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PHP 8 Bits and Git

December 2020

As scheduled, PHP 8 was released at the end of November. Congratulations are in order for the release maintainers and all contributors involved. In this twelfth issue, we have an in-depth dive into the changes in PHP 8, how to write better code with calisthenics, powering up Git with aliases and hooks, and more.

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SOLID Foundations

November 2020

Running Parallel

October 2020

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Books

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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

The Fizz Buzz Fix

Secrets to Thinking Like an Experienced Software Developer

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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.

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.

PHP and Database Access

September 11, 2020

In its early days, the Internet was all about sharing static data like images, flat text files, and downloadable binaries. The early Internet’s static nature was useful in for sharing information. In many ways, the ability to tie static web pages to the dynamic content resident in enterprise databases allowed us to build new kinds of applications. This is where, in many respects, PHP shines.

Education Station: Writing Concise Code

August 18, 2020

By Chris Tankersley There is a huge emphasis put on the code maintainability, and for a good reason. The programming industry is rife with what we like to term “legacy code,” which boils down to code that solves a business problem, but we, as the current maintainers, do not understand. No language is safe from […]

Education Station: Calling All Callables

By Chris Tankersley When facing a challenging problem, you want a flexible codebase that adapts quickly. Object-oriented programming facilitates it by giving you the power through inheritance, encapsulating code in reusable objects, and generally making them work for your application as you see fit. However, we can find flexibility in other programming approaches. Languages such […]