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May 2014 php[architect] Magazine Released – Making a Difference

Posted by on May 19, 2014

Our May issue is now available. While it’s easy to focus on our own needs and tasks, in this issue, we look at how you Make a Difference and bank some karma too.

  • Joe Devon introduces us to Global Accessibility Awareness Day and stresses the importance of building accessibility into our sites and apps.
  • Erika Heidi shares her experience contributing her first Pull Request to a well-regarded framework.
  • Michael Crumm shows a better way to interact with the cURL extensions and API Clients with Guzzle.
  • Darren Cook teaches how use HTML5 Server Sent Events to leverage push messages easily.
  • Our Confident Coder Aaron Saray reminds us to use the powerful (but sometimes neglected) built-in capabilities of PHP with filter_var as an example.
  • In Education Station, Matthew Setter wraps up his introduction to the Phalcon framework with a look at template caching, custom routes, and form handling.
  • This month’s Laravel Tips from Dirk Merkel explores how to use Helpers to lock down your URLs.

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Oscar still remembers downloading an early version of the Apache HTTP server at the end of 1995, and promptly asking "Ok, what's this good for?" He started learning PHP in 2000 and hasn't stopped since. He's worked with Drupal, WordPress, Zend Framework, and bespoke PHP, to name a few. Follow him on Google+.

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