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Zend Framework, mod_rewrite and public dir in shared hosting

A quick tip on how to deal with Zend Framework directory structure and the public document root directory in most shared hosting accounts, using mod_rewrite and an .htaccess file.   Read article

15 February 2009

Book review: "TYPO3 Extension Development" by Dmitry Dulepov

A review of the book TYPO3 Extension Development" by Dmitry Dulepov, Packt Publishing   Read article

8 January 2009

Database identifiers, quoting and case sensitivity

Exploring database delimited identifiers and case sensitivity: the effect of quoting table and field names in the various DBMS.   Read article

3 December 2008

Zend Framework testing: emulating HTTP calls

How to test HTTP calls using Zend Framework, using Dependency Injection and a stub HTTP Client.   Read article

29 October 2008

Updated articles to extract META informations from databases

By popular request, I've updated my articles explaining how to retrieve meta data from your DBMS (Firebird SQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server). Have fun.   Read article

9 September 2008

PEAR::Translation2 tutorials - "backend" usage

This second Translation2 tutorial shows how to add, update and remove languages and translations.   Read article

18 May 2008

PEAR::Translation2 tutorials - "frontend" usage

This first Translation2 tutorial shows how to deal with translated strings: how to fetch them one by one or in groups, and how to transform, cache and decorate them.   Read article

13 May 2008

PEAR::Translation2 Tutorials

I just released the first stable version of Translation2. Here's an overview of the package, its purpose and its design.   Read article

6 May 2008

PHP 5.3 SPL data structures: SplStack, SplHeap, SplPriorityQueue, SplDoublyLinkedList

A sneak peak at some new SPL data structures (stack, heap, queue, list) introduced in PHP 5.3.   Read article

8 April 2008

PHP 5.3 SPL goodies: GlobIterator, SplFileObject and CSV files

PHP, SPL

A sneak peak at some SPL goodies introduced in PHP 5.3: The GlobIterator and SplFileObject classes.   Read article

27 March 2008