March 2013

Don't get in a PECL

Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us… its Web & PHP Magazine’s first birthday! It’s hard to believe that we are already on issue 12, the last 12 months have literally flown by, but it’s great to see that the magazine continues to grow with each edition. We have some great articles and features in this issue, so download it now and delve into PECL, agile, big data, recursion and more!

Contents

  • In January I read a news story about a woman who wanted to drive from the outskirts of Brussels to the train station to pick up a friend. What should have been just a 38 mile drive turned into an...
  • Most PHP developers have heard of it, some have actually used it and a select few have even contributed to it. Yes, I am talking about that mystical place where C meets PHP - PECL. Now before we go...
  • Dictionary definition of recursion: See Recursion. Alright that joke’s an oldie but it’s also a goodie because it completely sums up the essence of recursion, which (in programming terms) is simply...
  • Last month, I wrote about the need for development teams to develop increments of functionality that are “done” but what does that mean exactly?  This article will explore the concepts of the...
  • Evolution In the early stages of the Web, requests were made for full-bodied, static documents. Recognizing the power of the Web, many people began experimenting with ways to provide content tailored...
  • Today you have more choices than ever when it comes to DBMS engines. There are the “traditional” RDBMS engines (like MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle…), NoSQL/NewSQL engines (MongoDb,...
  • Finding and fixing issues in a production system can be really difficult. Usually by the time the problem is visible, users are already complaining. Fixing these problems under the eye of management...
  • The running joke at last year’s Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo1 was about the amount of DBA job postings on the networking boards and the number of speakers who mentioned during their talks...