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php[architect] Magazine September 2013 – Tools of the Trade

Posted by on September 19, 2013

September’s issue of php[architect] focuses on the tools of the trade in development. Ranging from Symfony on the cloud to Mercurial to turbo-charging your logs and finishing with templating engines, we’ve got you covered.


  • Stefan Koopmanschap Shows us how to “Build Your Own WeTransfer-clone in the Cloud” using Symfony, Composer, MopaBootstrapBundle and the HPCloud library.
  • Jeremy Cook describes how to “Turbo Charge your Logs” with Monolog, RsysLog, Logstash and Graylog2.
  • From installation to utilization, David Stockton schools us on “Getting Started with Mercurial.”
  • Tim Lytle discusses what it means to be a contractor these days in “Adventures of a Contract Developer.”


  • Beth discusses the “Swiss Army Knife Conundrum.”
  • In this month’s Education Station, Matthew Setter dicusses templating in “Feature-Rich Templating Libraries – Make Your Front-end Development Simple and Efficient” touching on Mustache, Twig and (yes) Smarty, to name a few.
  • finally{}, Eli talks about the problem we’ve all run into in “I Just Need a Simple Website.”

Read the details in September 2013’s issue of php[architect]!


Kevin is the sole Designer/Front End Developer in the band of developers called He has spent half of his 20 year design career drifting between Web Designer and Developer and lives in both camps comfortably. Being an evangelist of clean design and clean code, he runs a local design meetup and speaks at national tech conferences.
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