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Win free SQLYog!

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Aug. 18, 2009

Dear Reader, [UPDATE: This contest is now over. Thanks to my friends at SQLYog for the licenses and congratulations to the winners.] My buddies over at SQLYog asked me the other day what they could do to help spread the word about the Enterprise version fo SQLyg and how cool it is to the PHP […] Th…


Perception and Telecommuting

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Aug. 17, 2009

Dear Reader, “You are responsible for how others perceive you.” – Jim Turner Jim Turner was an accountant for my parents right after I got married and was working for them. I’d like to say that Jim was one of the wise old ones but honestly, he was a working guy like you and me. […] The post Percept…


Quickie Zend Framework Bootstrap Note

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Aug. 13, 2009

Dear Reader, I’ve been teaching a Zend Framework class this week and my students have been throwing all kinds of questions at me. Most recently, while we were discussing creating a Bootstrap class for an application a question came up about the _init* functions. The manual states that $bootstrap-&g…


PHP and Community

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Aug. 10, 2009

Dear Reader, Recently, I wrote a blog post for the Ibuildings blog titled “PHP Rated Top Scripting Language by Evans Data Corp“. In it, I discuss the various aspects of a report published about Dynamic Languages. Overall, PHP came out the top rated language, however, in community, PHP ranked second…