Brian Swan

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    Book Review: Easy PHP Websites with the Zend Framework

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    Several weeks ago (more than I’m willing to admit) Jason Gilmore asked approached me on Twitter and asked me if I’d be interested in reviewing his latest book, Easy PHP Websites with the Zend Framework . I was familiar with Jason’s publications...
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    New Version of Windows Azure SDK for PHP (v 3.0) Available

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    June 7, 2012 update: The Microsoft Windows Azure team has released a new Windows Azure SDK for PHP . This release is part of an effort to keep PHP client libraries up to date with new Windows Azure features and to make PHP a first-class citizen in Windows...
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    This Week’s Link List (May 27, 2011)

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    Based on my reading list this week, you can infer that I was either very busy with other work or that I was goofing off more than I should have. Since my manager may be reading this, I’ll go with “very busy”. Highlights include Ben Waine...
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    Using PDO::quote with Parameterized Queries

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    I spent some time last week investigating a puzzling issue raised in the SQL Server Driver for PHP forums: Need help with PDO::quote() and PDOStatement::bindValue and PDO::execute using new SQLSRVR 2.0 driver . At the heart of the issue was this question...
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    This Week’s Link List (May 13th, 2011)

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    I happen to think that Friday the 13th is a lucky day (note that I’m knocking on wood as I write that). In any case, once again, lots of good reading this week. Actually, this list is made up of links I’ve collected over the past two weeks...
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    This Week’s Link List (May 20, 2011)

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    Working on posts for next week didn’t prevent me from doing my weekly reading. Lot’s of interesting news related to Microsoft interoperability with open source technologies, as well as good stuff from this week’s TechEd conference in...
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    Consuming OData via JSP in Windows Azure

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    A colleague recently asked me if I knew anything about consuming OData from a Java deployment in Windows Azure. My answer at the time was “no”, but with a quick pointer to http://code.google.com/p/odata4j/ I know the answer would soon change...
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