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Newfangled Views

January 2021

The new year is the perfect time to shake us out of our doldrums. This issue dives into sprucing up your web applications with new front end technologies like React and VueJS. We also cover how to be an effective lead developer, use PHP streams, verify third-party assets, and mimic cloud storage locally.

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PHP 8 Bits and Git

December 2020

SOLID Foundations

November 2020

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Books

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PHP Development with Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

Setup a Productive Development Environment

WordPress Development in Depth

Learn how to build a custom, secure, multilingual website with WordPress

The Grumpy Programmer’s Guide To Testing PHP Applications

Learn how a Grumpy Programmer approaches testing PHP applications

php[podcast]

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Interview with Chris Tankersley

Episode 48 - January 22, 2021

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Interview with Vinícius Campitelli

Episode 47 - December 22, 2020

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PHP 8, Git Poductivity, and Resolutions

Episode 46 - December 21, 2020

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Editor Bytes, December 2020

December 10, 2020

Editor-in-Chief Oscar Merida looks inside this issue of the magazine and discusses the release of PHP 8. or listen to the podcast version and read the transcript.

PHP 8 Distilled

December 8, 2020

By Matthew Turland PHP 8 is a significant release for much more than just its version number: it’s absolutely packed with shiny new language features, potential performance improvements, and fixes to many unintuitive behaviors and inconsistencies in previous iterations of the language. This article won’t provide a comprehensive review of every new addition or change […]

Community Corner: Podcast—Mic Check

November 23, 2020

By Eric Van Johnson If you follow me on Twitter (@shocm), then you already knew what was coming this month. I asked the interTubes, “What are the PHP and PHP adjacent Podcasts you enjoy?” With it being so difficult to hang out with friends or go to a meetup, podcasts are a great solution to […]

PHP Puzzles 11/23 Stream

Watch as editor-in-chief Oscar Merida works through one of the puzzles from a previous issue. He’ll tackle the Improved Directions puzzle to clean up a list of directions.

Editor Bytes, November 2020

November 17, 2020

Editor-in-chief Oscar Merida looks into the November 2020 issue, SOLID Foundations. Or you can listen to the podcast and read the transcript.

More Than Asynchronous I/O, Introduction To Swoole PHP

October 23, 2020

By Bruce Dou Swoole PHP is a coroutine based asynchronous network application framework. It is a PHP extension that extends PHP core and utilizes more power provided by Linux OS. Unlike the callback style single thread asynchronous I/O provided by the other networking libraries like Node.js, Swoole PHP has multiple asynchronous I/O threads and native […]

Community Corner: PHP 8 Release Managers: Interview with Sara Golemon and Gabriel Caruso, Part Three

September 23, 2020

By Eric Van Johnson Part three concludes my interview with the PHP 8 Release Managers about PHP Internals. We touch on getting started contributing to internals via RFCs, becoming release managers, the commitment required by that role, and how the project’s release cycles have evolved. Being a Release Manager I have to be honest Gabriel, […]

Editor Bytes, September 2020

September 21, 2020

Editor-in-chief Oscar Merida looks into the September 2020 issue of php[architect] magazine, “Under the Scope.” This month, we have articles on serializing PHP objects, using middleware effectively, and measuring project metrics. We also cover tools to make your development setup more useful, how autoloading works, and building a composite to keep your application maintainable.