Did you know that you can quickly change UTC time stamps to Local time by doing the following:
//make sure your time is set date_default_timezone_set('America/New_York'); $datetime = '2004-02-12T15:19:21+00:00'; //convert the given datetime string to time $newDatetime = strtotime($datetime); //re-contruct to format $newDatetime = date('Y-m-d H:i:s', newDatetime);
It’s so obvious, but I only wished, I knew this before trying all sort of crazy stuff.
If you want to unit test an action in a controller that checks the request to see if is an XML HTTP Request using the isXmlHttpRequest() method provided by the Zend Framework, then you will definitely run into a problem.
isXmlHttpRequest() pretty much checks to see if the $_SERVER[‘HTTP_X_REQUESTED_WITH’] is set with ‘XMLHttpRequest’, if not, then returns FALSE. I thought that by setting the server variable with XMLHttpRequest directly will allow me to bypass the check.
This week I set myself to lay the ground work of translation on the application we are doing at work. In our application we are using Zend Framework, so I decided to take a look into the Zend_Translate component to see if it was easy and something that could work in our current environment.
After reading the reference guide on Zend_Translate I decided that we were going to use “gettext” as our translation adapter. PHP has support for gettext right our of the box, and with the Zend_Translate it’s easy to change adapters, if you decide that you want to use a different adapter.
Assuming that you already have the latest version of Zend Framework (1.10.*) installed in your server, I’m going to explain and guide you guys on how I got it all working.
When developing an application there are some important factors that you have to pay close attention to avoid problems in the future. I think one of the most important is logging information on how your application is working and when it fails.
Working now on some iGoogle like dashboard for the system I’m developing.
I was trying some stuff out with CURL and was having a hard time to maintain my current session when making a curl request to another page. I needed to stay authenticated in order to retrieve my widget.
Here is my initial code:
$strCookie = 'PHPSESSID=' . $_COOKIE['PHPSESSID'] . '; path=/'; $ch = curl_init($rssFeedLink); curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1); curl_setopt( $ch, CURLOPT_COOKIE, $strCookie ); $response = curl_exec($ch); curl_close($ch);
The problem with that piece of code is that it was generating a new session id instead of sending my current session.
The solution? read more