Archive | October, 2002

Proper Samba HOWTO

Posted on 31 October 2002 by Demian Turner

two part series from DevShed
PART 1: Tired of paying hundreds of dollars for commercial file server software? Looking for an application that lets you share *NIX and Windows files seamlessly across a network? Say hello to Samba, software that’s so cool, it’ll make you want to kick up your heels and dance, dance, dance!

PART 2: In addition to its core component, Samba comes with a bunch of pretty powerful ancillary utilities: an SMB client, an SMB filesystem mounter, a backup tool, and a Web-based administration utility. Find out how you can use them, inside.

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POSIX Regular Expressions in PHP

Posted on 31 October 2002 by Demian Turner

Apologies for the recent inactivity at PHPkitchen, your dedicated editor was dutifully searching out interesting new material at PHPCON 2002 🙂

Regular expressions tend to be neglected. Many people fear them and prefer to ignore their existence. However, disregarding regular expressions can leave a huge gap in your programming potential. By learning the basics you can tap into that lost potential and start producing more powerful code. Today we will examine the basics and put them to use in a practical situation.

Thanks to Zend for this article, an informative read however I believe there is a trend towards using PCRE regular expressions in PHP, in other words, regular expressions that work in Perl and at the command line in *nix

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Results Are In for PHPkitchen Awards

Posted on 22 October 2002 by Demian Turner

Thanks very much to everyone who voted, it’s taken a little while to get the results out due to recent deadlines, but here they are at last.

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PHP Auto Login

Posted on 22 October 2002 by Demian Turner

From Zend
Setting cookie that is valid for a long term is not secure. I prefer to use
“session cookie” for login session management.  Session cookie is cookie that
does not have expiration time. Session cookie is stored in memory in most of
browsers and deleted when user closes browser.

Here is tip to implement auto login feature with secure manner.

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Integrating PHP and .NET

Posted on 21 October 2002 by Demian Turner

The .NET Framework is a new computing platform that simplifies application development in the highly distributed environment of the Internet. The .NET Framework is designed to provide a consistent object-oriented programming environment, a code-execution environment that minimizes software deployment and versioning conflicts, which guarantees safe execution of code and to build all communication on industry standards to ensure that code based on the .NET Framework can integrate with any other code.

The Component Object Model (COM) allows an object to expose its functionality to other components and to host applications. Interoperability with COM — or COM interop — allows you to create a COM wrapper around the .NET components, which makes Windows look at them as COM objects and thus makes them available to all of the calling COM applications – including the beloved PHP.

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The Art Of Software Development (part 5): Adding Value

Posted on 21 October 2002 by Demian Turner

So you think releasing a software product is the end of the road? Not by a long shot! In this final article, find out what goes into the post-release phase of the software development cycle…and how you can use it to make both your customer and your accountants happy.

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Easy Install of Full PHP Environment

Posted on 21 October 2002 by Demian Turner

Kind of a nice package if you’re a windows PHP user

Today, e-novative PHP, the PHP for Windows solution was released. ePHP automatically installs and configures PHP 4.2.3, Apache 1.3.27, MySql 4.0.4 and phpMyAdmin 2.3.2 on Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. More info here

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Don’t Forget About PHP-CON!

Posted on 21 October 2002 by Demian Turner

PHPCon 2002 offers attendees a comprehensive, practical technical program

  • Keynote by Rasmus Lerdorf, Inventor of PHP
  • Three Technical tracks including Enterprise PHP, Applications Development, and XML/CMS.
  • Best Practices from gurus and greats such as Dirk Elmendorf of
  • Introduction to SOAP for PHP with Shane Caraveo, ActiveState,
  • Reading the PHP Source with Zak Greant, MySQL Community Advocate
  • High Performance PHP: Profiling and Benchmarking Techniques with George Schlossnagle, OmniTI
  • Opportunities to meet and mingle with peers, gurus, and greats in a relaxed, congenial setting.

PHPCon 2002 is just around the corner. Join us on October 24th and 25th at
the Clarion Hotel in Millbrae, California for the first PHPCon! For full
program and online registration, log onto our website at

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Is XML running out of control?

Posted on 13 October 2002 by Demian Turner

XML is a promising and far-reaching development in computing. Yet the mere fact we’re all speaking the same language doesn’t mean we’re making beautiful music.

Just because an XML message is “valid” (meets standards for the Extensible Markup Language) does not mean it can work with other valid XML messages, or that it will behave as expected. As a result, we’re losing control of the hundreds of disparate XML vocabularies we’ve developed, the mountains of XML-ized data we’ve generated and the millions of XML-enabled software components we’ve created.

PS: I’m off on hols next week, will be sure to have some tasty new articles before heading off to PHPCON 2002 !

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Why is UML important?

Posted on 13 October 2002 by Demian Turner

The heart of object-oriented problem solving is the construction of a model. The model abstracts the essential details of the underlying problem from its usually complicated real world. Several modeling tools are wrapped under the heading of the UML, which stands for Unified Modeling Language. The purpose of this course is to present important highlights of the UML.

At the center of the UML are its nine kinds of modeling diagrams, which we describe here.

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