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PHP code performance tweaks

Thanks to Sam Cooper's testing, some scalability issues came up in my SpreadSheet classes. Seems PHP has some odd internal quirks, which cause performance loss that can be severe on large amounts of data. These strange things are probably caused by PHP because it uses multiple C functions in order to perform someth... Read more »

Excel2007 in PHP - Project status

After a month of development, I think it's time for a status update on my PHP Excel2007 classes. 16 december 2007, I started working on these classes as a test to check how hard it could be to create Excel2007 files using PHP5. The story about Excel2007 and PHP, got picked up by a few websites, and it seems my set ... Read more »

DataBindable Business Objects in .NET

Checkout Emmanuel Nuyttens' article on DataBindable Business Objects. It's an interesting article, focussing on the other side of data binding that I wrote an article on myself for .NET magazine. "There has been, and still is a lot of discussion going aroundof what kind of technique a developer in general should use... Read more »

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 »