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DynamicWebPages.de:
Rasmus Lerdorf to give Keynote at Bessere Software Conference
Sep 22, 2006 @ 08:00:06

DynamicWbePages.de has information posted today about a keynote that Rasmus Lerdorf will be giving at the "Bessere Software" Conference happening November 27th through 30th in Frankfurt.

The two-day conference, taking place in November in Frankfurt/Main, will have four tracks covering a wide range of topics from SOA to Ruby on Rails and Web 2.0. Fifteen tutorials will be given on the days before and after the conference. The organizers this year asked Rasmus Lerdorf (Yahoo!) to come be the keynote speaker. The topic of his keynote hasn't been set yet, but despite this he has been assigned his place in the program.

You can get complete details on the conference from the official website.

tagged: bessere software conference rasmus lerdorf keynote bessere software conference rasmus lerdorf keynote

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DynamicWebPages.de:
Rasmus Lerdorf to give Keynote at Bessere Software Conference
Sep 22, 2006 @ 08:00:06

DynamicWbePages.de has information posted today about a keynote that Rasmus Lerdorf will be giving at the "Bessere Software" Conference happening November 27th through 30th in Frankfurt.

The two-day conference, taking place in November in Frankfurt/Main, will have four tracks covering a wide range of topics from SOA to Ruby on Rails and Web 2.0. Fifteen tutorials will be given on the days before and after the conference. The organizers this year asked Rasmus Lerdorf (Yahoo!) to come be the keynote speaker. The topic of his keynote hasn't been set yet, but despite this he has been assigned his place in the program.

You can get complete details on the conference from the official website.

tagged: bessere software conference rasmus lerdorf keynote bessere software conference rasmus lerdorf keynote

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InternetNews.com:
Is PHP The Cure For The 'Broken' Web?
Sep 15, 2006 @ 07:55:06

InternetNews.com starts off their latest article the same way Rasmus Lerdorf started off his keynote at php|works this year - "The Web is broken and it's all your fault."

He said the current state of the Internet includes a litany of broken items, but with a little help from PHP there may well be some hope for the Web yet.

The article talks about some of Rasmus' other thoughts on the status of the web, and how, with the right functionality and knowledge spread out through the PHP community, the language can compensate for some of the "stupidity" that web programmers (and users) regularly see.

He also talks a bit about a "rich application delivery system", MySQL versus PostgreSQL, parsing and compiling speed, and opcode caches.

tagged: broken web cure rasmus lerdorf keynote phpdbworks2006 broken web cure rasmus lerdorf keynote phpdbworks2006

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InternetNews.com:
Is PHP The Cure For The 'Broken' Web?
Sep 15, 2006 @ 07:55:06

InternetNews.com starts off their latest article the same way Rasmus Lerdorf started off his keynote at php|works this year - "The Web is broken and it's all your fault."

He said the current state of the Internet includes a litany of broken items, but with a little help from PHP there may well be some hope for the Web yet.

The article talks about some of Rasmus' other thoughts on the status of the web, and how, with the right functionality and knowledge spread out through the PHP community, the language can compensate for some of the "stupidity" that web programmers (and users) regularly see.

He also talks a bit about a "rich application delivery system", MySQL versus PostgreSQL, parsing and compiling speed, and opcode caches.

tagged: broken web cure rasmus lerdorf keynote phpdbworks2006 broken web cure rasmus lerdorf keynote phpdbworks2006

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Ligaya Turmelle's Blog:
Why use PHP5?
Jun 05, 2006 @ 05:53:27

On her blog today, Ligaya Turmelle brings up some comments made previously by Rasmus himself to answer the question "why use PHP5?" and encourage adoption of this powerful version.

Noticed an interesting thread on the PHP-general mailing list. The original thread was someone asking why should the world start adopting PHP5. Rasmus came back and answered the question with a list of benefits of making the change (using 5.1 not 5.0). Now I admit to not working with any of these, but many of them certainly look interesting enough for a second glance.

The items listed include:

  • SimpleXML
  • Improved DOM support
  • the inclusion of xmlreader/xmlwriter
  • SOAP functionality
  • a native date/time mechanism

The PHP5 adoption rate is slowly on the rise as more and more development is done on it, but it's still surprising to me how much of the world is still back in PHP4-only land.

tagged: php5 why use rasmus reasons mailing list php5 why use rasmus reasons mailing list

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Ligaya Turmelle's Blog:
Why use PHP5?
Jun 05, 2006 @ 05:53:27

On her blog today, Ligaya Turmelle brings up some comments made previously by Rasmus himself to answer the question "why use PHP5?" and encourage adoption of this powerful version.

Noticed an interesting thread on the PHP-general mailing list. The original thread was someone asking why should the world start adopting PHP5. Rasmus came back and answered the question with a list of benefits of making the change (using 5.1 not 5.0). Now I admit to not working with any of these, but many of them certainly look interesting enough for a second glance.

The items listed include:

  • SimpleXML
  • Improved DOM support
  • the inclusion of xmlreader/xmlwriter
  • SOAP functionality
  • a native date/time mechanism

The PHP5 adoption rate is slowly on the rise as more and more development is done on it, but it's still surprising to me how much of the world is still back in PHP4-only land.

tagged: php5 why use rasmus reasons mailing list php5 why use rasmus reasons mailing list

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Sebastian Bergmann's Blog:
PHP - kurz & gut (Pocket Reference Update)
Mar 16, 2006 @ 06:52:41

From this post on Sebastian Bergmann's blog, we learn about an update to the original O'Reilly "PHP Pocket Reference" (German translation edition) book by Rasmus Lerdorf.

Garvin Hicking has updated the German edition of Rasmus Lerdorf's "PHP Pocket Reference" book for PHP 5 and I wrote the introduction to object-oriented programming chapter for this new edition.

More information here.

This will be the third edition of the book, with some major updates made to include the new features that PHP 5 has to offer. The functions are now categoriezed a bit better to make for quick lookup, and the introduction is reworked to includes some of the updates as well.

tagged: pockaet reference update book rasmus php5 preorder pockaet reference update book rasmus php5 preorder

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Sebastian Bergmann's Blog:
PHP - kurz & gut (Pocket Reference Update)
Mar 16, 2006 @ 06:52:41

From this post on Sebastian Bergmann's blog, we learn about an update to the original O'Reilly "PHP Pocket Reference" (German translation edition) book by Rasmus Lerdorf.

Garvin Hicking has updated the German edition of Rasmus Lerdorf's "PHP Pocket Reference" book for PHP 5 and I wrote the introduction to object-oriented programming chapter for this new edition.

More information here.

This will be the third edition of the book, with some major updates made to include the new features that PHP 5 has to offer. The functions are now categoriezed a bit better to make for quick lookup, and the introduction is reworked to includes some of the updates as well.

tagged: pockaet reference update book rasmus php5 preorder pockaet reference update book rasmus php5 preorder

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Alex Young's Blog:
The Future of PHP is More Depressing than Ever
Mar 03, 2006 @ 07:03:29

From Alex Young's blog there comes this post stating some of his opinions about the future of PHP and how it "is more depressing than ever".

Rasmus Lerdorf wrote quite a nice article called The no-framework PHP MVC framework. In it, he demonstrates how to create a simple application by using the model view controller design pattern. Using this design pattern, he creates a basic framework to save some effort with common tasks.

Put your hands up if you were a PHP programmer who was writing python or ruby on the side due to the incomprehensibly naive design of PHP… Now put your hands up if you understand and have worked extensively with object oriented programming, functional programming and perhaps agile programming. You're the guys I'm talking to.

He continues, alluding to the lack of sophistication amung PHP developers (procedural over OOP?) and some comments about what he thinks PHP is really missing. He does, however, encourage those out there just getting into design patterns with PHP to check out the article if for nothing more than a good intro to MVC.

tagged: future enhancement rasmus mvc no-framework what\'s missing future enhancement rasmus mvc no-framework what\'s missing

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Alex Young's Blog:
The Future of PHP is More Depressing than Ever
Mar 03, 2006 @ 07:03:29

From Alex Young's blog there comes this post stating some of his opinions about the future of PHP and how it "is more depressing than ever".

Rasmus Lerdorf wrote quite a nice article called The no-framework PHP MVC framework. In it, he demonstrates how to create a simple application by using the model view controller design pattern. Using this design pattern, he creates a basic framework to save some effort with common tasks.

Put your hands up if you were a PHP programmer who was writing python or ruby on the side due to the incomprehensibly naive design of PHP… Now put your hands up if you understand and have worked extensively with object oriented programming, functional programming and perhaps agile programming. You're the guys I'm talking to.

He continues, alluding to the lack of sophistication amung PHP developers (procedural over OOP?) and some comments about what he thinks PHP is really missing. He does, however, encourage those out there just getting into design patterns with PHP to check out the article if for nothing more than a good intro to MVC.

tagged: future enhancement rasmus mvc no-framework what\'s missing future enhancement rasmus mvc no-framework what\'s missing

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