Kevin Bruce

Kevin is the sole Designer/Front End Developer in the band of developers called Musketeers.me. he has spent half of his 20 year design career drifting between Web Designer and Developer and lives in both camps comfortably. Being an evangelist of clean design and clean code, he runs a local web technology meetup and speaks at national tech conferences.
 

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April 2014 php[architect] Magazine Released – Major Players

 

by · April 23, 2014

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It’s spring, and (here in the U.S.) the Majors are starting up! In sports, we all have our favorites- the ones we love, and the ones we love to hate. In PHP, we have the similar players- Drupal, WordPress, and Yii Framework (to name a few). Love them or hate them, you can’t deny that […]

 

February 2014 php[architect] Magazine Released: Databases

 

by · February 19, 2014

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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, […]

 

Contrary to the Rumors, Print is Not Dead

 

by · November 18, 2013

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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”. […]

 

php[architect] Magazine September 2013 – Tools of the Trade

 

by · September 19, 2013

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September’s issue of php[architect] focuses on the tools of the trade in development. Ranging from Symfony on the cloud to Mercurial to turbo-charging your logs and finishing with templating engines, we’ve got you covered. Features: Stefan Koopmanschap Shows us how to “Build Your Own WeTransfer-clone in the Cloud” using Symfony, Composer, MopaBootstrapBundle and the HPCloud library. Jeremy Cook describes how […]

 

php[architect] Magazine July 2013 – Front End Development

 

by · July 24, 2013

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Front end development is usually the last consideration for web developers, but it’s just as important as the server-side functionality. In some ways, it’s more [immediately] important, because it’s the functionality the end user interfaces with. Unless you have a wunderkind designer that can also code, this is a task for you. This month’s issue covers […]

 

Re: Branding php[architect]

 

by · June 14, 2013

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Rebranding is a fine balancing act. Not destroying the image that has been attached to a product’s success, you must retain enough of the original message, while updating the look to a more modern version. Arbi Arzoumani did a wonderful job with php|architect’s image (logos, colors and fonts as well as magazine, conference and website […]

 

php|architect January Issue – Standards and Testing

 

by · February 1, 2013

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Like it or not, most of us (developers) started learning in a vacuum. We learned and developed habits that worked for us at the moment, but not all of these were things we are now proud to show off. How many of us facepalm when we see our code from 5 years ago? Heck- even […]