December 2016 – Scrutinizing Your Tests

by · December 1, 2016


The twelfth issue of 2016 is now available! This month we look at how to write good tests with Behat and using Test Driven Development. This issue also includes articles on using HTTPlug to decouple your HTTP Client, Decoupled Blocks with Drupal and JavaScript. Our columnists have articles on writing a Chat bot, advice on […]

UniPHPant Tees available!

by · November 10, 2016


We teased stickers on Twitter yesterday, now you can show your PHP pride with one of these awesome t-shirts. The campaign is live on through December 1st. Mugs, totes, and stickers are for sale too!

November 2016 – Moving Forward

by · November 1, 2016


This issue contains articles on the history of women in computing, using Abstract Classes/Interfaces/Traits, scaling with RabbitMQ, and custom extensions using Zephir. Our columnists have articles on Security scanners, advice for your first conference, improving your processes, understanding your editing tools, and more.

Second Edition! Functional Programming in PHP

by · October 26, 2016

Functional Programming in PHP—Second Edition book cover with picture of elephant head with parentheses for ears.

This second edition will show you how to leverage recently added language features by understanding functional programming principles. With over twice as much content as its predecessor, this second edition expands upon its predecessor with updated code examples and coverage of advances in PHP 7 and Hack.

October 2016 – Pillars of Development

by · October 3, 2016

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Another issue is ready for download! Get your copy of the October 2016 issue of php[architect] magazine. This issue has articles on the history of women in computing, juggling arrays the functional way, advice for building your next API, and how to add features to a legacy application using the Strangler Pattern. Our columnists have […]

New Anthology! Web Security 2016

by · September 23, 2016

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Keep up with security practices to help protect your PHP applications with our anthology, Web Security 2016. This book collects security related articles first published in php[architect] magazine. It includes an overview of attacks you should know, how to protect against SQL injection, storing passwords securely, how to protect web services, and more.

September 2016 – Legacy Code of the Ancients

by · September 1, 2016

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Hot off the Presses! Be sure to check out the September 2016 issue of php[architect] magazine. Learn how to manage and refactor your legacy code to bring it up to modern standards. This issue includes articles on Bethat testing, implementing two-factor authentication, and exploring Internet-of-Things apps with PHP and a Raspberry Pi. Download your issue […]

Back to School: September Trainings Scheduled

by · August 29, 2016

PHPA training Live!

Whether you’re going back to school or just back from vacation, we’ve scheduled three courses in September with our new trainer, Jeremy Kendall. Be sure to sign up now to get a jump on the end of the year crunch: Jump Start PHP: September 13 – 15th, 2016 PHP for Programmers: September 20 – 22nd, 2016 Web Security: September 27 […]

Testing Your Drupal Site with Behat

by · August 9, 2016


If automated testing is not already part of your development workflow, then it’s time to get started. In this post, I’ll show you how to use Behat to test that your Drupal site is working properly.

August 2016 – Unleashing Automation

by · August 1, 2016

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The August 2016 issue of php[architect] magazine is now available! See how automation helps free up your time and reduce errors. In this issue, we have articles on deploying application updates with Ansible, using static analysis to check for PHP 7 readiness, and automating frequent tasks with Slack. Also in this issue, you’ll find articles […]

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