News Feed
Sections




News Archive
feed this:

Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Job Posting:
CNet Networks Seeks Senior Software Developers (San Francisco, CA)
August 27, 2008 @ 12:07:01

Via Terry Chay's blog:

Company CNet Networks
Location San Francisco, CA
Title Senior Software Engineer
Summary

The CNET Networks Games, Entertainment and Lifestyles division--including GameSpot.com, TV.com, MP3.com and Chow.com--is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to play a key role within our development team. Responsibilities will extend to any of the applications associated with division's initiatives. Real world experience and expertise with Linux, PHP, and MySQL are an absolute must, but a deep understanding of all web technologies from a technical and product perspective is also very important.

The applicant must have a passion for providing a great user experience rather than just looking for technical challenges. You will be working with a group of people that are all Gamers, Musicians, Couch Potatoes and/or Film Buffs that are very passionate about the information our sites provide and understand what the user wants to see. We are very focused on getting the user what he wants as fast as possible. A passion for Games, Music, TV, Movies and all things in the entertainment world is a must!

Must Have:

  • Expert PHP skills, bonus for RoR
  • 5-7 years of real world experience engineering web solutions for LAMP stacks
  • Strong relational DB knowledge (table optimization, query optimization)
  • Ability to prioritize and lead multiple simultaneous projects effectively
  • Excellent understanding of OO software engineering concepts
  • Ability to architect solid, scalable, extensible solutions for SE needs
  • Excited by working on high-level design and architecture
  • Comfortable mentoring junior engineers
  • Experience with formal release processes
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical and communication skills

Additional Information:

Percent Travel: No Travel
Professional/College: Professional
Brands MP3.com, CHOW, GameSpot, TV.com
Expertise: Information Technology - Software Engineer, Information Technology - ALL
Job Type: Full Time
Location: CA-San Francisco
Preferred Language: English

For more information see this job description on the CNet site.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
senior software developer job post cnet cnetnetwork sanfrancisco ca


Ken Guests' Blog:
Is PHP vulnerable software?
August 27, 2008 @ 10:28:40

In response to some of the claims made by CNet about the security of PHP, Ken Guest has made a few comments on his blog hoping to correct a few wrongs.

What are featuring in IBM's top ten of vulnerable that makes the report insinuate that the PHP language is a security risk are Jooma, Wordpress and Drupal. How PHP would feature in a list of "vendors" is beside the point.

He illustrates with an allegory that it's not the tool's fault if it's used improperly. Pointing out software like WordPress and Drupal is not the same as pointing out issues with the language that powers them (no matter how trendy it is). The burden is on the developers to use the power the language offers to create more secure, flexible, stable applications. Does PHP have its share of problems? Sure, but get it right next time CNet - don't blame the tool if the builder's not up to spec.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
vulnerable software ibm cnet article wordpress drupal


Marcus Whitney's Blog:
Stop the Zend bashing...it's old.
July 24, 2006 @ 06:19:21

In his latest blog post, Marcus Whitney urges everyone (both in and outside the community) to "stop bashing Zend, it's old".

Unless you are in the business of competing with Zend, what do you care if an article looks a little bit like corporate PR speak on Zend's behalf. They've done a lot for the language, and while some of the PR in years past was clearly out of line (the timeline of PHP and "Creators" schtick comes to mind), that policy has been changed and they are working on improving community relations.

He cites another blog entry (a response to this) from Edin as something that could cause a problem in the community, pushing a more anti-Zend slant on the whole PHP6 situation.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
zend bashing cnet article yahoo php6 opinion zend bashing cnet article yahoo php6 opinion


Andi Gutmans' Blog:
CNET Article
July 24, 2006 @ 05:50:23

In his latest blog post, Andi Gutmans responds to a CNet article and some of the misconceptions surrounding it.

As I mentioned in my response to Edin's blog entry, in the interview I never called out PHP 6 as a Zend product. I *did* talk about what's coming down the pipeline for PHP and mentioned that both Zend and Yahoo! have been contributing to the Unicode effort (which is true).

It's also important to understand that it is *not* in Zend's interest to claim that we are the only company behind PHP, that would make PHP look much smaller than it is which would be very counter productive to our quest for increasing PHP proliferation.

He notes that the only connotation he was implying was that Zend waqs doing its part to help PHP, as a language, to grow and thrive - not that it was the biggest/best/most important at doing so. There are some sensitive topics that the CNet article inadvertently touches on that have caused some problems already, but Andi hopes that his statements here and in the comments on Edin's blog help resolve at least some of the issues out there.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
cnet article zend product php6 issues misconceptions cnet article zend product php6 issues misconceptions



Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


refactor testing symfony2 laravel framework opinion unittest threedevsandamaybe podcast interview series list language community release code developer configure introduction install

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework