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Last Month in PHP, October 2012

Last Month in PHP, October 2012

Daniel Holmes

October 20, 2012

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  1. Last Month in PHP October 20, 2012 Kansas City PHP

    User Group Slides: http://kcpug.org Dan Holmes @dan_holmes
  2. New PHP Versions • PHP 5.4.8 • PHP 5.3.18 •

    Fix: Exceptions thrown in _autoload can now be caught • Curl Wrapper: Less CPU • FPM stability improvements • Error Handler now catches more fatals like: $some_null_or_str->foo() Changelog available at: http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php
  3. New PHP RFC - Pádraic Brady: Escaper • Dedicated to

    the secure escaping of untrusted values against Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) and related vulnerabilities • htmlspecialchars(), htmlentities() aren't really enough • Similar to the HTMLPurifier, ZF2's Escaper and Symfony/Twig's escaper extension, but hopefully in SPL! https://wiki.php.net/rfc/escaper
  4. The October Calm Symfony • 2.2 in development - added

    Twig namespace support (faster, easier to use) • 1.4.19 Maintence version Released Zend Framework: • 2.0.2 - Fixed issue in the "Router" service affecting url creation • 2.0.3 - 100+ bug fixes. Other frameworks I thought to spotcheck, seemed pretty quiet • Silex • CakePHP • Laravel
  5. Notable Library Updates • PHPunit 3.7 released ◦ http://t.co/8tTolatd ◦

    Can now be installed via Composer! ◦ Still working out some install bugs it seems, though... • Doctrine 2.3.0 released ◦ http://t.co/t8bcy2MR • SensioLabs Desktop ◦ http://desktop.sensiolabs.org ◦ Announced by Fabien Potencier at SymfonyLive 2012 - SF ◦ GUI for managing your PHP projects / Composer Thanks John!
  6. Symfony Talks online! From Fabian's Keynote to Silex, Composer, Solr,

    Forms, REST...even Drupal 8! Talks from Symfony Live SF and Paris http://symfony.com/talks
  7. Free Webinar of the month! Want to get started in

    an OSS project, but don't know where to start? Watch Jeremy Mikola's (from 10gen) Being a Good OSS Contributor http://www.zend.com/en/resources/webinars/
  8. • Voices of the ElePHPant • PHP Town Hall Episode

    1 • /Dev/Hell episode 20 PHP & Web - Issue #7 - Free as PDF PHP Architect - ZF2, WP as a dev platform Of course, right as my subscription ran out even NetTuts+ had a ton of Good stuff on TDD, Selenium, Vagrant, DI Podcasts and Magazines
  9. Chris Hartjes: In the News 7php.com's community interview http://7php.com/php-interview-chris-hartjes/ grumpy-phpunit.com

    Working on "The Grumpy Programmer's PHPUnit Cookbook" to be released in early 2013