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+.
 

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December 2014 php[architect] magazine launched

 

by · December 17, 2014

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The final issues of 2014 is out!  Our theme this month in “Taming Content” with features on WordPress, Drupal, and ProcessWire. Also read about PHP tricks, Queues with Laravel, the SoundCloud API, and Community News! Check out the full magazine details page for more details, Download the Advanced Custom Fields article for free to sample […]

 

Build a VM for Drupal 8 with Vagrant

 

by · November 25, 2014

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At this year’s php[world] hackathon, I spent my time getting a Vagrant machine configured to run Drupal 8. I know there are other options, like Acquia’s own Dev Desktop, or even Zend Server. However, I like using Vagrant to run my LAMP stacks, especially on OS X. I’ve never been able to easily run xAMP […]

 

PHP Foundations for Drupal 8 in-person training.

 

by · October 30, 2014

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Get ready for Drupal 8! Learn modern PHP best practices in our two-day, in-person course near Washington D.C. The Drupal community is embracing improvements and best practices from the wider PHP ecosystem. If you work with Drupal, you’ll want to be prepared. PHP Foundations for Drupal will guide you through modern practices for programming with […]

 

Why you MUST Upgrade to Drupal 7.32, now.

 

by · October 16, 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.