The Case for Generics in PHP

by · November 20, 2018

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By Chris Holland In 2016, Ben Scholzen and Rasmus Schultz published their PHP RFC: Generic Types and Functions, aka The Generics RFC. Having worked with generics in other languages, I was very grateful and thrilled to come across this RFC, as I could immediately see the tremendous benefits this would bring to the PHP ecosystem. […]

Episode 15 – Generics and php[world]

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Episode 15 - Generics and php[world]

In this episode: generics, conferences, and more. A special live-recording with Eric van Johnson, John Congdon, Chris Holland, and Oscar Merida at php[world].

Generics and Project Success – November 2018

by · October 31, 2018

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In this issue: Generics in PHP, Maintainable Laravel, Starting with PHP, Project Success, security code reviews, and more

Episode 14 – Prototyping with PHP

by · October 29, 2018

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In this Episode Eric van Johnson and John Congdon wrapped up recording on episode 14. Share your thoughts on the topics covered and leave a comment below. Topics Eric and John talk about stickers (again), PHP internals, understanding framework trade offs, John explains MySQL 8 window functions, burning out, sub-domain takeovers, and more. Oscar shares […]

The Dev Lead Trenches: Burning Out

by · October 25, 2018

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The tech industry is a double-edged sword. On the one side, we (generally) have well-paying jobs with nice perks, but on the other, we can easily slip into not only boring, repetitive work but figurative death marches. The former is used by most companies as an offset to the latter, but that rarely works out well. This leads many developers to come face-to-face with burnout.

Episode 13 – PHP 7.3

by · October 4, 2018

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Fresh off of hosting WavePHP in San Diego, Eric van Johnson and John Congdon put the finish touches on the latest episode.They talk about stickers, forthcoming PHP 7.3, finding a job, and more. Sammy Kaye Powers joins to discuss the challenges in upgrading legacy applications.

PHP 7.3 is On Track

by · September 13, 2018

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PHP 7.3 successfully passed the “feature freeze” deadline. On Aug. 1st, 2018 all features for PHP 7.3 were identified. This triggered the first PHP 7.3 beta, on the following day, and, from there, we’ll reach RC in September. It is time to review what this new PHP version has available for us, help test PHP 7.3, and get ready.

2018 Audience Survey

by · September 11, 2018

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Give your feedback! Our 2018 audience survey is online to help gauge how we can provide what you need to be a better developer. Whether you subscribe to the magazine, listen to the podcast, or just visit phparch.com, I want to here from you. I’m no fan of long surveys so I’ve kept it short […]

Magniphpicent 7.3 – September 2018

by · September 4, 2018

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In this issue: Xdebug, Freelancing, Parsing text, MySQL Generated Columns, Gitflow, PhpStorm, and more.

Episode 12: Whole lot of Xdebug

by · August 29, 2018

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In this episodes, Eric and John discuss freelancing and how it changed John’s life, regular expressions, and PhpStorm. They interview Mark Niebergall on his Xdebug article, his day to day work, and working remotely. Also included, Oscar talks about the value of debugging tools in general.

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