Recent Posts

Article in .NET magazine

The new .NET magazine Belgium/Netherlands has been distributed to all subscribers. For the latest edition, #15, I've written an article on the basic principles and usage of NHibernate, an ORM-mapper for the .NET platform. It's written in Dutch, so I must disappoint my English blog readers... A PDF version and exam... Read more »

Office 2007 SpreadsheetML classes in PHP

In my evening hours, I've been working on a set of PHP classes to create Offixe 2007 SpreasheetML documents (.xlsx files). I finished my first goals (some basic XLSX writing), and I want to share this set of classes to the community. Features Currently, the following features are supported: Create a Spreadsh... Read more »

Zend Framework custom route

Today, I was once again testing the Zed Framework. One of the things I was trying to do, is creating URL's in different languages. What I did was creating a controller 'user', with the action 'edit' (i.e. www.example.com/user/edit). Now, I want this to be available in Dutch too (i.e. www.example.com/gebruiker/bewerk... Read more »

Bart Online

One of my former classmates, Bart Dekeersmaeker, has just created his own blog. He will be posting news from Chennai, India, where he currently resides for work. He is outsourced to KBC, and they asked him to go to India. Good luck on your mission, Bart! This is an imported post. It was imported from my old bl... Read more »

Microsoft and Zend collaborate on PHP for Windows

A nice press release today at Microsoft: Microsoft and Zend Technologies Announce Technical Collaboration to Improve Interoperability of PHP on the Windows Server Platform. Both companies admit that PHP is often developed on Windows systems, but the final server environment is mostly *nix. With this collaboration, M... Read more »

Munin PHP based mod_security

Today, I discovered a nice PHP thing: Munin. This is a PHP version of Apache mod_security, allowing it to be run on IIS too. Munin performs rule based checks on HTTP headers, get and post data, ... The standard rule set disallows some things like path traversal and possible fopen() attacks. In addition to these ru... Read more »

PHP WSDL generator

Everyone who has ever created a webservice in PHP, using the PHP5 native functions, NuSOAP, PEAR, ..., certainly has cursed a lot while creating WSDL files for those services. Today, I found a nice helper class, Webservice Helper, which does a lot of tricks for you. Webservice helper creates the WSDL file for ... Read more »

Use Zend Framework on IIS

A while ago, I was experimenting with the Zend Framework. At first, I tried running a small sample on top of IIS, but unfortunately, that did not work... On Apache, it worked like a charm. Very nice, but what do you do when your site runs on an IIS machine? I started experimenting. First of all, I found out that Z... Read more »

CruiseControl.NET configurator

For those looking for a CruiseControl.NET configuration tool: I just stumbled on this one at CodePlex This is an imported post. It was imported from my old blog using an automated tool and may contain formatting errors and/or broken images. Read more »

PHP on IIS7 (RC1), but unsafe!

Earlier this week, BillS has posted some information on how to run PHP on the upcoming IIS 7. To be honest, it's quite similar to installing it onto IIS 6 but with a few steps less. But I have a warning to add... PHP is added as an ISAPI extension, which binds to the multi-threaded IIS worker process. Unfortunatel... Read more »