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Jun
28

I’ve moved the Delphi-php.net blog and forum from a shared hosting package to a Virtual Private Server (VPS). The reason for the move is to speed up the forum and to stop users getting MySQL errors (2006).

It also allowed us to make two great changes to the forum:

  • Language Plugin - This allows you to view any page on the forum in 30 different languages! This will allow users from non-english speaking countries to read the forums in their own language.
  • Search String Length - We have reduced the minimum search string length on the forum from 4 characters to 2! This was done so users can now search for 2 and 3 letter php functions and objects like $db or words like “url”.

If you can think of any other improvements you would like to see, leave a comment below or drop me an email! :)

Cheers ….
Gerald.

Regards,
Delphi-PHP

Aug
23

Hi,

I’ve finally done it and replaced the old template with this NEW one …. lets face it, the old one just wasn’t that good!! The new template is best viewed at resolutions of 1024×768 or higher.
This is one of many improvements coming to delphi-php in the next couple of months, so stay tuned !! :)

Regards,
Delphi-PHP

Apr
17

Announcing the first ever forum Competition here at Delphi-php.net.

Competition Overview:

The competition is a posting based competition where the users with the highest average posts per day count (This can be found in your Profile “My Profile” section) will be the winners.

How Can I Enter This Competition?

You do not need to enter, just start posting , if you are a visitor to the forum, all you need to do is go through the simple forum registration process at forums.delphi-php.net and you can start posting.

What Are The Rules:

As with all competitions there are always rules to keep things fair:

  • No spam posts.
  • Minimum word count: 10
  • Post must be of substance, not just ‘I agree with that’ type posts.
  • If a member violates any of the rules above they will receive a 0.2 deduction per rule violation on their final posts per day count. The forum moderators’ have the final say and their decisions are not open for debate.

    Competition End Date:

    The competition will end on 18th June 2007, at 19:00 (7:00pm) GMT time.

    Competition Prizes:

    There is $100 (USD) worth of cash prizes to be won. The prizes are broken down as follows:

  • $50 = First Place
  • $30 = Second Place.
  • $10 = Third Place.
  • $5 = Forth and Fifth Places.
  • Payment will be made by Paypal only.

    So go and start posting at forums.delphi-php.net today!!!

    Regards,
    Delphi-PHP

    Mar
    29

    On February 20th 2007, Codegear announced the release of Delphi for PHP (PHP:Hypertext Preprocessor). Despite the enormous popularity of the PHP language for open source web development, visual PHP development tools have been severely lacking, that is until now with this new release of Delphi for PHP.

    Delphi for PHP is the first completely integrated visual Rapid Application Development (RAD) environment for the PHP language. It features a visual drag-and-drop environment for component-based PHP web application development. The release provides an IDE and open source visual component library (VCL) framework for PHP developers.

    Along with the release of the new exciting development tool is the launch of a brand new website called Delphi-PHP.net (forums.delphi-php.net) dedicated to this innovative new PHP tool. Delhpi-PHP.net will soon become the Internet’s number one resource for developers of Delphi for PHP. Delphi-PHP.net aims to be the most comprehensive knowledge base online with respect to Delphi for PHP web development.

    Delphi-PHP.net will bring together PHP developers from around the world online to a single virtual community where they can share their passion for PHP development. The site will break the latest news on anything relating to both PHP and Delphi for PHP. Company press releases and product releases relating to PHP development will be made immediately available to the public.

    Appealing to both veteran PHP programmers and beginners, Delphi-PHP.net is a place where advanced topics such as PHP security and database development can be discussed in addition to easy to read how-to articles and frequently asked question sections. The site will be truly collaborative allowing developers of all skill levels to learn from each other and provide a true online community. Resources for web developers who are familiar with using other languages such as Java or VBScript will be readily available to ease the transition of their web development knowledge to quickly learn the power of PHP.

    Through the power of PHP message boards, Delphi-PHP.net will also feature a powerful Downloads section with the capability to share code snippets and open source toolkits with other developers. This will enable developers to collaborate on similar projects thus reducing overall development time and promoting open source methodologies. Power-users and Administrators will moderate content ensuring maximum security and privacy.

    No online resource would be complete without a jobs forum. Delphi-PHP.net will feature a dynamic section dedicated to the employment of PHP developers. Employers can choose to post either full-time positions or project-based work. Programmers will also have the option of posting their resumes for potential employers to view as well. Looking for a web hosting solution to serve up your PHP code? Delphi-PHP.net will also allow programmers to find web-hosting companies that offer PHP hosting solutions.

    It is clear that Codegear’s Delphi for PHP visual toolset will revolutionize open source web development, thus creating the need for an online resource where developers can provide support to each other and the development community overall. Delphi-PHP.net is the first online community to bring PHP developers from all around the world to share in the growth of this new tool. Don’t delay; bookmark Delphi-PHP.net now to start taking advantage of everything this loaded online resource has to offer.

    Regards,
    Delphi-PHP