- 2012-08-19: Working on the new Drupal 8 Entity system at Drupalcon Munich
- 2012-06-15: Working on the new Drupal 8 Entity system at DrupalDevDays Barcelona
- 2012-03-23: Working on the future Drupal Document Oriented Storage at DrupalCon Denver. D8 or later ? Bets are on.
- 2011-09-01: Building an Unfuddle to Drupal Casetracker import module using Migrate
- 2011-08-28: Back from DrupalCon London and its WSCCI code sprint. Wow.
- 2009-11-29: mongodb_watchdog module created by dereine, ported to D7 by me in about half an hour, and migrated in a larger MongoDB project by damz before the hour ended. Wow...
Over the last few days, I finally decided to revisit the old OSInet PHP library, to dust it off somehow, and convert the class-based parts to PSR0 and the whole to what seems to be liable to become PSR1 at some point.
This library contains a zoo of function helping with PHP-GTK development, and three packages with their demo application:
- Class Grapher
- Build a graph of inheritance and interface implementations on a directory (and subdirectories) of PHP code
- This package uses the Drupal Grammar Paser to parse code, and includes a Drush 5 plugin for easy use within a Drupal site, but can also be used to parse non-Drupal code, as long as the Grammar Parser - which does not depend on Drupal either - is installed in the include path.
- It is a more complete version of the Drupal-only Class Grapher sandbox on drupal.org.
- In the current version, graphs are generated using GraphViz. An extension to a client-side visualization tool like the Infovis toolkit should come someday. Suggestions for other client-side libraries welcome (please comment!).
- Open Document Calc reader
- This package provides a few classes and methods to extract the content of OpenDocument (LibreOffice, OpenOffice.org, ...) spreadsheets.
- Finite State Machine
- This package is used to build applications designed around a finite state machine, and is mostly intended for use in PHP-GTK applications, to provide asynchronous processing.
- The demo application uses the PHP FTP extension to expose its asynchronous notifications in a PHP-GTK UI
I just found out a very strange PHP feature by browsing the PHP-GTK2 API with the Reflection classes : spaces can be used in some alien places, like variable names.
But the doc says you can't !
Well, try this in PHP 5.2.5, for instance:
With OSInet having a large part of its business with suppliers and customers within the EU at large, I often find myself having to check the validity of the VAT information for third parties, and the EU VIES database comes in handy.
However, although I had been discussing remote access using XML-RPC or SOAP as early at 2004 with the database administrators, the UI had remained web 1.0-only until quite recently (apparently march 2007), when an AXIS SOAP service went online, just as I had suggested three years ago. So I figured I really couldn't let the occasion pass, and did a PHP-GTK client to VIES, which happens to be my first production SOAP application in PHP-GTK, previous ones having always been done in Pascal using Delphi or Kylix.
Let's see how this can be done... (code updated 2010-09-21)
I had been in need of a class to read config data into both the
PHP-GTK OSInet back-office front end, and the back-office client UI
for the Drupal 5.x
offload module, and hesitated
between various solutions, ranging from roll-our-own to the various
frameworks out there and the existing PEAR packages.
Since Zend Framework appears to be well on its way to becoming a standard for professional PHP developers, I figured I'd give it a spin :
A discussion these days on the
PHP-GTK general mailing list
revolved around the issue of feeding a large amount of rows to
the model bound to a
A few days ago, I was glad to learn that this blog had been included in the Planet PHP blogroll. And today, when checking the news, what did I see ?
The problem: while coding PHP-GTK apps, the most elementary
debugging method is to use
So we need a workaround...
The new Drupal-based community site for PHP-GTK is up at http://www.php-gtk.eu.
Technically, this is pretty much a plain Drupal 5.0
Beta 1 Beta 2 RC1 RC2
site, using the new Garland theme without custom changes
besides a much needed fix, and a site-specific
module for things like useful referer counting and the PHP-GTK dev geolocation