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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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  • Why software quality matters

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

    It is not always obvious why software quality matters in any development project. Especially in the PHP area, where projects are often won by pitching with short development time and low cost, people don't see the benefits of quality assurance action for their projects. We have therefore made up a white paper explaining the benefits of software quality for your company and how quality assurance can influence important business goals of development projects.

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  • Testing legacy code

    by Manuel Pichler on Mon, 02 Aug 2010 11:19:09 +0200

    Today we know about the benefits of Test Driven Development and normally also start new projects using TDD. Most projects from the last couple of years integrated this method in their daily development process, which often results in in good code coverage results of 90% and above. But what about all the other old projects, you still manage in your daily work?

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