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  • Howto write a Rule for PHPMD

    by Manuel Pichler on Mon, 21 Mar 2011 10:50:44 +0100

    This blog post will give you a detailed introduction into the development of custom PHPMD rules. PHPMD is static code analysis tool that helps to improve the quality of PHP software projects. Therefore it processes the project's source code and searches for known error patterns, design flaws, overcomplicated expressions and unused/dead code. You would like to use like PHPMD to improve the quality of your project, but you are missing a features in the current release, then you should read this post. Because this blog post will give a detailed description how to write and configure PHPMD with own rules for.

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  • Feel welcome: Contributing to Zeta Components

    by Kore Nordmann on Mon, 07 Mar 2011 10:37:04 +0100

    In case you missed it, what was formally known as eZ Components is now Apache Zeta Components since some time. The story behind has already been written down somewhere else, so I skip it here. This article shall instead show you how to get on board with an amazingly cool open source project and what it gains you.

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  • Meet us at a place near you

    by Kore Nordmann on Mon, 14 Feb 2011 06:23:53 +0100

    Qafoo people are travelling to many conferences in the next weeks. This is your chance to meet us in person, have interesting chats face to face, discuss your software quality issues and have a beer! If you want to have a dedicated meeting, please email us upfront. Our schedule is:

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  • Struct classes in PHP

    by Kore Nordmann on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:44:49 +0200

    PHP arrays are a wonderful tool and one of the reasons I like PHP. Their versatility makes it possible to easily set up proof of concepts (POC), either used as hash maps storing multiple keys, or as lists, stacks, trees or whatever you like. But once you are past the phase of the initial POC, the excessive usage of arrays and exactly their versatility has some drawbacks: If you see an array type hint or return documentation, you know nearly nothing about the data structure. Using arrays as key-value hash maps for storing configuration keys or data sets you also know nearly nothing about the expected contents of the array.

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  • The PHP collective

    by Kore Nordmann on Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:48:38 +0200

    The PHP collective (or the "PHP-Kolektiv" in German) provides you with a new amazing alternative for PHP training in Germany. Read more for schedule, dates and prices.

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  • Testing file uploads with PHP

    by Manuel Pichler on Thu, 09 Dec 2010 09:37:11 +0100

    A question I am asked on a regular basis is, how you can test a file upload with PHP. In this blog post, I take a precise look at this topic and show you how to test your file uploads from within your standard testing environment, using widely unknown testing framework for PHP.

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  • Apache Zeta Components: Doing mail right

    by Kore Nordmann on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:44:49 +0200

    Sending and receiving mail is a regular, but often cumbersome task. Especially, when it comes to more complex mails than just plain text. HTML and alternate text parts, embedded images, attachments and digests can make your brain spin if you need to do it yourself. The Apache Zeta Mail component makes it easy for you to send such mails, but also to receive them! In this article I show you how to send HTML emails with embedded images and how to receive all mails from an IMAP server and forward them in a single mail, using a digest.

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  • Remember your calls for papers

    by Kore Nordmann on Wed, 03 Nov 2010 11:18:33 +0100

    Do you speak at PHP conferences regularly? Or do you plan to do so? Do you occasionally forget when the call for papers for a conference starts or ends? So, you have a similar problem than we have. And we hacked up a simple solution: The Call For Papers manager (qaCFP)

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  • IPC 2010 recap

    by Kore Nordmann on Fri, 15 Oct 2010 12:28:48 +0200

    The International PHP Conference 2010, the 10th instance of this yearly PHP family meeting, ended yesterday. It was an amazing event again and we had many nice discussions. Beside that, all three Qafoo members presented talks on various topics, for which we now uploaded the slides to our talks page. Find below a short review about our sessions. If you attended any of them, please do not forget to give us some feedback via joind.in!

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  • Practical PHPUnit: Testing XML generation

    by Tobias Schlitt on Fri, 17 Sep 2010 10:24:51 +0200

    Testing classes which generate XML can be a cumbersome work. At least, if you don't know the right tricks to make your life easier. In this article, I will throw some light upon different approaches and show you, how XML generation can be tested quite easily using XPath.

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