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160. PHP 5.4.0 Will not Include APC, Is MODX CMS better than Wordpress? Top PHP Developers in Every Country - Lately in PHP Episode 16

Posted on: 2011-09-30

PHP 5.4 beta 1 was released but APC is not going to be included at least in PHP 5.4.0. Manuel Lemos and Ernani Joppert discuss this and other happenings in the PHP world, like the adoption of more robust Continuous Integration methods to prevent shipping buggy PHP versions like what happened with PHP 5.3.7.

Bob Ray, a book author and contributor of the MODX CMS project was interviewed in the podcast to talk about this revelation CMS and how it compares with other popular systems like Wordpress.

Also commented on this podcast was the recent launch of a feature in the PHPClasses site that allows to distinguish Top PHP Developers in the each country of the world.


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155. Top 10 Wrong Ideas About PHP That You Should Get Right

Posted on: 2011-08-18

PHP is often a misunderstood language by people that either love or hate it.

On one side there are developers that hate PHP apparently because they do not quite understand how it works. They do not respect PHP and prefer other languages. So they lose many opportunities to make good money from the PHP market, which has so many high paying jobs for qualified developers.

On the other side there are developers that love PHP but do not take full advantage of the language because they are not fully aware of all they can do with it.

This article attempts to clarify some of the most common wrong ideas that many developers have about PHP.

Read the article to the end, so you may eventually start having a better perspective about PHP and take advantage of the opportunities that this language and the PHP ecosystem can provide you.


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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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