Let's see what's been happening the past week:
Yet another fabulous PHP Conference that I was unable to attend has wrapped
up, and you can get all the scoop from the speakers:
Free T-shirt from Zend
According to a blog post from John Coggleshall earlier in the week, Zend is
giving away free t-shirts for evaluating the Zend Platform and filling out a
survey. While there is nothing on the Zend site confirming this, you can read
John's blog entry here: http://blog.coggeshall.org/archives/198_Want_a_free_PHP_T-shirt.html
Another Bug Fix for phpBB
If you haven't upgraded to 2.0.14 yet, don't worry. There is now a 2.0.15
that includes one more bug fix. If you have already upgraded, you can make the
quick change yourself. Details can be found at http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=290149
PHP Advanced Transfer Manager Security Alert
If you're using this software, you should be aware of a recent alert from
Secunia. A highly critical bug, which is yet unpatched, exists, preying on
unvalidated file types. For more information, read the advisory from Secunia at
WordPress v. 1.5.1 Released
Developers of WordPress have announced the release of the latest in this
popular blog software: version 1.5.1 is available for immediate download.
Upgrades include bug fixes and a major security fix, as well as new API hooks
and functionality. To read more about what's new, go to http://wordpress.org/development/
George Schlossnagle Shows us WSDL from a PHP5 Class
There was an interesting blog entry from George Schlossnagle, which gives us
a sneak peek to WSDL_Gen. This is basically a PHP5 class that generates WSDL
(Web Services Description Language). Read more about this and download the class
(still in Alpha state) at http://www.schlossnagle.org/~george/blog/index.php?/archives/234-WSDL-Generation.html
or WSDL at http://www.w3.org/TR/wsdl
Open Source Event's PHP Security Conference Announced
This one-day fun-filled seminar touts some big names in PHP and Open Source
Security: Bruce Perens, Chris Shiflett, Christian Wenz, Tom Robinson, and Chris
Hubbard. Cost is $150, it will be held on June 11, 2005, and you can register or
read more about it by going to http://store.osevents.com/product_info.php?products_id=1
O'Reilly Announces the First Annual EuroOSCON
This conference will be held on October 17-20, 2005 in Amsterdam. If you
think you know your stuff, the CFP comes with a May 23rd deadline. For more
info, go to http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/eurooscon/create/e_sess
(I wonder if they know that Zend's conference is October 18-21...
Latest PEAR releases include:
- Console_Getargs - A command-line arguments parser
- Crypt_RSA - Provides RSA-like key generation, encryption/decryption,
signing and signature checking
- HTML_Progress - How to include a loading bar in your XHTML documents
quickly and easily.
- Mail_IMAPv2 - Provides a c-client backend for webmail.
- Net_NNTP - Implementation of the NNTP protocol
- PEAR_PackageFileManager_GUI_Gtk - A PHP-GTK frontend for the
- PHPUnit - Regression testing framework for unit tests.
- PHP_Compat - Provides missing functionality for older versions of PHP
- XML_RPC - PHP implementation of the XML-RPC protocol
And at PECL were:
- big_int - big_int library provides a set of functions for calculations
with arbitrary length integers and bitsets
- Xdebug - Provides functions for function traces and profiling
- xdiff - File differences/patches.
As always, you can download or learn more about these packages at http://pear.php.net/ and http://pecl.php.net/.
See you next week with more news and tidbits from the PHP world!