The Dev Lead Trenches: Reviewing Code

by · March 23, 2018


Code reviews are one of the best ways to help a team ensure they’re writing the best code possible. In all of the jobs where we have done peer-lead code reviews, we have caught more bugs and had better discussions about code than in places or times where we just hammer code through the approval process. I know, I know; we all write beautiful, bug-free code, so why go through the hassle of a code review?

Long Running PHP – March 2018

by · March 1, 2018


Worker Queues, Async with Generators, and PHP Sessions in Depth, Hiring PHP Devs, Laravel Collections, Security & Logging, and more.

Episode 7: Know Your Tools

by · February 28, 2018


Eric and John discuss February articleson containers, tools, Drupal, Symfony, Search with Scout, and chat with new Education Station author Edward Barnard. Oscar talks with php[tek] conference co-chair Eli White about the new venue in downtown Atlanta.

Education Station: Shifting and Masking with a Side of Crypto

by · February 23, 2018


The basics can be tricky. This month we take a careful walk-through of a few lines of cryptographic code in PHP. This leads us through the difference between ones’ complement and two’s complement representation. We achieve weirdness by combining logical AND with integer addition.

Know Your Tools – February 2018

by · February 1, 2018


Containers, Drupal + Symfony, Evaluating Tools, Onboarding, Application Encryption, Laravel Scout, and more

Episode 6: Setting Up to Succeed

by · January 24, 2018


Eric and John chat with Joe Ferguson about Laravel collections. They also discuss the January features on background processing with queues, securing your website, PHP Generators and more and more. Oscar looks at PHP support and RFCs coming in 2018.

PHP Sessions in Depth

by · January 19, 2018


Sessions in PHP are often taken for granted. A session is a magic array which persists across page loads and holds user-specific data. It’s a fantastic and integral part of most web applications. But when misused, sessions can cause substantial security holes, performance and scalability problems, and data corruption. A deep understanding of sessions is vital to production web development in PHP.

Setting Up to Succeed – January 2018 issue

by · January 4, 2018


Worker Queues, Async with Generators, and PHP Sessions in Depth, Hiring PHP Devs, Laravel Collections, Security & Logging, and more.

Episode 5: Talking Code

by · December 20, 2017


A look at the Talking Code issue for the month of December 2017 issue featuring articles on building an Alexa voice skill and chatbots with Laravel’s Botman project.

Security Corner: PHP, meet Libsodium

by · December 14, 2017


By Eric Mann By the time you read this, the PHP community should have introduced the world to the newest version of our favorite language. This latest version adds better support for type annotations, allows trailing commas in lists (just like JavaScript and other dynamic languages) and introduced several security improvements. The most notable security […]

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