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CodeIgniter MVC – The Power of Simplicity!

by Eli Orr Yehuda Zadik | November 2013 | PHP Web Development

In this article by Eli Orr and Yehuda Zadik, the authors of the book Programming with CodeIgniter MVC, the authors would like to share with you initially, his personal wisdom based on many years of experience with various technologies, where CI fits well to my wisdom conclusion. In the last 30 years I was deeply in many software development projects in the rule of a lead developer, system architect, and product manager. One common conclusion I have found, is:

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Creating Blog Content in WordPress

by Aaron Hodge Silver Karol Król | November 2013 | Content Management e-Commerce Open Source PHP WordPress

This article has been created by Karol Król and Aaron Hodge Silver, the author of WordPress 3.7 Complete Third Edition.

Now that your WordPress installation is up and running, you are ready to start creating content. In this article, you'll learn how to control all the information associated with a post, not just the title and content, but also images and media.

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Creating and Using Composer Packages

by Terry Matula | October 2013 | AJAX Cookbooks Java PHP Web Development

In this article by Terry Matula, author of the book, Laravel Application Development Cookbook, we will cover:

  • Downloading and installing packages
  • Using the Generators package to set up an app
  • Creating a Composer package in Laravel
  • Adding your Composer package to Packagist
  • Adding a non-Packagist package to Composer
  • Creating a custom artisan command
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RESS – The idea and the Controversies

by Jerzy Kurowski Joanna Krenz-Kurowska | October 2013 | Web Services PHP Web Development

This article by Joanna Krenz-Kurowska and Jerzy Kurowski, authors of RESS Essentials, covers the concept of RESS and talks about the controversies related to it.

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Scratching the Surface of Zend Framework 2

by Christopher Valles | October 2013 | RAW Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article by Christopher Valles, the author of Zend Framework 2 Application Development, discusses the basic elements of Zend Framework 2. You will get an in-depth look at the components involved on a simple request/response operation and this knowledge will be used and expanded on throughout the article. After that we will review how the welcome page is loaded.

By the end of this article, you will know the lifecycle of a request and how to interact with the different components of the framework to produce some output.

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Creating a new forum

by Rhys Wynne | August 2013 | MySQL e-Commerce Open Source PHP

This article by Rhys Wynne, author of bbPress Complete, covers how to create a forum in bbPress.

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Using Test Fixtures in PHPUnit

by Michael Lively | August 2013 | Open Source PHP

In this article by Micheal Lively, the author of Instant Hands-on Testing with PHPUnit How-to [Instant], we will go into detail of how these fixtures work and what types of things you can do with them.

As you begin writing tests you'll find that many of them, especially ones inside the same test case class, need to run the same code to set up the object that you are running tests against. This code is part of what is commonly called a fixture. Many test methods require the same fixture. PHPUnit allows you to support shared fixtures using the setUp()and tearDown() methods.

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Building Your First Zend Framework Application

by Krishna Shasankar V | July 2013 | Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article by Krishna Shasankar V, author of Zend Framework 2.0 by Example: Beginner’s Guide, we are going to create our first Zend Framework 2.0 project; we will be reviewing some of the key aspects of building a ZF2 MVC Application by creating modules, controllers, and views. We will be creating our own custom module in Zend Framework which will be enhanced further in subsequent chapters of this book.

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Scaffolding with the command-line tool

by Mark Robert Henderson | July 2013 | Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article created by Mark Robert Henderson, the author of Instant CakePHP Starter, we will discuss the tool schema and its database.

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Magento Fundamentals for Developers

by Allan MacGregor | June 2013 | e-Commerce Open Source PHP

In this article by Allan Macgregor, author of Magento PHP Developer’s Guide, we will cover the fundamental concepts for working with Magento. We will learn how Magento is structured, and we will go over the source of Magento's flexibility, that is, its modular architecture.

Magento is a flexible and powerful system. Unfortunately, this adds some level of complexity too. Currently, a clean installation of Magento has around 30,000 files and over 1.2 million lines of code.

With all that power and complexity, Magento can be daunting for new developers; but don't worry. This article is designed to teach new developers all the fundamental concepts and tools they will need to use and extend Magento.

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