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Now that VS.Php 2.7 is out, I'll like to share our progress with VS.Php for Visual Studio 2010.

If you are currently participating on the VS2010 beta program, you can try VS.Php for Visual Studio 2010.

Here is a screenshot of VS.Php running on Visual Studio 2010:

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One of the coolest parts of the new SproutCore View layer is its ability to use aspect-based programming to add behaviors to views. Aspect-based programming is built on the premise that often objects that don’t follow from the same class hierarchy may in fact need similar behaviors....
IT presenters are being hard-hit by a rampant new disease: the F5 Flu, a variation of Death by Power Point. Read on to find out about transmission, symptoms, and most importantly, how to get vaccinated.
In my recent blog post – Get more out of functional web testing: How to correlate test reports with server side log information? – I discussed the problem that testing results are usually not linked to the log and diagnostics information captured by the application under test. The blog...
What could you do with your code in 20 Lines or Less? That's the question I ask (almost) every week for the devcentral community, and every week I go looking to find cool new examples that show just how flexible and powerful iRules can be without getting in over your head. Here are ...
We pleased to announce the release of VS.Php 2.7 for Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2005. This release introduces a number of new key features and enhacements of existing features. Silverlight One of the most exciting new features is Silverlight integration. With VS.Php 2.7, ...
As more and more data become available as a matter of course, the examples set by organisations such as MySociety become increasingly attainable for us all. Other than ensuring that it is ‘open,’ do we need to be asking for more from those making data available? And once it’s there, wi...
This article describes a method to use a perl debugger on trigger scripts without advanced interprocess debugging tools. Using a perl debugger with a V4.x server side trigger launched by the server is very difficult and encounters two known obstacles: The server will fire the tri...
Zend Technologies, the PHP commercializer, has put out a major new release of Zend Studio, its IDE for the PHP language. Designed to improve productivity for professional-grade web application development, Studio 7.0 supports the newly released PHP 5.3 language as well as tight integ...
Rackspace Hosting Thursday open sourced the specifications for its Cloud Servers and Cloud Files APIs under the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution license. It says it worked with developers in an open community to create the specifications and they can now copy, implement and modify t...
IT managers can look to an unlikely source for career inspiration: the late Walter Cronkite. The guiding principles that made Cronkite, "the most trusted man in America" can help impact your career in the world of high tech. The late Walter Cronkite as a role model for IT managers? ...
Step by step instructions to configure Eclipse for PHP with the WampServer on a Windows platform. The most recent version of Eclipse, version 3.5 RC4, is used.
Microsoft announced at TechEd India — a show running simultaneously with TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles, a new software development kit for people interested in building apps in PHP for Windows Azure cloud. The PHP SDK for Windows Azure, a.k.a. PHPAzure, is an open source project, availabl...
Joel Spolsky doesn't need my help in defending himself. But since he's my favorite blogger and a person I highly respect, I feel obligated to speak up. Mr. Curt Monash has written an article implying that Joel overestimates his importance while not achieving that much since he was able...
Ulitzer.com, which initially made the headlines with its “job descriptions from the future,” announced today that it will launch its Ulitzer “beta” site with more than 16,000 authors and more than 1 million original articles, published in more than 5,000 topic-specific online journals....
Aptana has launched the 1.0 version of Aptana PHP, an open source, integrated development environment (IDE) for PHP application development. Aptana PHP extends Aptana Studio, the Eclipse-based IDE for AJAX and Web development that is on track to exceed 2.8 million downloads before year...
Writing shell scripts to automate the build and deploy process for ColdFusion applications is not very much fun. The Jakarta Ant project is an open-source, cross-platform alternative that makes it easy to automate the build and deploy process.
According to AMI Partners, a leading SMB research firm, 62 percent of midsize businesses see customer relationship management as strategically important, yet only 14 percent have implemented it due to return on investment pressures and limited resources. Further, while 64 percent think...
"There is already sort of a cloud ecosystem out there in the world of PHP," notes Sun's Tim Bray in a recent post. "There are a whole bunch of competitive vendors where you can upload a bunch of .php files and database dumps and with only a moderate amount of twiddling, get your app ru...
Aptana has announced the general availability of Aptana Cloud, an online service that integrates with Eclipse software development tools to enable hosting, scaling and managing Web applications in "The Cloud." Aptana Cloud provides an end-to-end solution for deploying, scaling, staging...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global rich Internet technology provider Appcelerator named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's upcoming AJAX World Conference & Expo 2008 West, which will take place October 20-22, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, ...
As web-based applications are pushing the "Rich User Experience" envelope, AJAX is quickly becoming a standard front-end for any PHP application. But unfortunately as PHP applications that utilize AJAX are being forced to morph from two-tier to three-tier architectures, pushing code to...
Reminding people of how its backing was the making of Linux, IBM, to no one's surprise, has thrown its support behind cloud computing, that delicious nexus of every chi-chi buzzword technology currently in vogue: Web 2.0, rich Internet applications, software-as-a-service, SOA, grid com...
Watching VMware stock and its market cap spike since it IPO'd must have had Red Hat positively pea green with envyWatching VMware stock and its market cap spike since it IPO'd must have had Red Hat positively pea green with envy - so green in fact that it's gonna try taking VMware on b...
Aptana announced the acquisition of Pydev. The combination of Pydev with Aptana Studio, which is approaching 2.3 million downloads, will bring Aptana's excellence in AJAX development ease to the Python community and bring Python support to Aptana's product lines. The move further reinf...
As Web-based applications are pushing the "Rich User Experience" envelope, AJAX is quickly becoming a standard front-end for any PHP application. But unfortunately as PHP applications that utilize AJAX are being forced to morph from two-tier to three-tier architectures, pushing code to...
Photon Infotech announced the opening of the Photon Drupal Training Center, a new facility that will leverage and expand Photon's experience and expertise with Drupal, an open-source PHP-driven Content Management System. With a goal of certifying 200 new Drupal experts a year, Photon w...
Java developers have had a nice ride the last few years. With ferocious competition in the Java tools space, the tools they use have been getting better and better. Where one tool innovates, such as with quick fixes, the competitors quickly duplicate and expand on that innovation. This...
From Application Virtualization to Xen, a round-up of the virtualization themes & topics being discussed in NYC June 23-24, 2008 by the world-class speaker faculty at the 3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo being held by SYS-CON Events in The Roosevelt Hotel, in midtown ...
Nothing's cooler than writing a bad-ass site or application and watching it gain popularity and a significant user base. By the same token, nothing's more frustrating than watching your app fall on its face when its running under high load. If you're like me, you know how disheartening...
Red Hat is a trusted open source provider. Red Hat offers enterprise customers a long-term plan for building infrastructures on the quality and innovation of open source. Combining open source operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with applications, management...
Zend Technologies and Parallels announced that they will collaborate on solutions that enable hosting providers to deliver PHP applications through Parallels' control panels and server virtualization offerings. The companies will deliver product interoperability and integration, define...
Before I get into any sort of detail, I think it's important to say that there is more than one way to approach an MVC. Go ahead, ask a few seasoned developers how they would hack together a project like this and each one will give you a completely different answer. I'm going to do my ...
Sun Microsystems and the NetBeans community announced the availability of the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Early Access for PHP scripting language, bringing the power of NetBeans to Web 2.0-style developers. Additionally they announced the general availability of t...
Over the next couple of articles, I'll be walking you through the process of developing a simple MVC framework that you can use as a starting point for almost any PHP application that needs to be developed. Furthermore this framework won't be like any other framework you've seen: it's ...
Is software development a science or an art? The software industry treats it as a science. It uses processes like MRDs, PRDs, and functional specs to convert customer needs into software that solves their problems. Various roles like product managers, engineering managers, project mana...
The mouse was the original idea of Doug Engelbart who was the head of the Augmentation Research Center (ARC) at Stanford Research Institute. Engelbart's philosophy is best embodied, in my opinion, in the design of another device that he invented, the five-finger keyboard - with keys li...
Here is a question that I have been pondering on and off for quite a while: Why do 'cool kids' choose Ruby or PHP to build websites instead of Java? I have to admit that I do not have an answer. Why do I even care? Because I am a Java developer. Like many Java developers, I get along w...
Under its collaboration deal with Microsoft, Zend Technologies has certified Zend Core 2.5, its commercially supported version of PHP, on Windows Server 2008, and that's supposed to mean that high-performance web applications written in PHP should run as good on the Microsoft operating...
Jcx.Software announced the availability of VS.Php 2.4 for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. This is the new edition to the VS.Php family of products. VS.Php users that are planning to upgrade to Visual Studio 2008 should upgrade to this edition. VS.Php 2.4 continues to be providing unique ...