Developing software in the Real World

Finalising installation

This post is part of a series about my experiences building a PHP app for Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7 for the European WinPHP Challenge 2009 which is sponsored by iBuildings, Microsoft and Leaseweb. I finally had some time to finalise my Windows Server 2008 installation. Firstly I fixed a couple of annoyances. I turned off the very stupid "Hide extensions for known file types" option in Explorer. It may make sense for the… continue reading.

Installing PHP on Windows Server 2008

This post is part of a series about my experiences building a PHP app for Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7 for the European WinPHP Challenge 2009 which is sponsored by iBuildings, Microsoft and Leaseweb. Installing PHP on IIS is easy once you have download the Microsoft Web Platform Installer 2.0. I had a slight hiccup in that all I got was a blank page with a little yellow triangle at the bottom with "Error… continue reading.

Installing Windows Server 2008

This post is part of a series about my experiences building a PHP app for Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7 for the European WinPHP Challenge 2009 which is sponsored by iBuildings, Microsoft and Leaseweb. One benefit for Microsoft with this competition is that all the participants have to blog about their experiences. This should gain MS some exposure, though I wonder how much will be negative from those of us more familiar with nix.… continue reading.

WinPHP Challenge

This post is part of a series about my experiences building a PHP app for Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7 for the European WinPHP Challenge 2009 which is sponsored by iBuildings, Microsoft and Leaseweb. For some insane reason, I decided to enter the WinPHP Challenge and having been accepted, I now need to actually write an app! It's not like I'm not already way too busy or anything… The main reason that I decided… continue reading.