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Misconfiguring xdebug = httpd hangs.

If you ever find yourself at a loss to explain why Apache isn’t responding to a request when you’ve set up xdebug on your development environment, check your xdebug.remote_host setting: xdebug.remote_host=”″ ; or whatever your IDE is running on I was running from a machine with the IP of, but I had this setting […]

December 4, 2012 · zburnham · No Comments
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This is a site that I created for EFI as part of their participation in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) program to encourage people to replace their old, inefficient appliances with newer, more energy-efficient models. This program offered rebates of varying amounts on room air conditioners, central air conditioners, air source heat pumps, […]

April 14, 2011 · zburnham · No Comments
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Code: Setting up unit testing in Zend Framework with multiple databases

I’m currently working on a Zend Framework project for EFI that will enable customers to obtain a coupon for a discount on showerheads at Lowe’s retailers. The idea is that the number of showerheads they’re able to purchase must be limited; the sum of how many they purchase on our e-commerce site and and how […]

February 10, 2011 · zburnham · One Comment
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This is my “day job”.  It’s a well-established e-commerce site that has over 100 active storefronts based on a single MySQL database backend.  I’ve been maintaining and extending this for three years now. In addition to regular maintenance and troubleshooting, I’ve added several features to the site, including the ability to know how much energy […]

December 27, 2010 · zburnham · No Comments
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