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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

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  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

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  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/

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  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

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  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/

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  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

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  7. Skill Building

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  8. Chris Hartjes: 5 Minute TDD
    This is the part where we shame
    Lisa into reading that book she won

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  9. Chris Hartjes: 5 Minute TDD

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  10. 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/

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  11. 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

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  12. 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!

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  13. Notable Links

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  14. 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

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  15. Still noteworthy
    http://phpmentoring.org
    http://www.phptherightway.com/

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  16. Updates?
    Questions?
    Comments?
    @dan_holmes
    Thank you!
    And yes, John will be back next month! Woot!

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