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php[architect] Editorial Calendar


Below, you can see our planned editorial calendar for the year. If you’re looking for topics to write about, it can hopefully provide some inspiration and guidance on what to write on and which issues to target. That being said, we are always open to any ideas. We’d be happy to work with you on preparing an article proposal for us on the topics listed below.

PHP Programming

  • Advice on using PHP functions, extensions, etc
  • Structuring Projects
  • API Development
  • Writing secure PHP code
  • Writing PHP Extensions

Programming Methodologies

  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Functional Programming
  • Asynchronous Programming
  • Design Patterns
  • Programming Principles
  • Testing and Test-driven design

Programming Tools

  • Getting the most out of IDEs
  • Using code quality and static-analysis tools
  • Version Control Software (git, svn, etc.)


  • Continous Integration
  • Continous Deployment
  • Task Runners
  • Test Automation

Frameworks & CMSes

  • Zend Framework, Symfony, Laravel, Aura, Silex, Slim, etc.
  • WordPress, Drupal, Joomla
  • Non-traditional CMSes & Static Site Generators

Complimentary Technologies

  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • Message Queues
  • Payment Processing


  • Server setup, configuration
  • Provisioning Tools
  • Server security


  • Relational DBs
  • NoSql
  • Migrations

Productivity & Professional Development

  • Speaking & Writing
  • Managing other Developers
  • Career Planning and Advice
  • Freelancing & Entrepreneurship
  • Managing Projects and Tasks
  • Working with Clients & Customers
  • Running User Groups
  • Running an Open Source Project


Month Topic
January Easy APIs:
Tools to automate API building
February Modern Workflows:
Practices to integrate to modernize your dev workflow.
March Code Quality:
Assessing and improving code quality.
April Computing History:
Explore the roots of our industry
May Unlocking Composer:
Exploit all the power of Composer.
June Decoupled Apps:
See what tools you need to build a front end app powered by a PHP driven API.
July Server Security:
Tools to keep your servers safe.
August Be Lazy and Automate:
What tools can help you standardize routine tasks?
September Continuous Self-improvement:
A successful career means constantly learning and improving. How do you make that part of your professional development?
October Unlocking Performance:
Measuring and improving front & back end performance
November Productive Habits:
Emulate are the habits of successful developers.
December Community:
Learn about the power of the PHP community.

View the Editorial Calendar Archive