Zend Framework 2.0

Open question to the floor: Has anybody played around with Zend Framework 2.0? I’ve used the EventManager (which is pretty cool), but haven’t looked at any of the other code.

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Five features of PHP that I couldn’t live without (but did for far too long)

When it comes to learning PHP, there a few things I’ve known since the first day I forgot to put a ‘;’ at the end of a line. Many more I learned through the unforgiving education of experience (such as always indent your code). Unfortunately, a few things that were incredibly useful I didn’t learn […]

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Deploying apps to real iOS devices

I was working on one of my first native ios5 iPhone / iPad apps this evening and needed to try it out on my iPad. Getting the certificates set up and provisioning your devices can be quite confusing when you actually want to test on a real device. Luckily, I was able to find these […]

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TFS Commands

Using Team Foundation Server (TFS) is one of my love / hate relationships when using Visual Studio 2010. I always knew you could run TFS commands from the command line, but rarely ever needed to. About a week ago, a project was checked in with about 40 thousand lck files and multiple team members were […]

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http_build_query

Wow, I just realized this function exists. File that under you learn something new everyday. Sometimes it pays to look around inside the cavernous environs of Zend Framework.

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Pixelmator 2.0 Review

Tempted by the beautiful screenshots of a potential Photoshop replacement, I recently purchased Pixelmator from the Mac App Store. The quality of the app is superb. There was only a shallow learning curve in moving from Photoshop. Many of the naming conventions are the same, but Pixelmator seems more organized and it’s definitely sleeker. With version 2.0 […]

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Windows, WAMP, and VirtualHosts: Try this before you toss your Computer

If you are about to chuck your computer out the window because you can’t get multiple virtual hosts to work in WAMP on Windows7, be sure to check this out first.

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Shouting From the Shoulders of Giants

About eleven years ago, I was introduced to the world of programming via the wonders of PHP3. Two minutes later, I met my first parse error. Unbeknownst to me, I had entered a world that was often frustrating, sometimes infuriating, and occasionally joyous. After every triumph, I felt like I was master of that particular […]

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