Doctrine Cache in Mezzio and Dotkernel

Doctrine caching in DotKernel Using an ORM in production without any sort of cache strategy is a very bad move. The Database server chokes; lots of CPU cycles wasted only to generate metadata and queries over and over again at … Read More

Using the URLGenerator work in FastRoute

DotKernel 3 uses FastRoute under the hood, which is an excellent and fast routing package, but it does have some quirks. A wrong setup can lead to many headaches, as it’s not prominent that the error you’re experiencing is from … Read More

Database migrations and how to use them

Migrations, the superhero your database deserves Migrations ease the process of working together on projects, as well as deploying the database changes.   A newly released package for the DotKernel stack integrates migrations and seeders into the application; This is … Read More

Floating-Point Arithmetic – Why is (int)((0.7+0.1)*10) = 7 ?

This article applies to PHP 5.x but also to PHP 7 While using floating-point arithmetic you might have noticed that not all the calculus results are as expected, this can usually be observed when casting values. … Read More

Using PHP 7 Express in Zend Studio 13

This article will cover the steps needed in order to check the PHP7 compatibility, a small troubleshooter. This article will also contain a compatibility issue check on the latest Zend Framework 1 version. … Read More

How to use Nested Blocks in Dot_Template

This post refers to DotKernel 1, based on Zend Framework 1. If you are looking for DotKernel 3 related posts, go here. We have added the Nested Blocks tutorial within the documentation category   The article can be found here

Better Unicode Support in MySQL 5.5 UTF8MB4

Beginning with version 5.5 of MySQL , utf8mb4 character set was introduced, in order to better support Unicode. Further reading: MySQL and Unicode , also directly related to PHP Sample dk.sql file, part of DotKernel framework, was updated in revision … Read More

Welcome to the 10th Zend Certified Engineer in Dotboost Team

Today is a major milestone for our Dotboost Technologies Inc. Company. We are announcing the 10th member of the team passed the Zend Certified Engineer exam. Zend Yellow Pages This is part of our commitment to ensure that our clients … Read More

Installing GeoIP extension in Zend Server 6 on Windows

As an update to the post Installing GeoIP extension in Zend Server 5.6 on Windows , for Zend Server 6.1 , you can do the following: Download the php_geoip-1.0.8-5.4-nts-vc9-x86.zip file from http://windows.php.net/downloads/pecl/releases/geoip/1.0.8/ From the archived file, copy the file php_geoip.dll to … Read More

Installing GeoIP extension in Zend Server 5.6 on Windows

To test if you have php_geoip extension on your Zend Server, create an php file and copy the following code. This will output true if extension is available or false if not. … Read More