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Archive for April, 2008

Creating components using Delphi for PHP (II)

On the previous article we saw how to develop Delphi for PHP components, now we are going to add a bit more spice by connecting the CSSChart component to a Datasource.
That will allow the component to represent information from any Dataset we attach to the Datasource component, it can be information from a database, from [...]

Posted by José León on April 28th, 2008 under Delphi for PHP, PHP | Comment now »

Creating components using Delphi for PHP

Delphi for PHP provides, through VCL for PHP, a standard to create PHP components that can be integrated inside a visual IDE. This standard has been checked to be as open as possible, so you can reuse existing PHP code base.
By creating components, you get a lot of benefits:

Abstract and wrap working functionality and provide [...]

Posted by José León on April 24th, 2008 under Delphi for PHP, PHP | 3 Comments »

Access control lists with Zend Framework in Delphi for PHP 2.0

On the previous article, we dealed with authentication using Zend Framework components, but, what happens if you want to customize a page depending on the role or even the user is accessing?
Let’s say, for example, you have a page for customer management, where there is information, not only about customer, but customer invoices, or even, [...]

Posted by José León on April 23rd, 2008 under Delphi for PHP, PHP | Comment now »

Adding authentication using Zend Framework components in Delphi for PHP 2.0

One of the main goals of VCL for PHP design was to reuse as much existing PHP code as possible. There is a lot of excellent PHP code out there, so we wanted to make easy to integrate all that content in a visual development environment, but the problem was that no other library [...]

Posted by José León on April 18th, 2008 under Delphi for PHP, PHP | 1 Comment »

RSS feeds in PHP: Three simple steps to PHP RSS generation

PHP is the perfect language for text handling, its structure is oriented to make this kind of tasks really easy, find here a basic example on how to produce RSS using PHP:
http://www.developertutorials.com/blog/php/rss-feeds-in-php-3-simple-steps-to-php-rss-generation-121/
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Posted by José León on April 18th, 2008 under PHP | Comment now »

Use the YouTube API with PHP

In this tutorial, you will see how easy is to access the YouTube API using PHP with few lines of code:
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/x-youtubeapi/index.html?ca=drs-
You get simple examples, and also, more complicated ones if you require a higher degree of integration.
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Posted by José León on April 17th, 2008 under PHP | Comment now »

Google Chart API via PHP

Here is an article which evaluates (briefly) several solutions to embed Google Chart API in your PHP applications:
http://www.splitbrain.org/blog/2008-04/16-google_chart_api_via_php
It points to three scripts:

GoogChart – very simple and basic

GphpChart – nearly covers the whole API

gchartphp – not all graphs supported

All of them, easy candidates to become VCL for PHP components
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Posted by José León on April 17th, 2008 under PHP | Comment now »

Oracle and PHP

Oracle and PHP can be a powerful combination to create strong and scalable server apps, the Oracle support in PHP is becoming better and better as Oracle itself is working on the OCI8 extension to improve it.
If you are interested on this combination, you should check this blog to keep you informed:
http://blogs.oracle.com/opal/ 
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Posted by José León on April 17th, 2008 under Databases, PHP | Comment now »

Converting XML to a PHP Array

Here is a basic script that takes XML text and returns an array featuring the XML structure:
http://www.msbware.com/articles/scripts/xml_to_array.html
It uses XPath and XDOM to do the job.
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Posted by José León on April 16th, 2008 under PHP | Comment now »

Three ways to test Web form input with a CAPTCHA in PHP

A CAPTCHA is a way to determine in your applications if there is a real person behind the screen, there are several scripts to ease the generation of these captchas, three of them analyzed on this article:
http://www.linux.com/feature/131925
Here are the links:
Capictcha
Captcha PHP
KCaptcha
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Posted by José León on April 15th, 2008 under PHP | Comment now »



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