Wednesday Jan 11, 2012
Saturday Sep 03, 2011
By cj on Sep 03, 2011
Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Express Edition aka "Oracle XE" is now available on Linux 64 bit and Windows 32 bit. This is a free version of the Oracle Database. Windows 64 bit is "in the works" but Linux 32 bit is not planned.
Check out the newly updated Oracle Database Express Edition 2 Day + PHP Developer's Guide. As well as HTML and PDF variants, the manual is available in Mobi and EPUB formats.
The 2 Day + PHP manual has steps for installing PHP and walks through creating an introductory application. It shows different ways to interact with Oracle XE and introduces PHP 5.3 features.
The example shows the mechanics of DB interaction. It builds the application from the ground up so you can understand how to construct your own high performance applications. If you want to continue the learning path and use a PHP framework, Oracle 11g XE works with the Developing a PHP Web Application with Oracle Database 11g training.
The Oracle 11.2 XE Linux install is RPM based. It takes just a few minutes to install, prompting only for a few necessary details such as desired passwords and ports. You need root access to install it.
Oracle 11.2 XE supports DRCP connection pooling so you'll really be able to maximize the small footprint database for PHP applications.
Readers who want to dive deeper into detail about PHP and advanced features available in other editions of Oracle Database might be interested in the later sections of the Underground PHP and Oracle Manual.
Wednesday May 11, 2011
By cj on May 11, 2011
Discussion on the PHP mail lists and IRC channels in the past few days has been looking positive about an alpha release of PHP 5.4 soon. This will be taken from the "trunk" branch of PHP. The exact feature list is under discussion but the mood seems to be "ship what we currently have" though a couple of features are slated to be deferred until later.
A paragraph from a post by Rasmus Lerdorf on PHP's "internals" mail list is worth re-broadcasting. Rasmus is more than willing to grant PHP karma to encourage contributions:
And if you can't figure out how to fix a test, post the details here. I'd love to point some of the obvious talents and energy of this list towards the code. If you don't have an svn account for committing your fixed test, go to http://www.php.net/svn-php.php and fill in the little form at the bottom there and put in the test that you fixed and a 1-liner about how you fixed it and I will set you up with an account right away. Info on how to check out the code from svn is here: https://wiki.php.net/vcs/svnfaq
So, you can easily become a contributor to PHP, which would look great on your resume.
To discuss test issues you can subscribe to the PHP internals and QA mail lists at http://php.net/mailing-lists.php
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