Meet the php[tek] Security Chairs

April 15, 2019

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php[tek] 2019 Security track chairs

We’ve re-imagined the format of php[tek] this year in response to feedback from past attendees. We kept hearing a desire for a more cohesive, curated conference schedule which allows speakers to dig deeper into a topic than a general 50-minute talk permits. So we’re organizing the talks into eight focused tracks, where one talk builds […]

The New Frontend Fundamentals

April 3, 2019

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Eventually, we expose the services offered by the PHP-powered APIs we build to users. Unlike a decade ago when we could count potential client applications on one hand, today the potential client can be anything. But for most people-facing applications, it still means HTML output with images and CSS. In this issue, we have articles to help keep your CSS know-how up to date, your twig components re-usable, and your dynamic front-end code quick.

Building Bridges

March 25, 2019

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In this Episode We’re trying a new format in this episode. Eric, John, and Oscar recorded together. Let us know what you think of the new format? Should we keep it? Topics Eric and John get a look behind the scenes into what goes into producing each magazine issue. Call for Writers – get feedback […]

Editor’s Desk: PHP 7.4 RFCs, Symfony Speaker Workshop, Call for Writers

March 18, 2019

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Editor-in-Chief Oscar Merida records a mini-episode. In this first one, he looks at some RFCs submitted for PHP 7.4 and 8.0, and a new tool for detecting memory leaks with PHP Unit.

Migrating Legacy Web Applications to Laravel

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Migrating Legacy Web Applications to Laravel

PHP is reclaiming its rightful place as the go-to language for web application development. For those of us maintaining and developing applications using legacy frameworks, the grass certainly looks greener on Laravel’s side. In this article, I show how to do an in-place migration from a legacy framework to Laravel.