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New PHP Videos on OReilly.com

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Oct. 12, 2014

I am delighted to announce that I have new video titles available! I'm delighted for two reasons: selfishly, because these things take a lot of prep and I am pleased they are done; but also because I think it is very good news that a key industry player such as O'Reilly recognises PHP's place in…


How to Choose PHP Hosting

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Oct. 9, 2014

I've been thinking a lot about the state of hosting in PHP lately, mostly as a result of working with a few different clients on their setups (including one that bought brand new hosting a month ago and got a PHP 5.3.3 platform), and also being at DrupalCon and meeting a community who is about to…



Joind.in at PHPNW's Hackathon

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Sep. 25, 2014

With a week to go, everyone attending PHPNW is starting to get excited. One of my highlights of the weekend is always the hackathon; as an open source project lead it's fantastic to meet new contributors and get a chance to hack in person with them and the more established people from the project.…


Including Code Samples With rst2pdf

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Sep. 15, 2014

Every document I create these days is written in rst (ReStructuredText) and transformed into something useful using rst2pdf. This includes worksheets, reports, handouts and slide decks. Along the way I've learned a few tricks, and I try to write them down so I can look up how to do something. If…


Compiling PHP Extensions

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Aug. 29, 2014

There are lots of reasons why you might like to compile your own PHP extensions. For me those reasons are usually:The extension isn't available on pecl (e.g. uprofiler)The extension is on pecl, but you need the newest version or a branch with a particular feature or fix in it, perhaps for testingY…