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Community News:
PHP Community Conference 2013 Announced!
Jul 27, 2012 @ 16:39:53

If you weren't able to make it to the PHP Community Conference last year, there's good news - the conference is returning next year in March 2013!

In 2011, we had our first ever conference. Our sponsors, speakers, and attendees were phenomenal. You rocked so much that we want to do it again! Mark your calendars for March 2013. This friendly, little PHP conference is returning to Nashville, TN.

To get the latest on this great conference, you can follow their account on Twitter and get news as it comes out. If you want to see what the previous conference was like, you can check out the site from 2011.

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PEAR Blog:
PEAR in March 2010
Mar 22, 2010 @ 10:07:09

On the PEAR blog there's a recent post looking at the month of March so far and some of the PEAR-related happenings that have already popped up.

After a quiet holiday season, the PEAR community has started rumbling again. [...] If this level of activity is anything to judge by, the future of PEAR looks bright for 2010!

Updates this month include a mention of the PEAR project on digg.com, the release of several new package versions for things like Facebook and the Mail package. They've also set up a continuous integration environment to help make the maintenance and testing of the code in the new releases simpler. There's also mentions of Phirum and PEARFarm and how they're lowering the barrier for PEAR installation everywhere.

tagged: march pear community package channel installer

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Daniel Cousineau's Blog:
Calculating Daylight Savings Time Boundary In PHP
Mar 11, 2009 @ 12:02:15

Daniel Cousineau has written up some timely advice in a new post to his blog. It looks at pinpointing the time boundary for Daylight Savings Time in a PHP script (when it starts and when it ends).

I had an issue recently where I needed to calculate the Unix timestamp for the daylight savings time boundaries. According to the United States Naval Observatory, daylight savings time begins the Second Sunday of March and ends on the First Sunday of November.

He looks at using the strtotime function to calculate these dates but points out some quirks - like what happens when you just give it a month or something like "second Sunday". His solution was to go back one day ("March 0" instead of "March 1") and calculating the time from there, including that first full day of March in the calculation.

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C7Y Podcast:
Newscast for March 3rd, 2008
Mar 21, 2008 @ 12:47:28

The C7Y Podcast (formerly the ProPHP Podcast) has released their latest episode - the newscast for March 20th, 2008. Here's some of the things that Sean and Paul talk about in this show:

...and much more! You can get this latest episode in two different ways - either download the mp3 directly or you can subscribe to their feed and get this and other great episodes packed with news from all around the PHP community.

tagged: c7y podcast newscast march phparchitect

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C7Y:
ProPHP Podcast - Newscast 03.06.2008
Mar 07, 2008 @ 12:57:00

The Pro::PHP Podcast (from php|architect) has posted its latest episode - their newscast for March 6th, 2008.

Back on track, mostly. We had to use the crappy internal mic on my laptop, but it's better than shouting to the next town over... right?

There's lots of different topics covered this time including the infamous CLA, Traits, Late Static Bindings, PHP on Windows, Drupal 6 and much more. You can either grab the show directly from the page or you can subscribe to their feed to get this and future episodes.

tagged: march prophp podcast newscast update

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PHP Security Blog:
Month of PHP Bugs and PHP 5.2.1
Feb 12, 2007 @ 11:24:00

Stefan Esser has a post to the PHP Security Blog about his "Month of PHP Bugs" (March 2007) that will be happening and some of the new effects that the recent release of PHP 5.2.1 has had on it.

Today PHP 5.2.1 was released which fixes some (but not all) of the bugs I will cover in the "Month of PHP bugs". Actually the release announcement already gives a list of bugs that were fixed.

He also comments on the reporting of the bugs in the Changelog and updates in the release announcements and how they're handled.

tagged: monthofbugs release update php5 bugfix march monthofbugs release update php5 bugfix march

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PHP Security Blog:
Month of PHP Bugs and PHP 5.2.1
Feb 12, 2007 @ 11:24:00

Stefan Esser has a post to the PHP Security Blog about his "Month of PHP Bugs" (March 2007) that will be happening and some of the new effects that the recent release of PHP 5.2.1 has had on it.

Today PHP 5.2.1 was released which fixes some (but not all) of the bugs I will cover in the "Month of PHP bugs". Actually the release announcement already gives a list of bugs that were fixed.

He also comments on the reporting of the bugs in the Changelog and updates in the release announcements and how they're handled.

tagged: monthofbugs release update php5 bugfix march monthofbugs release update php5 bugfix march

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(IN)Secure Magazine:
Issue 1.6 Posted (March 2006)
Mar 31, 2006 @ 07:32:49

Codewalkers.com has information posted about the release of the latest issue of (IN)Secure magazine, a free digital security magazine published in PDF format.

This latest issue [PDF] covers all sorts of topics, including an article focused on PHP and SQL security today by Andrew Benniestan.

Some of the other topics covered in this month's issue cover:

  • Best practices in enterprise database protection
  • Security for websites - breaking sessions to hack into a machine
  • Apache security: Denial of Service attacks

You can grab this latest edition from their site or go to this direct link [PDF]

tagged: (in)secure magazine issue 1.6 march 2006 SQL security today (in)secure magazine issue 1.6 march 2006 SQL security today

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(IN)Secure Magazine:
Issue 1.6 Posted (March 2006)
Mar 31, 2006 @ 07:32:49

Codewalkers.com has information posted about the release of the latest issue of (IN)Secure magazine, a free digital security magazine published in PDF format.

This latest issue [PDF] covers all sorts of topics, including an article focused on PHP and SQL security today by Andrew Benniestan.

Some of the other topics covered in this month's issue cover:

  • Best practices in enterprise database protection
  • Security for websites - breaking sessions to hack into a machine
  • Apache security: Denial of Service attacks

You can grab this latest edition from their site or go to this direct link [PDF]

tagged: (in)secure magazine issue 1.6 march 2006 SQL security today (in)secure magazine issue 1.6 march 2006 SQL security today

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Chris Shiflett's Blog:
php|architect - March 2006 Edition
Mar 21, 2006 @ 07:13:48

Chris Shiflett has posted about the release of the latest issue from php|architect - March 2006 - and some of the security-related content inside.

Another edition of php|architect has been published. I was especially excited to read this one, because it's Ilia's first month writing Security Corner. It's nice to see a topic explained from a different point of view, and there is still too little interest in security within the PHP community. (In other words, this is a rare opportunity.)

He discusses cross-site request forgeries, an attack first mentioned in php|architect back in 2003. Sadly, it remains one of the most dangerous, yet relatively unknown attacks. It deserves more attention.

Chris goes into more detail about the issue, noting some of the differences of opinion that he and Ilia seem to have about the finer points. There's also a pertinent secret shared about Chris' comment forms - check the post to see what it is.

tagged: php|architect march 2006 cross-site request forgeries php|architect march 2006 cross-site request forgeries

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