Advanced PHP:

Windows is quickly getting replaced by iOS and Android on the Web

December 9, 2011

As a web developer or web designer, you have to mindful of who your audience is when you are putting up a new web site or web application. Back in the 1990’s when I started, you had to consider which web browser but you were pretty safe to assume that people would be visiting your…

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The 'Good Enough' Principle and PHP

August 31, 2011

Hi, One of the mistakes web developers make is to spend too much time perfecting the code base in a project. This waste too much time and ignores one very important fact: you need to get the software into the users hands as quickly as possible, so they can give you feedback. … Most end…

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Getting Started with iPhone and iPad Development

May 20, 2010
Posted in Advanced PHP

Hi, In our continued efforts to make programming approachable (even for the non nerd,) I got my brother (Richard Mischook) to write a quick article/tutorial introducing iPhone and iPad development – he’s busy build an iPhone application as I write. The goal of this article is to help you understand what you need to know…

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The Trend is Zend … in PHP

February 9, 2010

Hi, People ask me from time to time, what PHP framework is the best one to learn? Well, I always look at technology choices with two things in mind: How capable is the technology? How accepted is the technology? If you look around, it becomes pretty clear, that if you want to learn an effective…

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What are ORM Frameworks – the video!

December 15, 2009

Hi, I decided to create a video based on my recent article on ORM frameworks. I shot this in HD … so select the HD option if you got big pipes. Let me know what you think. Stefan Mischook

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What are ORM Frameworks?

December 8, 2009

In the following article we will learn a few things about ORM frameworks: What they are. What they do. When and why to use them. And finally, what ORM options PHP’ers have. Let’s start … If you’re working with PHP, you will certainly find yourself working with relational databases (like MySQL) sooner or later. Anyone…

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Defending against SQL Injection attacks

December 2, 2009
Posted in Advanced PHP

First, let me just say that this is not a tutorial, this is an article meant to give you an overview with a few options thrown in. Ok, let’s start … You should protect your relational databases (like MySQL) from the dreaded SQL injection attack. These attacks are conducted by evil sniveling nerds, trying to…

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Live Webinar on Google Wave and the Zend Framework

Hi Guys, My good buddy and right-hand-nerd, Jon is being flown down to do a live webinar for the Zend geeks at Intuit. It seems the accounting giant has recognized Jon’s ability to take the complex and make it seem simple. Just in case you don’t know, Jon is the author of our crazy cool…

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Getting into PHP6 and Advanced PHP Concepts Part 7

November 6, 2009

Hi, In our never ending quest for pure PHP nerdness, we continue our look at advanced PHP. This is video 7 of a series of videos where we explore PHP6 and other advanced PHP concepts, concepts often seen in PHP frameworks like Zend, PHP Cake and others. The video: More to come. Stefan Mischook www.killerphp.com

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Getting into PHP6 and Advanced PHP Concepts Part 6

November 1, 2009

Hi, They just keep on coming! This is video 6 of a series of videos where we explore PHP6 and other advanced PHP concepts, concepts often seen in PHP frameworks like Zend, PHP Cake and others. The video: Yes, I’m using Youtube … it saves me bandwidth! I’ve been pushing 250 GB a month just…

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