Kevin Bruce

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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June Issue on APIs, FREE download


by · June 2, 2015


That’s right—thanks to Nexmo, June’s issue on APIs is free of charge for the month! To download the free issue: If you already have a php[architect] account, then you already own it!  We’ve given it to you already for free.  Just log in and check your account page. If you are new to php[architect]—Welcome!  Just […]


May 2015 php[architect] Issue Launched


by · May 1, 2015


“Hunting for Clues” is the theme title for this month’s issue. It focuses on automated testing and how it can help you hunt down bugs as they appear. In Michael Bodnarchuk’s Codeception: Testing for Human Beings he talks about integrating automated testing in your workflow. Xander Guzman discusses two testing and mocking libraries for PHP in Integrating […]


February 2015 php[architect] Magazine Launched


by · February 17, 2015


This month’s theme, “Other Shores”, explores other languages you may want to try. Tobias Nyholm introduces us to Hack, Julien Pauli talks about PHP Extensions, and Ricky Robinett talks “Swift for PHP Developers”. Also inside Dirk Merkel’s column Laravel Tips is about “MFA with Authy” Matthew Setter’s Column Education Station goes over file access in “Access Any File —Anywhere—With the PHP League’s […]


January 2015 Issue is Out!


by · January 23, 2015


I often speak on how I’ve been a subscriber of php[architect] since 2005. I absolutely loved that there was a magazine solely for PHP developers. It reminded me of the heydays of MacAddict (before it went downhill) and Macworld (remember, I’m a designer, too). Sure, a lot of the articles and concepts were way over […]


October 2014 php[architect] Magazine Released – Built With PHP


by · October 22, 2014


Depending on where you get your stats, the percentage of sites on the web that are built with or use PHP vary from 55% to 82%. That’s a pretty wide variance, but one thing you can’t deny is PHP is well represented on the web! Our October issue explores two apps that were built on PHP, […]


August php[architect] Magazine Released – Beyond PHP


by · August 22, 2014


In an increasingly multi-hat career environment, most PHP Devs are often asked to knock out some front end development from time-to-time. This is not as unusual as you may think. Having learned coding in the home-baked-what-the-hell-are-we-doing-dot-com 1.0 world, we were often expected to do everything from cradle to grave. While duties are a lot more (and rightfully […]


April 2014 php[architect] Magazine Released – Major Players


by · April 23, 2014


It’s spring, and (here in the U.S.) the Majors are starting up! In sports, we all have our favorites- the ones we love, and the ones we love to hate. In PHP, we have the similar players- Drupal, WordPress, and Yii Framework (to name a few). Love them or hate them, you can’t deny that […]


February 2014 php[architect] Magazine Released: Databases


by · 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, […]


Contrary to the Rumors, Print is Not Dead


by · November 18, 2013


As an avid php[architect] reader since 2005, I anticipated getting an issue in my mailbox. There’s a certain little thrill you get when a magazine you love appears in your mail. I had 4 years experiencing that thrill until October of 2009 when php|architect announced they were discontinuing print and carrying forward with “digital only”. […]


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


by · 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. Features: 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 […]