Before I got into coding I had no concept of what a database was, except that it was a place to store “data.” After reading about “tables” and “relations” I could visualize it better. Later, after working with databases for a few years, I can totally grok it. For years, relational databases were king. Now, […]
Today we are announcing that in conjunction with Engine Yard’s Prompt initiative, and Mental Health Awareness Month, that we will be hosting four speakers to talk about their experiences and insights regarding mental health issues in the web development communities. Read more about this at: http://tek.phparch.com/mental-health-summit/
It’s about that time of year again. When we want to learn more about you, our customer. (As well as about people who currently aren’t our customer!). So if you are seeing this, please help us out by giving us a few minutes of your time, and filling out a survey so that we can […]
The first issue of 2014 is now available. Our January issue aims to give you some tips and tricks to make your development life easier: Straight-forward ways improve your developer skills Thoughts on commenting code from two great developers Get the CLI working for you with console apps and ZF2 Learn which common OOP misconceptions […]
We’ve just announced the speaker lineup for php[tek] 2014. Head over a take a look at the schedule to see all the great topics that will be covered this year. Don’t forget to register early, the Early Bird specials run out on February 15th!
Ready to add, or start, your collection of elePHPants? We started a KickStarter campaign to produce a run of Orange elephants. Kickstarter backers, can get the ElePHPant in 2 sizes! The standard ‘small’ which measures around 6″ x 5 x 8″ and a very rare ‘large’ elePHPant which measures approximately 14″ x 12″ x 20″. […]
The last issue of 2013 is now available. Our December issue aims to give you some tips and tricks to make your development life easier: Need to harness the power of Git for your team? We have not one, but two articles with some awesome tricks to make collaboration and testing much easier. Need to […]
If you’re a football fan, like I am, your anticipation for next year’s World Cup in Brazil is growing. This Friday, we will know the groupings for the 32 teams that will participate in the finals. I put together the (simplified) simulator shown in the gist below. Using PHP’s shuffle() function and SPL iterators, we […]
As an avid php[architect] reader since 2005, I anticipated getting an issue in my mailbox. There’s a certain little thrill you get when a magazine you love appears in your mail. I had 4 years experiencing that thrill until October of 2009 when php|architect announced they were discontinuing print and carrying forward with “digital only”. […]
I was working on a page that had a sidebar block showing a list of content with the same topic as the main page. In Drupal terms, the sidebar block shared the taxonomy term. It’s pretty easy to create such a block using Views by adding a contextual filter that gets its value from the […]
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