January 6, 2016 – What’s New in PHP

PHP 7 is a month old and already it’s up to version 7.0.1. This is the first major version release in a little over a decadeĀ for PHP. Come join us Wednesday evening, Jan 6, to hear from Joseph Maxwell what’s new in PHP 7. Eric Poe will give a short talk beforehand on the latest news in PHP-land from last month.

After the talks, please rate the overall meeting and the talks.

Light refreshments will be served.

We will meet at 6pm, January 6, at Stowers Institute in KCMO. Free visitor parking in the parking garage will be available.

An RSVP is appreciated via Meetup.

PHP 5.3 Released!

PHP 5.3 was released 6/30/09. It brings [url=http://us.php.net/manual/en/migration53.new-features.php]some big changes[/url] to PHP — among them: namespaces, closures, a few shortcuts, nowdoc, and changes to heredoc and PHP.ini.

Be sure to read the [url=http://us2.php.net/migration53]Migration Guide[/url] before upgrading to the latest and greatest.

Three PHP Frameworks Compared/Contrasted

IBM DeveloperWorks has posted the first part of a five-part series on three PHP frameworks: [url=http://framework.zend.com/]Zend Framework[/url], [url=http://www.symfony-project.com/]symfony[/url], and [url=http://cakephp.org/]CakePHP[/url]. In this series, the author will build a web application using each of the three frameworks.

Part I: [url=http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/os-php-fwk1/index.html]Getting Started[/url]
Part II: Building the application in each of the frameworks – compare and contrast.
Part III: Weaknesses in each of the frameworks when extending the application
Part IV: AJAX support
Part V: Working outside of the frameworks

Singleton and Factory Design Patterns in PHP

[url=http://www.devshed.com/cp/bio/Alejandro-Gervasio/]Alejandro Gervasio[/url] at [url=http://www.devshed.com/]Dev Shed[/url] gives a nice introduction to using the singleton and factory design patterns in PHP to build forms. This 5 part series takes the reader from an introduction to PHP classes and design patterns to creating a form using a form generator class and singleton and factory design patterns.

The five parts of the series:
1. [url=http://www.devshed.com/c/a/PHP/The-Singleton-and-Factory-Patterns-in-PHP-Building-objectoriented-forms/]Building object-oriented forms[/url]
2. [url=http://www.devshed.com/c/a/PHP/The-Singleton-and-Factory-Patterns-in-PHP-designing-an-object-factory/]Designing an object factory[/url]
3. [url=http://www.devshed.com/c/a/PHP/The-Singleton-and-Factory-Patterns-in-PHP-a-rendering-capable-factory-class/]A rendering-capable factory class[/url]
4. [url=http://www.devshed.com/c/a/PHP/The-Singleton-and-Factory-Patterns-in-PHP-Working-With-Singletons/]Working with Singletons[/url]
5. [url=http://www.devshed.com/c/a/PHP/The-Singleton-and-Factory-Patterns-in-PHP-Building-a-Form-Generator-Class/]Building a form generator class[/url]

Free Issue of International PHP Magazine

You can read the December 2003 issue of the International PHP Magazine for free.
    free Issue request.
You will receive via email the URL to the PDF for the 12/2003 issue of International PHP Magazine.

[EDITOR: dholmes] Thanks for the info. I actually have a subscription to this mag as well. Anyone interested, just let me know and I’ll bring them to the meeting. Also, it looks like you can get the January 2004 issue, if you would rather.