Zend Framework 1.8 Web Application Development - Book Review

Title: Zend Framework 1.8 Web Application Development
Author: Keith Pope
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN 1847194222
ISBN 13 978-1-847194-22-0

Zend Framework 1.8 Web Application Development book review
The Zend Framework community needed a book covering version 1.8+. Version 1.8 brought new notable features. Zend_Application is one among them. Zend_Application introduced object oriented bootstrapping in applications that otherwise used a procedural script. A bunch of users had difficulty understanding how to set up their applications to make use of the new bootstrapping component. All of them have seem to understand it well now, thanks to support in the official mailing lists and IRC channel. Zend_Navigation, Zend_Tool and enhancements to filter and validation components were other noteworthy additions to Zend Framework 1.8. For a full list of changes and additions to the 1.8 version see the release notes.

I contacted PackT Publishing Ltd and asked for the book to write this review. They were kind enough to quickly send me a copy of the ebook.

Let's begin exploring the book.

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Pro PHP XML And Web Services - Book Review

Title: Pro PHP XML and web services
Author: Robert Richards
Publisher: Apress
ISBN13: 978-1-59059-633-3

If you are a PHP programmer and looking to expand your knowledge in XML and web services areas, the book is a good resource. The book assumes no prior knowledge about XML and web services. It assumes you are capable of writing PHP programs independently.

Download the table of contents PDF document from the publisher.

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Concluding The Bangalore PHP User Group Meeting - Oct 31 2009

Today, the Bangalore PHP User Group had a meeting. The meetup.com site reports that sixty eight people attended the meeting. The venue was at Microsoft. The increasing participation of Microsoft in PHP conferences and meetings have taken many by surprise. Microsoft were kind enough to offer free Pizza for all the attendees.

They have given me a copy of Windows 7 Release Candidate which expires on June 1, 2010. If time permits, I will sure try to install it as a virtual guest.

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Create RESTful Applications Using The Zend Framework

The Zend Framework 1.9 release added a new feature - Zend_Rest_Controller. Zend_Rest_Controller and Zend_Rest_Route classes go hand in hand. In the previous versions of the Zend Framework, we have had the Zend_Rest_Server component. We still have. Since Zend_Rest_Server provides an RPC like component violating the REST architectural constraint, it is likely to be deprecated in the future versions of the Zend Framework.

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Enable MySQL General Query And Slow Query Log

MySQL has a query logging feature. In order to use it you have to first enable it.

Enabling the general query log

Step 1: Set your log file in /etc/my.cnf

vi /etc/my.cnf

In the [mysqld] section specify the general log file name:

log=/var/log/mysqld.general.log

Step 2: Create the file and make sure it is owned by the system user mysql

touch /var/log/mysqld.general.log
chown mysql.mysql /var/log/mysqld.general.lo
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Attaching External SVN Repositories - svn:externals

The scenario:

  • You are using subversion as the version control software for your project
  • Your project depends on other projects, perhaps third party libraries
  • The other projects also use subversion as the version control software for their project
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Using SMTP With Zend Framework - Solve Email Delivery Problem

What's the problem with PHP's mail() function?

PHP language provides the mail() function. But it requires properly configured mail server on the local machine. Developers often don't have the necessary infrastructure at their disposal. Sometimes sending emails from a PHP script becomes a frustrating experience.

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