Posts marked with “database”

Customizing Drupal Feeds For Smooth Migrations

by · July 1, 2022

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With custom Feeds Tamper plugins, you can easily build a set of reusable data manipulation tools to fit the quirks of your data and greatly simplify some Drupal migration and data import projects. by Doug Groene

 

MongoDB and PHP—A Perfect Match

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Modern applications require modern tooling. MongoDB has increasingly become a popular choice for building large-scale PHP applications. It is a convenient and intuitive way to use data. This article will show you how to use MongoDB and PHP together. by Joel Lord

 

The Art of Data

by · December 2, 2021

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This month, we dive into Libsodium, discuss gatekeeping, learn more about data access, and why even something that might be considered a “small bug” can cause massive damage. I’m not sure how many people read these Editorials. It’s even been explained to me that this isn’t an “Editorial.” Ha, the joke’s on them; I’m not […]

 

The Art of Data

by · November 11, 2021

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This month, we dive into Libsodium, discuss gatekeeping, learn more about data access, and why even something that might be considered a “small bug” can cause massive damage.

 

Education Station: Handling Data Access

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I would posit that nearly every application that we as developers build is designed around data access. When it comes to web applications, we spend a lot of time looking up things in databases or files to display to users. We write backend workers to read, manipulate, and store data in various ways. We build […]

 

Exploring the Active Record Pattern

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ORMs are great for Rapid Application Development. You can get started very quickly. The price you pay is the vast complexity they hide under the hood. As your system grows, that complexity can bite you if you are not careful enough. What is more, ORM packages create heavy objects that can make your life hard […]

 

Upgrading code with Rector, CQRS, Livewire, is PHP the Worst?, and more

by · September 23, 2021

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Eric, John, and Oscar talk about changes behind the screen and the September 2021 issue, It’s Really an Upgrade. Topics Covered Changes in ownership at php[architect] The Rector project: using it to upgrade and downgrade library code. CQRS: using it to scale database reads and writes. JWTs and Security Livewire and JavaScript front end frameworks […]

 

Three Interesting MySQL 8.0 Features for Developers

by · June 5, 2019

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There are many new features in MySQL 8.0, but there are some that may not have caught your eye that are very handy for developers. Some, like invisible indexes, histograms, and true descending indexes are probably a little too deep down the DBA rabbit hole for most PHP Developers; there are three that can immediately […]

 

We Need a Bigger Boat—Introduction to Scaling, Part Two

by · March 4, 2019

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If you have one successful month after another, then scaling becomes something you always have to be aware of. While optimizing your resource usage and scaling your web instances (covered last month) can get you so far, sooner or later you’ll need more. We’ve already discussed how databases are a common bottleneck, so this month […]

 

MySQL Without The SQL—Oh My!

by · July 13, 2018

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Could you be working on a project without a database administrator to set up relational tables, indexes, and schemas? Or are you tired of embedding ugly lines of SQL in your pristine PHP code? There is new hope for you.