Interview with Vinícius Campitelli

by · December 22, 2020

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Our crew interviews recent contributor Vinícius Campitelli about his articles and involvement with PHP. Topics Covered Applying SOLID principles and object calisthenics in practice. Getting into programming by scripting IRC chat bots. Working with PHP professionally. Transitioning into teaching programming. PHP User Groups in Brazil and speaking at conferences and meetups. Looking forward to the […]

PHP 8, Git Poductivity, and Resolutions

by · December 21, 2020

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Listen to Eric, John, and Oscar discuss the articles in the December 2020 issue, PHP 8 Bits and Git Topics Covered OSMI 2020 Mental Health in Tech Survey. Features in PHP 8 we’re looking forward to using, like constructor property promotion and named arguments. Being more productive with Git, aliases, and hooks. Using the circuit […]

Editor Bytes – PHP 8 Bits and Git

by · December 10, 2020

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Oscar Merida, the Editor-in-Chief, looks at the December 2020 issue, PHP 8 Bits and Git

PHP 8 Distilled

by · December 8, 2020

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By Matthew Turland PHP 8 is a significant release for much more than just its version number: it’s absolutely packed with shiny new language features, potential performance improvements, and fixes to many unintuitive behaviors and inconsistencies in previous iterations of the language. This article won’t provide a comprehensive review of every new addition or change […]

Interview with Beth Tucker Long

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Beth Tucker Long chats with Eric Van Johnson and John Congdon about taking over the finally{} column and more. Topics Covered How she got involved with PHP, going to conferences, and php[architect]. Her career as a trainer, editor, dev evangelist, and consultant. Attending and speaking at conferences when you have a young family. Why she […]

Community Corner: Podcast—Mic Check

by · November 23, 2020

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By Eric Van Johnson If you follow me on Twitter (@shocm), then you already knew what was coming this month. I asked the interTubes, “What are the PHP and PHP adjacent Podcasts you enjoy?” With it being so difficult to hang out with friends or go to a meetup, podcasts are a great solution to […]

Type hints, SOLID programming, burn out, and more

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Listen to Eric, John, and Oscar discuss the articles in the November 2020 issue, SOLID Foundations Topics Covered OSMI 2020 Mental Health in Tech Survey. Practical uses for scalar type hints in PHP. SOLID principles for programming. The peculiarities of floating point math and handling money calculations as a result. Using locks to prevent race […]

Editor Bytes – SOLID Foundations

by · November 17, 2020

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Editor-in-chief Oscar Merida looks into the November 2020 issue, SOLID Foundations.

Asynchronous programming, testing, race conditions, mental health in tech, and more

by · October 28, 2020

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Listen to Eric, John, and Oscar discuss the articles in the October 2020 issue, Running Parallel. Topics Covered OSMI 2020 Mental Health in Tech Survey. Asynchronous PHP with Swoole. Scaling and other use cases for serverless tasks, like file uploads. This month’s puzzle on cleaning up directions. Paying down technical debt with unit tests. Finding […]

Interview with Demin Yin on Swoole

by · October 27, 2020

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Demin Yin, evangelist for Swoole, joins Eric Van Johnson and John Congdon to talk about the project and more. Topics Covered Writing event-driven, non-blocking PHP applications. Supporting for asynchronous programming and concurrent processes. Performance of Swoole for handling millions of requests. Taking advantage of extensions to add new features or improve performance. Integrations with PHP […]

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