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Sandy Smith

Sandy has been developing websites in PHP for 14 years. Starting in government, he endured the Dot Com bubble before working with nonprofits for over a decade and managing a team of developers. Finding a love of mentoring developers, he worked at the career management startup mojoLive before co-founding musketeers.me and taking on php[architect]'s training services.

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Back to School: September Trainings Scheduled

by · August 29, 2016

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Whether you’re going back to school or just back from vacation, we’ve scheduled three courses in September with our new trainer, Jeremy Kendall. Be sure to sign up now to get a jump on the end of the year crunch: Jump Start PHP: September 13 – 15th, 2016 PHP for Programmers: September 20 – 22nd, 2016 Web Security: September 27 […]

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Help Us Train You Better

by · June 20, 2016

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If you are ever in the market for PHP and related technology training, please take our quick survey to help us find out how best to give you the training you need in the way you need it. Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZLJF6HQ Thanks!

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Mandrill Alternatives for PHP Applications

by · April 18, 2016

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What would a website be if it couldn’t send emails, even if just for password resets? Running your own mail server is a huge hassle, so many developers instead use a third party service to send transactional emails like password resets, new user welcome messages, and order summaries. One of the most popular services, in […]

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Swat Summer Bugs with Day Camp 4 Developers

by · July 13, 2015

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I’m pleased to announce php[architect] is partnering with Day Camp 4 Developers to bring you “Debugging Beyond var_dump(),” a day-long series of talks from expert PHP devs on advanced debugging techniques and tools. PHP has been improving rapidly over the past few years, and the strategies and tools for debugging have improved with it. But […]

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September 2014 php[architect] Magazine Released – Purchasing Power

by · September 23, 2014

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Our September issue is now available. Whether selling products, billing for services, or collecting donations, at some point you’ve probably needed to find a way to get money from person A to person B. This issue covers Magento, Symfony, WordPress and more!

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Iterators, ArrayAccess, & Countable – Oh My!

by · September 22, 2014

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Last weekend, I gave a talk on SPL Iterators and Interfaces at MadisonPHP. Beth Tucker Long, our previous Editor in Chief, is one of the main organizers and showed how much she’s contributed to php[tek] (and the planning for php[world]) by putting on a truly excellent regional conference. It was great to see some of the other speakers I’d […]

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New: Open Source Software from php[architect]

by · April 1, 2014

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If JavaScript can go to the back-end, why can’t PHP come to the front end? And, why can’t it take advantage of the advances in PHP’s performance to compete with the innovations in front-end JavaScript engines?

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Social Contest: Getting Our Azure On

by · October 8, 2013

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As those of you at ZendCon may already know, Microsoft’s Windows Azure division is running a contest via social media. They even have a spiffy app showing entries and winners. (Sadly, you have to be present to win.) What you may not know is that the back end for that app is a PHP application […]

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Fall training special: Sign up, get an iPod Shuffle™!

by · September 3, 2013

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We have a full slate of training for the fall, including some brand-new courses! In addition to our popular PHP Essentials, Zend Framework, and SugarCRM™ courses, we’re bringing back an updated Advanced PHP Development course. We’ve also added new courses, including Web Security, Developing on WordPress, and WordPress Administration. If that’s not enough, then sign […]

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