Year: 2009

PHP IDEs we use: Netbeans, and why?

Netbeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is an open source integrated development for software developers. You can run the Netbeans IDE on various platforms which include Linux, Windows, Solaris, and MacOs. It is aimed at providing a comfortable environment for the developer during each stage of development. This is accomplished by integrating precise features required for PHP development into the Netbeans IDE. As most PHP projects characteristically connect to MySQL databases, Netbeans has made a concentrated effort to offer …

Frameworks we like: 3. Symfony, and Why?

Symfony a web application written in PHP as per the Model-View-Controller (MVC) standards launched by Sensio Labs during 2005. It is aimed to give developers full authority over the configuration. Symfony also looks to up the tempo of creation and maintenance of web applications and to reduce the recurring coding tasks. More or less a whole lot from the directory structure to foreign libraries could be customized. The Symfony templating component is a flexible layer on top of PHP …

Web application testing – 12 simple strategies for developers

We learn from the projects we do and time teaches us too. The following are 12 simple rules for the developers that we have learned from the customers over a period of time. I hope they will help us to deal better with the customers who teaches us, and improve the deliverables that justify our experience. 1. Test, Test and Test your applications before you send it to QA team 2. Fix all the bugs which you find 3. …

Frameworks we like: 2. CakePHP and why?

Another set of developers liked CakePHP and they prefer to stay with this solid web app. CakePHP is one of the most well-known frameworks for PHP development. CakePHP considerably decreases development costs and also helps you as developers write very less code. This blog will walk you through the Cake framework and its hot features which caught my eye at the first sight of it. As you know, CakePHP is an open source development framework for developing, maintaining and deploying …

PHP Frameworks we like 1. Zend and why?

Our developers first choice was Zend, reasons?  Zend Framework is an uncomplicated, straightforward, open-source software framework for PHP 5. Its flexible design allows you to build interactive web applications and services with ease. One of the major highlights is the Model-View-Controller (MVC), which makes the code reusable and trouble-free to maintain. MVC is nothing but an architectural blueprint used by software engineering. As a developer, you would wish to separate data and user interface. This enables you as a developer …

PHP Frameworks we like

Developers need to complete the project in time. The client quickly needs a stable site or web application which is easy to maintain. These two reasons drive the concept of the web application development framework. When the third reason, “the cost”  intrudes, there comes Opensource and PHP frameworks to meet everyone’s desire. While many PHP developers reuse and code smartly, some developers code the same smarter with PHP frameworks. Frameworks help those smarter guys to complete a web …

My Love Vault – Our new iPhone app. launched

We have our iPhone application successfully approved by apple and available in iTunes.  The application’s purpose is to bring different love tools under one roof. With our first version, we have included four different modules and we are planning to bring more features in our future releases. Our first tool is “Love Chart” where you can check the relationship you might have with your partner(s). Our Next tool is “Compatibility Chart” which helps a person to find their …

Four Frameworks to perform unit testing in PHP

Doing Unit testing is helps a team to produce quality application within time by allowing the developer to test the code as soon as they write it. By developing a test document, developers are forced to do rigorous testing before it reaches to QA team. This way the span of life cycle is reduced by avoiding it going back and forth between the developer and the tester. The following few Frameworks help teams to do unit testing efficiently. …

4 SEO Tools you would have missed

Day-to-Day we see a lot of SEO tools on the web and many people would have missed useful SEO tools that are not marketed well. Here are four SEO tools that you would have missed and you would be interested in using. Keyword frequency analysis (single words, two and three words) The tool helps to pick top 10 keywords in-group of single, double and three-word keyword phrases from a title, Meta description, Meta keyword and ALT-attributes. This tool …

Why you shouldn’t duplicate website content?

What exactly do we mean by duplicate content? Web sites with identical pages and websites identical to another website on the net are considered as content duplication. Writing a content for a website is entirely a different thing to normal writing. It involves plenty of creative ideas and more importantly it should contain related keywords which are most used by the visitor. Now let us see why you should avoid duplicating the content? First of all, copying the …