May 7, 2003

Announcing the May 2003 of php|architect

Marco Tabini writes "We're happy to announce that the May issue of php|architect is now available for download from our website. Here's a brief overview of this month's contents:
  • An Introduction to the Model-View-Controller Pattern
    Jason Sweat writes an in-depth introduction to the Model-View-Controller
    paradigm, a software design pattern that makes it easy to abstract the
    presentation layer from the business logic.
  • Event-driven Programming
    Tame the spaghetti beast! Jeffrey Horner shows us how event-driven
    programming can greatly simplify the flow of any application,
    web-driven or not.
  • Distance Calculations in PHP
    If Mary lives in Washington DC and John in Wilmington, Delaware, what
    are the chances that they'll fall in love? Dr. Tarique Sani shows us
    how easy (and fun) it can be to calculate distances between two places
    using PHP and a bit of geometry (but he won't make the geometry too
    difficult... promise!)
  • The Great Deception
    Welcome to a place of darkness, danger and unrelenting pressure: the
    world of search engines! Marco Tabini digs deep into the dark world of
    spiders and other crawlers in an attempt to discover how to make your
    web site more search-engine friendly through the use of a few simple
    (and totally legal) tricks.
  • EXCLUSIVE: The Progress of Postgres
    Marco interviews the Geoff Davidson, CEO of PostgreSQL Inc. Luckily, a
    gray morning in snowy Ottawa didn't dull the conversationâdon't miss
    this great opportunity for a broad overview of the open source database
    company and its mission to conquer more market share while continuing
    to satisfy the technical needs of a diverse community of users and
  • Output Buffering: Making Your Development Life Easier
    Peter James explores this often heard of, but not always fully
    understood PHP feature, and how it can make your life easier (or more
    difficult, if you don't know how to handle it!)

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