Posts marked with “education”

PHP’s Magic Methods

by · May 19, 2024


As PHP developers, we need to know a lot of language features to make our code easy to write and maintain. Without explicitly being told about a part of the language, it’s hard to even know it exists, so today, we’re going to discuss the magic methods our classes have and how we should use […]


Let’s Get Our OSS Ready For Hacktoberfest 2023

by · September 27, 2023


As maintainers of open source projects, it’s important to try and bring people into our project so that we’re not the only ones maintaining the project. There are lots of ways to do this, like creating blog posts about the project, contributing articles to magazines, or talking about the project at conferences. Another option is […]


The PHP DateTime Class

by · October 23, 2022


As a developer, you're going to run into situations where you need to perform some kind of operation on a date or time. You might need to see how far apart two dates are, add several days to the date, or convert a string sent to us by an end user into something we can […]


Deploying Our Code With Deployer 7 0

by · September 3, 2022


 As a developer, you probably love to create new features in your applications to help your users solve their problems. Eventually, you have to get that code to a server so it can be used. If you’re like me and are using a framework, that process can involve multiple steps. You might need to […]


One Last Slice

by · May 1, 2022


I thank my lucky stars that I am not a superstitious person, knock on wood, and I really don’t want to jinx it, but we have a good problem. We have so many great feature articles in the pipeline, and I think it’s important to let everyone know what an awesome job the PHP community […]


finally{}: Do We Need Developers?

by · July 2, 2018


Proportionally fewer people are graduating from college with degrees in computer science & related fields. In 2005 and 2015, there were approximately the same number of Computer Science graduates, but there were overall 31% more college graduates, meaning that the percentage of CS degrees dropped significantly. Why is this happening?


The Dev Lead Trenches: Ongoing Education

by · April 2, 2018


As a development lead, one of the best things you can do for your team is encouraging and fostering an environment of ongoing learning. There is an entire world of developers out there who stagnate in their jobs because they don’t learn anything new. It does not have to be a whole new language, but […]