Reflecting private properties
I recently stumbled over reflecting private properties in PHP again. As you might know, this was not possible until now and if you tried this:
Speaking at Dynamic Languages World
PHP @ FrOSCon: This year we are a sub-conference - Call for papers
The PHP Usergroup Dortmund will again organize PHP @ FrOSCon this year. As usual this happens in cooperation with the PHP Usergroups Köln/Bonn and Hamburg. The Free and Open Source Conference 2008 is going to happen on August 23rd and 24th. Instead of the past 2 years, we'll not only have a dedicated project room. A dedicated PHP @ FrOSCon track will be a part of the FrOSCon main conference program.
Sending HEAD requests with ext/curl
ext/curl is the common tool of choice, if one needs to perform more advanced HTTP requests from a PHP script (for simple ones, use a stream!). I recently wanted to perform a HEAD request to a file, after which I wanted to perform some more advanced HTTP interaction, so CURL was also the tool of choice here.
I find the recent discussion about good naming schemes quite funny. Namespaces are potentially coming in PHP 5.3 (does anyone believe?) and people start discussion about how they can even shorten their names from Abstract to aSomething and from Interface to iAnotherthing. I'm a fan of short names. As Lars pointed out: as short as possible, as verbose as needed.