Microsoft School of PHP: Now open for classes!

PHP remains one of the most popular web development languages. Combining dynamic, edit/save/refresh development with extensibility – PHP is used by WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and a myriad of other web content management systems. Intensive frameworks, such as CakePHP provide strongly structured development methodologies to this popular language. With PHP 5.2, and more intensively in PHP…


Preview: Microsoft School of PHP

If you like PHP, and do not have time to setup the PHPOnWindowsTrainingKit – this forthcoming series of videos might be your thing! Microsoft School of PHP Preview


Sydney PHP Users Group, June 2010

Another great night at the Sydney PHP User’s group. It was an interesting update of the trajectory Microsoft & PHP has plotted since my last presentation in September 2008 (with Jorke Odolphi) As promised, URLs and references. Thanks to Mark Brown and Ruslan for their slides with performance stats. Linkage here. There is also a…


PHP: Of Eyes, Ears and Clouds

SOme quick notes on Microsoft and PHP things that are in motion. Things is such a great Anglo-Saxon word. July CTP of PHP SDK for Windows Azure. If you are more visual, Rob Bagby has an excellent post and more excellent screencast overview: Also, pop over to the online webcasts CodeWorks, which is hosted and…


PHP on Windows

Do you use PHP on Windows? Love to hear your stories. Comment here or email me at and I will send you a special postcard from Australia!


Open Source Developer Conference, Sydney, 2008

During the 30 minutes of presentation, I demonstrated the following bits and pieces of open source and or free Microsoft bits. Demo set 1: Open source licensing and giving back ASP.NET MVC on licensed via MS-PL; the main, but not only, Microsoft repository of our open source bits and source Oomph: Microformats toolkit…


Demos and Links from Edge of the Web, Nov’08 Perth

During the 50 minutes of presentation (including at least 9 ICHC images), I demonstrated the following bits and pieces of open source and or free Microsoft bits. Demo set 1: Web Standards Live Mesh Mobile : take photo to mesh on laptop MacOS X 10.5 client available too [not demo’d] DataModelBrowser to; showing REST/JSON/APP…


Hidden in the Mists of the Forest

Hidden in the mists of the autumnal forests (northern hemisphere, southern hemisphere it is springtime!) Microsoft opened a new door to interesting Opensource-web things: is bookmark worthy. The world has dramatically changed, and Microsoft moves along with the times. Seasons change.


SQL Server Driver for PHP: Last Inserted Row ID

After a mysql_query with an INSERT statement, a quick call to mysql_insert_id provides the ID of the last inserted row.$lastRow = mysql_insert_id($link); How do you accomplish the same with the SQL Server Driver for PHP? In this extended example, it’s a simple matter of adding some extra SQL to the INSERT statement, and popping the…