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Zend:
Zend Reveals What Music Will Keep Developers Productive (and Happy) This Holiday
Dec 21, 2011 @ 10:06:59

In a new press release to their site, Zend teases at some of the results from their Zend Developer Pulse survey. In these results, they share what music developers prefer (according to the survey) for when they're developing.

The survey showed that as much as 86% of developers listen to music while coding. Of the major music genres, 42% of developers said they prefer coding to music of the rock/pop variety.

The results also included the top artists, some "guilty pleasure" choices and some of the least popular artists. The full results of this survey will be coming out in January 2012, giving a "developer perspective" on the current state of the industry, technology in general and their career.

tagged: music survey developer productive opinion like dislike

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DZone.com:
MySQL PHP search: four-part video tutorial series
Oct 31, 2011 @ 13:09:29

As linked to on DZone.com today, there's a video series about PHP/MySQL and creating a basic search engine from Adam Khoury's collection:

Fresh from Adam Khoury's massive library of instructional videos comes a four-part, full-fledged tutorial on searching a MySQL database using PHP. The tutorials use the 'worked example' format (like Khan Academy), which makes learning relatively painless for newbies and not completely useless for more experienced developers.

The four videos require you to have at least a decent working knowledge of putting PHP and MySQL together and show you how to:

tagged: video tutorial series search union like fulltext mysql searchengine

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DevShed:
The LIKE Clause and the Active Record Pattern
Mar 24, 2009 @ 12:07:39

DevShed continues their look at the Active Record pattern with the next part of their seven part series - extending their MySQL class even further.

In its current incarnation, this class's functionality is limited, regardless of its decent level of SQL abstraction. Therefore, in this fourth part of the series I’m going to enhance it by making it capable of working with LIKE clauses in a straightforward way.

They look at using LIKE to match values in various columns of the tables and add in a fetchLike method that lets you specify the column to search, the pattern to match on and the table to search in.

tagged: like clause tutorial activerecord pattern designpattern fetchlike

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WebReference.com:
How to Create a Search Feature with PHP and MySQL
Aug 07, 2008 @ 07:53:10

On WebReference.com today Ryan Butler has written up a tutorial of a simple search feature that can be integrated into any site (with their content in a MySQL database).

In this article, you'll learn how to create a searchable form feature that will query a database table and display current staff member information. During the analysis you'll learn how to do the following: create a database table that will hold current staff listings, create a search form and use PHP, in coordination with Structured Query Language (SQL) to capture information entered by the visitor and append the information to display the results we want to show.

They give you the files for the project and work through each, showing how to make the database, put information in and connect to the database to run the query. He opts for the LIKE functionality in the WHERE clause to find the term as a wildcard in the FirstName field. It's not the most efficient, but it can be useful.

tagged: mysql search engine like wildcard tutorial

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Jacob Santos's Blog:
Zend Studio Neon
Dec 17, 2007 @ 12:52:00

Jacob Santos has posted a list of things that he both likes and dislikes about one of Zend's beta offerings - Zend Neon.

I've been using Zend Studio Neon for the past three weeks and I have to say, for something that is free (beta software) it is quite good. Compared to using VS 2005, Zend Studio Neon has its advantages, since Visual Studio doesn't handle PHP well. Zend Studio Neon also has areas that I didn't like.

His likes included the fact that it's not Eclipse (technically) and that it supports PHPUnit and PHPDocumentor out of the box. Dislikes included the fact that it might not be free in the future and that it lacks FTP support.

tagged: zendneon beta like dislike eclipse phpunit phpdocumentor free ftp zendneon beta like dislike eclipse phpunit phpdocumentor free ftp

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Jacob Santos's Blog:
Zend Studio Neon
Dec 17, 2007 @ 12:52:00

Jacob Santos has posted a list of things that he both likes and dislikes about one of Zend's beta offerings - Zend Neon.

I've been using Zend Studio Neon for the past three weeks and I have to say, for something that is free (beta software) it is quite good. Compared to using VS 2005, Zend Studio Neon has its advantages, since Visual Studio doesn't handle PHP well. Zend Studio Neon also has areas that I didn't like.

His likes included the fact that it's not Eclipse (technically) and that it supports PHPUnit and PHPDocumentor out of the box. Dislikes included the fact that it might not be free in the future and that it lacks FTP support.

tagged: zendneon beta like dislike eclipse phpunit phpdocumentor free ftp zendneon beta like dislike eclipse phpunit phpdocumentor free ftp

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Brian Moon's Blog:
My Editor of Choice
Oct 10, 2007 @ 11:40:18

Brian Moon has posted today about his editor fo choice for PHP work - jEdit and some of the benefits he thinks it has for other developers.

I keep trying all the latest and greatest editors out there. I fought with Eclipse and have tried the newer more PHP centric offerings built on Eclipse. I recently tried out Komodo Edit for a week. I had tried the Komodo IDE when it came out for Mac a while back. But, I just keep coming back to jEdit.

He's broken it down into two (well, really three) different sections - the likes and dislikes followed by things that he "doesn't care about but you might" (including Subversion and CVS support).

tagged: editor choice jedit review like dislike subversion cvs editor choice jedit review like dislike subversion cvs

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Brian Moon's Blog:
My Editor of Choice
Oct 10, 2007 @ 11:40:18

Brian Moon has posted today about his editor fo choice for PHP work - jEdit and some of the benefits he thinks it has for other developers.

I keep trying all the latest and greatest editors out there. I fought with Eclipse and have tried the newer more PHP centric offerings built on Eclipse. I recently tried out Komodo Edit for a week. I had tried the Komodo IDE when it came out for Mac a while back. But, I just keep coming back to jEdit.

He's broken it down into two (well, really three) different sections - the likes and dislikes followed by things that he "doesn't care about but you might" (including Subversion and CVS support).

tagged: editor choice jedit review like dislike subversion cvs editor choice jedit review like dislike subversion cvs

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I/O Reader:
15 Cool Things & 12 Things to Dislike About PHP
Aug 20, 2007 @ 08:32:00

On the I/O Reader blog, there's two different posts that take two sides of the spectrum when it comes to what to like and dislike about PHP, both lists of features of the the language:

Both have their valid points and it's interesting to see how many of the points made in the first article he goes back on and mentions specific instances where it doesn't work as expected. Some of the comparisons seem a bit like he's comparing PHP to his experience in another language and not objectively on PHP's features alone.

tagged: list like dislike autoload magic function scope list like dislike autoload magic function scope

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I/O Reader:
15 Cool Things & 12 Things to Dislike About PHP
Aug 20, 2007 @ 08:32:00

On the I/O Reader blog, there's two different posts that take two sides of the spectrum when it comes to what to like and dislike about PHP, both lists of features of the the language:

Both have their valid points and it's interesting to see how many of the points made in the first article he goes back on and mentions specific instances where it doesn't work as expected. Some of the comparisons seem a bit like he's comparing PHP to his experience in another language and not objectively on PHP's features alone.

tagged: list like dislike autoload magic function scope list like dislike autoload magic function scope

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