PHP Frameworks:

Which PHP Framework is best?

October 31, 2014

Hi! I get asked a lot: which is the best PHP framework? Or, should I choose PHP framework A or should I should PHP framework B? The short answer: it depends! See below for the deeper answer. When considering a framework, besides checking out what the uber-nerds are talking about at the time, consider the…

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Upgrading to Apache 2.4.9, Laravel and Dumping CodeIgniter

June 10, 2014

Hi, We just upgraded our servers to Apache 2.4.9 (and PHP 5.4.29) so that we could use the Laravel PHP framework. The upgrade was pretty flawless, save two minor issues: one with a WordPress plugin and the other was with a PHP.ini setting that was no longer supported in Apache 2.4.9. … This caused CodeIgniter…

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CodeIgniter Creators are out, should you be too?

April 13, 2014

Hi, Someone asked me recently if I though the CodeIgniter core libraries would still be supported given that the creators of CodeIgniter have officially dropped it. I could write about it, but a quick vblog is easier … here you go: Thanks, Stefan Mischook

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CodeIgniter is out and Laravel is In!

January 22, 2014
Posted in PHP Frameworks

Yo! I don’t how many of you are interested in PHP frameworks … if you are an intermediate level PHP programmer who understands OOP PHP, you ought start learning about PHP frameworks because they will save you a lot of time developing web applications and make them more robust. Anyway, when you have frameworks, you…

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PHP Frameworks Explained

February 26, 2013

Hi, So you know a little PHP and you’ve heard about PHP frameworks like Zend, CodeIgniter and Laravel but you have no idea what they really are and why you might want to learn them … if this is you, watch this video: If you like the video, be social about it and let people…

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CodeIgniter vs Laravel

February 22, 2013

Hi, So a bunch of CodeIgniter nerds/contributors decided to build a new framework because things about CodeIgniter didn’t sit too well with them … tell me something new. Don’t get me wrong, I am not putting down the Laravel crew for what they did, I just wanted to point out this happens all the time….

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PHP, Zend Framework, Ruby and Web App Frameworks.

I recently had a conversation with a good friend of mine who has his finger on the pulse of the web app developer community – whether it be PHP, Ruby and even .Net. So I asked: Last we spoke, you mentioned that the Zend Framework was in a do or die situation? Can you elaborate…

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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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Two thumbs up for the Zend Framework Nerds.

January 26, 2010

Hi, I’ve been busy with things and so not too many updates lately. Not to worry thought, we have a brand new course and lots of free videos coming out soon on advanced MySQL. In the following podcast (it was a video but I changed my mind …), I talk about the pragmatism of the…

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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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