This Week’s Link List (October 29, 2010)

I’m consistently amazed on a weekly basis by the community-produced content that I see. Here’s this week’s highlights… Great advice from an impressive list of PHP masters: http://mashable.com/2010/10/21/php-tips-for-beginners/ Rob Allen describes a bug with the SQLSRV driver that he ran into (and the workaround): http://akrabat.com/php/sqlsrv-v2-and-long-field-names/ Keith Casey provides practical advice about unit testing: http://devzone.zend.com/article/12701-Unit-Testing-Strategies A…

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Determining Azure Drive Letter with PHP

I wrote a post a couple of weeks ago about getting started with the new Windows Azure Tools that are available for Eclipse, but I glossed over some of the Windows Azure features that you can configure with the tools. In the next few weeks, I hope to drill into some of those features. Today,…

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This Week’s Link List (October 22, 2010)

I’ve been busy this week preparing presentations for PHP World Kongress and TechEd Europe next month, but I haven’t been too busy to read some interesting articles…hope you find them interesting too… Part 2 of how to send e-mails from Windows Azure: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2010/10/15/adoption-program-insights-sending-emails-from-windows-azure-part-2-of-2.aspx How to debug requests from a mobile phone: http://www.eschrade.com/page/debugging-mobile-4cb8acc8 Get billing numbers…

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This Week’s Link List (October 15, 2010)

Once again, this week’s list is full of great community-produced content…everything from how to speed up PHP scripts with asynchronous database queries to how to write cross-platform PHP code to manipulate files. Happy reading… Gonzalo Ayuso shows how to speed up PHP scripts by using asynchronous database queries. (Although he uses PostgreSQL in his examples,…

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Using the Windows Azure Tools for Eclipse with PHP

Following on the heels of announcements a couple of weeks ago, the Interoperability Team at Microsoft is announcing the availability of another update to the Windows Azure Tools for Eclipse. In this post, I’ll use the updated Eclipse plug-i to walk you through creating and running a project in the Windows Azure Compute Emulator Fabric,…

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This Week’s Link List (October 8, 2010)

This week saw a couple of announcements, lots of great community-written content, and even a few opinions. Feel free to add yours… This Visual Studio magazine article provides an overview of using PHP within WebMatrix to consume OData feeds and access SQL Azure: http://visualstudiomagazine.com/blogs/data-driver/2010/09/webmatrix-php-odata-sql-azure-entity-framework.aspx On the subject of WebMatrix, this entry (on the Microsoft Web…

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Reflecting on PHP-Microsoft Interoperability

This morning I came across this article on PHPDeveloper.org: Blast from the Past – One Year Ago in PHP. That brief look into the past got me to thinking about what Microsoft has done lately toward PHP interoperability. (By “lately”, I mean in the last few years.) And, I’ve been working on a presentation for…

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This Week’s Link List (October 1, 2010)

Welcome October! (How’d October arrive so quickly?) The start of this month sees some great community-produced content (especially see the Programming Language Tradeoffs post), some important PHP/IIS announcements and releases, an in-depth look at developing applications for the cloud on the Windows Azure platform, and lots more… An in-depth look at developing applications for the…

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