Shorten Amounts To Thousands (K), Millions (M), Billions (B), and Trillions (T)

Pictures they say are worth a thousand words, and the featured image at the top should clearly communicate what this piece is all about - that is shortening huge amounts into summarized versions. The devil lies is in the details (like the ones in the number cloud inserted), but there are situations where those details … Continue reading Shorten Amounts To Thousands (K), Millions (M), Billions (B), and Trillions (T)

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Building A Financial Website – Part 2 (Architectural Design)

It is very essential to have a mental picture of how the application will be structured and how the various components will interact with each other before proceeding to even write a single line of code. This point cannot be overemphasised especially in projects that involve other collaborators or programmers. If you are a lone … Continue reading Building A Financial Website – Part 2 (Architectural Design)

Building A Financial Website – Part 1 (Overview)

For those who live in this space where stock trading, foreign exchange (forex) trading, etc. is their daily bread, trading data/information comes in handy for them, but at the end of the day, developers like us have to build those platforms. The good thing about developers is that we get to work in a space … Continue reading Building A Financial Website – Part 1 (Overview)

Creating Dynamic Log Files In Zend Framework (ZF)

The motivation for wanting to do something like this could be any of the following: You want to have separate logs depending on the context (i.e. application, testing, development, etc) in which the application is being run and you do not want to inherit a context and override some values in another context in the … Continue reading Creating Dynamic Log Files In Zend Framework (ZF)

How To Add A Custom Id Generation Strategy To Doctrine 2.1

UPDATE: The UUID Id Generation feature has now been added to Doctrine now, refer to the documentation Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) has caught up with PHP. In case you have been living under a rock, here's the list of the popular ORM solutions in PHP: Doctrine Propel With the advent of Doctrine 2.0.0 (which at the … Continue reading How To Add A Custom Id Generation Strategy To Doctrine 2.1