Archive for September, 2006

Zend/PHP Conference and Expo Oct. 2006

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

The Zend/PHP Conference and Expo coming up at the end of October in San Jose, California looks set to be an interesting event. On offer there is an abundance of expertise with many familiar (and some new) PHP speakers spread over 4 days of sessions and tutorials. (more…)

High technology vs e-mail services

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

It is hard to imagine that even in our time of high technology there are places which the progress can not reach. Moreover, the more this progress can reduce possible profit, the longer time they are restraining it by all available means. (more…)

PDF functions

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

The PDF functions in PHP can create PDF files using the PDFlib library which was initially created by Thomas Merz and is now maintained by PDFlib GmbH.

All of the functions in PDFlib and the PHP module have identical function names and parameters. Unless configured otherwise, all lengths and coordinates are measured in PostScript points. There are generally 72 PostScript points to an inch, but this depends on the output resolution. Please see the PDFlib Reference Manual included in the PDFlib distribution for a more thorough explanation of the coordinate system used.

PDFlib Lite is available as open source. However, the PDFlib Lite license allows free use only under certain conditions. PDFlib Lite supports a subset of PDFlib’s functionality; please see the PDFlib web site for details.

Now we are working to program PHP scripts to make equivalents of these tasks: