Couchbase Interview with Chris Anderson

As we all wait for Zend Framework 2 to come into full form, I thought it would be a great opportunity to explore some new territory in the web development community.


Recently, NoSQL databases have become all the rage. I asked J. Chris Anderson a committer on the open source Apache CouchDB project as well as a founder of Couchbase to spare a few minutes to talk about Couchbase and how its helped drive innovation and offer performant tools for mobile providers as well as major online properties.



 



Zendcasts is exploring some new kinds of content, so please let us know what you think in the comments!


Zendcasts is Moving to HTML5 Support

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been trying to provide some much needed upgrades to Zendcasts. Part of this has been revamping the forum software, but more importantly, thanks to the support of Miguel Pinto, we’ve been able to serve up the Zendcasts series in OGG Vorbis as well as H.264.

Miguel is an active member of the Portuguese PHP Users Group and has graciously offered his CPU cycles and time for Zendcasts. If you would like to help out, please feel free to contact us.

A/B Testing with PHP Using PHPScenario

James Sylvanus has been working on an A/B testing tool that plugs straight into your Zend Framework application. The component plugs right into Zend_Db and he’s including a step-by-step set of instructions on his forum. Read more about PhpScenario.

Unit Testing your HTTP Requests

A couple days ago, Till Klampaeckel just posted a very interesting plugin for PHPUnit that helps you debug your Zend Controller testcases by providing header information. He’s posted the code on GitHub and provided a real-world example of how to use the plugin for debugging your unit tests effectively. This approach takes advantage of the event-listener architecture of PHPUnit.

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