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PHP is Standing Tall

January 2023

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Happy New Year from everyone here at PHP Architect. We hope that you are ready to make 2023 your best year yet, and we want to be a HUGE part of your journey.

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Owning The Web

December 2022

The Value of the AST

November 2022

The Value of the AST
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The Complementary PHP Testing Tools Cookbook

Learn how a Grumpy Programmer approaches improving his own codebase, including all of the tools used and why.

PHP Web Development with MySQL

A Hands On Approach to Application Programming

Beyond Laravel

An Entrepreneur's Guide to Building Effective Software

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Episode 23.1.1 - January 18, 2023

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Database Freedom

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Creating a PHP Library With Packagist

February 2, 2023

One of the most powerful parts of writing web applications in the modern era is how we can quickly create an application that does a lot with just a little bit of our code by using open-source packages. Have you ever wanted to contribute a package to the community for others to use? Maybe you […]

Getting Out of PHP Dependency Hell With Composer

January 24, 2023

In the darker days of web application development, we essentially had two options for working with dependencies. The first is that we could put all the dependencies in a directory of our application and use them from there. This worked but could cause our application to balloon in size. The other option was to rely […]

Queues With PHPs SplQueue

December 21, 2022

As developers, we have times when we get to process a lot of data. Sometimes it’s a few kilobytes of data and we don’t need to worry about the performance because computers are so fast. When we’re looking at gigabytes or more of data then we need to be aware of the performance of our […]

Semantic Versioning

November 29, 2022

When new software comes out it has a version number like 8.2.0. If you’re confused about what that means you’re not alone. The software industry needed a standard way to describe software releases so we as consumers of the software could determine how big of a change it was and determine if we should upgrade. […]

Linked Lists With SplDoublyLinkedList

November 13, 2022

     As developers, we have times when we get to process a lot of data. Sometimes it’s a few kilobytes of data and we don’t need to worry about the performance of our algorithms because computers are so fast. When we’re looking at gigabytes or more of data we need to be aware […]

The PHP DateTime Class

October 23, 2022

As a developer, you're going to run into situations where you need to perform some kind of operation on a date or time. You might need to see how far apart two dates are, add several days to the date, or convert a string sent to us by an end user into something we can […]

What’s Changed in PHP 8.2

October 12, 2022

PHP 8.2 will be released on November 24, 2022, and at the top level, there's nothing that's going to blow your socks off, but this is a good thing. PHP is at a point where it's stabilizing, so we shouldn't expect huge changes all the time, especially because it's a minor release. There are some […]

October 2022 Editorial: One Year Later

October 11, 2022
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In an industry where you must keep learning, improving your skill set, and adjusting to new concepts and implementations, taking on new challenges that you are initially uncomfortable with is normal. Because of this, when John and I were presented with the option of taking over the operations of php[architect], we didn’t hesitate to jump […]