2 Nov 2009, 10:35 p.m.

"HTTP For Developers" Published

If it's November already, that must mean that the October issue of php|architect magazine is out today, and with it comes the publication of another article by yours truly.

The cover of php|architect's October 09 issue

It's called "HTTP For Developers", which I hope should be fairly self-explanatory. I wanted to write about HTTP, because while it's really very important indeed, it tends not to be particularly well understood by developers.

So the article is kind of a whirlwind tour of how HTTP, and by extension the web itself, works, with what I hope is a particular focus on how this is relevant to developers. Hence the title.

There's plenty of other good stuff in this issue too, of course, including a couple of articles on image manipulation using PHP, and something I was particularly interested in: Brian DeShong's experiences using the original WURFL API for PHP to tailor content to mobile handsets.

Posted by Simon at 01:53:00 PM
3 Nov 2009, 11:55 a.m.

Ciaran McNulty

Really great article - it's always surprising how little understood the whole process of HTTP is by some developers.