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  • Notable PHP package: waPluginator (2 days ago)

    Posted on: 2016-10-18
    Summary: Some projects need to create files of different types, for instance to create themes and other types of configuration plugins.

    Usually these files can be created from templates but if you need non-technical users to edit those files, they will not be able to do it because it is more complicated than they can handle.

    This package provides a better alternative that consists in defining parameters that the users can edit using regular Web forms, thus without having to edit templates or configuration files.

    Read this article to learn more details about how this notable PHP package works.
  • PHP 8 Performance to be Boosted with a JIT engine - Lately in PHP podcast episode 76 (3 days ago)

    Posted on: 2016-10-17
    Summary: Recently Dmitry Stogov of Zend announced that he is restarting the work on JIT engine that eventually will boost the performance of PHP 8.

    These great news was one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Johnny Mast on the episode 76 of the Lately in PHP podcast now also being streamed using

    In this episode they also commented about new proposals for PHP like having both PHP 5 and PHP 7 builds running on the same Web server, single entry PHP apps for reducing the overhead of application bootstrap code, type strict comparisons, built-in request and response objects in PHP, among other topics.

    This article also contains the transcript of the podcast summary.

    Listen to the podcast, or watch the hangout video to learn more about these interesting PHP topics.
  • Notable PHP package: PHP Safe Image Preview (7 days ago)

    Posted on: 2016-10-13
    Summary: Some sites need to receive images from users that may not be safe for displaying to non-adults.

    In this case it may be better to avoid showing those images to children. However, when you don't know if the user is not an adult, it would be better to show an obfuscated version of the image.

    This class can use an API to determine if an image is not safe for showing to non-adults. It can also return a blurred version when it is the case, thus avoid showing the image explicitly.

    Read this article to learn more details about how this notable PHP package works.
  • Notable PHP package: BurgeATS (9 days ago)

    Posted on: 2016-10-11
    Summary: Many developers work for companies that have many times of needs but all those that have customers that need to provide support, often need a platform to keep track of their customer contacts and support requests.

    This package implements an extensive solution to keep track of the customer information as in a CRM, as well the details of their support tickets and their status.

    Read this article to learn more details about how this notable PHP package works.
  • PHP Articles Report September 2016 Edition (13 days ago)

    Posted on: 2016-10-07
    Summary: This is the September edition of the podcast hangout recorded by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins to comment on the latest outstanding PHP Articles published recently.

    They commented on articles about logging events and show them with nice graphs, getting currency exchange rates for the present or any past date, getting PHP jobs in high growth companies, using error monitoring services, generating SQL to install database schemas, and several articles and videos to help developers create software product businesses.

    Listen to the podcast, or watch the hangout video to learn more about these PHP articles.
  • Notable PHP package: Mask (14 days ago)

    Posted on: 2016-10-06
    Summary: Template engines are frequently used in PHP applications to generate Web pages or some kind of other output from template files or strings, as they make it easy to separate login from presentation code.

    Usually you use a component that processes a template file or a string and replaces some variables with values passed to the template engine.

    This package provides an alternative approach by using a trait that can be used by any class. The template variables are replaced by the values of class variables or return values of class functions with the same names.

    This way developers can easily turn templates into classes of their own that they can call to generate their applications output.

    Read this article to learn more details about how this notable PHP package works.
  • Notable PHP package: PHP Google Maps Time Zone Convert (16 days ago)

    Posted on: 2016-10-04
    Summary: Some applications need to be able to show the time for a certain event in the current user time zone. The time zone depends on the geographic location of the user.

    The location of the user may be determined from the user IP address by using a geo IP database or Web service.

    So, if you have the user location coordinates, you can use the Google Maps API to determine what is the user time zone.

    This package can call determine the time zone of a location precisely calling the Google maps API.

    Read this article to learn more details about how this notable PHP package works.
  • How to Get Investors for Your Software Product Business: Part 1 (17 days ago)

    Posted on: 2016-10-03
    Summary: Many developers gave up on their dreams of creating their own software product business because they feel they need to obtain an investment but they do not know how to do it.

    The good news is that investment is often not necessary until you have already of a business generating revenue. Until then you can work on your software product without having to invest from your own pocket.

    Watch this video to learn what is the role of the investors, the different types of investors that exist, and what type of investment you need to seek depending on the phase of your project.
  • Lately in PHP in - Lately in PHP podcast episode 75 (20 days ago)

    Posted on: 2016-09-30
    Summary: is a live streaming site that allows developers to stream themselves working on code of their projects. The episode 75 of the Lately in PHP podcast 75 is the first episode to be streamed using presented by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins as always.

    In this episode thei also talked about the PHP proposals for immutable objects, searching for text on the beginning and end of strings, disallowing null object parameters in the get_class call, removing UTF-8 to ISO Latin 1 conversion functions and deprecate bundling PEAR/PECL and replace with composer/pickle.

    Listen to the podcast, or watch the hangout video to learn more about these interesting PHP topics.
  • Notable PHP package: ITE Logger (21 days ago)

    Posted on: 2016-09-29
    Summary: PSR-3 is a standards recommendation that defines a common interface to implement logger classes.

    This package implements the PSR-3 logger interface using several types of classes, as well a class and a trait that allows using multiple nested loggers.

    It also provides a stream wrapper that allows developers to write to logs using regular file access functions.

    Read this article to learn more details about how this notable PHP package works.
  • Notable PHP package: Portable UTF-8 (23 days ago)

    Posted on: 2016-09-27
    Summary: Nowadays PHP has different extensions to manipulate text strings using Unicode UTF-8. However some may be available or not in different PHP environments.

    This package provides a pure PHP solution to manipulate text in UTF-8, so you do not depend on whether any other extensions are available.

    If such extensions are available, the package may fallback to using them them for performing the same UTF-8 text manipulation operations.

    Read this article to learn more details about how this notable PHP package works.
  • How to Choose the Best Market to Sell Your Software Product (24 days ago)

    Posted on: 2016-09-26
    Summary: There are markets that are better than others. The choice of a market for the software products that you will develop, may be the difference between a successful product and one without much future.

    Watch this video to learn how to determine which market you should prefer to have a more viable software product business.
  • PHP and JavaScript Innovation Award Report September 2016 Edition - June 2016 nominees (27 days ago)

    Posted on: 2016-09-23
    Summary: This is the September edition of the Innovation Award podcast hangout recorded by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins to comment on the outstanding features of all the past month nominees and winners PHP and JavaScript packages, the prizes that the authors earned, starting with the nominees from the month of June 2016.

    Listen to the podcast, or watch the hangout video to learn why the nominated packages were considered to be innovative, as well the current rankings of the Innovation Award Championship by author and by country.
  • Notable PHP package: PHP RTF Tools (28 days ago)

    Posted on: 2016-09-22
    Summary: Comparing word processing documents programmatically to see what was changed is a hard problem because you need to parse the documents and determine how to compare them.

    This package provides an alternative solution to simplify this task.

    Many Word processing documents can export documents in RTF (Rich Text Format). This is a text based format based on marks that identify different values in the documents like fonts, text formatting attributes, colors, etc..

    If you save your Word processor documents in the RTF format, this package can easily render the document data in a beautified way that make it easier to compare document using a diff-like text comparison program.

    Read this article to learn more details about how this notable PHP package works.
  • How Can I Get Users to Try my Software Product for the First Time (29 days ago)

    Posted on: 2016-09-21
    Summary: Before you announce the software product that you developed, nobody knows about it. Actually if you are starting in the business, maybe nobody knows you yet.

    So you need to start attracting people to at least try your product, demonstrate that you understand about the user problems and how your product can solve them.

    Watch this video of a consulting session to learn about means to start attracting a list of people potentially interested in your product, so you can sell it later to them.
  • Notable PHP package: PHP Domain Driven Design (30 days ago)

    Posted on: 2016-09-20
    Summary: In simple terms, Domain Design Design is an approach for software development that departs from an evolving model of the problem to the implementation.

    This package provides a demonstration of the application of the model driven design.

    It provides a set of classes that demonstrate how to implement domain logic with example models, services, strategies, as well specific data type object and mapper classes to use in the demonstration scripts.

    Read this article to learn more details about how this notable PHP package works.


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Innovation award results

Congratulations to Roger George and Bruno Henrique Ferreira de Oliveira and Truong Van Phu and Christian Vigh!

Rank Class Author Score Points Prize
1 PHP Web Site Compare Files
Compare the list of files of two Web sites
Roger George United States 12.90% 11 One downloadable copy of CodeLobster Professional
1 PNG Hex Color Modifier
Replaces a color in a PNG image by another color
Bruno Henrique Ferreira de Oliveira Brazil 12.90% 11 One big elePHPant Plush Mascott
1 PHP Search String in File
Search for files with a given string using grep
Truong Van Phu Viet Nam 12.90% 11 SourceGuarding PHP encoder tool
1 PHP SSH Connection Session
Run arbitrary length commands in a server with SSH
Christian Vigh France 12.90% 11 One downloadable e-book of choice by O'Reilly
5 PHP Domain Driven Design
Domain driven design using domain logic classes
Nemeth Zoltan Hungary 9.68% 7 One subscription to the PDF edition of the PHP Architect magazine
5 PHP Builder Pattern Generator
Generate code for classes with the builder pattern
Asher Wolfstein United States 9.68% 7 One downloadable copy of Komodo IDE
7 CakePHP 2.x Container
Interoperable container integration with CakePHP
Nerijus Lithuania 6.45% 5
7 ITE Collection
Manage sets of arrays or objects as collections
Kiril Savchev Bulgaria 6.45% 5
7 eKatab PHP ePub Reader
Display ebooks in the epub format on Web pages
Karl Holz Canada 6.45% 5
7 PHP UDP Hole Punching
Connect to network peers through a UDP server
Nick Daniels United States 6.45% 5
11 PHP Detect Google Crawler
Check if an access is from Google checking its IP
Gábor Kalmár Hungary 3.23% 1

Nominees to win the award of September of 2016

Class: PHP RTF Tools
Description: Parse and generate RTF documents using templates
Author: Christian Vigh
Country: France

Class: CakePHP 2 Zend Service Manager integration
Description: Integrates the Zend Service Manager with CakePHP 2
Author: Nerijus
Country: Lithuania

Class: Simple Logger
Description: Log messages and view log filtered files
Author: Joseluis Laso
Country: Spain

Class: morgen
Description: Generate icon images for multiple platforms
Author: Alexander Selifonov
Country: Russian Federation

Class: Noter
Description: Create and manage notes shared between users
Author: Martin Latter
Country: United Kingdom

Class: PHP Form Encryption
Description: Encrypt and decrypt forms with AES and RSA
Author: Francisco del Aguila
Country: Spain

Class: PHP Component Event
Description: Implement a immutable event
Author: nvb
Country: Germany

Class: PHP Ignore JSON Key
Description: Remove certain key values from JSON strings
Author: Janjan
Country: Philippines

Class: PHP Unicode to Bijoy Converter
Description: Convert Bijoy ANSI text from Unicode Bengali
Author: Miraz Mac
Country: Bangladesh

Class: PHP SMS Queue System
Description: Queue and process delivery of SMS with Gammu
Author: Juraj Puchk