An overview of PHP frameworks

I just ran across an overview that covers quite a few MVC frameworks for PHP. It’s basically a list of the frameworks with a few sentences to give you a general idea of each framework’s focus and a link to its website. If you haven’t started working with a framework yet, this might point you in the right direction.

Full article on Onextrapixel: [url=]An Overview of PHP Framework Guides for Developers[/url] via [url=]Hacker News[/url]

Hump Day Link Dump – Nov. 11, 2009

This week’s links:
[url=]PHP Library Interoperability Standards[/url]

[url=]PHP Founder Rasmus Lerdorf leaves Yahoo[/url]

[url=]Managing File Uploads with Zend Framework[/url]

[url=]Teach yourself how to code (not PHP specific)[/url]

[url=]A simple PHP Database class[/url]

[url=]Helicon Ape: an Apache emulator for ISS.[/url] [i]Why?![/i] 😆

OAMP: Setting up a secure AMP stack on OpenBSD 4.6

This morning, I posted my walk-through for getting [url=]Apache, MySQL and PHP working properly on OpenBSD 4.6[/url], which was released last week. The PHP package for OpenBSD already contains the [url=]Suhosin Hardened-PHP[/url] patches, and Apache is already patched and configured for use in a restricted chroot environment. Arguably, this is the most secure AMP server you’ll ever build.

To that end, installation is pretty straight-forward, but there are a few tricks you need to know in order to make your favorite AMP web applications (joomla, wordpress and others) work in this secure environment. I’ve outlined the entire installation procedure starting from a pristine installation of OpenBSD.

Full article: [url=]OAMP: OpenBSD 4.6 + Chroot Apache + MySQL + PHP[/url]

October 2009 Meeting

Unfortunately, due to family obligations, neither Dan nor I will be able to make it to the October meeting. KC PHP User Group has become a fairly autonomous group, so this doesn’t mean the meeting is canceled. It just means the tables won’t be arranged in the front north corner ahead of time. Please, feel free to show up and share your projects with one another and get input from the group, though! I’ll see you in November!


Cowtown Computer Congress Affiliate Night

After the February meeting, a few KCPUG folks went down to check out the new space that CCCKC has rented. The 1,400 Square-foot facility is just about a mile off of I-35.

Grand Opening week is March 2nd through 7th. Monday, March 2nd is going to be Affiliate Night, where local organizations can meet the other groups that will be using the space and learn about the space from participating members. The kick-off will start at 6:30PM.

We haven’t decided if the meeting will move away from Daily Dose yet, but this is a good opportunity to check out the space and learn what this technology cooperative is all about.

Directions: Take I-35 to the Rainbow/7th St exit and go East to Southwest Boulevard. Turn Left (North-East) and take Southwest Boulevard to 31st street. Turn right after you pass QuikTrip. Follow 31st St to Mercier, where you’ll find an elevator tower to access the cave space. If the door is locked. call 816-931-1148 and someone will come up and unlock the door. Most likely, someone will be topside to greet you.

Cowtown Computer Congress – Meeting Site?

[url=]CCCKC[/url] is a grassroots organization of tinkerers, hackers, explorers, artists, inventors and technology enthusiasts in the Kansas City area. A relative newcomer to Kansas City’s tech scene, they are trying to unite various technology cliques in KC, while providing a dedicated space for user groups, facilities for working on technology projects and the like.

Right now, it looks like the space they’ll have might be right near state line and Southwest Blvd. CCCKC is looking for affiliate organizations that want to have their user group meetings at the new space. The meeting room space would be reserved for us during our normal meeting time, and although there might be non-KCPUG people at the work benches if they have a project they’re working on, it would probably be a less distracting environment that’s more centrally located and just a mile off the Rainbow exit from I-35.

I’ll probably be at the December meeting, and I’d be more than happy to get opinions from people. Otherwise, I’ll see you in January. Optionally, weigh in with your two cents in the comments after logging in.

December meeting notes

The December meeting had a turn-out better than I’d expected. Despite being in the middle of a snow storm and during the busy holiday season, we had enough attendees to consider it a real meeting, including a few brand new faces.

There wasn’t a whole lot of structure, but it was a good meeting all the same. I gave a brief demonstration of my Google Spreadsheets browser, and everyone discussed the various projects they’re working on.

ThatGuy posted meeting notes in the Forums, check them out for more details.

PHP 4 End-Of-Life Announced

Maybe this will get vendors to start switching their buggy code over to PHP 5, which is already 3 years old. Of course, PHP 6 is on the horizon… Support (patches, mostly) will be offered through the end of the year 2007. Then it’s game over for PHP 4.

The end is in sight for the 7-year-old but still popular version 4 of PHP, open-source software that lets servers create customized Web pages such as online catalog pages or a list of search results.[/quote]
Full Story via cNet

Pixy: Application vulnerability scanner for PHP code

Cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection (SQLI) vulnerabilities are present in many modern web applications, and are reported continuously on pages such as BugTraq. In the past, finding such vulnerabilities usually involved manual source code audits. Unfortunately, this manual vulnerability search is a very tiresome and error-prone task.

More about Pixy here