Category Archives: PHP

Bootstrap themed forms with Silex – UPDATE

In a side-project using Silex I wanted to have forms being styled with Bootstrap. I did not want to write the theming code myself. Since I couldn’t find a solution for Silex itself I thought about re-using a Symfony solution. … Continue reading

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phing: Publish PEAR package to channel

Publishing a PEAR package via a PEAR channel is normally done by uploading the package in the channels admin interface. While not a being very complicated task it asks for automation when releasing regularly. So I created a small phing … Continue reading

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XDebug with Zend Server CE on MacOS X Snow Leopard

After (finally) upgrading my Mac to Snow Leopard (a little late – I know) the xdebug module stopped working. I got “Failed loading /usr/local/zend/lib/php_extensions/xdebug.so: (null)” when launching php in Terminal (e.g. with running phpunit). Reinstalling xdebug did not help and … Continue reading

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Interesting article on references in PHP

Johannes Schlüters wrote a very interesting article on references in PHP. Already its title “Do not use PHP references” hints on its main conclusion: References in PHP are bad. Do not use them. They hurt and will just mess with … Continue reading

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Using Minify in a Zend Framework project

Minify is a project to help you improve your website performance by grouping, compressing and caching CSS and/or JS files. To use it in a Zend Framework project I suggest the following steps: 1. Download und unpack Minify 2. Split … Continue reading

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Zend Core 2.0 does not work with PEAR

Trying to install Zend Platform 3 for Windows I was surprised to see that it requires Zend Core 2.0 now. Ok, so it removed my installation of XAMP to give this one a try. Unfortunately the trial ended soon. My … Continue reading

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FirePHP

If Firebug impoved the way you do your web development (I bet it did) – and you do this with PHP, you might want to follow the FirePHP project. It brings the Firebug goodness into the PHP world.

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