Starting out with Zend Framework

I am on a mission to get to grips with using theZend Framework [http://framework.zend.com/about/overview] for building web applications.¬†At MOO, the Zend Framework is used in it's more toolkit-like component library capacity and I'm also pretty familiar with its structure from…

YUI2: Javascript Carousel - An update about version 2.8.*

Last year I published two parts of a three part tutorial (doh) on the YUI2 Carousel Widget [http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/carousel/] which worked with YUI Carousel 2.7.0. Since that time, a new couple of new versions of the YUI2: Carousel widget have been released (2.8.…

Getting Rid of Non Breaking Spaces (&nbsp)

Have you ever tried to parse, process or preg_replace some HTML? Ever tried to do it when the HTML is UTF-8 encoded? Getting rid of white space can be tricky, here's a few tricks I've learned. I was playing around with debugging some HTML output…

Snippet: Creating & Debugging Complex SQL queries in Symfony

When working with large and complex datasets in Symfony, there comes a point where the ORM layer (Propel or Doctrine) causes more problems than it solves. Sometimes it's necessary to debug large SQL queries built using the ORM layer, and at other times it's¬†appropriate to…

YUI: Javascript Carousel with Custom Navigation - Part 2

1. A Baby Dolphin called Bob 2. Feeding the birds 3. Up close and personal with a tiger…

YUI: Javascript Carousel with Custom Navigation - Part 1

1. 2. 3.…

Symfony: What is it good for?

[http://symfony-project.org]Symfony [http://symfony-project.org] is one of my favourite bits of technology. I've got plans to write several articles and tutorials on it, but as I know many people haven't yet heard of it, or are unaware of how it could help them,…