Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
PHP on Windows has long been held as the preferred development platform for many PHP developers despite the awkward installation process. It has also been assumed that while Apache on Windows isn’t as good as on *nix, it is at least superior (or at least easier) compared to IIS on Windows. With the release of IIS7 and the Web Platform Installer, this is no longer valid. You can setup PHP on IIS7 using FastCGI, which by all accounts is starting to give even Apache on *nix a run for its money! This screencast, sponsored by Microsoft, will walk you through the process of getting an up-to-date development environment up and running with PHP 5.3, MySQL 5.1 and IIS 7.5, on Windows 7.
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Davey Shafik is a full time PHP Developer with a decade of experience in PHP and related technologies. An avid magazine writer for php|architect and the International PHP Magazine, Davey keeps his mind sharp by trying to tackle problems with his unique perspective. Davey is a seasoned PHP conference speaker, author of php|architect’s Zend PHP 5 Certification Study Guide, an original core contributor to the Zend Framework and long time PEAR project contributor.
He lives in Florida with his girlfriend and their 6 cats, where he enjoys the sunshine and working full time in academia while maintaining his off-beat PHP related blog at daveyshafik.com. Davey is Zend PHP 4 and PHP 5 Certified.
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