If you read my recent tutorial on the use of the excellent XDebug profiler, you may be aware of what a truly a great FOSS PHP extension it is, used by countless developers over the years. Unfortunately the cachegrind format is not quite right, because when XDebug was developed Derick Rethans had no documentation of the format and had to reverse engineer it and make some educated guesses. Derick is truly one of the PHP communities heroes, and taught many of us about PHP's internals through his articles, and projects like XDebug and Vulcan.
This tutorial takes you through the steps of setting up Ubuntu Linux and getting Apache, MySQL and PHP installed and running.
XDebug is one of the essential PHP extensions for PHP developers. In this tutorial I'll attempt to cover installation, and most of XDebug's standard features.
PHP | OSI Days 2010: Participate at the confluence of PHP's finest!
Microsoft has continued to engage with the open source community over the last year. Following up on the Q&A from last May, they would like to share their progress as well as hear your thoughts on how you see PHP working on Windows Server and Microsoft stack in general. More information in the post.
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This covers updating your Dev server to recent versions of PHP and MySQL, as well as setting up an Apache VHost, and using the Hosts file to provide development server naming.
NoSQL, an alternative for relational databases with massive workloads.
UFPDF is a Unicode/UTF-8 extension for FPDF by Steven Wittens. It is quite outdated right now, but if for some reasons you're stuck with it, you might not like the fact, that one quite important function is broken.
GRAPH is a plugin engine for MySQL (and also MariaDB and Drizzle) that allows for more efficient handling of trees, graphs and similar structures within a relational database.