Here are my German slides of my talk „Einführung in PHP 5 und IBM DB2“. By the way, two attendees of my presentation are running really big IBM DB2 powered databases with up to 500 million datasets. Really big ones. :-)
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.
The issue 3.2005 of the German PHP Magazin can now be bought in your favorite bookstore.
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
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.