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  • Blog Post: Windows Cache Extension 1.0 for PHP Released

    by Peter Galli on November 19, 2009 06:40pm The Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) team announced today the release of Windows Cache Extension 1.0 for PHP , a PHP accelerator that is used to increase the speed of PHP applications running on Windows and Windows Server.   This is a production...
  • Blog Post: Crafting a Better PHP Build Process on Windows – Part IV

    by Garrett Serack on June 23, 2009 07:12pm In the previous post , I discussed what it took to use PGO on the Windows PHP build. That led to me building automated build scripts... Automation as the root of all evil "Anything that can be done for you, automatically, can be done to you, automatically...
  • Blog Post: Crafting a Better PHP Build Process on Windows – Part III

    by Garrett Serack on June 17, 2009 03:47pm Previously, I talked about using PGO in the PHP build process. In order to use it I had to observe... The Heisenberg build process "A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow...
  • Blog Post: Crafting a Better PHP Build Process on Windows – Part II

    by Garrett Serack on June 11, 2009 03:10pm I talked about getting started in building the PHP stack in my last post , now I'm taking it... One step further "We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time: premature optimization is the root of all evil." - Donald Knuth...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the SQL Server Driver for PHP 2.0

    by Peter Galli on April 19, 2010 04:08pm Microsoft today announced at DrupalCon 2010 the release of a Community Technology Preview of the new SQL Server Driver for PHP 2.0 with support for PHP Data Objects. This is a new technical bridge for PHP developers that will make it less complex for them to target...
  • Blog Post: PHP|Tek in Chicago

    by hjanssen on May 27, 2009 07:29pm Last week I got the perfect excuse to get out of the Planning and Budget process that we are going through right now, attending PHP|Tek, which was a welcome escape as planning and budgeting in any company is usually enough fun to make a grown man cry! So last week...
  • Blog Post: PHP on Windows

    by hjanssen on March 04, 2008 10:50am I have this really odd feeling of Dejavu.  The last blog I wrote ( here ), I started by saying that I have been very delinquent with writing blogs. So what do I do? I continue to be very delinquent with my blogs! If anything, I am consistent! :) So, why this...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Releases Device Driver Code to the Linux Community

    by Peter Galli on July 20, 2009 11:48am In what many may see as a surprising move, Microsoft today released 20,000 lines of device driver code to the Linux community under the popular General Public Licence v2. The code includes three Linux device drivers, and has been submitted to the Linux kernel community...
  • Blog Post: Zend Framework 1.10 Adds Support for Windows Azure

    by Peter Galli on January 28, 2010 05:12pm Zend Technologies today released the Zend Framework 1.10, the latest version of its open source PHP web application framework, which includes support for Windows Azure cloud services - a project that was started last year when Microsoft announced the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Crafting a Better PHP Build Process on Windows – Part I

    by Garrett Serack on June 09, 2009 01:22pm The last several months, I've been working very deeply with PHP - specifically, compiling the PHP core itself, and looking for avenues for optimization. This is the first of four posts about the journey I've been on with PHP. I get started building PHP "It...
  • Blog Post: CTP of Windows Azure Tools for Eclipse/PHP Ships

    by Peter Galli on October 12, 2010 02:35pm The Microsoft Interoperability Technical Strategy team is shipping a new Community Technology Preview of the Windows Azure Tools for Eclipse for PHP , which gives PHP developers using Eclipse the tools they need to create and deploy web applications targeting...
  • Blog Post: PHP 5.3 RC2 Highly Optimized for Windows

    by Garrett Serack on May 11, 2009 11:52am Howdy, I've been working for many months with Pierre Joye - well, really many people in the PHP community - on getting PHP to run faster on Windows. Pierre has been working rapidly on upgrading libraries (Pierre pioneered the work to get PHP and its hoard of...
  • Blog Post: Migrating PHP Apps to Windows

    by Peter Galli on May 29, 2009 10:32am Microsoft Malaysia is helping sponsor a competition, known as LAMP2WIN, designed to help ensure that PHP applications run well on both Windows and open source platforms. The competition, themed ‘World of Interoperability,' is being organized by PHP.net.my and involves...
  • Blog Post: Update: PHP 5.3 on Windows

    by hanrahat on January 16, 2009 02:53pm Congratulations to the PHP community on its PHP 5.3 alpha 2 release in December.  In roughly one month, there have been over 80,000 downloads of the alpha 2 release from unique IP addresses.  You can see that interest in PHP on Windows is growing significantly...
  • Blog Post: Deeper Integration with phpBB

    by Peter Galli on May 10, 2010 11:38am More good news on the Interoperability front: the new phpBB release is now available for installation from the Windows Web Application Gallery and Web Platform Installer (Web PI) for Windows, IIS and SQL Server. Version 3.0.7-PL1 of phpBB takes advantage of a number...
  • Blog Post: The SQL Server Reporting Services SDK for PHP Debuts

    by Peter Galli on April 09, 2010 02:09pm Microsoft has just released the SQL Server Reporting Services SDK for PHP, which enables PHP developers to easily create reports and integrate them in their web applications. The SDK offers a simple Application Programming Interface to interoperate with SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: PHP SQL Server drivers, much improved IIS support for PHP - what is this world coming to!

    by hjanssen on October 19, 2007 08:15pm Yes I am still alive! As I write this, I realize that I have been very delinquent with writing blogs. Time has gone by very fast, and I keep on working on more and more things. And before you know it, you look back and months have gone by without any blogs...
  • Blog Post: New SDK and Sample Kit demonstrates how to leverage the scalability of Windows Azure with PHP

    From the floor of the PHP Tek Conference in Chicago, with my colleague Peter Laudati , we’re excited to announce the availability of the Windows Azure SDK for PHP version 3.0 . This Open Source SDK gives PHP developers a “speed dial” library to take full advantage of Windows Azure’s coolest features...