You might think that working with PDF documents in your PHP application would be a breeze. And you would be right, as long as you are generating the documents from scratch. There are a couple of PHP libraries that are really solid and give you lots of features when creating PDF documents. One of them is TCPDF, a free library (a single class, to be exact) written in pure PHP. However, when it comes to filling out PDF forms, you're out of luck. Not only is there no PHP solution (or I'm not aware of one) for filling out PDF forms seamlessly, but solutions that do exist often do not work 100%.
I believe investing in our future is very important. And students are one the most important assets for the future. To prepare them better for the challenges they will face every student should get a chance to work on a real project, learning the know-how skills crucial for his career. That is why we organized the Best Code Challenge student competition held last month.
So the challenge is revealed on Tuesday 13th. Details can be found here: www.best.hr/code-challenge/v2.0/zadatak (in Croatian).
For the English speaking readers the task can be summarized in just few words: "Mobile Experience of BEST.hr". Of course there are some more details given but the essence of the task is there. I hope students will recognize it and implement the solutions according to our suggestions.
I will share with you a secret known only to eZ Publish gurus: persistent variables are not that hard to learn :). Of course, learning depends on good materials so hopefully this blog post will help clarify some things.
Just for test I spent 30 seconds on google (usually enough time) to find some good learning content about persistent variables and I found no such page on ez.no ecosystem. I did found 2 short blog posts (first and second) about the topic, not counting several forum posts. Interesting though, from both blogs you can see that authors haven’t been aware of persistent variables possibilities (second one even calls it mythical) but realized quickly how useful they are.
A few notes from the eZ Winter Conference we were attending last week.
Some of us at Netgen attended eZ Conference a few weeks ago in Berlin (and had a great time there :-), so we would like to present eZ developers with a small summary on few topics that we think are important.