Functional PHP, Laravel Horizon, MFA, Testing with Pest, Taylor Otwell, and more

by · August 30, 2021


Eric, John, and Oscar sit down to go over the August 2021 issue, Trimming One’s Sails. Topics Covered Grokking algebraic structures and functional programming with PHP Laravel Horizon and diving into worker queues Multi-factor authentication and why you should use add it to your application. Testing with Pest PHP and how it’s different from PhpUnit. […]

Interview with Scott Keck-Warren

by · August 25, 2021


Eric van Johnson and John Congdon interview Scott Keck-Warren, who wrote an article on Boosting User Perceived Performance with Laravel Horizon, in the August 2021 issue. Topics Covered Getting started programming with QBasic Working with PHP, Laravel, and picking up new languages. Scaling with queues and tasks to send surveys and synchronize data. The benefits […]

Interview with Ken Marks

by · July 30, 2021


Eric van Johnson and John Congdon talk to Ken Marks about his article in the July issue, Mentoring and Teaching PHP and his new book PHP Web Development with MySQL Topics Covered How he got started writing and why he wrote a book. How he teaches students to build web applications with PHP and MySQL. […]

Elasticsearch, Teaching PHP, Design Patterns, People, Joe Watkins, and more

by · July 29, 2021


Listen to Eric, John, and Oscar discuss the articles in the July 2021 issue, Deep Dive into Search. Topics Covered Using Elasticsearch in an application. Archery (for some reason). Password complexity and entropy. Why you should use a password manager. Eric’s interview with Joe Watkins about Bus Factors. Teaching and mentoring new developers. Rocky Linux, […]

Debugging, Automation, GitHub Actions, Bug Bounties, and API Security

by · July 7, 2021


Eric, John, and Oscar chat about the articles in the June 2021 issue, Debug, Rinse, Repeat. Topics Covered Debugging Git Hooks and Automation Make files GitHub Actions Bug Bounties Docker Swarm Longhorn PHP and in-person conferences. Approaches for Securing APIs Contributing to Open-Source

Interview with Joseph Maxwell

by · June 30, 2021


Eric and John talk to Joseph Maxwell, from Swiftotter, about ecommerce, debugging, and his article in the June 2021 issue, Debug, Rinse, Repeat. Topics Covered Debugging with purpose in web applications and under pressure. Coming from an ecommerce background. His podcast “Smash the Bug” and upcoming book “The Art of Ecommerce Debugging.” Understanding a bug […]

RoadRunner, Atoum, IDEs, Feature Tests, DIY API, Wizard Thinking

by · May 27, 2021


Eric, John, and Oscar try to review the May 2021 issue, Testing Assumptions. Topics Covered Fall Conferences, like Longhorn PHP (CfP is currently open). Debugging long-running applications using RoadRunner, ReactPHP, or Swoole. Does using an IDE make you a bad developer? Feature tests w/Behat PHP Internals interview w/Sara Golemon Building an API with off-the-shelf components […]

Editor Bytes – May 2021

by · May 25, 2021


Get a look into the May 2021 issue, Testing Assumptions, with Editor-in-Chief Oscar Merida.

Interview #2 with Joe Ferguson

by · May 21, 2021


We welcome Joe Ferguson back to catch up with us about PHP, his column “The Workshop”, and more Topics Covered Virtual conference experiences. Looking forward to in-person events. Laravel Homestead, which Joe maintains. Uses and tradeoffs versus Docker. Docker Performance on Mac Local Development Environments Goals for his Workshop, eventually looking at Docker Swarm and […]

Interview with Mark Kelnar

by · May 3, 2021


This month, we chat with Mark Kelnar about his article in the April 2021 issue, Busy Worker Bees Topics Covered What he learned from beekeeping and using Agile techniques. Working at WPEngine with the LAMP stack. Working on headless/decoupled WordPress. Applying agile outside of software development projects. If/how agile has changed since its introduction. Getting […]

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