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PHP Zend Framework REST Server Tutorial under Apache + Linux
Last edited on: 18/10/2010 - 08:06

The Zend Framework lends itself to web services due to the bundled classes which come with the Framework. It is ideal both for consuming services (client) and exposing services (server). With this tutorial we'll put together a working REST server using the Framework. If you haven't completed my earlier tutorial on creating a Zend Framework Hello World, you should read it now since we'll be using it as our starting point.

For those who haven't completed the earlier tutorial, make sure you:

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PHP Zend Framework Hello World Tutorial under Apache + Linux
Last edited on: 15/08/2010 - 13:49

The following tutorial shows the steps involved in creating a simple Hello World example for the free PHP Zend Framework using Apache server on a Linux openSUSE platform. I am assuming here you are familiar with the concept of the Model-View-Controller (MVC) - if not, click on the link and do some mugging up on Wikipedia.

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Drupal 6 SMS Framework: Esendex PHP5 SOAP Gateway
Last edited on: 10/05/2010 - 14:50

Drupal 6 SMS Framework enables the sending of SMS from a Drupal 6 website, through a suitable bureau service. The 'glue' between the SMS Framework module and the chosen SMS bureau is called a 'gateway'. Each bureau needs the development of a dedicated gateway, and currently there are few available. In reality, the only gateways for Drupal 6 are Clickatell and a generic email facility.

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Drupal 6 dCaldav Caldav/Webdav Client Module
Last edited on: 23/04/2010 - 19:56

CaldavdCaldavThe sporting fixtures listed on this website under the "Sporting Fixtures" menu item are created automatically using my own Drupal 6 dCaldav module.

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openSUSE 11.2: Downgrade PHP 5.3 to 5.2
Last edited on: 23/04/2010 - 11:00

PHP 5.3 is bundled with openSUSE 11.2 which, if you are a Drupal developer, is not a good thing. As of PHP 5.3 the function ereg_replace() is deprecated - and this function is used heavily in Drupal 6 core along with many community modules. I performed the openSUSE upgrade to 11.2, and decided to see what the net result would be with respect to my Drupal development. Drupal generates a load of warnings, most of which are more annoyances than problems, but image_cache doesn't work and I have a dependency on that module so decided to downgrade from PHP 5.3 to PHP 5.2.

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Drupal 6 Programmatically Create image_gallery Images in PHP
Last edited on: 23/04/2010 - 10:57

Or since image_gallery items are just images with a taxonomy tag in a vocabulary called Image Galleries, a subtitle could be Programmatically Create Images and Tag with image_gallery. In this tutorial we are going to create a small module which contains the code to create the images and has a button on a form to effect the creation. I will foreground the actual copying code so you can cut and paste it into your own module development.

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XML SiteMap Print - A Simple Drupal Module for Beginners
Last edited on: 23/04/2010 - 10:55

One of the problems with Drupal is there are three different Drupal modules that generate sitemaps for your website. So why is that a problem? Well, none of them appear to me to be perfect. Maybe I am using them incorrectly - if so, *PLEASE* let me know so I can correct my comments! The three modules are:

Lets have a look at them in turn.

Site Map

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Singleton Pattern and the T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM Error
Last edited on: 17/04/2010 - 10:58

Whilst developing some code for a price comparison website, I came across a PHP error I hadn't seen before.

[Sat Apr 17 09:08:25 2010] [error] [client] PHP Parse error:  syntax error, unexpected T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM in /srv/www/htdocs/compare/sites/all/modules/compare/includes/merchants/ on line 224, referer: http://localhost/compare/

What the dickens is T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM? It turns out this means 'missing double dots' in Hebrew, and is in reference to the '::' scope identifier in objects.

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