Education Station: Writing Concise Code

by · August 18, 2020

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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.

Test Driven Development, Event-Driven Design, and Concise Code

by · July 30, 2020

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In this Episode Eric, John, and Oscar chat and review the July 2020 issue, Warp Driven Development Topics Covered Getting started with Test-Driven development and testing legacy code. Bears near Oscar’s house. What is Event-Driven Design? Making your presentations better – wether they’re conference talks or office meetings. Solutions for last month’s loot-drop problem. Should […]

Interview with Edward Barnard

by · July 24, 2020

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In this Episode Edward Barnard returns to talk with Eric van Johnson and John Congdon about writing columns for the magazine and more. How he got started programming with CRAY supercomputers and then web development first with PERL and then PHP. Rescuing his first article submission from the spam bin. The inspiration and focus for […]

The Workshop: GitHub Actions for Continuous Integration

by · July 15, 2020

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By Joe Ferguson Continuous Integration (CI), or the ongoing process of integrating changes in a shared version control repository, should be a goal of every project you work on. This month, we’re going to dive into configuring GitHub Actions to build and test our PHP application. Then we’ll look at a larger scale API, which […]

Asynchronous PHP, Frameworks, and Conferences

by · June 30, 2020

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Eric, John and Oscar sit down to go over the June 2020 issue, “Advanced Design & Development”

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