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Joe Ferguson:
Install and Configure PHP 7.1 on Cloud 9 Workspaces
Jul 07, 2017 @ 09:32:03

Joe Ferguson has a new post to his site showing you how to install PHP 7.1 on a Cloud9 workspace to get the latest features of PHP (they run PHP 5.5 by default).

July 8th I’m giving a general PHP training day at the Fedex Institute of Technology and because I’m targeting absolute beginners I wanted to use Cloud 9. Cloud 9 is an online editor that gives you a full linux workspace to build your project in. The first thing I noticed was the container Cloud 9 provides is running PHP 5.5.

He provides the contents of the bash script you can run via the Cloud9 interface that will install PHP 7.1 and several dependencies. It also updates a few configurations to work with PHP 7.1 and restarts the Apache instance to have it all take effect. He's posted this as a repository on GitHub to make it even easier and shows how to set up the Cloud9 workspace using it as a base.

tagged: install configure cloud9 workspace install php71 tutorial

Link: https://www.joeferguson.me/install-and-configure-php-7-1-on-cloud-9-workspaces/

Shawn Stratton's Blog:
Startups and Working Environments
Apr 07, 2009 @ 10:22:47

Shawn Stratton has an interesting new post to his blog about startups, working environments and a few ideas that could change things a good bit for the average developer's workplace.

I've come to several conclusions after making observations on several articles by successful founders, thinking back on the startups I've seen and interacted with, and seeing the common mistakes that have been made thus far in the businesses and projects I've been involved in and let me just state that it has been a most interesting journey.

He suggests a few things that could make up an "idea workspace" scenario including less (required) work hours and more time off, giving full benefits, promoting an open environment instead of a "cube farm" and the encouragement to always keep learning. He even suggests something that could help make it easier - replacing a lot of the usual means (like books and training courses) with a Kindle loaded and ready to go.

I'm hereby making an open call for people to argue with or contribute to my ideas, let's fix what's wrong with the current corporations and thereby making our economy and our lifestyles sick and dying.

Want to comment? Head over here and share your thoughts...

tagged: startup environment training hours work timeoff kindle open workspace

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Stefan Mischook's Blog:
A Quick Look at Dreamweaver CS4 and the PHP Toolset
Sep 19, 2008 @ 10:29:19

Stefan Mischook has written up an article about the combination of a popular, powerful web development tool - Dreamweaver - and how it works with PHP.

We are going to take a quick look at the changes to Dreamweaver CS4, specifically concentrating on the things related to working with PHP. At the same time, I may weave in a few nerd-concepts here and there, so that we can gently get you used to this stuff.

He starts off looking at the interface Dreamweaver has to offer and then moves on to more advanced topics like workspaces and some of the tools available (like the layout features and how it directly integrates things for PHP like database connections and the inclusion of a "classic" code editor).

tagged: dreamweaver tutorial cs4 toolset workspace

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Tiffany Brown's Blog:
Review: WorkSpace
May 15, 2007 @ 11:07:00

On her blog, Tiffany Brown has a review of an online editing resource she came across that can help you write code and work with remote files via a web interface - WorkSpace (including HTML, JavaScript, CSS, PHP, SQL, Java, and Perl documents).

WorkSpace - which currently is currently in limited beta testing - is an online text editing environment with an eye towards web development. You can create documents and save them in your hosted sandbox, or directly to your server via FTP.

She talks about her experiences with it - both the good and the bad. She liked the simplicity of it all but thought it lacked a few of the features it needed. She also mentions the lack of version control in the application.

I do like the idea behind WorkSpace. [...] The downside is that you're trusting a company with all of your web site data. I'm not sure the slight gain in the ability to work remotely is worth the trade-off of giving WorkSpace server access.
tagged: workspace review webbased editor highlight workspace review webbased editor highlight

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Tiffany Brown's Blog:
Review: WorkSpace
May 15, 2007 @ 11:07:00

On her blog, Tiffany Brown has a review of an online editing resource she came across that can help you write code and work with remote files via a web interface - WorkSpace (including HTML, JavaScript, CSS, PHP, SQL, Java, and Perl documents).

WorkSpace - which currently is currently in limited beta testing - is an online text editing environment with an eye towards web development. You can create documents and save them in your hosted sandbox, or directly to your server via FTP.

She talks about her experiences with it - both the good and the bad. She liked the simplicity of it all but thought it lacked a few of the features it needed. She also mentions the lack of version control in the application.

I do like the idea behind WorkSpace. [...] The downside is that you're trusting a company with all of your web site data. I'm not sure the slight gain in the ability to work remotely is worth the trade-off of giving WorkSpace server access.
tagged: workspace review webbased editor highlight workspace review webbased editor highlight

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