PHP is a powerful server-side scripting language for creating dynamic and interactive websites.
PHP is the widely-used, free, and efficient alternative to competitors such as Microsoft's ASP. PHP is perfectly suited for Web development and can be embedded directly into the HTML code.
The PHP syntax is very similar to Perl and C. PHP is often used together with Apache (web server) on various operating systems. It also supports ISAPI and can be used with Microsoft's IIS on Windows.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

PHP DC conference 2008

The DC PHP Developers Group recently announced Kshemendra Paul as a featured keynote speaker at the DC PHP Conference & Expo, June 2-4, 2008, at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Paul, chief architect for the Office of Management and Budget Executive Office of the President, will be presenting on "Federal E-Government and Enterprise Architecture Updates."
Join hundreds of PHP practitioners, business managers, and government officials from around the world in the exchange of ideas and solutions for building a better web application infrastructure. The DC PHP conference will include tracks pertaining to business cases, best practices, the art of PHP, PHP applications, PHP in the enterprise, and Open Source. The full speaker schedule will be announced shortly.
For more information about DC PHP Conference & Expo 2008 and to register, please visit http://www.dcphpconference.com/. Early discounted registration rates affective until April 15, 2008

Call for speakers for Forum PHP Paris 2008

The AFUP, Association Fran├žaise des Utilisateurs de PHP, is proud to announce the upcoming conference "Forum PHP 2008".
For this unique event in France, we are looking for the best French speaking experts, who want to share their know-how and enthusiasm. This two day conference features one technical day, with the most advanced PHP techniques and a business day, with case studies and examples of successful projects.

How to manage a PHP project (tools, methods, ...)

Insure code quality

Internet and legal issues (intellectual property, ...)

Build a business around

PHP scalibility

Connect services(web services)

Rich User Interfaces (technology choice, implementation, ...)

PHP 5.2.6 Released

The PHP development team would like to announce the immediateavailability of PHP 5.2.6. This release focuses on improving the stability ofthe PHP 5.2.x branch with over 120 bug fixes, several of which are security related.All users of PHP are encouraged to upgrade to this release.
Further details about the PHP 5.2.6 release can be found in the release announcement for 5.2.6, the full list of changes is available in the ChangeLog for PHP 5.

Security Enhancements and Fixes in PHP 5.2.6:

Fixed possible stack buffer overflow in the FastCGI SAPI identified by Andrei Nigmatulin.

Fixed integer overflow in printf() identified by Maksymilian Aciemowicz.

Fixed security issue detailed in CVE-2008-0599 identified by Ryan Permeh.

Fixed a safe_mode bypass in cURL identified by Maksymilian Arciemowicz.

Properly address incomplete multibyte chars inside escapeshellcmd() identified by Stefan Esser.

Upgraded bundled PCRE to version 7.6