PHPUGDO - Different presentations
Yesterday evening was the second meeting I attended of the PHP user group Dortmund. Sadly we've only been 5 people, although there are currently 12 members on the mailinglist. Since we wanna start some kind of useful project with the group members (what project this will be is not ready for the public, yet) and have a huge variaty of states of knowledge in the group, we decided to have an educational session in our next meeting. All of the 5 attendants from yesterday took a topic to prepare a little presentation (30-45 minutes) for the next meeting (in 2 weeks, 5th of May).
Yippieh! Just in time for the International PHP Conference 2005 Spring Edition, which will take place from Monday to Wendsday next week in Amsterdam (RAI Conference Center), the merchandising ballpens I ordered arrived. Indeed, they are really really cool (much cooler than on this really bad photo)....
Bash completion for the PEAR Installer
I always wanted to have the PEAR commands get auto completed on my bash. Here is how it works:
Getting started at eZ Systems
Today I signed my freelancing contract with eZ Systems GmbH (the German part of the eZ Systems company) here in Dortmund and directly begun my work. I will work at eZ about 20 hours a week (beside my studies) and for now I will do project based development of customer solutions, which is mostly the development of inter- / intranet applications on basis of eZ Publish. Luckily, most of the projects they currently have are not the usual content management stuff a web developer does everyday, but more interessting jobs that have real workflows and need real applications. For the latter part of this year its planned to maybe get me into real eZ Publish development, meaning taking part in the new version 4.0 of the product, what would be quite fun, I guess.
PEAR::XML_RPC - Security vulnerability!
As already mentioned, a huge bunch of PHP based applications have a security issue in their XML-RPC implementations. This also applied to PEAR::XML_RPC. If you are using this package, it's more than recommended to upgrade to the new version 1.3.1, which fixes the named issue. If you have your own or are using another ones XML-RPC implementation, please check immediatly if the issue exists there, too! There are several example exploits around the web, so take this issue seriously!
Learn everything about PEAR in 6 weeks!
You're developing large PHP applications every day? Your applications are growing fast? You always have low time and budget for your projects? Your PHP based product needs some new nice feature which would take long to implement? You're often developing PHP applications with "rapid prototyping"?
Indexing XML: What would you do?
In a recent project one of the duties is to make a huge amount of XML documents searchable. I dealt with XML in several situations and used parts of XPath, XSL and Co., but this is a new challange. Be now I have made up my mind and thought about what to do, with so clear result, so I'm trying to ask the public for opinions.
Open Source Database Conference 2005
As some of you might have already realized, this conference is in parallel to the International PHP Conference and taking place in the same location. The schedule for the conf looks as follows:
Welcome to pearadise.net
I think the time is right to publish the new project I recently worked on. Please welcome pearadise.net - The PEAR channel portal. pearadise.net enables you to register your PEAR 1.4 compliant channel server and have it's data aggregated in a unique web interface. By now the pearadise.net portal provides access to the PEAR channel itself and Greg Beavers test channel (where he also provides the channel server).
After some conference-free time over the summer, I'll attend 2 conferences until the end of the year:
I know, there are tons of PHP IRC channels out there, but we still opened a new one (a few weeks ago), which first was a meeting place for our local (Dortmund) usergroup: #phpug on the EUIRC network. By now more and more people from other usergroups (mostly from Germany) and it starts getting a quite interessting place (ok, don't imaging something like #php.de on IRCNet, but we regularly have 10 to 15 people).
phpDocumentor for VIM 1.0.1
I recently uploaded a new version of PDV (phpDocumentor for VIM), which allows you to comfortable generate documentation for your PHP classses, functions, methods and attributes. The new version fixes some issues with the usage of tabs in your code (since I only use spaces, I did not notice these), as well as some smaller bugs. Enjoy! :)