Zend Certified Engineer

Zend Certified Engineer

Today I took the Zend PHP 5 certification exam, and passed! As of writing this post, I am not in the Zend Yellow Pages yet, so if you click the icon it will make me look like a liar, but trust me, I passed. I’m in the Zend Yellow Pages, and you can click the ZCE PHP 5 icon to view my entry. The exam is similar in format to the Zend practice tests (70 questions in 90 minutes, with multiple...

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A Local Vacation

I was driving home the other day when my cell phone rang. I didn’t recognize the number, but I always answer my phone. It was some lady from Colonial Crossings of Williamsburg calling to let me know I won a 2 day/1 night vacation in Williamsburg. I was like, uh, lady, I live in Williamsburg. No you don’t, you live in Suffolk, she replied. I was like, no, I’m pretty sure I know...

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Review: Devil May Care

Just finished Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks. Being a James Bond book, I wasn’t expecting a very deep plot and I was not disappointed. The entire premise of the book is ridiculous, and the “surprise” twist at the end was a bit contrived and unrealistic (even for a James Bond novel). The action scenes felt like they should have had “pow!” and “bang!”...

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PHP Method Overloading: Why?

So some people I know really like to use PHP method overloading. In case you program in pretty much any language other than PHP, let me explain what PHP considers method overloading using this (very simplified) example code: <?php class bigAnimal{ function __call($name, $arguments){ return $name; } function displayName($name, $arguments){ return $name; } } $animal = new bigAnimal();...

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Review: Anathem

I just finished reading Anathem by Neal Stephenson a few days ago. At 960 pages, this was a pretty hefty book and took a few weeks to read, but the read was well worth it. Anathem is a hard book to describe without ruining the reading experience. I was fortunate enough to read it while having absolutely no idea what it was about, but I’ll give you a pinch of info on it. The book takes...

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