Oscar Merida

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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May 2016 – Full Speed Ahead

by · May 2, 2016

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We’ve just released the May 2016 issue of php[architect] magazine. To help you make good use of your development time, this month the magazine looks at libraries including DoctrineORM and FastRoute, and product development lessons from building Laravel Shift. In addition, this month includes articles on defining “Senior Developer”, the value of gratitude, keeping credentials […]

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Win a Free Ticket and Meet us at Drupalcon

by · April 5, 2016

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We’re going to be in New Orleans next month for DrupalCon, will you be? Heather White, Sandy Smith, and I will all be flying down the week of May 9th. Heather helped organize the PHP track for this year’s event and will be helping to make sure everything runs smoothly for the speakers. Sandy will […]

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April 2016 – Off the Island: Drupal

by · April 1, 2016

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The April 2016 issue of php[architect] magazine is out! This issue we take a look at how Drupal is using tools and techniques from the PHP community. This issue also includes articles on how to easily generate documentation, advice on learning new frameworks, what it means to be a leader in the PHP community, and […]

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March 2016 – Hunting Mutants

by · March 1, 2016

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The March 2016 issue of php[architect] magazine is out! This issue will show you how to use Humbug to add mutation testing to your toolkit. Our issue also includes articles explaining how compilers and interpreters turn code into executable instructions, a look at Laravel’s Eloquent ORM, how to integrate authentication across apps, and getting started […]

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Dedicated PHP Track is New to DrupalCon USA

by · February 26, 2016

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We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the Drupal Association to help plan and organize the dedicated PHP track at this year’s DrupalCon in New Orleans. Our own Heather White is working with Larry Garfield (aka @crell) to identify PHP topics relevant to Drupal developers, review sessions, and select speakers. Having a robust PHP […]

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Book Release: Integrating Web Services with OAuth and PHP

by · February 24, 2016

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Our newest book is now available: Integrating Web Services with OAuth and PHP. Purchase a printed book for $19 plus get a free digital edition. You can also buy the digital only edition for $12. We provide our digital books in DRM-free PDF, ePUB, and MOBI formats. Written by Matt Frost, this book will show […]

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February 2016 – Workflow Powerups

by · February 1, 2016

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We’ve released the February 2016 issue of php[architect] magazine. This issue looks at tools to help you powerup your workflows to improve your productivity. This month we have articles on using Docker for PHP development environments, evaluating different Git workflows, how to build a Continuous Integration and Testing environment, and using Symfony’s Event Dispatcher. Our […]

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January 2016 Issue: Doorways to Your Apps

by · January 4, 2016

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The first issue for 2016 of php[architect] magazine is ready for download. To start off the new year, we look at solutions to help you easily add an API to an existing appliction. This month includes articles on using Zend’s Apigility, the API Platform, adding a PHP web server to a Raspberry Pi, and Symfony’s […]

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24 Days: The Family you Choose

by · December 9, 2015

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Samantha Quiñones, aka @ieatkillerbees wrote a wonderful contribution to 24 Days in December. In The Family You Choose, she shares that: I spent the first half of my career isolated in the long loneliness. It almost broke me, but I learned in time to not be afraid of letting other people into my life. I learned […]

 

PHP Logging Basics in Ultimate Guide for Logging

by · December 7, 2015

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Over the weekend, Loggly launched the PHP Logging Basics section for their Ultimate Guide for Logging. I was thrilled to contribute to it, as well as to help shape and review the overall structure of the guide. The goal of the guide is to: “help software developers and system administrators become experts at using logs […]