Category Archives: PHP Development

PHP: Extending stdClass with Closures (plus Visitor)

From the red-wine department: $this remains unresolved so of limited use, but some fun anyway: And before you ask: It’s just that I was wondering the following did not work:

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PHP: is_null() vs. NULL ===

From the know your language department: If you can, go with the identical comparison operator ===. That’s a good approach in PHP for various reasons. Only one example: could be written as: but it is about more than 14 times … Continue reading

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apigen looks clean.

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CoSign: Secure, Intra-Institutional Web Authentication – Open Source Web Single Sign-On. “An open source project originally designed to provide the University of Michigan with a secure single sign-on web authentication system. cosign is part of the National Science Foundation Middleware … Continue reading

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Common MVC Interfaces in PHP

Interested early adopters might want to follow some additional public repositories at github. Looks like there is some initiative to streamline PHP interfaces for diverse PHP based MVC implementations. Namely Zend Framework and Symfony. Name of the baby: FIG. Short … Continue reading

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APDT: Aspect PHP Developement Tools

The Aspect PHP Development Tools (APDT) project is a Eclipse platform based tool for AOSD in PHP. The goal is to deliver a user experience consistent with the PHP Development Tools (PDT) when working with PHPAspect projects and resources. The … Continue reading

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phpRack

phpRack is a light framework for automation of integration tests. By integration tests software module run in the production environment to validate configuration and applications setup. Read On: phpRack Documentation

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Eclipse Helios and PDT 2.2 [UPDATED]

On 23 Jun 2010 PDT 2.2 has been released. PDT is a PHP development environment within Eclipse, a full featured IDE. Eclipse PDT is available to donwload on it’s project site.

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QueryPath – Find your Way

QuerPath is another PHP library for working with XML and HTML. Licensed under LGPL/MIT it self-announces it with the following features:

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Tools: WebSVN

I ran over this by need and I must say in the end I’m pretty confident with: WebSVN is a PHP script/webapp that publishes one or multiple Subversion-Repositories as HTML on the fly.

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Nwire Eclipse PHP Plugin Review

I’ve seen nWire announcing their plugin on some blogs and they offer a free trial for it. Since I’m a Eclipse PDT userette I wanted to give it a testdrive. Here we go:

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PHP Mess Detector

Another tool for maintaining and control PHP sourcecode is PHPMD – PHP Mess Detector. A spin-off project of PHP Depend: What PHPMD does is: It takes a given PHP source code base and look for several potential problems within that … Continue reading

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Symfony Reloaded

Fabulous Fabien! It’s just inspiring to see what’s scheduled for late 2010. Keep the fingers on the keyboard and grab a sandbox.

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PHP Code Sniffer, Eclipse and WordPress

Or: Steady progress on WordPress and it’s coding standards and getting things working together Have I said previously that I personally really hate the WordPress coding standard? All these spaces in there. For some coders apparently it makes it easier … Continue reading

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PECL Binaries on Windows

PHP; PECL and Windows: I won’t consider PHP on the windows desktop that much, but for the one or other testbed I give it a go. It just works ok you can say so, but the biggest downside with windows … Continue reading

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