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Last Month in PHP, August 2012

Last Month in PHP, August 2012

@dan_holmes did his best to fill in for @johnkary this month. PHP Features, framework releases, free skill building opportunities, and more. This month, in Last Month in PHP.

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August 18, 2012

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  1. Last Month in PHP August 18, 2012 Kansas City PHP

    User Group Slides: http://kcpug.org Dan Holmes @dan_holmes
  2. New PHP Versions • PHP 5.4.5 • PHP 5.3.6 Bug

    fixes segfault fixes readline compile fix (5.4) Changelog available at: http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php
  3. PHP's Finally was approved (5.5?) "finally" support being added to

    try / catch block https://wiki.php.net/rfc/finally You can get more of an idea about Finally here: http://sheriframadan.com/2012/08/finally-keyword-in-php/
  4. Symfony 2.1 RC1 • Focus on Composer • Form &

    form speed • Validator Almost a year to the date of the release of 2.0 Bug fixes from here to release so grab and test! Upgrade paths documented at: https://github.com/symfony/symfony- standard/blob/master/UPGRADE.md
  5. Zend Framework 2.0.0rc 2 AND 3 • Zend\Http • Zend\EventManager\

    SharedEventManager • Zend\Form\Annotation: Form annotation builder • Zend\Mvc\Controller • Zend\Feed • PSR-2 compatible Team plans weekly RC's starting with RC1 Rob Allen is keeping his tutorial up to date if you want to get in and play! http://akrabat.com/ zend-framework-2-tutorial/ ZF 2 documentation project is looking for volunteers! http://devzone.zend.com/2463/zf2-documentation-we-want-you/
  6. FuelPHP 2.0 Alpha/Beta • Kernel - 2.0.0-beta1 • Core -

    2.0.0-alpha1 • Oil - 2.0.0-alpha1 • DiC - 1.0.0-beta1 • Validation - 1.0.0-beta Since going to composer, FuelPHP is versioned at the component level. This is so modules like validation can be used anywhere! No official docs yet. • Readme • Wiki
  7. Chris Hartjes: 5 Minute TDD This is the part where

    we shame Lisa into reading that book she won
  8. Chris Hartjes: 5 Minute TDD Watch and listen to a

    TDD master as he starts from nothing to tested object in 5 minutes. Learn more about TDD from Chris! http://www.grumpy-testing.com/
  9. Free Webinar of the month! Free Getting Started with ZF2

    Webinar! http://www.zend.com/en/company/news /event/1112_webinar-getting-started-with-zf2 Matthew Weier O'Phinney August 29, 2012 at 11:00am CST
  10. Lorna Jane: Skills Allied to PHP Lorna Jane Mitchell will

    be speaking at PHPNW on some of the other skills we devs need • Source Control • Static Analysis (phpDocumentor, phpMD, etc) • Performance Profiling • Deployment • Sysadmin skills If you are in the UK this October, go see her talk. Otherwise, use this as a roadmap to go do some of your own learning!
  11. MWOP on Micro-frameworks Matthew Weier O'Phinney (ZF/ZF2 fame) shares his

    thoughts on microframeworks buy building one in an afternoon with ZF2 • What defines them • What they are good for • Where the idea came from • How to build one from "scratch" It's at least a thought-provoking read http://mwop.net/blog/2012-08-17-on-microframeworks.html