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Masterful Code Management – August 2018

Posted by on August 3, 2018

Xdebug, Freelancing, Parsing text, MySQL Generated Columns, Gitflow, PhpStorm, and more.

In this Issue

Masterful Code Management has articles on:

  • Debugging PHP With Xdebug by Mark Niebergall. See how to trace and debug code to find bugs like a pro.
  • Pro Parsing Techniques with PHP, Part Three: Using Regular Expressions by Michael Schrenk explains how to use regular expressions to match, replace, and manipulate text.
  • Succeeding as a Freelance Developer by Stefany Newman. Shee shares how she succeeds running her own business.
  • MySQL Generated Columns, Views, and Triggers by Dave Stokes explains how to use move calculations out of your code with MySQL’s generated columns, views, and triggers.

In The Workshop, Joe Ferguson will show you how to Make PhpStorm Work for You. If you prefer a text editor for writing code, he’ll give you a few reasons to give the PhpStorm IDE a chance. Taking a broader view, Chris Tankersley in The Dev Lead Trenches: From Issues to Code explains how he uses gitflow with his teams. James Titcumb went looking for Where PHP Communities Meet in Community Corner. See where he found various parts of our community like to meet, chat, and hang out online. In Security Corner: Security Tokens, Eric Mann shares a better way to manage tokens which authenticate your users. Edward Barnard builds on previous Education Station installments for That’s Logical and explains how to work “close to the hardware” with PHP’s bitwise operators. To close out this issue, in finally{} Eli White stresses the importance of Work / Life / Kids … Balance?

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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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