Better Practice – December 2018

December 11, 2018

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Practice and more practice are the keys to adopting modern software engineering practices. It doesn’t matter if you’re using WordPress or Drupal to manage website content, trying to learn unit testing, get hired, or looking for better ways to manage date and time data—there’s always an opportunity to learn how to do it better. This issue rounds up articles on each of these topics to help you deepen your problem-solving skills.

The Case for Generics in PHP

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

November 1, 2018

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Providing a good foundation for your application pays off in the long run by reducing technical debt, finding bugs earlier, and making it faster to add features. This month we look at how generics could make your code concise, other new features you should be using, practices to keep your Laravel application easy to upgrade, […]

Generics and Project Success – November 2018

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