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Relative paths in PHP INI

Improve the portability of your code from server-to-server with environment variables in your PHP INI.

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Zend Framework 1

Multiple forms on the same page in Zend Framework

Processing two forms on the same page is not the simplest task in the Zend Framework. After a few attempts, I think I found an elegant solution.

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Autoloading Symfony using Doctrine with Zend Framework

Fix Symphony autoloading in the Doctrine CLI.

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Preserve encoded slashes in URL

Configure your IIS URL rewrite tool to preserve encoded characters in the original URL.

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MVC Form Layer

Forms are a tricky part of any Model-View-Controller (MVC) application. They incorporate validation, presentation, and security logic that spans all tiers of the application. Separating these concerns is difficult but important. I'll walk through how I use Zend_Form in Zend Framework 1, but the same principles should apply to any MVC application.

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Using sprintf with multiple iterations

PHP's built-in sprintf() function is great for formatting complicated output and improving code readability. I recently had the need to output a string multiple times with some changes each time.

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Zend Framework 1

Zend_Validate_Callback Success on False

What if you need to validate input using a callback function that will return False when the input is valid? Here's a custom validator to do the job.

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Zend Framework 1

Zend_Form_Decorator_Fieldset for individual elements

Here's a custom decorator to render your Zend_Form_Element with a <fieldset>.

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Zend Framework 1

Zend_Validate_Callback with no context

This class is super simple, so we'll begin with the code.

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Hosting PHP on IIS7

Running PHP sites on Internet Information Services (IIS) is easy! And with a few extra steps, you can achieve a versatile and extensible setup to avoid management headaches down the line. Follow this guide to add PHP functionality to your IIS server and avoid common mistakes.