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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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Cybersecurity State of the Union

by · June 12, 2017

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by Mark Niebergall The cybersecurity landscape is continuously changing as new threats appear and attackers adapt. Data breaches, cyber attacks, identity theft, and scams show up regularly in the news and can have a significant negative impact to those affected by them. Keeping up with the latest cyber security trends, understanding the threats, and keeping […]

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Secure by Design – June 2017

by · June 2, 2017

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Learn about designing security into your application from the start in the June 2017 issue of the magazine.

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Artisanal: Project Creation

by · May 17, 2017

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Every developer has a set way of starting a new project. Most frameworks have a linear path to getting started, and Laravel is no exception. With a few commands, you can quickly get started configuring routes, writing controllers, and saving data in a database.

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Uncanny PHP – May 2017

by · May 2, 2017

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The April issue is available for download.This month, we look at multi-factor authentication, Homestead, Rocketeer deployments, API integrations, and more.

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Spring Renewal – April 2017

by · April 3, 2017

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The April issue is available for download.This month, we look at multi-factor authentication, Homestead, Rocketeer deployments, API integrations, and more.

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Back to the Drawing Board – March 2017

by · March 1, 2017

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The March issue of the magazine is ready for you to download. In this issue, we look at some server related technologies to keep your PHP application humming.

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Conference Schedule Released for php[tek] 2017

by · January 12, 2017

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Our conference chairs announced the lineup of speakers and talks for php[tek] 2016. It’s a great lineup, and you don’t have to just take our word for it. It’s shaping up to be a conference you don’t want to miss.

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Blueprints for Success – January 2017

by · January 3, 2017

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We have a new issue of the magazine to ring in the new year! This issue collects articles to help you plan and make your application and code better. These may be well-known design patterns, fundamental concepts, or novel applications of a familiar tool.

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December 2016 – Scrutinizing Your Tests

by · December 1, 2016

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The twelfth issue of 2016 is now available! This month we look at how to write good tests with Behat and using Test Driven Development. This issue also includes articles on using HTTPlug to decouple your HTTP Client, Decoupled Blocks with Drupal and JavaScript. Our columnists have articles on writing a Chat bot, advice on […]

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UniPHPant Tees available!

by · November 10, 2016

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We teased stickers on Twitter yesterday, now you can show your PHP pride with one of these awesome t-shirts. The campaign is live on teespring.com through December 1st. Mugs, totes, and stickers are for sale too!

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