Posts written by Jamie Hannaford
Zend Framework 2 is an incredibly popular PHP framework that allows you to create web applications in an efficient, quick and robust manner. I could have chosen other web frameworks like Symfony, Laravel, Yii or CodeIgniter; or even frameworks in different languages like Django or Rails, but I'll stick to personal preference for this blog post.
Since the release of v2.0, there has been a wave of exciting features introduced into the codebase - like the service locator, event management, modularization, among many others. In this tutorial, I'll introduce a module I wrote that makes integrating your web app with Rackspace Cloud a piece of cake. After reading, you'll be able to access all the functionality of the API in a manner consistent with the ZF2 framework - saving you time and hassle.
Everyone wants a blog these days, but no-one really wants all the collateral that comes with it: servers, databases, language runtimes, firewalls and load balancers, DNS management, deployment and automation. I've heard about all these mystical characters on the scene, like Vagrant, Docker and Capistrano, but what do they actually do? Sure I can spend hours reading docs but I have more important things to do -- like stare aimlessly at Reddit threads and check out new doge memes.
Blogging needs to be simple to manage, simple to deploy, and it needs to be affordable.
We've just let PHP OpenCloud v1.7.0 into the wild, so it would be great to give some details of the SDK's new abilities. I've written a changelog of features, plus an upgrade guide for any folks who are daunted with the prospect of updating their codebase.