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In Case You Missed It...The Week of February 6, 2006

by: Elizabeth Naramore
February 7, 2006

PHP Vikinger Conference Announced

Zak Greant announced that eZsystems will be sponsoring an informal coding conference on June 24025 in Skien, Norway. Registration is a mere €20 and all fees will be donated to "Free Software and Free Culture organizations". The schedule is open, and similar to Foo Camp, and with attendees already booked such as Christopher Kunz , Ilia Alshanetsky , Marcus Boerger , Rasmus Lerdorf, a good time will be sure to be held by all. Visit Zak's blog for more info and don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity (

New Coding Contest at

If you know anything about Texas Holdem and PHP, then it just might be your lucky day. is sponsoring a new coding contest to determine the best "Texas Holdem" script. Deadline is March 1, 2006, and the first prize is a new edition of NuSphere's PHPEd. For complete rules and details of the contest, go to

Recently Published PHP Books

Just to keep you on the cutting edge, here are some PHP books that have recently been published: And coming soon to a bookseller near you:

Add Luke Welling to Your Blogroll

The popular author and PHP guru has finally succumbed and started his own blog. You can check out "Some Guy Ranting" 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:

And for PECL, we had:

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

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

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