New Habits

January 3, 2020

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Before you go charging after the hip, new tech thing, invest your time in brushing up on some PHP fundamentals. In this issue, we examine object-oriented programming patterns, using PHP arrays judiciously, unit testing, security in 2020, tending your mental health, and more.

Escaping An Abandoned Framework

December 20, 2019

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I’m the lead developer on one of these anxious-to-get-out-of-Zend teams, I have worked on two other teams, and I sit close enough to the fourth team that I can hear them mutter about various issues that trip them up. On each of these projects, I’ve seen triumphs and tragedies. In this article, I want to share what I’ve learned about struggling to get out of an abandoned framework.

Migrating Frameworks, Depression and Mental Health, Laravel Vapor and Michael Akopov

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For December 2019, we take a look at this month’s issue “Expedition PHP.” Topics include mental health, migrating PHP frameworks, and contributing to open-source projects.  Our guest this month, Michael Akopov, dives into using Laravel Vapor to deploy serverless applications.

Expedition PHP

December 4, 2019

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Any career today requires continual learning and curiosity for success. Building web applications with PHP is not exempt. The PHP of today is light-years better than the scripts that initially made up “Personal Home Page/Form Interpreter.” In this issue, we examine moving between frameworks, understanding your mental health, contributing to open source, and more.

Object Oriented Programming, PHP 7.4, CPP extensions with Lochemem Bruno Michael, and Dependency Injection

November 25, 2019

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In Episode 26 Just before the Thanksgiving holidays in the United States, we reviewed the November 2019 issue “Object Orientation.” Topics Evolution of object-oriented programing in PHP and understanding how to use objects effectively. Avoiding career stagnation and networking at conferences and user groups. PHP 7.4’s release and what features we’re looking forwards to. Eric […]