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154. PHP 5.4 Alpha Features - Lately in PHP podcast episode 14

Posted on: 2011-07-31

PHP 5.4 Alpha versions just started to be released. On episode 14 of the Lately in PHP podcast, Manuel Lemos and Ernani Joppert discuss the purpose and interest of the new PHP 5.4 features already implemented in these alpha releases.

They also discuss the repercussion in the PHP community of the plan to deprecate the original PHP MySQL extension.

Additionally they also talk about a newly released feature of the PHPClasses and JSClasses sites that allows developers to import the files of their project packages from SubVersion repositories hosted in another sites, and so get a much larger visibility to those projects.

Listen to the podcast or read the whole episode transcript.


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153. The Plot to Kill PHP MySQL Extension

Posted on: 2011-07-15

PHP core developers are planning to kill the PHP original MySQL extension.

If you are using MySQL in your PHP applications for a long time, this may seriously affect you.

Read this article to learn what this means in practice and what you can do about it.


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152. Dedicated PHP in Cloud Solution with PHPFog - Lately in PHP podcast episode 13

Posted on: 2011-06-30

PHPFog is one of the first Cloud Hosting solutions dedicated specifically to PHP.

On the Lately in PHP podcast episode 13, Manuel Lemos and Ernani Joppert interview Lucas Carlson, founder and CEO of PHPFog, to tell us about the advantages of using a Cloud Hosting service that is optimized to address needs that are specific to PHP Web sites and applications.

They also comment on the PHP 5.3.6 forked version released by Robert Eisele and the PHP features being voted for inclusion in version 5.4.


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150. Top 10 PHP 5.4 features to vote

Posted on: 2011-06-22

The process to release PHP 5.4 is moving on. Now it is the time to vote the features that should be included or not.

Read this article to learn which are the features being voted for inclusion in PHP 5.4 and when the first release is expected to happen.


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149. New PHP Version Fork

Posted on: 2011-06-15

A fork is a new version of a project that a separate group of developers that want to give the project a different route.

A new PHP forked version was created by Robert Eisele to address needs that he felt were important.

Read this article to know in more detail about this PHP fork.


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148. Is PHP 5.4 really coming soon? - Lately in PHP podcast episode 12

Posted on: 2011-05-31

Slowly, PHP core developers are moving on towards the release of PHP 5.4.

On the episode 12 of the Lately in PHP podcast, Manuel Lemos and Ernani Joppert discuss the latest developments and what is still stalling the progress of the developments needed to make PHP 5.4 happen.

They also discuss the polemic around an article on whether Chrome is still not as good as Firefox for Web development.

Listen to the podcast or read the transcript now to learn more of when PHP 5.4 is expected to be released and about other interesting subjects.


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147. Top 10 Reasons Why Firefox is still Better than Chrome for Web Development

Posted on: 2011-05-19

Sometime ago many of us, Web developers, have switched from using Firefox to Google Chrome because of important features like speed.

Now that Firefox 4 was launched it addressed some of the issues we had with past versions, thus making it better at least for Web development.

This article explains some of the top reasons why Firefox is still a better browser than Google Chrome to aid in our Web development work.


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145. JavaScript jobs for developers in the JavaScript Professionals directory

Posted on: 2011-04-25

Maybe you are already aware, but in case you aren't, the JavaScript Professionals Directory was just launched.

It is similar to the PHP professionals directory in PHPClasses site, except that it is dedicated to list JavaScript professionals available for hiring.

Developers that sign-up there may get JavaScript job offers of their interest. It is a free service. Companies looking for JavaScript developers may also post JavaScript job offers for free. There are already a few jobs posted there.

This is an small notice telling more about what is this initiative.


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139. PHP Zeitgeist 2010: What PHP developers have been looking for in the last year?

Posted on: 2011-01-03

PHP Zeitgeist is an initiative similar to Google Zeitgeist for presenting information about what PHP developers have been looking for in the latest times.

The PHP Zeitgeist 2010 edition was just published. This article presents an analysis about PHP developers search trends during 2010.


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138. 2010: Yet another great year for PHP

Posted on: 2010-12-23

2010 was an year full of interesting happenings for the PHP development and its community of developers.

This article presents a balance of what were the most important happenings in the PHP community in 2010, as well a reflection of what we can expect for 2011 for PHP, as well for the PHPClasses site.


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