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In Case You Missed It...The Week of August 29, 2005

by: Elizabeth Naramore
August 30, 2005

Welcome back to another installment of ICYMI! This week we saw:

Zend Posts Full Conference Schedule

The complete schedule has been posted by Zend for their conference to be held October 18-21 in San Francisco. The four tracks available are "The Business Case for PHP," "Developing, Deploying and Managing Large Scale PHP Applications," "Integrating PHP with the Enterprise (including Web Services & XML)," and "PHP Resources: Tools, Libraries and Techniques". For the full schedule, go to

NuSphere Releases PhpEd IDE v4.0

This latest version of PhpEd boasts improvements such as PHP5 support, true unicode support, integration with various databases, code completion, secure deployment, project-wide code explorer, and more. It still costs $239, but you can try it out for free for 30 days if you like. To download, go to

PhpMyAdmin Releases 2.6.4-rc1

This version fixes numerous bugs as well as some cross-site scripting security vulnerabilities recently reported. For a complete changelog, visit and to download the latest version go to

Planet-PHP Thumbnails

Joshua Eichorn has created a cool little gadget that presents thumbnail shots of the sites rolling through planet-php. You can read his blog entry about this at or check out the thumbs for yourself at

PEAR/PECL Releases

I would be remiss in my duties if I didn't include what's new at PEAR and PECL. Recent PEAR releases include:
  • DB_Table 1.2.0 - Builds on PEAR DB to abstract datatypes and automate table creation, data validation, insert, update, delete, and select
  • HTML_Progress 1.2.3 - How to include a loading bar in your XHTML documents quickly and easily.
  • Image_Graph 0.6.0 - A package for displaying (numerical) data as a graph/chart/plot.
  • MP3_ID 1.2.0RC2 - Read/Write MP3-Tags
  • File_Find 1.0.0 - A Class the facillitates the search of filesystems
  • PHPUnit 1.3.0 - Regression testing framework for unit tests.
  • Mail 1.1.8 - Class that provides multiple interfaces for sending emails
  • DB_DataObject_FormBuilder 0.18.1 - Class to automatically build HTML_QuickForm objects from a DB_DataObject-derived class

And for PECL, we had:

  • APC - Alternative PHP Cache
  • pecl_http - Extended HTTP support

As always, you can download or learn more about these packages at and

See you next week with more news and tidbits from the PHP world!

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