Tag: PHP

PHP Tips and Tricks

PHP Tips and Tricks – Codular. I love PHP. I love tips. I love tricks. This article has all three! While some may see these as PHP basics, I remember well the first time I discovered these things. It was a great day. Ternary Operators Class Autoloading Dynamic Variables Referencing Relative Time Calculation Good stuff […]

Posted: July 30, 2012

PHP + Apache Stack vs Node.js

PHP + Apache Stack vs Node.js – Thomas Hunter – Web Development Tutorials and Personal Opinions. I enjoy realistic articles. This is one of those articles. We can’t go a day without hearing “Node.js” somewhere along the line. As of late it seems like we can’t go a week without hearing “PHP pffft” as well. […]

Posted: July 24, 2012

The True Problem With PHP

ircmaxell's blog: The True Problem With PHP. I’m linking to this piece primarily because it seems like there are many community members who feel the same way but unlike other circumstances are doing a ton of work so as to right the ship. Things like

Posted: July 20, 2012

PHP: The Right Way

PHP: The Right Way. I’m a bit torn on this. First and foremost I love that such a project has been launched. But I can’t help but sulk a little bit when I realize that it’s necessary for the PHP community. It’s necessary for a number of reasons, primarily to combat the junk that’s out […]

Posted: July 20, 2012

What PHP 5.5 might look like

What PHP 5.5 might look like. While these details are about as ‘iffy’ as it gets, I’m really liking some of the proposals in the mix for PHP 5.5. In particular I’d really love to see array_column() and some integrated password hashing. The other items would be super awesome as well but instead of listing […]

Posted: July 19, 2012

Visual Basic, PHP, Rails. Is Node.js next?

Visual Basic, PHP, Rails. Is Node.js next? | Andrew Chen (@andrewchen). This is a really interesting discussion that got me thinking about my history with programming. In particular it got me thinking about how although the typical pattern includes a progression from VB to PHP to Rails and beyond, there are many programmers that stick […]

Posted: April 02, 2012

Packages: The Way Forward for PHP

Packages: The Way Forward for PHP | Blog¬†|¬†Phil Sturgeon. I must admit: although I’m not a RoR guy, package management via gem is a beautiful thing. I didn’t fully realize it until reading this article, but PHP has absolutely nothing like that. When it comes to PHP everyone is at their own camp site doing […]

Posted: March 06, 2012

WordPress 3 Ultimate Security Book Review

I recently read WordPress 3 Ultimate Security by Olly Connelly and I’m impressed. At nearly 400 pages, the book is overflowing with lots of information on an unwieldy subject that (rightly) keeps some people away from unmanaged hosting. If you’re interested in keeping your WordPress sites as secure as possible, this book might be for you.

Posted: January 30, 2012

php.net Getting a Makeover

PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. I long ago lost count of how many times I’ve visited php.net. It wasn’t the most beautiful thing in the world but you can teach yourself so much from that site alone. I feel like I’ve seen this design before, long ago, but perhaps not. Either way, I’m really glad that something […]

Posted: January 18, 2012

jimrubenstein/php-profiler – GitHub

jimrubenstein/php-profiler – GitHub. One of the things I’m going to focus on in 2012 is code quality, top to bottom. I want to sweat the details and learn more about writing better code. To do that, you need to use tools. Surely you can understand concepts and design patterns from reading, but actually working with […]

Posted: January 06, 2012