Posts marked with “php”

The Case for Generics in PHP

by · 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. […]

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Generics and Project Success – November 2018

by · 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

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PHP 7.3 is On Track

by · September 13, 2018

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PHP 7.3 successfully passed the “feature freeze” deadline. On Aug. 1st, 2018 all features for PHP 7.3 were identified. This triggered the first PHP 7.3 beta, on the following day, and, from there, we’ll reach RC in September. It is time to review what this new PHP version has available for us, help test PHP 7.3, and get ready.

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Magniphpicent 7.3 – September 2018

by · September 4, 2018

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In this issue: Xdebug, Freelancing, Parsing text, MySQL Generated Columns, Gitflow, PhpStorm, and more.

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Pro Parsing Techniques With PHP, Part Three Using Regular Expressions

by · August 28, 2018

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Regular expressions, or sometimes simply called regex, represent a powerful set of tools which allow developers to split strings, perform character substitutions, and extract text based on matched patterns. The patterns, used in regular expressions, are an actual language that describe combinations of type castings and values that match the text you want to split, substitute, or extract. Regular expressions are an enormously powerful tool for the developer who understands them.

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Masterful Code Management – August 2018

by · August 3, 2018

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In this issue: Xdebug, Freelancing, Parsing text, MySQL Generated Columns, Gitflow, PhpStorm, and more.

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Navigating State – July 2018

by · July 2, 2018

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In this issue: State machines, workflows, parsing text, MySQL without SQL, Continuous Integration, self-hosted git, CakePHP, Password Authentication, Issue Tracking, Algorithms, and more.

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Command and Control – June 2018

by · June 7, 2018

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Using events and command buses, self-hosted git, design workflows, parsing text, a look at CakePHP, Composer security, and more

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Treasures, Old & New – May 2018

by · May 1, 2018

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Writing clean code, managing technical debt, testing with Mockery, Toxic Tech, API specifications, and more.

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Testing Strategy With the Help of Static Analysis

by · April 26, 2018

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By Ondrej Mirtes. In this article, I’d like to introduce you to the concept of type safety and how it can improve the reliability and stability of your code. Once your code is more type-safe, and that fact is verified by automated tools, you can cherry-pick which parts of your application need extensive unit tests and where you can rely just on well-defined types.

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