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Archive for February, 2008

PHP Usage stats

While is not updated, in this page you can find more information about PHP Usage Stats:
http://www.php.net/usage.php
PHP: 20,917,850 domains, 1,224,183 IP addresses
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Posted by José León on February 28th, 2008 under PHP | Comment now »

PHP Performance Series: Caching Techniques

PHP is an interpreted language, so there are ways to get more performance of our applications using different techniques, Mike Willbanks has started a series of articles about PHP performance, and here is the first one, about Caching:
"This first edition, caching techniques, focuses on ways to cache data to optimize your current sites. Some of [...]

Posted by José León on February 28th, 2008 under PHP | Comment now »

A Quick Overview of the XML DOM Extension in PHP 5

"To be frank, how many times in your life as a PHP developer have you had to deal with XML documents? Probably dozens of times, particularly if you use it to develop PHP applications that implement some kind of web service, or possibly when creating RSS feeds and template files for different web sites. And, [...]

Posted by José León on February 27th, 2008 under PHP | Comment now »

Development progress

On the last days, we have committed several important changes to the VCL for PHP repository, not only to the working code, but to the tests and samples:

Removed ImageDown from bitbtn as it’s unused
callEvent now returns null if no event is assigned
Added check for assignment on CustomListView
Removed protected from some default functions
Fixed a problem with [...]

Posted by José León on February 26th, 2008 under VCL4PHP | Comment now »

Introduction to Ajax

In VCL for PHP, Ajax technology is handled in different ways (xajax and qooxdoo RPC), but it’s encapsulated enough so you don’t have to mess with javascript code. In any case, it’s useful to know how it’s working behind the scenes, here you can find a nice introduction:
"AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript and XML) is like DHTML [...]

Posted by José León on February 21st, 2008 under Javascript | Comment now »

Generating PDF files with PHP and FPDF

When creating reports in PHP, PDF (along with CSV) is the format of choice, because allows you to create multi-platform printer friendly reports. Here is a nice basic tutorial on how to use FPDF, our library of choice:
"PHP allows you to generate PDF files dynamically, which can be useful for a variety of tasks. FPDF [...]

Posted by José León on February 21st, 2008 under PHP | Comment now »

Eloquent JavaScript - An opinionated guide to programming

As we stated in some previous posts, you need some javascript knowledge to fully leverage the power of VCL for PHP, so this resource can be useful to you:
"Eloquent JavaScript is a digital book providing a comprehensive introduction (tutorial) to the JavaScript programming [...]

Posted by José León on February 14th, 2008 under Javascript | Comment now »

Building Desktop Applications in PHP

While this article is not focused on VCL for PHP, but on PHP-GTK, it mentions (just a little) Delphi for PHP. and could be useful to PHP developers, so here it is:
"So, you’re a hotshot PHP developer. You’ve written a lot of code powering some pretty cool websites; maybe you’ve even written some public [...]

Posted by José León on February 11th, 2008 under PHP | Comment now »

PHP Cheat sheets

If you are starting with PHP, these sheets can be useful to you, to see at a glance a lot of basic information and as reference:
http://www.scottklarr.com/topic/100/php-cheat-sheets/
Seen at http://www.phpdeveloper.org/news/9594
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Posted by José León on February 9th, 2008 under PHP | Comment now »

Returning multiple values in Javascript

If you are a VCL for PHP user, it’s nice you get some javascript knowledge because it will be useful from time to time, we have in the works a system to reduce the amount of javascript code you need to write.
In the meantime, there are some javascript unique features that we would like to [...]

Posted by José León on February 9th, 2008 under Javascript | Comment now »



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