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php[architect] — July 2013

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jQuery Mobile: Cross-Platform Sites Made Easy

Once you are ready to tackle the mobile web, you are faced with two major choices: mobile app or mobile site. This article will discuss what you need to consider when making this choice and how jQuery Mobile can help make the mobile site an easy choice. –by Anna Filina

Polyfills for HTML5

Despite what the marketing says, HTML5 isn’t really a standard. It’s a constantly shifting list of ideals that may one day become a standard, but until then, it’s not a standard. It’s a working draft. Sure, many groups have come to agree on the things that should be in HTML5, but as developers we know how the real web works. HTML5 has some nifty features, but we cannot rely on those features being available, despite what the people in sales are selling to our clients. –by Chris Tankersley

Create an App to Touch the Web

Apps are all the rage lately, and HTML5 technology can help you create true cross-platform apps. Luckily, there are a couple of frameworks which will help you create the best experience for your users without having to think too much about the front-end work involved. Sencha Touch 2 is one of these frameworks, and it comes packed with a complete set of UI elements, but also data proxies and a lot more neat stuff. In this article, I’ll explain how you can set up your system to start developing and how a basic application can be created. –by Martin de Keijzer

Automate Your Deployment (Before It’s Too Late)

When the robot apocalypse is in full swing, I imagine we’ll all think back and wonder why we didn’t make better use of robots when they still willingly worked for us. As members of the human race, we are astoundingly terrible at robotic tasks, but before the robots rise up and rule us under their shiny metal feet, we can make them do a ton of our work for us. –by Jason Rhodes

Education Station: An Intro to Stripe PHP

Hi, and welcome back to another Education Station. This one kicks off a two-part series looking at the online payment provider, Stripe. It goes without saying that online payments – referred to as either e-payments or m-payments – are not a thing of the future, they’re here now. –by Matthew Setter

finally{}: The PHP Community is Its Own Island

There has been a lot of talk recently about other adjacent communities to PHP “getting off the island” and joining the greater community. Specifically, both the greater WordPress and Drupal communities have initiatives to do just that. But which PHP community are they going to be joining? –by Eli White

Editorial: Don’t Forget the Front End

Front-end development is one of those things that I thought I wouldn’t have to worry about when I became a “real” programmer. Yet now I’ve found that the front end is becoming more and more important to the success of the code I write. –by Beth Tucker Long

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