Getting Started with ORM in PHP

2010-05-19T22:13:40+00:00 June 14th, 2008|PHP|

ORM, or Object Relational Mapping, is a database design approach that simplifies managing complex databases for programmers. Instead of direct database access, an ORM layer in a PHP framework can [...]

Port Scanning and Service Status Checking in PHP

2010-05-25T21:39:47+00:00 June 6th, 2008|PHP|

While building web applications, it's often important to keep an eye on the other services running on your server. Having access to the current status of public servers can empower your applications to make decisions and respond to problems automatically. Acknowledging a service is offline can also save endless support emails. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to keep track of your server status by scanning ports on your server with PHP.

Benchmarking PHP frameworks

2010-05-19T22:17:39+00:00 June 3rd, 2008|PHP|

Over on the AVNet Labs blog, Ekerete Akpan has posted a few results from his recent framework benchmarks to much controversy. His tests covered a few major PHP frameworks, such [...]