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php|architect — November 2011

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mod_rewrite Boot Camp

mod_rewrite has been referred to as the Swiss Army Knife of Apache URL manipulation. I get a bit of a chuckle out of this, because I think of a Swiss Army Knife as the tool that you use when you don’t have the right tool on hand. Be that as it may, mod_rewrite has become an essential part of the toolbox of any Apache HTTP Server administrator. –by Rich Bowen

Real-time Data, Old School Style

The real-time web is coming upon us at a steady pace. Sooner or later, as a web developer, you will be confronted with questions from your customers about it. What makes real-time so interesting? Is it the fact that you can refresh parts of a webpage with new and interesting information, even without an explicit request from the user? Probably, yes, but keep in mind that you will have to broaden that to a bigger perspective. –by Jonas Mariën

Converting Static into Content Manageable

In this article, we’re going to look at how you can use SilverStripe to convert static HTML pages to a content manageable website. We’ll check out several features of developing sites with SilverStripe, including its template engine, MVC approach for clean separation of template logic, and how we can use functions straight out of the box to make you look like a rock star to your clients. –by Will Rossiter

Zend Framework…Without Inhaling

Not sure how to integrate all Zend Framework has to offer into your existing code? Do you want to know how you can use Zend Framework without having to fully adopt the MVC architecture? What if you want to begin using MVC later? This article will present ideas and examples on how you can integrate Zend Framework into your existing codebase with minimal need for future refactoring. –by Jeremy Brown

Community Corner: Future Rock Stars

I had help taking that first step into the spotlight. Now, let me help you. –by Lorna Jane Mitchell

Bug Zapper: Zend_Rest_Client Should Send a File

I had a break from writing this column because I have been a little bit ahead of schedule with the writing – very much unlike right now – where my deadline is rapidly approaching at a scary pace. To get inspiration for my next bug fix attempt, I did what I would do if there were no bug nagging me in my dreams: I opened up the ZF issue tracker. I was expecting to open my favorite filter with unresolved critical bugs, but it appears there is an open issue assigned to me (by me :)) and oh no, not again, it’s for Zend_Rest_Client. –by Bart McLeod

exit(0): Longer, Heavier, Bytier

Developers and their non-technical counterparts never seem to get along. What needs to change? –by Marco Tabini

Editorial: A Long Crazy Trip

I’m scared silly, and you should join me. –by Elizabeth Tucker Long

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