PHP 5.2.x with APC on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid (via Hardy)

As part of a move to virtualise our last remaining physical servers and build more scaling capability and resilience into our web serving infrastructure we have a specific need to run a couple of legacy apps on PHP 5.2.x. In the future when we’ve managed to fit in testing a bug fixes we’ll have these […]

Slightly more Regular Expressions

For me regular expressions are like magic. I can appreciate the wonderful things they can do but I’ve never really understood how the trick works. As I develop primarily in PHP there are plenty of PHP string functions which when combined, can get me the desired result. However, yesterday I had to extract two values […]

PHPNW09 Round Up

Last weekend Janeth, Andy and Simon (from Business Systems Solutions) headed over to Manchester Conference Centre for the second Annual PHP North West Conference. Organised by volunteers from the PHPNW user group it has a great community feel to it yet has a great reputation. A few thoughts about some of the sessions I attended… […]

PHP London 2008

A belated writeup on last week’s PHP London Conference. Andy’s already written a post so I don’t feel too bad! As it turned out we split the sessions so I’ll just cover those Andy’s not mentioned. First up was Stefan Esser’s PHP Binary Analysis. It was looking at using complied PHP bytecode to debug and […]