Paging Data with Different Cursor Types

This post is a follow up to a post I did last week: Paging Data with the SQL Server Drivers for PHP: Simplified.  In that post, I showed how to leverage scrollable cursors to simplify code for paging data. However, my investigation used only one type of scrollable cursor: a static cursor. In this post,…


This Week’s Link List (January 28, 2011)

You might need more than a weekend to get through all of these links. My favorite is Ashay Chaudhary’s post about the journey to adding SQL Server support to Drupal 7. But there are lots of other interesting links, including webinar and conference announcements, and a PHP on Azure contest… Lots of Drupal-related news this…


Paging Data with the SQL Server Drivers for PHP: Simplified

One of the best insights I had at the SQL Server JumpIn! Camp back in November was this: Lots of PHP applications and frameworks generate SQL queries dynamically. I’m sure that for very experienced developers, that realization comes across as somewhat naive – and perhaps it is. However, to be clear, the realization had more…

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This Week’s Link List (January 21, 2011)

Whew! Friday…made it! Once again, lots of interesting content out there this week. Instead of simply listing a bunch of links, I’m experimenting this week with categorizing some of them. Hopefully, this will help you find stuff that YOU find interesting…enjoy! Microsoft officially launched WebMatrix at CodeMash this year. Josh Holmes walks you through keynote…


Using the Zend Framework and the PDO_SQLSRV Driver

A couple of months ago, Rob Allen  pointed out in a blog post that no Zend Framework PDO adapter existed for SQL Server. But, he also noted that it would be easy to write one…so he did: https://github.com/akrabat/Akrabat/blob/master/zf1/Akrabat/Db/Adapter/Pdo/Sqlsrv.php. Rob also mentioned that it would be very easy to use his adapter with the Zend Framework,…


Interview: Ashay Chaudhary on the SQL Server JumpIn! Camp

Well, December did finally slow down a bit and I had a chance to catch up with Ashay Chaudhary, the Program Manager for the Microsoft Drivers for SQL Server for PHP. We had a lot to catch up about because we haven’t found much time to sit down and chat since the JumpIn! Camp last…


This Week’s Link List (January 14, 2011)

If you only read one thing from this week’s list of PHP-related content, read the article about sanitizing user input data (2nd from last). Of course, there is lots of other good content too…enjoy! PHP 5.3.5 and PHP 5.2.17 have been released: http://www.php.net/archive/2011.php#id2011-01-06-1 As with last week’s XHTML validator service, I’m probably the last to…


Using the Windows Azure Storage Explorer in Eclipse

Some time back I wrote a post that showed how to get started with creating Windows Azure PHP projects in Eclipse. What I didn’t talk about in that post was a nifty Eclipse feature (the Windows Azure Storage Explorer) that allows you easily manage your Windows Azure blobs, tables, and queues. That’s what I’ll look…


This Week’s Link List (January 7, 2011)

My first link list of 2001 picks up where 2010 left off – probably too long, but there was too much good stuff to overlook. Highlights include information about the release of Drupal 7, report and resolution of an interesting PHP bug, a look back PHP in 2010, and an intriguing job possibility at Microsoft……


Windows Azure Tools for Eclipse Now Support Windows Azure SDK 1.3

The Interoperability Team at Microsoft announced today the availability of an update to the Windows Azure Tools for Eclipse that includes support for the Windows Azure SDK 1.3. People who upgraded to the Windows Azure SDK 1.3 and tried using a previous release of the Eclipse plug-in ran into troubles that are fixed in this…