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Why PHP 5 Rocks!

I have a new article up on the O’Reilly Network: Why PHP 5 Rocks!.

This piece covers all the reasons I’m very excited about PHP 5, and in particular lists my top seven favorite features. In short, they are:

  • Robust Support for OOP
  • Completely Rewritten MySQL Extension
  • A Suite of Interoperable XML Tools
  • An Embedded Database with SQLite
  • Cleaner Error Handling with Exceptions
  • A First-Class SOAP Implementation
  • Iterators

For more details, you’ll need to read the article. In a few weeks, I’ll try and run a companion piece, Why PHP 5 Sucks!, which will go ahead and attack all the points I made in my original article.

Am I schizophrenic? Maybe, but it sounds fun nevertheless. It also ties into my OSCON session Why PHP 5 Sucks! Why PHP 5 Rocks!, so it’s a good way for me to get moving on my slides.

PHP 5 Meets XML and the DOM

I have a new piece on PHP 5, XML, and the DOM in International PHP Magazine.


I wrote an article for on Web Services and PHP, specifically creating a SOAP client to query My follow-up piece, which does the same thing using REST instead of SOAP should arrive in October. (It’s already done and in the article queue.)

Building and Installing PHP on Mac OS X

My most recent piece is PHP 4.3 and Mac OS X, which details how to configure and install the latest version of PHP on your Mac OS X box.

PHP, i18n, and l10n

My first ONLamp.Com article is on Internationalization and Localization with PHP. This piece is almost completely based on material from PHP Cookbook, so it’s a good preview of our text.