php|works - db|works Schedule Posted

The schedule for php|architect's September conference has been posted, with some heavy hitters making a presence, as usual. This, along with the preplanned social events happening nightly (such as Arbi's gaming challenge where you can win an Xbox 360) makes this one conference you shouldn't miss. It's being held September 12-15, 2006 in Toronto, Canada - and as the folks at php|architect are quick to point out, their last conference sold out weeks before the conference. To sign up or for more information, go to the php|works-db|works site.

Nusphere Releases PhpED 4.6

A new version of PhpED, which offers some very nice upgrades, is available for purchase. Some of the upgrades include: For a complete feature list, go to http://www.nusphere.com/products/phped_features.htm.

phpMyAdmin 2.8.2 Released

The latest version of phpMyAdmin includes a few security and bug fixes, including: For more information, or to download, go to http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/downloads.php#2.8.2

PHPUnit Goes Solo

In a recent post, Sebastian Bergmann announced that the PHPUnit extension will no longer be offered on the PEAR website, but will instead be offered on its own PEAR channel. Sebastian states, "Please no longer report bugs about PHPUnit at the PEAR website and do not check out the PHPUnit sources from cvs.php.net." He will also be setting up dedicated mailing lists just for PHPUnit. To read the full blog post, go to http://www.sebastian-bergmann.de/blog/

PHP Developer's Network Looking for Community Authors

The PHP Developer's Network recently announced a call to would-be authors looking to participate in a community driven project. They are working on a beginning-level PHP book, that would be delivered in e-book format, and anyone interested in contributing should post on the site as indicated. To read the full announcement, go to http://forums.devnetwork.net/.

Win a Trip to the Zend Conference

The Zend Developer Zone is actively seeking PHP authors to write articles for the DevZone. If yours is published, you will be entered in a drawing for a free trip (including airfare, hotel, and registration fees) to the Zend Conference to be held October 29 - November 2, 2006 in San Jose. So get your writer's block out of the way and get entered! To read more, go to the DevZone posting: http://devzone.zend.com/node/view/id/604.

Zend Framework Preview Release 0.1.4

Zend released the next version of it's preview Framework. Some new features include end_Controller_RewriteRouter (incubator), Zend_Config, Zend_Cache, Zend_Db_Adapter_Db2, & Zend_Db_Xml (incubator). For a complete list of all the changes, visit the Zend Developer Zone post at: http://devzone.zend.com/node/view/id/606

Upgrade your Joomla! and Mambo

Several sources are indicating that there have been SQL injection security flaws found in recent releases of both of these popular CMSs. If you haven't already, you really should upgrade. Joomla users can upgrade at http://www.joomla.org/ and Mambo users can go to http://www.mamboserver.com/.

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 http://pear.php.net and http://pecl.php.net.

We're switching formats for our "In Case You Missed It" so we'll see you next month with our news and tidbits from the PHP World!