Category Archives

The articles on this website have been categorised so that each article is present only in one category at a time – no redundancy. Feel free to jump on a category in the list below:

Book Reviews

  1. Ebook Review For Uncle Cal’s Career Advice To Developers

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Exam Certification Tips

  1. Magento Certifications Tips & Tricks – Hear It From Magento Certified Engineer Phillip Jackson
  2. Zend Certifications Tips & Tricks – Hear It From Zend Certified Engineer Eric Hogue
  3. Zend Certifications Tips & Tricks – Hear It From Zend Certified Engineer Lorna Jane Mitchell
  4. Zend Certifications Tips & Tricks – Hear It From Zend Certified Engineer Michelangelo van Dam

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PHP & Tech Articles

  1. Wrongly Positioning a ‘Return’ Statement Inside An Inner ‘Finally’ Block Can Be Lethal
  2. Installing Magento version 2 on an AWS (Amazon) Free Tier EC2 Instance On LEMP – Everything Command Line Way!
  3. How To Use SVN 1.8 With Jetbrains PHPstorm 7.1 (On Windows 8)
  4. Composer Issue + ” exceeded the timeout of 300 seconds “
  5. How To Auto Generate Properties Dynamically For All Your Classes Using Magic Methods & Reflection
  6. Mac OS X 10.8 + How To Completely Remove / Uninstall PHPStorm – Jetbrains PHP IDE
  7. How I Update WordPress Manually On A VPS Server Like Linode.com
  8. Linux Mint + XAMPP + How To Install Xdebug Extension For PHP
  9. MySQL + UPDATE SELECT Statement + #1093 – You can’t specify target table for update in FROM clause
  10. Building Your PHP Geek Cred To Publicly Be An Awesome PHP Developer
  11. PHP + PDO + FETCH_OBJ Issue + Notice: Trying to get property of non-object
  12. PHP 5.3 + How To Completely Destroy Session Variables In PHP
  13. Linux Mint + Netbeans + xdebug Issue Not Loaded in php.ini
  14. Linux Mint + How To Uninstall Netbeans Fast & Simple Via Bash Shell
  15. Linux Mint + How To Know which Version You Are Running (Including 32bit or 64bit)
  16. How To Install A Fresh MantisBT – OpenSource Bug Tracker
  17. Linux + Netbeans 6.9.1 Issue + AutoCompletion Freezing Each Time For NameSpace\Class
  18. Linux + How To Install And Configure Suhosin As A Xampp Extension
  19. Linux Mint + How To Install APC And Configure APC On Xampp – APC caching extension
  20. Linux Mint + Xampp + phpize + Cannot find autoconf. Please check your autoconf installation and the $PHP_AUTOCONF environment variable
  21. Linux Mint + Xampp Error + ‘grep: /opt/lampp/include/php/main/php.h: No Such File Or Directory’
  22. The Maximum Length Limit Of An Email Address is 254, NOT 320!
  23. How To Quickly Know Which PDO Driver Is Available For Your LAMP Stack
  24. PHP PDO + Warning: PDO::__construct() [pdo.–construct]: [2002] Invalid argument (trying to connect via unix://)
  25. Linux Mint + How To Install Netbeans IDE From Source Without Using ‘apt-get’ Or Synaptic Package Manager
  26. DooPHP + Alloy Framework + Zend Framework + Object not found! + The requested URL was not found on this server
  27. Linux Mint 10 Julia + XAMPP: Another Web Server Daemon Is Already Running
  28. How To Code A Singleton Design Pattern In PHP 5+
  29. DooPHP – How To Decouple PROTECTED_FOLDER To Make Your Protected Folder Outside Your Public/Web Root Folder
  30. WordPress Finally Drops Support For Deprecated PHP 4 and Its Wife MySQL 4
  31. How Relevant Are Business Goals In PHP Software Architectures In An Era Of PHP-Loving Web-Based Systems
  32. How To Change The Path Of Uploading File In WordPress [2.8.x, 2.9.x] Without Touching The Code Configurations
  33. How To Get Precise Error Messages For Issues Related To WordPress and MySQL
  34. A Glance At What Can Go Wrong Between Your WordPress Installation and MySQL
  35. Simple Glance At How To Setup Zend_Tool In Your PHP Zend Framework Application
  36. PHP Is Simply Effective. Simple To Learn, Simple To Write, Simple To Read And Simple To Debug. – Haiping Zhao Believes It Too! What About You?
  37. PHP + Savant3 + Solution To ‘Fatal error: Method Savant3::__tostring() cannot take arguments’
  38. Javascript Snippet To Find If URL Contains Page Name
  39. Javascript + Using jQuery To Find URL QueryString or URL Params – A Simple, Yet Effective Approach!
  40. Javascript + Do Not Make The Mistake Of Using Regex For Querystring / URL Params Handling
  41. I Love To KISS And You Should Learn The Art To KISS Too!
  42. Hello World! Welcome To My Brand New Blog!

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PHP Conferences

  1. Pacific Northwest PHP Conference | Sneak Glance At The Pre-Event!
  2. Know Thy PHP Conference Know The PHP South Coast Conference – It’s All ‘About & For’ The PHP Community
  3. Know Thy Conference Know The EndPoint API Conference – APIs Will Be Everywhere & Every Service Will Offer Them
  4. Michelangelo van Dam Shares His Insights On Unconference
  5. Know Thy PHP Conference Know The Dutch PHP Conference (DPC) & The Dutch Mobile Conference (DMC) – “If You Can Do It Ahead Of Time, No Matter What It Is, Do It!”

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PHP Interviews

  1. Making Zend Framework Components Compatible With PHP 7.2 & Is It The End of Monolithic Framework at Zend | Hear It From The Mouth Of The Principal Engineer at Zend Technologies a.k.a Mr Matthew Weier O’Phinney
  2. PHP Interview With Josh Lockhart The Guy Behind ‘PHP The Right Way’ – Find Good Online Resources And Communities & Use Them To Your Advantage
  3. PHP Interview With Michael Wallner A Full-Time Core PHP Developer – Try To Understand How Things Work & Why They Work That Way
  4. PHP Interview With Maarten Balliauw Technical Evangelist at JetBrains – Learn From Others & Talk About What Your Experiences And Issues Are
  5. PHP Interview With Corey Ballou Co-Organizer Of The Queen City PHP Meetup Group – Start A Web Development Blog & Write About New Things You Learn
  6. PHP Interview With Phil Sturgeon The Man Behind PyroCMS – Follow A Standard It Doesn’t Have To Be PSR-1 or PSR-2
  7. PHP Interview With Vito Chin Lead Maintainer Of Gmagick Extension For PHP – Learn More About The Ecosystem That PHP Is Usually Part Of
  8. PHP Interview With Jakub Vrana Co-Author Of The Official PHP Manual – Learn How To Use Arrays + Use Classes In A Smart Way
  9. PHP Interview With Manuel Lemos Founder Of PHPClasses.org – Focus On The Problems Rather Than The Means To Solve Them
  10. PHP Interview With Lineke Kerckhoffs-Willems Co-Founder Of ProTalk.me – Start Learning PHP Properly First Before Diving Into Any Frameworks
  11. PHP Interview With Stefan Priebsch A Co-Founder Of The PHP Consulting Company aka thePHP.cc – Look Beyond PHP!
  12. PHP Interview With Paul Dragoonis CTO At BestBuys.com – Expand Your Connections Via Twitter, IRC & Google Plus
  13. PHP Interview With Timothy Boronczyk The Managing Editor of PHPmaster.com – No Substitute For Real-Life Experience Of Writing & Debugging Code
  14. PHP Interview With Derick Rethans The Father Of The PHP Swiss-Army Knife aka Xdebug – Get Familiar With PHP Security!
  15. PHP Interview With Ligaya Turmelle Co-Founder Of PHPwomen.org – Find A Mentor #php-mentoring
  16. PHP Interview With Adam Culp The Organizer Of The South Florida PHP User Group & The Sunshine PHP Conference – Don’t Be Afraid To Break Anything
  17. PHP Interview With Francesco Fullone The President Of The Italian PHP User Group GrUSP – Confrontation Is The first Step To Enlightenment
  18. PHP Interview With Rob Allen The Main Author Of The Book Zend Framework in Action – Learn Security Best Practices From The Beginning
  19. PHP Interview With Matthew Weier O’Phinney Project Lead of Zend Framework – Read Code, Ask questions, Write Lots Of Code & Be Humble
  20. PHP Interview With Patrick Allaert Creator Of Alternative PHP Monitor aka APM – Come To PHP Conferences
  21. PHP Interview With Eli White Chief Technical Officer Of Musketeers.me – Just Get In There, Hack Some Code And Enjoy Yourself
  22. PHP Interview With Matthew Turland Co-Author Of ‘PHP Master:Write Cutting Edge Code’ – Learn How To Write PHP Without Using A Third-party Framework First
  23. PHP Interview With Ian Barber A Developer Advocate For Google+ – Try To Dip Your Toe Into Other Languages As Well
  24. PHP Interview With Jacques Woodcock A Leader In The Nashville PHP User Group – Engage In Conversation With Smarter People
  25. PHP Interview With Taylor Otwell The Creator Of Laravel PHP 5.3 Framework – Learn Good Design Patterns
  26. PHP Interview With Davey Shafik The Original Author Of PHAR (The PHP Archive) – The Best Thing About PHP Is The Community
  27. PHP Interview With Chris Cornutt The Hero Behind PHPdeveloper.org – Don’t Ever Stop Learning
  28. PHP Interview With Rafael Dohms The Brazilian PHP Evangelist – To Really Learn Go Outside Your Comfort Zone Try New Technologies New Frameworks
  29. PHP Interview With Sebastian Marek Software Architect at Plusnet A Sheffield based ISP – Learn From The Best And Don’t Take Shortcuts
  30. PHP Interview With Lorna Jane Mitchell The Project Lead Of Joind.in – Get started! Stop reading! Start doing!
  31. PHP Interview With Stuart Herbert The Lead Engineer Of Phix for PHP – Become A Software Archaeologist
  32. PHP Interview With Amit Singh Organizer Of The Biggest Un-Conference In Pune For Indian PHP developers – If Everything Is An Experiment You Cannot Fail
  33. PHP Interview With Chris Hartjes The Grumpy Programmer Of The PHP Community
  34. Interview With Cal Evans The Icon Of The PHP Community
  35. PHP Interview With Ivo Jansch Founder & CEO of Mobile Technology Egeniq.com – Use A PHP Framework So You Don’t Re-Invent The Wheel
  36. PHP Interview With Stefan Koopmanschap Symfony Community Manager – Don’t Be Shy To Ask Others For Help
  37. PHP Interview With Michelangelo van Dam President Of PHPBenelux PHP User Group – Give And Expect Nothing In Return
  38. PHP Interview With Enrico Zimuel Senior Software Engineer At Zend Technologies – Everything Is An Array In PHP
  39. Interview With Chris Tankersley Founder Of Northwest Ohio PHP Users Group – Any Involvement Is Good Involvement (@Microsoft)

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PHP User Groups

  1. Know The Las Vegas PHP User Group – Help Each Other & We All Benefit
  2. Welcome To The New PHPWomen – Interview with Michelle Sanver and Lineke Kerckhoffs-Willems
  3. How-To User Group – Hear It From James Titcumb & Organisers Of PHP Hampshire – “Be Decisive & Take The Lead”
  4. Know Thy PHP User Group Know The PHP Hampshire User Group – Find An Independent Venue Rather Than Conference Venues
  5. How To Start A PHP User Group – Hear It From Craig Willis Founder Of The LeedsPHP Usergroup – “The Meetup Must Have A Theme”
  6. Know Thy PHP User Group Know The Leeds PHP User Group (LeedsPHP) – “Choose A Sponsor That Is Actually Interested In Promoting PHP In The Community”

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The PHPc Tour

  1. Interview With Mihail Irintchev Team Leader At SiteGround Web hosting
  2. What Tools Does The PHPrince Of Persia Use In His Daily Adventures?!
  3. What Secret Tools Does The Grumpy Programmer ‘Chris Hartjes’ Harness, To Be So grumpy?! It’s The Tools Talking! Aye!
  4. Let’s #phpGreen – With 7PHP At National Park Mauritius
  5. Happy New Year 2016 Message From Phil Sturgeon To The PHP Community
  6. What Tools Does PHP Superstar Michelangelo Use In His Daily PHP Routine!
  7. #DC4D Brings You Debugging Beyond The var_dump() Approach
  8. #20YearsOfPHP – Let’s Hear It From Cal Evans
  9. 2015 Message & 2014 Retro of Michelangelo To The PHP Community
  10. The PHP Community Is Also About Promoting Lifestyle Changes & Nurturing Healthy Habits – Get OnBoard #BiggestLoserPHP15 With Coderabbi! #CommunityWorks
  11. Happy NewYear2015 Message From David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH) To The Wider Programmer Community
  12. Happy NewYear2015 Message From Stefan Koopmanschap To The PHP Community
  13. The Black AmsterdamPHP elePHPant – A New PHPamily Member Is Born
  14. 7PHP Attended PHP North West In Oct 2014 – Emotions & Review of #PHPNW14
  15. A Glaring Example Of The Unique Spirit of The PHP Community => 7PHP Says Thanks To The PHP Community For PHPNW!
  16. Prestashop – A 7PHP Comprehensive Interview You Don’t Wanna Miss! Showing The World Why PHP Is Amazing.
  17. A Comprehensive Interview About Slim The Micro PHP Framework
  18. Lone Star PHP 2014 Review 02 :: Spotlight On Jeremy Lindblom’s Stay @ #lsp14 – Let’s Continue To Learn & Share #CommunityWorks
  19. Lone Star PHP 2014 Review 01 :: Spotlight On Chris Tankersley’s Stay @ #lsp14 – We Need To Talk To Each Other To Learn & Grow
  20. The PHP Community Is Much More Than PHP Codes or Frameworks. It’s About Good Involvement, Humility, Empathy, Relationship & Giving Back – Jacques Woodcock Shares His Wisdom!
  21. A Talk With PHP Recruiter Lonnie Brown – Forget About Money & Take Care Of Your Candidates
  22. How & Why Did The PHP Mascot Come To Birth? The elePHPant Secret Story!
  23. Icon Of The PHP Community Turns 50 – Happy Birthday Cal Evans!
  24. Slim PHP Micro Framework Through The Lens Of Jeremy Kendall
  25. A Chat About Cloud Computing & PHP Development In The Cloud
  26. Speaker & Attendee Feedback Of The Previous Laravel4 Talk Of NomadPHP June 2013
  27. Things You Don’t Know About NomadPHP + The ‘After-First-Talk’ Of NomadPHP – Features 5 interviews with The Organizer, The Speaker & 3 Attendees
  28. A Chat About Adminer – A Simple, Yet Effective, Database Management tool written in PHP
  29. Interview With David Heinemeier Hansson – Creator Of Ruby on Rails
  30. A Comprehensive Interview With Zurmo CRM Tool + What Is A CRM & Its Relevance In Today’s Era
  31. Interview With PPI – The PHP Meta-Framework
  32. Interview With Musketeers.me On Taking Over PHP|Architect – Goal Is To Make Existing Processes More Efficient With Fresh Bloods
  33. Everything You Should Know About The PHP Master Series Vol 1 – Get Prepared To Ask Your Questions Beforehand!

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