Posts marked with “php”

Internal Apparatus: How PHP Works: Show Me the Code

by · January 7, 2019

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We all use PHP; it’s open source, which means anyone can take a look. However, it’s not as easy as with the various PHP frameworks, because PHP is written in C and makes heavy use of C preprocessor macros. We’ll see it’s relatively readable once we know how and where to look.

 

Testing Strategy With the Help of Static Analysis

by · December 21, 2018

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When developing an application, our aim as software developers is to make sure it does what it ought to do and to keep the number of defects as low as possible. We should also strive to make our lives easier, to counter external circumstances like tight deadlines and ever-changing requirements causing the exact opposite. That’s […]

 

It’s About Time

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By Colin DeCarlo As applications scale and gain adoption, dates and time become much more of a concern than they once were. Bugs crop up, and developers start learning the woes of time zones and daylight saving time. Why did that reminder get sent a day early? How could that comment have been made at […]

 

It’s About Time

by · December 11, 2018

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As applications scale and gain adoption, dates and time become much more of a concern than they once were. Bugs crop up, and developers start learning the woes of time zones and daylight saving time.

 

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. […]

 

Episode 15 – Generics and php[world]

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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].

 

Getting Started With Php? Let’s Start the Right Way!

by · November 2, 2018

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Maybe you’re here because you’re just beginning with PHP, or maybe you worked with PHP some time ago and would like to catch up. Perhaps you’re used to your way of working with PHP and haven’t adopted the newest additions to the language. There are many changes and the language is still improving. Let’s go […]

 

The Case for Generics in PHP

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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. Let’s look at how they might fit within the evolution of PHP’s type system to put us in a position to write […]

 

Generics and Project Success – November 2018

by · 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

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