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UptimeRobot – Free Website Monitoring

I have been looking for a website up-time monitoring solution for awhile now. I have used a couple of website monitoring services in the past and have been fairly pleased with them. However, this never stops me from looking around for a better option.

Surviving The Deep End – Free Zend Framework Book

Scouring the web for as much information as I can possibly consume, I came across this free online book. Zend Framework: Surviving The Deep End is comprised of ten chapters with three appendices from introducing Zend Framework to installing Zend Framework to developing a blog application with Zend Framework. You can find a full book index on the website.

ZFDebug – Zend Framework Plugin

I have spent a lot of time recently working with Zend Framework. As I get further into its features and capabilities, the more I enjoy developing websites and web applications with it. While researching ideas and options, I came across ZFDebug, a plugin that adds a debug bar to the bottom of your pages if you are in the “development” environment. The plugin is hosted on Google Code and is licensed under the New BSD License.

Performance Tuning Best Practices for MySQL – Google TechTalks

I was scouring the web for some MySQL tips, tricks, and documentation to help me as I work on the blog and other development projects. Tuning is often times overlooked; sometimes once the database table structure is built and normalized, development stops there. I am trying to be more conscious of that and during my research I came across a performance tuning video published by Google during one of their Google TechTalks.

New Resources Posted – PHP Frameworks

There is a new section on the Resources page for Frameworks. This section of the resources page lists popular PHP frameworks like Zend Framework, which is my personal favorite, and CakePHP. The six common PHP frameworks that were added are also listed in this article.

CSS Menus Just Got A Lot Easier

My CSS Menu is one of the coolest websites I’ve been to in a while. If you are in need of a nice looking CSS menu but don’t know where or how to get started, or maybe just don’t want to start from scratch then you are in luck; My CSS Menu is your answer.