Codeacademy.com has just started releasing a PHP course to their track and progress based code learning system.
Right now only the Welcome to PHP! chapter is available, but more are listed and flagged as planned. Also a call for collaboration is included, since you can actually write the course.
Continue reading “Codeacademy.com releases PHP course”
Frameworks are making your life easier, since they take care of common tasks you without them would have to repeat for every project or even within projects.
I have assembled a small list of promising candidates for you, they may not be the most commonly used, but they teach best practices, principles like MVC and have communities and thereby helping hands on the internet.
This post was originally written for the semester blog of my class, therefore it also focusses on the types of database queries supported by the frameworks, we have a dedicated module in SQL and databases, which is why it is pretty relevant to the students of my semester. Continue reading “Best PHP MVC frameworks of 2013”
Composer is a dependency tool for PHP, a little like the gems for ruby or npm for node.js. Continue reading “Composer and the php.ini on Mac OS X”
Now this is just going to be a quick tip about a tiny pitfall in the amazing extension system for CodeIgniter: Sparks.
I was lucky to find a spark to detect mobile devices for a project I’m working on right now, so I wouldn’t have to drag together all the specifications for various user agents, written by James Constable. The problem I ran into was, that CodeIgniter would output an error whenever I tried to load the spark, which went like this: Continue reading “CodeIgniter and Sparks, Fatal error: Call to a member function isMobile() on a non-object”
I applied for some more studies today and for that cause I created a little motivated application I would like to share with you. Who ever proclaimed, that only designers can make some creative applications was wrong. I dug out my inDesign skills and make a little something myself, a PDF with actually working PHP code (yay, big deal)! Check out the PDF! Continue reading “A programmers motivated application”