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Introduction to Caffeinated PHP – Using Java to extend PHP

If you are reading that title and thinking “what is that guy smoking?” then you are probably in good company. Developers often make development decisions based off of philosophy. Some developers go the route of “we will decide on the best tool (language) for this individual job” and end up having hundreds of individual tools that they need to end up supporting. Others desire to take a more puritanical approach in saying that “we will only use this one tool (language) for this individual job.” The problem is that the decision is often not as cut and dry as many development philosophies allow.

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The music from Zendcon 2009

So there’s been a little bit of interest in the music I wrote for Zendcon in ’09. Some people liked it, some didn’t. I remember reading some of the Twitter posts on the wall and feeling a little nervous. The sound guys played it more up-front than I was expecting. I had no idea that they were going to turn it up the way they did. It wasn’t that loud (according to Kevin’s reckoning ) but I was expecting it to be background music. So the fact that I wasn’t chased out of there with pitchforks made me glad.

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Storing an object in a Zend_Auth session

I saw on our Zend Technologies page on Facebook a question on how to get a logged in user profile when using Zend_Auth. The exact question was this:

hye guys, i need help in Zend … i m implmenting web based application using zend framework the version i am using is 1.9.5 but i got a problem, i dont know how to display a user profile once he or she login into the system? anybody can help me doing so? i tried googling but mostly the code there is for zend 1.5 i guess.. wish can get it done as soon as possible

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Why no comments?

You may be wondering why there are no comments on the site or any kind of interraction. That’s because I haven’t written it yet. I intend to make the web site much more interractive but I’m also writing all of it myself. That means progress will be slow. Not because I’m slow (I might be) but because I’ve got a bunch of stuff to do. But if you have something to say feel free to do it on the Facebook page or my Twitter.

That’s all

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A really quick, no API, Zend_Service_Twitter example

One of the cool things in Zend Framework is the Zend_Service layer. What it basically does is provide access to a variety of different service-based… well, services, so that you can easily integrate your application with other services. One example is, of course, Twitter. Often, to connect to various services you need to have an API key that you use to connect. The same is true for Twitter, except for public feed information. What this means is that you can search Twitter for free, with no API, easily.

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The Zend / PHP relationship

So this is my first post after having slaved away over hot code for two weeks. Well, two weeks off and on. And it wasn’t the PHP code, it was the JavaScript and CSS. The PHP code was a snap… as it should be. But this was a challenge nonetheless. So the question now is what to write about. And given that this is a first post it will be one of those things that will be way down at the end of every search result and every tag list. And since it is the first posting nobody will probably read it except for my Mom.