July 2013

Which do you prefer: PHP or Node.js? On second thoughts, why can’t we have both? Learn how to create a real-time news feed by integrating Node.js into your PHP app. Also in this issue: running the perfect Scrum meeting, an introduction to component-based framework Symfony2, why ad servers are a security risk, our new community corner and more!

Contents

  • Node.js is a server-side solution for building applications in JavaScript which, in the few years it has been around, has already become quite popular. It is built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript runtime...
  • This month’s top events (July 2 – August 5)** A handpicked selection of some of the most exciting PHP events from around the world London Google Glass Creative Kickoff MeetJuly 4 // London, UK //...
  • The Problem Too often, when we are building websites or web applications for our customers, the mobile part comes last. Sometimes, it’s not even in consideration, or merely an afterthought. With...
  • The first important thing to say about Symfony is that it’s not just another framework. Symfony is a project that tries to provide a sort of PHP middleware by developing a reusable set of standalone...
  • Many people wholeheartedly hate them: Advertisements. Be it a commercial break in their favorite TV show, in-game ads or classical print campaigns in newspapers and magazines. Despite the serious...
  • This article continues the series on basic data modeling techniques. I will be referencing data modeling often in the future, as it applies to various types of DBMS engines and specific approaches...
  • It might be a brochure, a tool or a fully-fledged application that you last created with PHP. Whatever it was, chances are that it had a fairly broad spec. You probably extended the requirements...
  • Before I tell you what the meeting is about, let me begin by telling you that, contrary to popular belief, the daily scrum meeting is not a status report meeting. If your team merely stands around in...
  • The Northeast PHP Conference was born out of a humble conversation between organizers of the Boston PHP, Atlantic Canada PHP, and Burlington, Vermont PHP user groups. Boston PHP was (and still is)...