Brian Swan

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  • Blog Post: Version 3.0 (beta) of the SQL Server Drivers for PHP Released!

    A Community Technology Preview (a beta release) of v3.0 of the SQL Server Drivers for PHP was released today (see the announcement on the team blog ). You can download it here: Download v3.0 of the SQL Server Drivers for PHP . In this release, there are three new features: buffered queries , support...
  • Blog Post: Using PDO::quote with Parameterized Queries

    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: Should you use the PDO::quote method to quote...
  • Blog Post: Using the Zend Framework and the PDO_SQLSRV Driver

    A couple of months ago, Rob Allen pointed out in a blog post that no Zend Framework PDO adapter existed for SQL Server. But, he also noted that it would be easy to write one…so he did: https://github.com/akrabat/Akrabat/blob/master/zf1/Akrabat/Db/Adapter/Pdo/Sqlsrv.php . Rob also mentioned that...
  • Blog Post: Update Release of the PHP Drivers for SQL Server

    An update release to the Microsoft Drivers for SQL Server for PHP 2.0 is now available. You can download it here and you can read what Ashay Chaudhary (Program Manager for the drivers) had to say about the release here . The release contains fixes for 4 bugs: Long column names allowed by SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: PHP Drivers for SQL Server Released!

    Today, the SQL Server Driver for PHP team released the production-ready 2.0 versions of the SQLSRV and PDO_SQLSRV drivers for SQL Server. You can… Read the official announcement on the SQL Server Driver for PHP team blog here: Microsoft Drivers for PHP for SQL Server 2.0 Released! Download...
  • Blog Post: How to Page Data with the SQL Server Drivers for PHP

    [Author's note: See this post for an alternative strategy for paging data: Paging Data with the SQL Server Drivers for PHP: Simplified .] Shortly after the 1.0 version of the SQL Server Driver for PHP was released , I posted on the team blog as about how to page data with the driver . In the v1.1...
  • Blog Post: CTP 2 of Microsoft Driver for PHP for SQL Server Released!

    The SQL Server Driver for PHP team has announced the release of CTP 2 of the Microsoft Driver for PHP for SQL Server 2.0 ( download here ). (If you don’t know what a “CTP” release is, see Ashay’s blog post from yesterday .) Back in April the team announced the release of CTP1...
  • Blog Post: Design Decisions in the PDO Driver for SQL Server

    I’ve recently talked with the SQL Server Driver for PHP team about some of the harder design decisions they have had to make while building the PDO interface for the sqlsrv driver . Some of these challenging decisions stemmed from the fact that the team had to interpret the PDO functional specification...
  • Blog Post: PDO Cheat Sheet for SQL Server Driver for PHP

    I know, I know…part of the point in having a common data abstraction layer like PDO is that you only have to know one API for accessing any database…so who needs a cheat sheet? Well, I do. With this weeks release of the SQL Server Driver for PHP 2.0 CTP 1 (which includes a PDO driver for...
  • Blog Post: Comparing the SQLSRV and PDO APIs

    Following yesterday’s announcement of the availability of a PDO driver for SQL Server ( SQL Server Driver for PHP 2.0 CTP 1 ), I thought I’d take a closer look at the PDO interface. For me, the best way to get to know a new API is to write some code. So, as a learning exercise, I converted...
  • Blog Post: PDO Support for SQL Server!

    Add SQL Server to the list of databases with PDO support! Today, the SQL Server Driver for PHP team released the SQL Server Driver for PHP 2.0 CTP *, which includes support for PHP Data Objects (PDO). The announcement of the release came during the opening keynote speech at DrupalCon 2010 . In the keynote...
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