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Do you need to be good at math in order to be a good programmer - PHP Patterns

One of the most frequently asked questions that I get asked by people after finding out that I’m a programmer is whether or not you have to be a good […] The post Do you need to be good at math in order to be a good programmer appeared first on PHP Patterns.

Open Source vs. vacation - Christian Weiske

I spent two weeks with my family on vacation in Austria. When I came back, I had a long thread of emails in my inbox about a feature request for my JsonMapper library. The worst thing in there was he following comment: But anyways, I...Show More Summary

Poka Yoke – Saving Projects with Hyper-Defensive Programming - SitePoint PHP

When working in a medium to large team on the same codebase, it can sometimes become hard to understand each other's code and how to use it. Various solutions exist to help with this. For example, you can agree to follow a set of coding...Show More Summary

Interview with Sara Golemon - Voices of the ElePHPant

SaraMG Audio Show Notes PHP 7.2 Alpha 2 Test your application using PHP 7.2 The post Interview with Sara Golemon appeared first on Voices of the ElePHPant.

PEAR will probably be removed from MacOS X - Christian Weiske

End of may 2017 I got an e-mail from "Open Source at Apple", stating: We have some engineers at Apple who were impressed by the Structures_Graph package: The newest version appears to beShow More Summary

PHP7-compatible GeSHi is out - Christian Weiske

Three years after the last release on 2017-05-05, Benny and I released version of GeSHi, he Generic Syntax Highlighter for PHP. The release adds support for PHP 7, brings 14 new languages (256 in all now!) and a bunch of bugShow More Summary

How to Choose a DDoS Protection Service for Your Websites - SitePoint PHP

This article was sponsored by Incapsula. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Unless you’ve taken the necessary steps to protect your websites, they’re highly vulnerable to DDoS attacks. Now you might think of a DDoS attack as the attack that knocked out French news sites after the country’s election in May. Show More Summary

There’s a Gender Extension for PHP - SitePoint PHP

Unlike in our "mainstream" paid course about exploring PHP, I like to explore the weird and forgotten areas of the language. Recently, I ventured into a section of the PHP manual which lists extensions that are used to help with Human Language and Character Encoding. Show More Summary

Profiling Spark Applications: The Easy Way - Michael Spector

Recently, I thought about some one-click way to profile Spark applications, so it could be easily integrated in any work environment without the need to configure the system. The modern way to report profile statistics about an application (any application, not just Spark or Java application) is generating a single.SVG file called "flame graph". Show More Summary

Hello, Laravel? Communicating with PHP through SMS! - SitePoint PHP

In this article, we will modify our Laravel-powered phone-capable weather forecast app so that it is accessible via SMS (text message) in addition to the voice telephone system. It is recommended you read the previous post if you haven't...Show More Summary

PHP 7.2.0 Alpha 2 Released - PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.2.0 Alpha 2. This release contains fixes and improvements relative to Alpha 1. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs...Show More Summary

Interview with Heather White - Voices of the ElePHPant

cattyheather Audio Show Notes Fredrick Web Tech Coder Cruise The post Interview with Heather White appeared first on Voices of the ElePHPant.

What Is Snapshot Testing, and Is It Viable in PHP? - SitePoint PHP

Ah-ha moments are beautiful and rare in programming. Every so often, we're fortunate enough to discover some trick or facet of a system that forever changes how we think of it. For me, that's what snapshot testing is. You probably write a lot of PHP code, but today I want to talk about something I learned in JavaScript. Show More Summary

Simple way to add a filter to Zend-InputFilter - Rob Allen

Using Zend-InputFilter is remarkably easy to use: use Zend\InputFilter\Factory as InputFilterFactory; // set up InputFilter $specification = [ 'my_field' => [ 'required' => false, 'filters' => [ ['name' => 'StringTrim'], ], ], ]; $factory...Show More Summary

How to make Sculpin skip certain sources - Matthias Noback

Whenever I run the Sculpin generate command to generate a new version of the static website that is this blog, I notice there are a lot of useless files that get copied from the project's source/ directory to the project's output/ directory. Show More Summary

Making a Docker image ready for use with Swarm Secrets - Matthias Noback

Here's what I wanted to do: Run the official redis image as a service in a cluster set up with Docker Swarm. Configure a password to be used by connecting clients. See also Redis's AUTH command. The relevant command-line option whenShow More Summary

Hello, Laravel? Communicating with PHP through Phone Calls! - SitePoint PHP

Twilio is a SaaS application which enables developers to build telephone applications using web technologies. In this two-part series, we will leverage Twilio to build a weather forecast app that is accessed using the telephone system. Show More Summary

Being a Full Stack Developer - SitePoint PHP

A full stack developer who can get from a prototype to full MVP (minimum viable product) is often considered a jack of all trades, master of none, and with good reason. To define the modern full stack developer, we first need to focus...Show More Summary

Interview with Oscar Merida - Voices of the ElePHPant

omerida Audio Show Notes php[architect] magazine DC PHP Coder Cruise The post Interview with Oscar Merida appeared first on Voices of the ElePHPant.

How to Build a Cryptocurrency Auto-Trader Bot with PHP? - SitePoint PHP

This tutorial will walk you through the full process of building a bitcoin bot with PHP - from setup, on to your first execution of an automated trade, and beyond. Cryptocurrencies I should not need to tell you but, a couple of months...Show More Summary

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