Published Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Development , PHP
Tags: PHP, Zend, Zend Framework, Zend_Amf, Zend_Payment
How would you like to pay for that Sir?
I note, via a number of sources, that Zend Framework 1.7 is out. As we are close to going live on our project that is using ZF for the first time we will not be putting 1.7 into production just yet. The most interesting thing to me is the updated Dojo as we are finding those Dojo forms to be kinda funky. I am looking forward to playing with Zend_Amf though.
What would interest me most in a 2.0 release (if anyone is listening) is a Zend_Payment component. I am thinking a component with a nice abstract adaptor similar to Zend_Db that could have implemenations for Paypal, Google Checkout, SecPay (or is that Paypoint?), WorldPay, eWay etc etc.
I think that a payment component is a critical part of a web toolkit. On my project we are starting to build this out as we need to, refactoring old classes into a Company_Payment class and if I get really excited I may even sign the CLA and get involved in ZF myself. It would be great to have leadership from Zend on this get an awesome base abstract class to build off.
It would be great to bring everything together under one set of classes like Zend_Payment rather than the Zend_Service_Payment, Zend_Service_Linkpoint, Zend_Service_Paypal that are currently (languishing) in the Community Wiki.
This would be a great addition for a 2.0 release.
Any thoughts on this are welcome.
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Photo credit: Roby72
Published Tuesday, 22 April 2008
PHP , SAP , Software
Tags: Dennis Howlett, Henning Kagermann, James Governor, Leo Apotheker, Nigel James, SAP, SAP Blogger, SAP CRM, SAPLondonCD08, sapphire08, Sig Rinde, Youtube, Zend
Most importantly is the SAP London Community Day which is Saturday the 26 April 2008. If you haven’t signed up you may well be too late.
We have some great people coming and some great talks scheduled. We are going to do our best to make sure the lions share of it is recorded and put up for the SAP Community at large. If you are coming and taking photos or blogging or twittering then use the tag ‘SAPLondonCD08‘. I should plug EventTrack at this point because this is exactly what it is designed for.
The other event is SAPPHIRE Berlin 2008 in Berlin on 19 – 21 May 2008. Every time I see the word SAPPHIRE I really see saPHPire, because I would love to see closer PHP integration. Word on the street is that Zend and SAP are working on it but that is all unsubstantiated rumour. So take it with a grain of salt until is announced.
Last time I want to one of these events I got to ask a question to the CEO, Henning Kagerman. (Now Co-CEO with Léo Apotheker.)
[YouTube = http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=GSxc0X3l5lc ]
This time I hope to be able to ask many more probing questions to all sorts of people. In particular, I too would like to know why SAP is cutting R&D spend.
I am also keen to talk with some of the CRM people and learn more about what others are doing with SAP CRM and get some more details about the new version 7.
Many thanks to Mike Prosceno and his team for the invitation. I am looking forward to meeting up with Sig, Dennis and James and also meeting a few people I haven’t yet met.
Yesterday I went to the PHP London conference and it was a great day.
There was lots of great talks, great meetings and in the hall and I had some great demos and chats from the iBuildings guys (Thanks Mikko) who went out of their way to show me the obscure point of Zend Platform (Birt integration) I was looking for.
There is lots to follow up on and lots to think about and it is worth a more detailed post but for now thanks to all the guys who volunteered their time to make it a great day.