Apparently the blogosphere was holding it’s breath for the iPhone. Today, suddenly, there are dozens more posts than usual. Plus, I was on the road last week, so there’s a lot to catch up on. Here are some highlights.
- Zend Framework 1.0 has been released. Zend Founder and PHP godfather Andi Gutmans has the announcement. It will be very interesting to observe how it fares against the extremely popular Ruby on Rails framework. Leap ahead? Too little, too late? My personal hope is that both will compete to make each other stronger.
- PHPUnit 3.1.0 has been released.
- PHPDeveloper posted a primer to using AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) with PHP.
- Manning released the eBook of PHP in Action by Dagfinn ReiersÃ¸l with Marcus Baker and Chris Shiflett. The print version should hit bookshelves any day now.
Ruby on Rails news
- Award on Rails: a million yen for the best Rails application developed between June 10 and September 25, 2007. Judged by Matz himself. ($1M ¥ = US $8,300)
- Ryan Bates at Railscasts is holding a contest too: submit a documentation patch to Rails and on July 27 he’ll pick eight random winners for prizes including a Nintendo DS Lite, iPod Shuffle, Peepcode subscriptions and Pragmatic Programmer books. Railscast #50 will show you how to submit a doc patch. (I recently reported on the Rails community’s push for better documentation.)
- Remember when I talked about pagination and how it’s moving to a plug-in? Railscast #51 shows you how to get started with the plug-in will_paginate as an alternative to classic pagination.
- Chris Wanstrath announced Sake (pronounced like the drink) which allows Rake tasks (pronounced like the garden tool) to be called system-wide.
- Jamis Buck announced the release of Net::SSH 1.1.2, an update to the pure-Ruby implementation of the SSH2 client protocol.
- Internet Radio’s Day of Silence may have done them some good! Link via Slashdot