Monthly Archives: February 2015

Create CDN View Helper in Zend Framework 2

In this article, you will learn how to create a custom view helper in Zend Framework 2. A concrete example will be used; a helper which generates links for a subdomain, intended for storing static files. This is especially useful if you wish to use a Content Delivery Network (CDN). With very little modification, the helper can be made generic to support links to subdomains for all purposes. The Helper Class Let us begin by creating the helper class. It can be added within any module, but a suitable place would be within the Application module, provided that you made use of the Skeleton Application. Create a file CdnHelper.php in zf2-tutorial\module\Application with the following subdirectories: There are a few things…

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Building and Installing HHVM on CentOS 7

What's HHVM? HHVM is an open-source virtual machine designed for executing programs written in Hackand PHP. HHVM uses a just-in-time (JIT) compilation approach to achieve superior performance while maintaining the flexibility that PHP developers are accustomed to. To date, HHVM (and its predecessor HPHPc before it) has realized over a 9x increase in web request throughput and over a 5x reduction in memory consumption for Facebook compared with the PHP 5.2 engine + APC. HHVM runs much of the world’s existing PHP. Developers and hosts are adopting HHVM. We are aware of minor incompatibilities (please open issues when you find them), but we can run the top 20 Github PHP frameworks out of the box. The HHVM team, along with many wonderful community members, has made…

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