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99. India will become number 1 source of PHP developers soon

Posted on: 2009-07-30

The number of Indian PHP developers has been growing at a large pace in the last few years, when compared to other countries. A few years ago, India was just one of the top ten countries with more PHP developers. Now India is number 2 and is almost surpassing United States, which is still number 1.

This article presents a reflection about why this growth happened just in the latest years, as well what it means for the PHP world.

Sandeep Kadam, a leader of the PHP community in India gave an interview to help clarifying this subject.


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98. HTML 5 for a better Web

Posted on: 2009-07-06

The HTML 5 will definitely contribute to a better Web. Despite its specification is still being drafted, several browsers like Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 8, Safari 4, Chrome 2 and Opera 10 already implement a significant part of the current HTML 5 specification.

This article reviews a bit of the history of how we got to HTML 5 and presents an overview of the enhancements that HTML 5 introduces to provide a better Web.

It also presents a reflection about whether HTML 5 will render useless browser extensions like Flash, Silverlight and Java.


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97. 10th anniversary announcements

Posted on: 2009-06-25

The PHPClasses sites completes 10 years of existence precisely today.

This article presents a reflection of the past, present and future developments of the site.

It includes the announcement of a contest to pick a new design for the site and an upcoming brother site that will be launched this year.


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96. PHP standards discussion group opens to the world

Posted on: 2009-06-02

A discussion group was formed to define standards to be adopted by PHP frameworks and applications.

This article gives an initial overview of what is this group about.


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95. How large is the PHP market?

Posted on: 2009-05-13

Sometimes it is necessary to know how large is the PHP market in the world or in a specific country.

It may help, for instance, developers to advocate for PHP, companies to decide for sponsoring PHP events, PHP training, developing of products targeting the PHP developers, or any other initiatives directed to the PHP market.

This article presents several sources of information that may help decision makers to invest more in the PHP market.

The article also covers the huge popularity of Firefox browser among PHP developers attributing it to the superb Web development extensions available for this browser. The most useful Firefox extensions for PHP developers are listed.


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94. Upcoming PHP 5.3 features and beyond

Posted on: 2009-04-28

PHP 5.3 release candidate 1 was released a few days ago. The final version is expected to be released in the upcoming weeks.

This article presents an interview with core PHP developer Lukas Kahwe Smith that has pushed many of the new features of PHP 5.3 as release manager.

Lukas talks about PHP 5.3 new features such as lambda functions, closures and PHAR support. He also explains what are traits, which for now it is a feature that was left out of PHP 5.3.

He also talks about future PHP 5.x and PHP 6, as well how anybody can help in the development of PHP to make it come out faster.


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93. Winner of PHP Programming Innovation Award of the year announced

Posted on: 2009-04-21

The winner of PHP Programming Innovation Award of 2008 was announced.

Now there is also a ranking of the innovation award of all time that considers the score of each author since the award started in 2004. There are also new rankings of author countries for each year and all time.

Cesar Rodas won the 2008 award. Here he gives an interview telling about many good things that happened since he won last year. He also shares his secrets to contribute so many innovative classes appreciated by the users that voted on them and made possible to win the 2008 award.


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92. Running PHP on Google App Engine

Posted on: 2009-04-14

This is a small article to tell about an experience that a PHP developer carried to successfully run a PHP application on Google App Engine.

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91. Avoid being blacklisted for spam you did not send

Posted on: 2009-04-01

If you ever tried to send e-mail messages that never seem to reach the destination, don't blame PHP limited built-in mail capabilities!

You may be victim of having your mail server blacklisted for SPAM that you never sent.

This article explains a situation that may cause innocent mail servers to be blacklisted very easily.

Other short news mention a PHP IDE survey, how to follow the latest package blog posts by RSS or on Twitter, and an upcoming update of the site privacy policy.


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90. Blogs for class packages

Posted on: 2009-03-05

The PHPClasses site is launching a new feature that allows authors to publish interesting articles about their classes in specific blogs that are being made available for each class.

The site main blog is also open to every user for submissions of articles of general interest to the PHPClasses site users.

Compensation will be made available to top contributors.


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