Accessing NTLM secured resources with PHP

Sometimes you need to do strange things – and then PHP is the language of choice if you need a solution for web applications in really special environments like using a Windows based authentication method on a Linux server. Here at Mayflower GmbH / ThinkPHP we wrote a proxy server for the authentication with NTLM (NT LAN Manager). This piece of software is used by one of our costumers for two years now without any bigger problems. It does silently its job for hundreds of users each day and they never know what’s happening in the background.


New article in German PHP Magazin

The issue 3.2005 of the German PHP Magazin can now be bought in your favorite bookstore.

My article "Eingebettet" is about JavaScript based WYSIWYG editors like htmlArea, FCKeditor, Spaw, TinyMCE, Kevin Roth’s Cross-Browser Rich Text Editor, Mozile and Bitflux Editor. All these editors are open source software and working in IE 5.5.+, Mozilla 1.3+ and Firefox 0.7+.

Review: Professionelle Softwareentwicklung mit PHP5

The last couple of days I was reading the book „Professionelle Softwareentwicklung mit PHP5“ written by Sebastian Bergmann. Sebastian has a nice style of describing parts of software engineering with less words like other authors. Because of this the book has only 200 pages but it’s really cheap with 29 EUR for a technical literature. Weiterlesen

Accessibility in PHProjekt 5.0

Beside my daily work at Mayflower GmbH/ThinkPHP I’m working a lot on XHTML/CSS/Accessibilty for the open source project phpMyFAQ and trying to add my knowledge in our projects. Because accessibility wasn’t a goal in the previous releases of PHProjekt we’re working hard on the complete XHTML/CSS rewrite of the frontend.