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  • thebigdog 20:18 on Wednesday, 22 March 2006 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Zend Eclipse PHP IDE (Plugin) 

    Zend has a preview release of the new eclipse plugin for PHP. Here is the link to check out the instructions for adding it to your eclipse version. If you have the UPHPU this will not work as the Zend Eclipse PHP IDE plugin requires that you have the full Eclipse SDK with the WST Plugin.

    If you have the UPHPU Eclipse version you can upgrade your version to the eclipse SDK by using the update manager in eclipse.

    Help -> Sofware Updates -> Find and Install. Then you need to grab pretty much all the stuff in there that is for the SDK.

    Once you have the SDK then you can add the WebTools package that is required for the Zend Eclipse PHP IDE by setting up a new remote download site with the following values:

    Name: WebTools
    URL: http://download.eclipse.org/webtools/updates/

    Then you can add the Zend Remote Update site with the following values:

    Name: PHP IDE
    Value: http://downloads.zend.com/phpide/

    That will allow you to download and install the plugins. If you need any additional help i will be on irc to answer any install questions.

  • thebigdog 18:01 on Monday, 20 March 2006 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    UPHPU Eclipse for PHP Development 

    I have completed the UPHPU Eclipse versions for PHP development. Basically, I have stripped all the Java fluff and added various plugins for PHP development.

    You can download the following versions:
    Linux Mac Windows

    Let me know if you have any issues or problems.

  • John Taber 6:32 on Monday, 20 March 2006 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    CodeIgniter: the PHP answer? 

    We all like the productivity of Ruby on Rails but most PHP frameworks don’tseem to be quite right—some are too complex, some not stable enough,some not supported by ISP’s, etc. I’ve now tried most of them and myconclusion was to follow the “stupidly simple MVC” series to just writemy own code in a simple way but with some structure.

    But I noticed several posters to that blog series mentionedCodeigniter as a great way to go with sort of the same philosophy.And today it was mentioned on Planet PHP. So I checked it out today, Wow!—it is really, really nice.

    CodeIgniter is quite simple, nothing we couldn’t do ourselves butsomeone else has done all the coding. It follows some Rails MVCmethodology, but in a much more simplified way. And simple is reallygood because it gives flexibility which is the big advantage of PHP.CodeIgniter is very new, just released a few weeks ago.

    For example, the main author is not finished with his active recorddesign so he only has support for MySql (and we usePostgrsql). But the framework is so simple, I can work around that fornow with skipping the active record stuff and just using standard dbcalls. (I can simplify that later when they finish the db architectureand add postgres support). The new Zend framework also takes the simple route too, and might also be a great answer but this approach seems even simpler.

    Check out the codeigniter website�they seem very professional�the documentation is very good (great movie tutorials). Even the quality oftheir forum page is very good (apparently their cms product is verygood). I’m initially really impressed by this. I’m going to try it outtonight.

    • LunarDraco 16:24 on Thursday, 31 July 2008 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The battle of the frameworks will never end, however i’ve been happy with http://www.CakePHP.org as a full feature MVC framework. It’s support for easily adding vendor code makes it possible and simple to add really nice modules from other frameworks like the Zend Framework (framework.zend.com) as well as easily integrating many php classes from phpClasses. I’ve been using the Cake Framework for about 6 months now. I’ve been watching the project for a verylong time. The community that surrounds the project is very active and the main development team members of the project are very involved in the lists and groups.

  • wade 5:51 on Monday, 20 March 2006 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Eclipse AJAX tools 

    For our March meeting, Ray presented on new AJAX tools for Eclipse. We also covered installing, configuring, and optimizing Eclipse for PHP development and versioning.

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