Beth Tucker Long

Elizabeth Tucker Long is the Editor-In-Chief of php[architect] magazine as well as a trainer and occasional guest blogger for php[architect]. She also runs Treeline Design -, a web development company, and Playlist Event Music -, a DJ company, along with her husband, Chris, and son, Liam.

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January 2014 php[architect] Magazine Released

by · January 23, 2014


The first issue of 2014 is now available. Our January issue aims to give you some tips and tricks to make your development life easier: Straight-forward ways improve your developer skills Thoughts on commenting code from two great developers Get the CLI working for you with console apps and ZF2 Learn which common OOP misconceptions […]


December 2013 php[architect] Magazine Released

by · December 18, 2013


The last issue of 2013 is now available. Our December issue aims to give you some tips and tricks to make your development life easier: Need to harness the power of Git for your team? We have not one, but two articles with some awesome tricks to make collaboration and testing much easier. Need to […]



by · December 18, 2012


No time to waste. tek13 has been announced (May 14 – 17th, 2013) and the Call for Papers is open. The CfP will only be open until January 15th, though, so don’t delay, submit today! See, I even made it rhyme so you can remember it more easily. Now get to it.


CodeWorks is Here Again!

by · August 1, 2012


It’s that glorious time of year when you can purchase your CodeWorks tickets for the Early Bird Special price! And just what is that price? Hold on to your hats, folks, this year’s Early Bird Special is a mere $25. And if that’s not cheap enough for you, buy two tickets (or more) and get […]


Top 3 Reasons You Should Buy a php|tek Ticket Right Now

by · February 28, 2012


3 days, 39 talks, 3 letters in the words PHP and tek – Coincidence? I think not. It’s too symmetrical to miss! More acronyms than you can shake a stick at! This is your last chance for a discounted ticket to the best PHP conference around. So hurry over to Registration, and sign up right […]



by · October 5, 2011


I was recently reminded of a talk I heard back in 2008 at php|works in Atlanta. Eric David Benari gave a great talk on usability and accessibility for sites, and even though this was quite a while ago, the talk topic remains relevant today. One of the main things that I got out of that […]


The Cloud Couldn’t Be Easier

by · April 19, 2011


Zend has just announced their latest partnership with RightScale, a leader in cloud computing management, to provide you with a new Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. This is not just your typical PaaS, though, this will provide a “solution for deploying and managing business-critical PHP applications with high availability, elasticity and portability in the cloud.”


Mobile Development with PHP

by · April 11, 2011


Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 will soon be available (release is currently scheduled for early May) to the PHP development community. Version 4.5, though, is not just the latest version of Flash Builder, it is the beginning of a partnership between Zend and Adobe. Flash Builder 4.5 is under the Adobe umbrella, but will come with Zend Studio 8 bundled in and will have the full backing of Zend. You will now be able to create mobile applications using the Adobe Flash platform and PHP in one integrated application. Both Flash Builder and Zend Studio have been built on the Eclipse platform, so you will be able to build Flex and PHP side-by-side.


Function Contest

by · February 17, 2011


Custom PHP functions can solve problems, save you time and now, they can even get you free stuff!


New SQL Server driver released

by · April 26, 2010


Microsoft recently announced their new PDO driver for SQL Server. The goal is to make it easier for developers to support multiple databases with their applications and to make it easier for popular PHP applications to offer a SQL server option.