Install Oracle Express and PHP OCI8 on Ubuntu 9.10

Copiado del post de Daniel escrito en el marco de sus proyectos aqui : (Requirements: PHP 5 and Apache 2 already installed) Go to Oracle website, and download the following files: (You are gonna need to register an account with Oracle to be able to download the files, just do it, its free)
  1. oracle-xe-universal_10.2.0.1-1.0_i386.deb
  2. Oracle instant client basic, zip package
  3. Oracle instant client sdk, zip package

Training course for the Zend certification

We're preparing a great training course for PHP in Lima (not remote though) that will start in February, exclusively in Spanish and exclusively during the week-end. I'm telling this here because we managed to gather 4 (and possibly 5) of the only 5 Zend certified engineers of Peru to teach it. I'm sure that's going to be a great event. It's going to be a high-level course, so there will be a qualification exam to enter it. If you have developer friends in Peru, pass the word:

PHP Day Lima 2009 – Retrospective

Before I forget all about it, I want to make a note of what happened, what was good and what could be improved for the PHP Day event we organized jointly with Mobile Bridges, another software development company in Lima. The schedule was the following (translated to English for the purpose of this article):
  • 5.00-5.10pm: Welcome words
  • 5.10-6.00pm: High availability, efficiency, efficacy and interoperability in PHP - Humberto Bejarano, RPP
  • 6.00-6.50pm: Flash with PHP - Alexander Quevedo, Mobile Bridges
  • 6.50-7.40pm: Increasing the coverage of PHP solutions i

Cal, Chris and Derick changing jobs

There seems to be a strange mood going on among a few of the top PHP activists and core developers. Chris Shiflett changed job recently (about two months ago), and today Cal Evans declared he would be leaving ibuildings, almost at the same time Derick Rethans stated he would be leaving eZ Systems. The latter two indicated they would be looking for positions that really make them enjoy their professional activities.