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php|architect Magazine May 2009
PHP on Windows reaching feature parity with other platforms. Developing with PHP on Windows is now easier than ever and, in some cases, has resulted in important PHP innovations. Hank Janssen and Pierre A. Joye explains some of the changes that have been made in PHP 5.3 for Windows and how you can set up a development environment to compile and develop PHP on Windows. Ruslan Yakushev and Hank Janssen figure out how to install and configure PHP on Windows.
Joe Stagner in his article "Introduction to Silverlight and the HTML DOM" introduced Microsoft Silverlight for developers that are probably not .NET developers. Microsoft recently produced a PHP extension to communicate with SQL Server 2005 and 2008 databases, the SQL Server Driver for PHP. David Sceppa in his article "Getting Started with the SQL Server Driver for PHP" cover the basic workings of this new extension, demonstrating how to connect to SQL Server, execute queries, retrieve results and manage transactions.
With Derick Rethans we'll dive into a solution to the problem with circular references in his aricle on the new Garbage Collection (also known as GC) mechanism that is part of PHP 5.3. Arne Blankerts' column on the cost of security and Helgi ormar orbjrnsson's column on quality assurance teams, both essentials items to discuss when planning a new project. Eric David Benari's pre-launch checklist to make sure it's really ready or not to avoid problems once users begin visiting the site.
Frameworks are more popular than ever and seem to have replaced the CMS as the implementation of choice for websites. Ivo interviews Matthew Weier O'Phinney, software architect for Zend Framework, on several topics, such as the reasons why frameworks are so popular. Marco Tabini wraps things up for us with a discussion on the loss of simplicity and creativity in web design.
This issue of php|architect(May 2009) focuses on interesting world of Windows and PHP development. This a good issue for those people who are inteested to start PHP development on windows platform.