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New book on Sencha Touch
by PHPNerds - February 24, 2012 @ 7:53 am
A must-read for all Sencha Touch enthusiasts Sencha Touch Cookbook.
PHP statistics for June 2008
by PHPNerds - July 6, 2008 @ 10:22 am
PHP market share on all website of the world is 33,18 % of web sites according to this website: nexen.net.
Good to see that PHP 5 share is up by 2%.
PHPDesigner adds multi-language support
by PHPNerds - July 5, 2008 @ 11:28 am
Most PHP professionals use either the Zend Framework or Macromedia Dreamweaver as their daily development tool. But there is an alternative which is much cheaper, and some also say better, and the name of this alternative is PHPDesigner. The latest Beta release version 6.1.3 adds support for multi-language and also Smarty highlighting. I have personally for many months being using this as my preferred PHP development tool.

The website for PHPDesigner is: http://www.mpsoftware.dk/.
PHP 5.2 released
by PHPNerds - November 19, 2006 @ 7:58 am
PHP 5.2 was released on the 2nd of November. Some of the new features were: Input filtering extension was added and enabled by default, JSON extension was added and enabled by default and ZIP extension for creating and editing zip files was introduced.
PHP 4.4.4 and 5.1.5 Released
by PHPNerds - August 21, 2006 @ 3:05 am
The newly released versions of PHP fix a couple of security issues discovered since PHP 5.1.4 and 4.4.3.

These include the following:
- Added missing safe_mode/open_basedir checks inside the error_log(),
file_exists(), imap_open() and imap_reopen() functions.
- Fixed overflows inside str_repeat() and wordwrap() functions on 64bit
systems.
- Fixed possible open_basedir/safe_mode bypass in cURL extension and on
PHP 5.1.5 with realpath cache.
- Fixed overflow in GD extension on invalid GIF images.
- Fixed a buffer overflow inside sscanf() function.
- Fixed an out of bounds read inside stripos() function.
- Fixed memory_limit restriction on 64 bit system.
"www.php.net"
Code Challenge 2006
by PHPNerds - July 9, 2006 @ 5:49 am
O'Reilly and Fachverlag für Computerwissen is hosting an open source programming contest called "Code Challenge 2006" with sponsored prized.
You are asked to program one or many of the following tools: Webcalendar, Wikipodcast or Captcha. The contest is closed on August 15.

More details here.
Eclipse, Zend and IBM announce a new PHP IDE Project
by PHPNerds - April 26, 2006 @ 4:19 pm
This is great news as Eclipse is considered by many as the best IDE available.

It will deliver a PHP Integrated Development Environment framework for the Eclipse Platform and will encompass the development components necessary to develop PHP-based web applications and will leverage the existing Eclipse Web Tools Project.

The project will be an initial set of Eclipse plug-ins that will add PHP capabilities to Eclipse and will provide extension points to further extend the functionality of the project. The project will be composed of a set of extensible features covering the development life cycle including functionality that deals with developing, deploying, documenting and debugging PHP-based applications.
"www.eclipse.org"
Yahoo! PHP Developer Center
by PHPNerds - February 25, 2006 @ 10:39 am
Yahoo! has added yet another new section to their Developer Network: the PHP Developer Centre.

The site contains many code samples, advice, and HOWTO documents for using the Yahoo! APIs with PHP. One interesting feature is the ability to specify serialized PHP as a possible output type to some of the Yahoo! APIs. Harry Fuecks has posted a blog over at Sitepoint where he notes some possible security concerns with this approach.
PHP 5.1.2 and 4.4.2 Released
by PHPNerds - January 18, 2006 @ 12:56 pm
PHP 5.1.2 contains both feature enhancements as well as bug fixes and addresses three security issues regarding: Format string vulnerability in ext/mysqli, cross-site scripting problems and HTTP Response Splitting was also adressed. Some of the new features in PHP 5.1.2 are: Hash extension is added to the core, XMLWriter is added and PNG compression support was added to the GD extension.

PHP 4.4.2 is a maintenance release which solves many minor security problems and fixes a few regressions that show up in PHP.
Final release for PHP 4.4.2
by PHPNerds - January 7, 2006 @ 8:41 am
Derick Rethans writes on his website, that he has released PHP 4.4.2RC2, which should be the final release candidate for PHP 4.4.2.

The major fixes in this release will be the problems with current() and key(), the problem with Apache 2 subrequests and we modified the behavior of header() so that it does not allow more than one header to be set at once. This prevents header injection.
"Derick Rethans"
Top 7 PHP Security Blunders
by PHPNerds - December 26, 2005 @ 2:58 pm
Sitepoint has an interesting article about PHP programming and Security.

The following aspects are examined: Unvalidated Input Errors, Access Control Flaws, Session ID Protection, Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Flaws, SQL Insertion Vulnerabilities, Error Reporting and Data Handling Errors.
Why Choose PHP?
by PHPNerds - December 13, 2005 @ 7:47 am
Zend Technologies, creator of the PHP platform, has a page on their website containing arguments for why using PHP. The page quotes NetCraft which claims that PHP has surpassed Microsoft ASP, making PHP the most popular Web development language today.
Record interesting in MySQL 5.0
by PHPNerds - December 3, 2005 @ 5:27 pm
A major upgrade to MySQL was released on 24th of October. This version labelled MySQL 5.0 has already been downloaded one million times, which underlines MySQL's position as the most popular Open Source database in the world.
No more register globals in PHP 6
by PHPNerds - November 28, 2005 @ 7:10 am
Derick Rethans notes from the recent "PHP Developer's Meeting" in Paris have been published.

PHP 6 is planned to introduce a lot of interesting features, but will also cleanup existing functionality such as register globals, magic quotes and safe mode.
PHP 4.4.1 Released
by PHPNerds - November 22, 2005 @ 4:28 pm
PHP 4.4.1 was released on October 31th. Seven security issues were fixed, as well as thirtyfive other bugs. The most important fix removed a notice when a function which returns a reference, calls another function by-reference.
Here are more details..
Securing PHP Files
by Peter McNulty - January 16, 2005 @ 10:34 am
We have a new article on Securing PHP Files which you should check out if you wondering how to password protect one or more PHP files.
vBulletin 3.0.5 Security Release
by Peter McNulty - January 8, 2005 @ 4:21 pm
I'm sure everyone has heard about the recent worm that has been using google and other search engines to find vunerable version of PhpBB to hack. Now, vBulletin has released a urgent security update, possibly related to this worm or possible future worms.

vBulletin 3.0.5 Security Release
PHP Voted Programming Language of 2004
by Peter McNulty - January 5, 2005 @ 4:23 pm
PHP has been announced programming language of 2004! PHP has moved up two places as of last year, or 3%.

The ratings are based on the world-wide availability of skilled engineers, courses and third party vendors. The popular search engines Google, MSN, and Yahoo! are used to calculate the ratings.
Tiobe.com
Merry Christmas!
by Peter McNulty - December 25, 2004 @ 6:16 am
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years. Enjoy the time, gifts, food and family. Then of course, start working on your next PHP scripts! Happy holidays!
A few articles
by Peter McNulty - December 22, 2004 @ 5:06 pm
We've released a few more articles over the past few days. Check them out, they are Redirecting Users and Server Side Includes. Don't forget about our old articles
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