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First, thank you to everyone who participated in our scavenger hunt on Friday. It was fun for us, and I hope it was fun for you as well. If you didn’t find the answer and you didn’t see the tweet giving it out, the answer was http://phparch.com/powersquid/. Blue Parabola’s own Keith Casey singing his own [...]
Ok PHP fans, we don’t do this often, but once a year we do give away a ticket to php|tek to one lucky programmer. This year, however, you are going to have to work for it. Starting Friday, April 13th, 2012, those of us who work at php|architect will tweet clues, and you are going [...]
This past December and January, the php|architect crew took to the air for our annual traveling roadshow called CodeWorks. This year, for the third year in a row, we hit the road and made stops all over the country – but mainly on the coasts – presenting things we’ve learned over the past year.Each stop introduced us to new friends and at each stop we learned from a local developer sharing what they knew.
We at php|architect want to honor those who give of themselves so that we can work with PHP and in this great ecosystem. We are standing on the shoulders of giants and want to pause to say thank you.
If you have been in the PHP community for a while then you probably know how much fun php|tek is. You’ve either been there and seen it first hand, or you’ve watched on Twitter as your friends have attended. If you are new to PHP, boy have we got a treat for you. tek ’12 [...]
It’s that time of year again, time for the php|tek Call for Papers. Time to put on those thinking caps, pop the top of a bottle of your favorite beverage, and start submitting those ideas.
Processing credit cards is hard. I mean really, really hard. For someone like me who manages his own server, writes his own code, and tries to keep all the balls in the air, the idea of maintaining a PCI-compliant server gives me the heebie-jeebies. I’ve looked at other systems and as much as I hate [...]
I love APIs. A well-defined API can make short work of a complex problem. It’s even more fun when you find a cool API with a great wrapper to make it simple to use. That’s what I found when I started playing with Amazon’s Simple Email Service; a tool that was easy to work with, solved a problem I needed solved, and had a simple to use PHP wrapper.
php|architect announces our latest project, Elephpant Ware: Wearable art for PHP developers.
Recently, I attended a panel of local business executives discussing “the Cloud”. Overall, it was an interesting discussion. Since they all managed what we would consider “Enterprise Scale” operations, it was a different viewpoint for me as I spend much of my time talking to smaller scale operations or start-ups. As the discussion played out, [...]