27 Aug 2009, 12:44 p.m.

Check Out Ciaran's Doctrine Article in php|architect

The cover of php|architect's August 09 issue

I'm pleased to note that the August 2009 issue of php|architect is out today, not least because it includes a cracking article on Doctrine by my good friend Ciaran. I was lucky enough to sneak an early peek, and despite my innate distrust of anything new-fangled and shiny, to Ciaran's credit, even I had to admit that Doctrine does look quite useful actually. I'm looking forward to Ciaran's next article!

The issue looks to be a good one all round, with articles on regular expressions and non-relational databases along with the usual news, comment and photos of ElePHPants, so do check it out.

Oh, and look out for something from me in either the September or October issue!

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20 Aug 2009, 10:31 p.m.

Lightweight Continuous Integration for PHP

This post describes a simple, lightweight strategy for implementing Continuous Integration on PHP-based software projects. This approach happens to use Subversion for version control, PHPUnit for unit testing, and Phing to automate the processes involved, but hopefully the principles are generally applicable.

The post won't strive to be exhaustive or encyclopaedic, rather it will present a simple proof-of-concept and a brief overview of the tools that are available to PHP developers. But first some background...

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