Upcomnig Php6

16 04 2007

After a long time, today i came across (again) the Minutes Php Developers Meeting , now seen of course, on the light of new knowledge i’ve accumulated since ( not a lot , but some ).

On the list of discussed/accepted/declined matters, that i just re-read, what hit my attention was the decision made to add an opcode cache (APC) to the std distribution. I think it is going to be very interesting and practical.

APC is a well-written, well-maintained Pecl package. I have implemented already in a couple of solutions, and it is definitely worth the trouble of setting it up.

Another thing was the merging of the Hardened-PHP patch into the std distro, and a few other measures, as follows.

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Zend Certification Exam

24 03 2007

As i mentioned in one of my previous posts, i had scheduled to take the Zend Certification on Friday the 23rd of march, which i did.
That date was chosen , not because i could not do it any earlier, but because i could not do it any later. Zend will stop the PHP4 test on the 31st of march 2007.

Of course from the beginning it was a must using the official Study Guide and Practice Tests book,
which seemed to be quite a good deal.

The Study guide covers some of the major topics in php development, starting from the basics and array, strings, pcre, stream programming etc.

The guide contains not too much information, which , cuts both ways. First: you won’t need to much time to go through it. Second: that’s not all the information you will need, to pass the test.

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