Archive | November, 2003

PHP Quebec Conference 2003

Posted on 12 November 2003 by Demian Turner

The PHP Quebec group is pleased to annonce the PHP Quebec Conference 2004. We are looking for the best speakers, willing to share their experience and skills with the educated crowd of PHP programmers in eastern Canada and in the USA. PHP Quebec 2004 will feature 3 distinct tracks:

  • Professional PHP, dealing with php usage in professional environment and unusual businesses.
  • Technical PHP, covering indeep details of PHP technics.
  • Free software, about any free software, closely related to PHP.

Sessions will be held in French or English. More details here.

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Why Microsoft wants to buy – then trash – Google

Posted on 12 November 2003 by Demian Turner

I don’t know this site, the Enquirer, but if Damien links to it it must be okay, definitely some entertaining examples:

Microsoft really, really wants Google. It wants Google for one reason, namely, to strip it naked and to castrate it. Microsoft wants to put an end to people being able to use the power of Google, especially as to the way that we all can use Google as a tool which makes the Internet particularly useful in helping us all to get through our days without depending on Microsoft.

Here’s another exercise. Search msn for Linux. Note that the third item returned is tech.msn.com and that the page no longer exists. The fourth item deals with this topic “Alternatives to Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP Learn about the Microsoft alternatives and how to move to them from open source products.”

Read the whole article here.

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Play Chess with PHP

Posted on 08 November 2003 by Demian Turner

There was quite a lot of discussion at pear-general and dev over the Games_Chess package but I didn’t realise there was a demo available.

Well there is.

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New Tutorials from php-con West 2003

Posted on 08 November 2003 by Demian Turner

Not much new on PHPkitchen these days, started a proper job this week and still don’t have dsl, not to mention a telephone, setup yet at my new pad in London.

This situation will undoubtedly improve shortly 😉

There are some great tutorials just posted by the php-con people, so if you didn’t get a chance to go, check them out.

Seagull is coming along well in the background btw, we have a developer working on a multi-level nav builder and just a few days ago schemas for MS SQL, Oracle and Postgres were submitted to CVS.  Next release also promises decent password management likely to be driven by PEAR’s Text_Password library.

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