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224. PHP World Championship of the Nations of the Innovation Award

Updated on: 2014-06-30

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This year is starting a new initiative that aims to distinguish the countries where are the most innovative PHP developers. It is the PHP World Championship of the Innovation Award.

Read this article or watch the explanatory video to learn all about this initiative and how you and your country can be distinguish for your great PHP contributions.


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210. Becoming a PHP Master (Part 2): Reputation

Updated on: 2013-06-20

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A new important feature is being launched today in the PHP Classes and JS Classes sites. It is a reputation system that will provide more recognition and visibility to all PHP and JavaScript developers that perform good actions in the site.

Unlike other site features, the new reputation system is meant to make the site more rewarding and fun for all users, not just those that submitted classes.

Read this article and watch the demonstration video to learn how it works and how you can benefit from it to get more reputation and become a greater PHP and JavaScript master.


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199. Test Driven Development brings Stability to Zurmo Open Source CRM

Updated on: 2013-01-17

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Employing a Test Driven Development (TDD) methodology when building a complex application may be tedious and take twice as much time, but the upshot is scalable stability as the tortoise beats the hare.

As lead developers of Zurmo, an Open Source Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application, we are driven by the need to build rock solid, reliable software, something that is hard to come by in our field.

In order to accomplish our goal, we decided to bite the bullet and sweat it out with Test Driven Development - TDD.

Zurmo is written in PHP and utilizes jQuery, the Yii Framework, and RedBeanPHP. With 1700+ unit tests running across eight server configurations, Zurmo is built with a passion for software engineering best practices.

Read the article to find out why it is beneficial to be in the habit of testing, testing, and more testing.


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195. Becoming a PHP Master (Part 1)

Updated on: 2013-06-19

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The PHP Classes site is now launching a new feature that will make your participation in the site more fun and rewarding.

It is a new system of missions and levels that you can engage and gain more feedback and recognition for your participation in the site as PHP developer.

Read this article and watch the included demonstration video to learn how it works and start enjoying now.


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188. Share the Best PHP Content on Social Networks

Updated on: 2012-06-26

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The PHP Classes site just made 13 years of age in June 24. Coincidentally, just these days the site reached 1.1 million registered users.

On this anniversary a new feature was released to make it easier for you to automatically share the best content of the site in social networks.

Read this article to learn how this automatic sharing feature works and how you can get more recognition by raising in the friends of the site ranking.


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179. PHP Programming Innovation Award Winner of 2011

Updated on: 2012-03-28

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Richard Keizer from the Netherlands is the winner of the PHP Programming Innovation Award winner of the 2011 edition.

Despite Richard has been very busy with his own projects, he finally made time to give an interview about his participation in the award, as well about other nominated classes of other authors that he thinks are worth mentioning.

Richard also discusses a few very interesting features that he would like to see in the PHP Classes site to make it more useful for developers that submit nice contributions to the site and users that benefit from them.

Read this article to learn more about Richard work and his great ideas to make PHP Classes an even better PHP community site.


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176. Good Friends Bring More Friends to Make the Site Better

Updated on: 2012-02-28

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Since 2002 the PHPClasses site has a feature that allows giving credit to friends of the site that bring more new users to the site.

This feature has been enhanced and now it is easier to lead more new users to the site and get even more recognition for that.

Read this article to learn how to take advantage of the new features and help making the site even better with the help of new contributors that you may bring to the site.

Learn also how to make other suggestions to improve the site further.


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172. PHP Zeitgeist 2011

Updated on: 2013-01-03

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The PHP Zeitgeist is an initiative that allows us to understand what were some of the main new trends and concerns of the PHP developers in the past year.

Read this article to learn about what new things PHP developers have been searching more in 2011 and what are their needs that probably still need to be fulfilled.


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169. Encouraging the Authors to Do Better

Updated on: 2012-02-09

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The site just launched a new feature that hopefully will encourage the authors that contribute to the site to do better and eventually get more feedback and recognition from the users that take advantage of their work.

It is basically a personalized report message that is sent by e-mail regularly with information about how each author is doing, as well insights that give them ideas on how they can do better.

Read this article to learn more about this initiative as well others there were implemented this year to make this a better site for authors and users that participate in it.


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161. More Exposure to Innovative PHP Developers

Updated on: 2012-02-09

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Sharing innovative classes definitely pays. The PHPClasses site was just updated to give even more exposure to PHP developers that have shared innovative classes.

Read this article to learn in more detail about how PHP developers are getting more attention to their innovative contributions and how you can benefit from this initiative to also get more attention to your PHP work.


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