December 2012

Welcome to another issue of Web & PHP. With winter well and truly upon us, we hope to brighten up your dark and damp afternoons in the office with this month’s issue. It’s glitzy, it’s colourful and more importantly it will help you jazz up your working environment. 

Contents

  • Many web design firms work on too many projects simultaneously.  When these firms start using agile software development practices, it forces them to look for different solutions to develop and meet...
  • I was twelve years old when I first watched Star Trek: The Next Generation. I do not remember much of my first exposure to this seminal piece of television, but I do remember that I did not like the...
  • A lot of people don't think about the practice squads when it comes to professional sports.  You know, the guys the starters play against day in and day out, but you never see?  In the same way, a...
  • In the last 10 years, our software industry has lived a fascinating life. Call it a revolution, an evolution or simply going back to its roots; things have changed ever since one famous weekend in...
  • Many of the linux distributions are now adopting PHP 5.4 as their standard version, so it seems like an excellent time to take a look at what will change when you migrate your applications to PHP 5.4...
  • If this is such a common problem, it’s important to understand the underlying reasons for “database slowdown”, so you can identify the signs as early as possible and respond accordingly. Specifically...
  • Today’s performance demands on web applications are a far stretch from what they were a decade ago. The more the web grows, the more challenging it becomes to consistently deliver the level of...
  • Adam Culp (@adamculp), is a blogger at Geekyboy.com and organizer of the SunshinePHP Developer Conference as well as the South Florida PHP Users Group (SoFloPHP) where he speaks regularly, is a Zend...