As well, Chris Shiflett has posted his PHP Security talk from a recent NOAA conference: http://shiflett.org/
Oracle launches a PHP Developer Center
The Oracle Technology Network has a new area "for technical information about the use of PHP in conjunction with enterprise-class Oracle technology." There are articles, installation guides, technical and white papers, forums specific to Oracle/PHP, sample chapters from popular books, and downloadable extensions. It's the place to be if you're integrating the two. Simply go to http://www.oracle.com/technology/tech/php/index.html.
Be a Zend VIP
Zend has announced its keynote speakers for the upcoming PHP conference it is sponsoring in October. Rod Smith (IBM), Marc Andreessen (Netscape/Opsware) and Stephen O'Grady (Redmonk) are the initial announced Keynote Speakers, and if you are one of the first 100 registrants to the conference, you can attend a VIP dinner and meet the speakers & Zend big-wigs. For more info, go to http://www.zend.com/news/zendpr.php?id=94 or to register, go to http://zend.kbconferences.com/.
php|architect offers month-to-month subscription
If you're commitment-shy and just aren't ready to give a full year of yourself to php|architect, then you'll be glad to know that now you can subscribe on a month-to-month basis. Read more by going to the official announcement: http://phparchitect.com/news/2191
phpBB 2.0.15 released - security upgrade
phpBB Group has released an upgrade of phpBB which fixes some major and minor bugs, and you are encouraged to download and install if you are using this software. For more information and to read about upgrading/installing, visit http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=288194.
... have been posted by Zeev Suraski on his blog. If you want to see the minds that spawned PHP, and what they looked like in 2000, go to Zeev's gallery: http://suraski.net/blog/.
Latest PEAR releases include:
File_Archive - File_Archive will let you manipulate easily the tar, gz, bz2 and zip files
File_SMBPasswd - Class for managing SAMBA style password files.
Gtk_FileDrop - Make Gtk widgets accept file drops
Pager - Data paging class
PHP_Archive - Create and Use PHP Archive files
Services_Technorati - A class for interacting with the Technorati API
Text_Diff - Engine for performing and rendering text diffs
XML_RPC - PHP implementation of the XML-RPC protocol
And PECL releases include:
colorer - Syntax highlighting
ibm_db2 - PHP extension for DB2/Cloudscape
runkit - allows you to replace, rename, and remove user defined functions and classes,
define customized superglobal variables for general purpose use, and
execute code in restricted environment (sandboxing).
WinBinder - A Native Windows binding for PHP
xmlwriter - Provides fast, non-cached, forward-only means to write XML data.