Category Archives: php

Website deployments: Plain old Ant

In the last entry I was mentioning several solutions for managing web site deployments and packaging for php webapps. Since with PHP there is usually no build process already at development time this has often to be established especially for test & production – and yes there needs to be a build process if you [...]
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Discovered Quercus

Scalability, security, pooling, long lived connections , container services in general are all aspects where Java has a lot to offer. PHP on the other side is good for fast development cycles with a low maintenance infrastructure, request response orientend with not so much support for long lived connections, caching etc. On one of my [...]
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FB Series: Java Guy starting with FB development

I recently started with PHP development. Although I have had some small exposure to the language before, this was my first real project. What are the big differences to the Java (web) development experience? interpreted (no compiler to check for errors, just a parser) dynamically typed (->no “parse-time” type checking in the IDE ..) essential [...]
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FB Series: Locally debug your PHP Facebook App

Starting with Facebook applications is a rather a bumpy road. First there is the scattered and often not up-to-date documentation on the Facebook wiki. Its a pain to go through. But ok once you managed to get the important bits its ok. What I am talking about is the testing. Its quite astonishing that this [...]
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