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February 2014 php[architect] Magazine Released: Databases

Posted by on February 19, 2014

Before I got into coding I had no concept of what a database was, except that it was a place to store “data.” After reading about “tables” and “relations” I could visualize it better. Later, after working with databases for a few years, I can totally grok it. For years, relational databases were king. Now, it seems that non-relational databases are all the rage. Really, though, it’s like any other tool—you pick the one that suits the situation best.

In February’s issue, we explore the subject of Databases:

  • Part 2 of Damien Seguy’s “Introduction to Neo4j”
  • Benjamin Young’s “SQL to NoSQL Migration”
  • Matthew Setter’s “Education Station: Generate Test Data with Ease Using Faker”

Plus more topics like:

  • Steve Hannah talks about SWeTE (an open source translation proxy) in “I18n by Translation Proxy”
  • In his Laravel Tips column, Dirk Mirkel discusses “Rapid Coding and Prototyping Through Generators”
  • In Aaron Saray’s The Confident Coder column, he discusses “Attention to Detail”
  • Eli White’s finally{} column talks “On Elegance”

This month’s issue has a nice overview of databases, testing, prototyping and code elegance. Dig in!

February 2014 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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