This article presents one of the less known features of PHP: the Gender PHP Extension. The main purpose is to find out the gender of firstnames.
In this article I will describe how to authenticate a user in your PHP applications. I will use the Zend Framework Authentication. Further the Password Hashing API is used to secure the password. The credentials will be stored in a MySQL database table.
The second part of this tutorial will show you how to install Vagrant on Windows 7. Vagrant is a software tool which helps you to create and configure lightweight, reproducible and portable development environments inside a Virtual Machine.
In the first part of this tutorial I will show you how to install VirtualBox 5 on Windows 7. VirtualBox is a virtualization application which extends the capabilities of your existing computer so that it can run multiple operating systems (inside multiple virtual machines) at the same time. You can install and run as many virtual machines as you like — the only practical limits are disk space and memory.