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 focusing more heavily now on Drupal services, the company is now offering internships for students interested in working on Drupal.
First things first, I've offered to mentor for the Google Summer of Code, and would be specifically interested if a student picked up the live Drupal backup project if it came to be approved.
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
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
Zend Studio is a convenient environment to code in PHP, even though it is not currently possible to use it for integrated debugging of PHP-GTK code: its php completion and file management, and phpdoc integration make it very useful for the PHP-GTK environment too. However some settings are necessary to ease its use, due to the specific extensions typically used by PHP-GTK programs:
phpw files for applications, and
gladep for Glade files storing UIs.