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Fiendish Functions—Filtering Fact From Fiction

May 25, 2021

By Camilo Payan Functional programming is a paradigm that has gained in popularity recently with the rise of several new functional programming languages and integration of new features in existing languages. All the same, there are many concerns about functional programming in the developer community. Is functional programming useful for the PHP developer? Will it […]

Community Corner: Interview with Angie Byron, Part Two

April 26, 2021

Now on Drupal 9, the community isn’t slowing down. This month, we continue our interview with Angie Byron, a.k.a Webchick, a Drupal Core committer and product manager, Drupal Association Board Member, author, speaker, mentor, and Mom, and so much more. Currently, she works at Aquia for the Drupal acceleration team, where her primary role is […]

Video Interview with Sara Golemon about PHP Git Compromise

April 1, 2021

PHP internals contributor Sara Golemon answers questions from a panel of php[architect] and PHP Ugly contributors about the recent git compromise that affected the PHP project and what they’re doing about it.

Six Things I Learned as a Lead Developer

March 22, 2021

By Gabor “Mefi” Nadai Being a Lead Developer is a fun, engaging, and responsible adventure. Becoming one is not something that happens from one day to the next. It is something you grow into by raising your voice, taking action, and responsibility. I’ve learned many things working as a Lead Developer. Still, I’d like to […]

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.