Oscar Merida

Oscar still remembers downloading an early version of the Apache HTTP server at the end of 1995, and promptly asking "Ok, what's this good for?" He started learning PHP in 2000 and hasn't stopped since. He's worked with Drupal, WordPress, Zend Framework, and bespoke PHP, to name a few. Follow him on Google+.

Articles by this author

Why you MUST Upgrade to Drupal 7.32, now.


by · October 16, 2014


It’s time to update your Drupal sites! Oscar takes a look at the critical SQL Injection vulnerability found in the project to understand what went wrong.


July 2014 php[architect] Magazine Released – Navigating the Business


by · July 21, 2014


The July issue is ready to download! In this issue, we focus on ways you can navigate the business side of working with PHP. Jordan Tway gives advice on how to sell yourself via a polished resume and interview skills. Benjamin Greenaway looks at the place of PHP in startups. In Education Station, Matthew Setter explores […]


Sending HTML Emails with Drupal 7, Webform, and Mandrill


by · July 18, 2014


Learn about the modules to install and configure to enable Drupal 7 to send HTML emails with Mandrill, a transactional email service. We’ll also show you how to change the default Webform email template to send submissions as HTML.


Envato: Future of WordPress


by · July 9, 2014


Natasha Postolovski over at the Envato blog has a thorough look at the future of WordPress.


June 2014 php[architect] Magazine Released – Under the Surface


by · June 23, 2014


The June issue is waiting for you! This month, we look at how PHP works under the surface.


May 2014 php[architect] Magazine Released – Making a Difference


by · May 19, 2014


Our May issue is now available. While it’s easy to focus on our own needs and tasks, in this issue, we look at how you Make a Difference and bank some karma too. Joe Devon introduces us to Global Accessibility Awareness Day and stresses the importance of building accessibility into our sites and apps. Erika […]


Read php[architect] via our iOS app.


by · May 13, 2014


Reading php[architect] magazine on your iPad or iPhone is now a whole lot easier with our iOS app. Now available in the App Store.


Security Update: Heartbleed Vulnerability


by · April 9, 2014


By now you have heard about the Heartbleed vulnerability that exists in recent versions of OpenSSL – the technology used to protect web and other network connections from prying eyes. You can read up on details of this vulnerability at http://heartbleed.com We at php[architect] consider our customer’s security of utmost importance. We’ve verified our systems to […]


Still running an old version of PHP?


by · March 20, 2014


An article posted today on arstechnica.com today looks at a well-known and fixed vulnerability in PHP that is still being used to hijack sites. If you are using version 5.3 its long past time to upgrade. Read up on how to get ready.


March 2014 php[architect] Magazine Released – The New PHP


by · March 14, 2014


Our March issue is out, and it will send you soaring to new heights. PHP is getting better all the time, and we’ll show you what you need to know to be prepared. Getting ready to upgrade to 5.5? Dirk gives you a tour of what’s new and how to use it to full effect. […]