Tag: php

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HipHop, PHP, and the Evolution of Language

A lively little discussion developed over the past few days on the DC-PHP developers mailing list. We have a very active developers group here in the DC area – much larger than most cities, in fact. Part of what makes our group great is the diversity of background and experience […]

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Facebook's HipHop and What it Means to WordPress

This was originally posted on my company blog and reposted here for posterity. By now, the news has hit the street about Facebook’s new PHP pseudo-compiler technology that is looking set to change the PHP world once again. It is called HipHop for PHP. Here at Emmense, we build on […]

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PHP Doesn't Do WordPress and WordPress Doesn't Do PHP

If there’s one thing I have been consistent on in the past (almost) 6 years of blogging and engaging on the web, it’s that I believe in the mantra “no sacred cows”. In politics, I confound and confuse members of both parties who look at life through sterilized lenses that […]

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The BASIC Cloud Framework API

Last night, I spent the evening with a bunch of PHP developers in DC. This informal gathering in the DC-PHP community is a regular occurrence known as the DC PHP Beverage Subgroup – Virginia Chapter. There is also a DC-chapter that meets once a month as well. These two informal […]

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Sharing Mini Stories

Clearly, I don’t update this blog enough. Not that I feel like I have to. It’s my personal blog. I can do anything and say anything I want to. However, one thing I DO do a lot of is surf the web. Via Twitter and Friendfeed, not to mention links […]

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Fun With Programming Languages

Tonight, a Facebook thread got a little out of control after I posted a status update that I was “mentally bankrupt.” It was a long day working on client work – a project that is just about done but past due. After some commentary by Facebook friends, we got to […]

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For PHP Devs, a Twitter PHP Class

At the end of this post, this site is going into a twitter free period of two weeks. I’m sensitive to the fact that we talk about Twitter quite a lot and not always doing a good job of reaching into all of real life like we’d like. So after […]

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WordPress Export Base Class

Real quick note to let you know that over the weekend, I released new code that is GPLv2, relating to WordPress export format (WXR). The code and details are here and I’d love to get some input and contributions of other export classes. I’ve included a (yet undocumented) Expression Engine […]

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Zend Adds Akismet API to Framework

The Zend Framework has a new member (albeit incubating at the moment). That new member is the Akismet API. Source: Akismet.

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