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A brief reminder on object scope

Every so often, you may approach a problem in a novel or unconventional manner and it reminds you just how much ground you cover as a programmer. And today at Magma Digital was no exception. I was reminded how scope

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Combining Zend_Db_Select and Propel 1.3

Propel 1.3 has served me very well over the past few years and I’m absolutely confident that recent projects would not have been delivered so quickly without it. However, when stuff gets a little crazy, you need to hydrate your

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Avoiding temporary array assignment in PHP

Even though I’ve been developing with PHP for a number of years, I still enjoy discovering new ways of working. Even though the stdClass object is about as basic as you can get, it’s never struck me as being a

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Quick guide to Linux daemons in PHP

This guide was originally written for a PHPNW meetup – more information on the group is available here Whenever we want to carry out lengthy tasks or process large batches of data, we should consider executing that process in the

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