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This Blog is dedicated to giving you the latest information and news, including tips and tricks on Delphi for PHP and PHP Programming in general.

Sep
15

Tim Del Chiaro from Embarcadero Technologies has asked all Delphi for PHP users to fill out a quick survey telling him what you use Delphi for PHP for, what you like about it, and what you want to see in the future.

He also wants to know about applications you have created so he can use them as a showcase to let other potential users see the great things which are possible with Delphi for PHP.

You can complete the survery here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=670UnJiLigVoyIxbhcfH_2bQ_3d_3d

Remember this is your chance to tell Embarcadero’s exactly what you want Delphi for PHP to become and features you want added!

Jun
28

I’ve moved the Delphi-php.net blog and forum from a shared hosting package to a Virtual Private Server (VPS). The reason for the move is to speed up the forum and to stop users getting MySQL errors (2006).

It also allowed us to make two great changes to the forum:

  • Language Plugin - This allows you to view any page on the forum in 30 different languages! This will allow users from non-english speaking countries to read the forums in their own language.
  • Search String Length - We have reduced the minimum search string length on the forum from 4 characters to 2! This was done so users can now search for 2 and 3 letter php functions and objects like $db or words like “url”.

If you can think of any other improvements you would like to see, leave a comment below or drop me an email! :)

Cheers ….
Gerald.

May
20

Andreano Lanusse from Embarcadero Technologies has released a white paper entitled: “Everything PHP Developers Need to Be Productive“. It lists and has examples of how to use features in Delphi for PHP 2.0 that you may not be fully aware of.

Here is a list of features coverd in the white paper:

  • FORM DESIGNER
  • HTML DESIGNER
  • TEMPLATED FORMS
  • ZEND FRAMEWORK SUPPORT
  • DATABASE AND VCL FOR PHP
  • CODE FOLDING
  • SYNCEDIT
  • CHANGE TRACKING
  • ERROR INSIGHT
  • ENCODING, FORMAT AND CHARACTER SET
  • CODE INSIGHT
  • CODE COMPLETION
  • HELP INSIGHT
  • PARAMETER INSIGHT
  • BOOKMARKS
  • CUSTOMIZABLE KEYMAPPINGS AND SOURCE CODE FORMATTER
  • STRUCTURE PANE
  • BREAKPOINT LIST WINDOW
  • CALL STACK WINDOW
  • GLOBAL AND LOCAL VARIABLES
  • WATCHES WINDOW
  • PROFILER

To download the white paper (PDF, 19 pages) go here: http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/39530

Feb
20

Embarcadero’s is currently conducting an annual survey on Delphi for PHP. The feedback received by users will help Embarcadero guide the furure development of Delphi for PHP so your input is very important!

To complete the survey please go here: The 2009 Delphi for PHP Survey

Feb
09

Just read on the CodeGear site that Qadram software has signed an agreement to develop a professional web application. The application will be written using VCL for PHP… and the great news is the core of this application will be released under GPL which means we all get to download and use it in our own web applications created using Delphi for PHP!

The bad news is the development of this web application is going to take approximately 1 year

The application is planned to be developed in a modular way, in order to be reused for developing other software solutions, like e-commerce stores, CMS systems, etc.

To read the full article: click here

Jan
12

Happy new year everyone!

For all those that missed CodeRage III in December, you can download video replays of the sessions. Below are the session videos relating to Delphi for PHP. For all videos, check out the CodeRage III website.

Nov
14

Delphi for PHP session dates and times:

Writing Components for VCL for PHP
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room: 2

This session will give you a brief introduction to the VCL For PHP, including a fairly detailed discussion of the process flow in the VCL For PHP, followed by a comprehensive guide to writing a VCL For PHP component, including tips, tricks and common pitfalls to watch out for.

Presenter: Jonathan Benedicto

VENDOR: Using JTPlatinumGrid with Delphi for PHP
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
11:15am - 12:15pm
Room: 1

This session showcases the new PHP grid component from JomiTech, PlatinumGrid. It starts with a brief introduction to the use of grids in web applications. This is followed by a tour of the capabilities of the new grid, including demos from the grid showcase. The presentation concludes with a live demo of PlatinumGrid, as part of a real-world Ajax-based task tracking application.

Presenter: Jonathan Benedicto

Aplicando Herança Visual com Templates no Delphi for PHP
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
11:15am - 12:15pm
Room: 2
Presenter: Rodrigo Carreiro

Desarrollo de componentes VCL para PHP - Introducción
Friday, December 5, 2008
7:30am - 8:30am
Room: 2
Presenter: Jose Leon

Desarrollo de componentes VCL para PHP - Conceptos avanzados
Friday, December 5, 2008
10:00am - 11:00am
Room: 2
Presenter: Jose Leon

For a full list of sessions, click here!, and don’t forget to register now! :)

Nov
03

Delphi for PHP was highlighted at the EKON 12 in Germany last week. There were three sessions in total and José León has kindly made the recorded session videos available to all to see. You can find them using the links below:

Delphi for PHP - General Introduction
VCL for PHP - Overview and Component Development (Part I)
VCL for PHP - Overview and Component Development (Part II)

Oct
08

CodeGear is giving everyone the opportunity to try out Update 1 for Delphi4PHP 2.0. This opportunity will last until the end of October 2008, so sign up quick!

To signup, click: https://beta.embarcadero.com/callout/default.html?callid={2BA98F9D-58D6-4CA0-839B-692D99ECFBDE}

Sep
04

The 4th annual Zend/PHP conference is going to be held on the 15th of September 2008 in Santa Clara, California. The conference is a 3 day event bringing together PHP developers and business managers from all over the world. This year the theme of the conference is “High Impact PHP”.

Embarcadero are going to have a booth in the exhibit hall demonstrating Delphi for PHP and what it can do for you whether you’re just looking for a great PHP editor, debugger, IDE, or if you want to take advantage of rapid visual development with the visual design surface and the VCL for PHP component library.

Event Details:

Location Address:
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
USA

Start: Monday, September 15, 2008 8:00 AM (PST)
End: Thursday, September 18, 2008 1:00 PM (PST)

Registration URL: http://www.zendcon.com/ZendCon08/public/content/reg