Anonymous functions in PHP – What, Why, How ?

Anonymous functions immediately remind us of  ”Closure” in Javascript.  And that’s exactly what PHP supports.  For Javascript, we can not do without closures. However, for PHP it is less common use compared to Javascript. Let’s dig it !

To formally define it — Anonymous functions, also known as closures, allow the creation of functions . . . → Read More: Anonymous functions in PHP – What, Why, How ?

Technology trends for 2013 – part 2

This is continuation of my previous post - Technology trends for 2013 – part 1 –  which states this year’s trend on mobile with other areas.  In the 2nd part, here are my thoughts on 2013 technology trends. Wearable Gadgets 2013 should be the year to introduce wearable gadgets to mass. Well, that’s what I . . . → Read More: Technology trends for 2013 – part 2

Technology trends for 2013 – part 1

Yes, it’s that time of the year — About predictions , trends and what that means for us. !

In my last year’s post about Technology trends for 2012 Cloud, Mobile and Social Networking were the key focus areas.

Well, nothing has greatly changed. But above focus areas are becoming more mature and with that . . . → Read More: Technology trends for 2013 – part 1

New features of PHP 5.4

PHP 5.4 is out for many months now and companies have slowly started adopting as well.

Language evolution is a constant phenomenon and it will keep happening for years to come ! Some version have minor impact and few may have dramatic impact on  coding, design & impementation.

PHP 5.4 offers mix of both. . . . → Read More: New features of PHP 5.4

Another PHP Cloud Offering – phpFog !

PHP is making strong pregess in Cloud era. Zend offers a good cloud soluiton —  PHPCloud.com

We have one more —  phpFog by AppFog, Inc

AppFog, Inc. is the leading platform-as-a-service provider of PHP, Ruby, Node.js, and Java solutions. Used by developers worldwide to deploy tens of thousands of applications, AppFog delivers a reliable, . . . → Read More: Another PHP Cloud Offering – phpFog !

PHP 5.4 and PHP Traits

Many ( or most ) of  PHP deverlopers know that PHP 5.4 came out with good feature called  PHP Traits.  In definition, it is summarized as below. 

Traits is a mechanism for code reuse in single inheritance languages such as PHP. A Trait is intended to reduce some limitations of single inheritance by enabling . . . → Read More: PHP 5.4 and PHP Traits

Opensource & technology trends for 2012 !

As we are still  in first quarter of 2012, it won’t be late for some  predictions about trend in technology  :) As economic outlook continues to be  upward ( specially in IT and technology sector ) , 2012 holds many promises !!

Opensource  technology has been playing important share in all aspects of computing . . . → Read More: Opensource & technology trends for 2012 !

“Strict” mode in PHP

Many times, I am asked this question and it often comes up in discussions as well.

Other languages with automatic variable declaration – like PERL – have a strict mode. By activating this strict mode, variable declaration is required, and in PERL, it throws an error as soon as you try to use an . . . → Read More: “Strict” mode in PHP

Yii – a new Web2.0 MVC – PHP framework

There are so many successful  MVC frameworks already in place, particularly for PHP and LAMP Development

We wonder, do we need more ? Aren’t existing ones enough ?

And still more framework pop-up, usually with some innovation and features, which previous ones lacked or at least, tried to make certain aspects of  development easier . . . → Read More: Yii – a new Web2.0 MVC – PHP framework

Zend and RESTful Web services

In loosely coupled  computing world of ours, where  will we  go without Web services ? Probably, not much far…

Zend Framework does make it easy to  use RESTful web services from Client and Server standpoint.

Let’s face it, SOAP is history… Heaviness of SOAP protocol and overheads,  is single-most factors for companies to stay . . . → Read More: Zend and RESTful Web services

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