Microsoft is continuing to court the PHP market with drivers. With the newest offerings, Microsoft is adding support for SQL Azure, their cloud-computing platform.
Evans Data's published the result of its scripting language survey. PHP, Ruby and Python are the favorite choices of more than 500 developers and IT Professionals. Scripting languages usage in the enterprise has changed with time, the survey outlines the drawbacks and merits of each language.
In this presentation filmed during QCon SF 2008, Aditya Agarwal discusses Facebook’s architecture, more exactly the software stack used, presenting the advantages and disadvantages of its major components: LAMP (PHP, MySQL), Memcache, Thrift, Scribe.
The Eclipse Foundation has announced the immediate availability of PDT 2.0, a major upgrade to the popular Eclipse PHP Development Tools project. PDT is an open source development tool that provides all the basic code editing capabilities developers need to get started developing PHP applications.
Microsoft has released its long overdue URL rewriter module for IIS 7 under a "Go Live" license. Generally speaking this means they feel the code base is stable enough for production use, but still not quite done in an official sense.
As RIA technologies and tools have been well recognized and maturing, robust server side integration is expected to become an important RIA technology improvement area. Last week Adobe and Zend announced the collaboration efforts to allow the Zend Framework support AMF.
Version 1.0 of the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP has been released, allowing greater interoperability between PHP and MS SQL 2005. The driver is available for download on MSDN, and the source code for the driver is available on Code Plex.
Last week Sun released Netbeans 6.1. At Monday's CommunityOne event this announcement was followed by the release of an early access preview of PHP support for Netbeans.
A free IDE has been released for Phalanger, a PHP that runs on the .NET platform. The IDE is based on Visual Studio Shell.
IBM Fellow and WebSphere CTO Jerry Cuomo talks about REST and Project Zero, IBM's new Groovy & PHP based RESTful app mashup / scripting / dev tool.
Tomas Petricek is developing a client-side PHP compiler for use with Silverlight, Microsoft's answer to Flash.
PHP is a cornerstone of LAMP development. In an attempt to lure PHP developers off Linux and MySQL, Microsoft is beginning to offer deep support for PHP in IIS 7 and SQL Server.
In the past 18 months PHP seems to be gaining increased relevance in the Java community. We talked with both IBM (who is implementing PHP support in Project Zero) and Caucho (the maker of Resin and more recently Quercus, a PHP interpreter with native Java integration) to get their take on the emerging Java/PHP hybrid stack.
Last week Sun made a number of announcements targeted at making Solaris more attractive to startups. Among the announcements was Solaris support for Apache, MySQL, and PHP effectively dropping the "L" from LAMP