the project and have them do local PHPUnit tests, check their changes in and then get Continuous Integration checks done on a central server using phpUnderControl that emails the team with success/fail reports, it’s a good way to work.
By Jacob Gube PHP is one of the most widely used open-source server-side scripting languages that exist today. With over 20 million indexed domains using PHP, including major websites like Facebook, Digg and WordPress, there are good reasons why many Web developers prefer it to other server-side scripting languages, such as Python and Ruby. PHP is faster ( updated ), and it is the most used scripting language in practice; it has detailed documentation, a huge community, numerous ready-to-use scripts and well-supported frameworks; and most importantly, it’s much easier to get started with PHP than with other scripting languages (Python, for example). That’s why it makes perfect sense to provide the huge community of PHP developers with an overview of useful tools and resources that can make their development process easier and more effective.
Using PHP to upload files into MySQL database sometimes needed by some web application. For instance for storing pdf documents or images to make som kind of online briefcase (like Yahoo briefcase). For the first step, let's make the table for the upload files. The table will consist of.
Using RedBeanPHP is easy. First create a bean. A bean is just a plain old object with public properties. Every bean has an id and a type .