PHP and Database Access

by · September 11, 2020

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In its early days, the Internet was all about sharing static data like images, flat text files, and downloadable binaries. The early Internet’s static nature was useful in for sharing information. In many ways, the ability to tie static web pages to the dynamic content resident in enterprise databases allowed us to build new kinds of applications. This is where, in many respects, PHP shines.

Editor Bytes – Under the Scope

by · September 10, 2020

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Editor-in-chief Oscar Merida looks into the September 2020 issue, Under the Scope.

Document databases, MySQL, JSON-Schema validation, and PHP types

by · August 31, 2020

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In this Episode Eric, John, and Oscar discuss the August 2020 issue, Data Discipline. Topics Covered Using SQL with non-relational databases. Data integrity with UUIDs and primary keys. Connecting and working to databases directly. Rolling dice with PHP Thinking about data types. Using Windows or Linux as your daily driver.

Interview with Dave Stokes on JSON-Schema, and MySQL

by · August 18, 2020

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In this Episode Dave Stokes joins Eric Van Johnson and John Congdon to talk about MySQL and databases. The correct pronunciation(s) of MySQL. The impact of open-source software on their careers. Upcoming EOL support for MySQL 5.x and upgrading to MySQL 8. Working with JSON documents and the value of validating data early. When and […]

Education Station: Writing Concise Code

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By Chris Tankersley There is a huge emphasis put on the code maintainability, and for a good reason. The programming industry is rife with what we like to term “legacy code,” which boils down to code that solves a business problem, but we, as the current maintainers, do not understand. No language is safe from […]

Education Station: Calling All Callables

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By Chris Tankersley When facing a challenging problem, you want a flexible codebase that adapts quickly. Object-oriented programming facilitates it by giving you the power through inheritance, encapsulating code in reusable objects, and generally making them work for your application as you see fit. However, we can find flexibility in other programming approaches. Languages such […]

finally{}: What’s in PHP Eight?

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By Eli White While much of the world shuts down, the PHP core developers have been hard at work preparing for the release of PHP 8.0 at the end of this year! The feature freeze is in just a few months (July 28th), so this is the exciting time when there is a push to […]

The Business Of PHP

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By Sherri Wheeler Among the many strategic decisions a business needs to make, one which we as developers are involved with is the choice of tech stack—the tools and technologies used for software development. When choosing a backend language, PHP presents its list of strengths and weaknesses; this article examines these from a business perspective. […]

Asynchronous Magento

by · August 12, 2020

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By Oleksandr Lyzun Over the years, Magento architecture has become more sophisticated and complex because merchants’ requirements are becoming more complex. This complexity leads to an increase of application infrastructure, release cycles, and the number of features that have to be maintained. For Magento’s first decade, it was a monolith application which nicely covered mid-sized […]

Editor Bytes – Data Discipline

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Editor-in-chief Oscar Merida looks into the August 2020 issue, Data Discipline.

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