Connecting PHP to Microsoft Excel and LINQ with PHP

Peter Laudati & Dmitry Lyalin host the edu-taining Connected Show developer podcast on cloud computing and interoperability. Check out episode 22 “PHP LINQ Fest”.  Peter interviews Maarten Balliauw (Microsoft ASP.NET MVP) from Real Domen about two PHP-related open-source projects he has been working on: PHP LINQ & PHP Excel.

connectedShow_HalfSizePHP LINQ is set of PHP classes that implement .NET’s Language Integrated Query (LINQ) syntax in PHP.  PHP Excel is a project started by Maarten that enables PHP developers to connect to, generate, and interact with Excel files.  This includes both the old-style .XLS files as well as the newer open office XML .XLSX files too! 

Also, Dmitry & Peter cover the news on WinCache for PHP 1.0, the release of Moonlight 2.0 (Silverlight for Linux), and having a good back up strategy!

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Bill Zack


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