Escaping An Abandoned Framework

by · December 20, 2019

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I’m the lead developer on one of these anxious-to-get-out-of-Zend teams, I have worked on two other teams, and I sit close enough to the fourth team that I can hear them mutter about various issues that trip them up. On each of these projects, I’ve seen triumphs and tragedies. In this article, I want to share what I’ve learned about struggling to get out of an abandoned framework.

Migrating Frameworks, Depression and Mental Health, Laravel Vapor and Michael Akopov

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For December 2019, we take a look at this month’s issue “Expedition PHP.” Topics include mental health, migrating PHP frameworks, and contributing to open-source projects.  Our guest this month, Michael Akopov, dives into using Laravel Vapor to deploy serverless applications.

Object Oriented Programming, PHP 7.4, CPP extensions with Lochemem Bruno Michael, and Dependency Injection

by · November 25, 2019

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In Episode 26 Just before the Thanksgiving holidays in the United States, we reviewed the November 2019 issue “Object Orientation.” Topics Evolution of object-oriented programing in PHP and understanding how to use objects effectively. Avoiding career stagnation and networking at conferences and user groups. PHP 7.4’s release and what features we’re looking forwards to. Eric […]

New Venue and Calling all Speakers for php[tek] 2020

by · November 22, 2019

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We want to hear from you! Our Call for Speakers is open through January 4th. This year we are focused on three dedicated tracks: Tech Leadership, PHP Development, and Web Technology.

Announcing the 2019 Impact Awards Winners

by · November 14, 2019

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At php[world] in October, Oscar Merida announced the winners of this years Impact Awards. We’re bringing back the annual awards to help recognize valuable contributors to the PHP community. Winners were tallied after two rounds of voting by php[architect] magazine authors.

The Workshop: What’s New in PHP 7.4

by · November 13, 2019

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PHP 7.4 brings typed properties, arrow functions, coalesce assignment operators, and more. Read this article to learn about the new feature of this release.

Building Your First WordPress Plugin

by · November 12, 2019

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Building Your First WordPress Plugin

By David Wolfpaw For many, working on a WordPress theme or plugin is there first foray into PHP development. When doing so, there are many ways to do things, but in the long run, you’re better off following WordPress’s conventions and idioms. In this article, we’ll go through how to structure and write a plugin […]

Security Corner: Twist and Shout

by · November 7, 2019

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By Eric Mann Most self-taught developers in our industry learn to leverage an API long before they spend time learning lower-level coding patterns. This experience isn’t necessarily a bad thing. All the same, it’s important to take some time to dig deeper and better understand the tools and technologies at the core of our trade. […]

Interviews from php[world]: Cal Evans, Taylor Otwell, Samantha Quiñones, and Gary Hockin

by · October 28, 2019

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Our crew sat down and snagged some interviews in the atrium at php[world] in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia.

Puphpeteer, 25 Years of PHP, and Joe Ferguson

by · September 24, 2019

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php[podcast] Episode 24

In Episode 24 Eric, John, and Oscar discuss some of the articles in the September 2019 issue “Master of Puppets”. Topics History of PHP, celebrating “25 Years of PHP”, and the Impact Awards at php[world] Using Puphpeteer to automate Chromium browser tasks and testing. Code style, and refactoring legacy code. Code editors from VIM (and […]

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