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Ardent: Laravel Models on Steroids - SitePoint PHP

One of the (few) things I don’t like about Laravel is that you cannot move the validation code from your controller to your models easily. When I write software I like to apply the “fat models, skinny controllers” principle. So, forShow More Summary

Using HAProxy to offload SSL - labs @

At we started to use Docker containers to run our apps and REST APIs. Some of them are publicly exposed and should communicate over a secure connection. Of course we can config nginx in our containers to accept secure connections, but I want to show you how easy it is to use HAProxy to do the SSL offloading. ? labs @ Permalink

Deployment with Zend Server (Part 8 of 8) - Matthew Weier O'Phinney

This is the final in a series of eight posts detailing tips on deploying o Zend Server. The previous post in the series detailed using the Zend Server SDK to deploy your Zend Server deployment packages (ZPKs) from the command line. Today,...Show More Summary

PHP 5.5.17 is available - PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.5.17. Several bugs were fixed in this release. All PHP 5.5 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. For source downloads of PHP 5.5.17 please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

ZgPHP Conference 2014 – Free Entry - SitePoint PHP

For almost three years now, there has been a regular and well attended monthly PHP meetup in Zagreb, Croatia. October 2nd 2014 marks the third anniversary of this meetup, and in the spirit of last year, a one-day conference has beenShow More Summary

There is a microservice for that - labs @

At we recently shifted our development process towards building microservices. We’re constantly looking to improve our way of writing software. For example, moving from CRUD applications to event-sourced applications and using Kanban to manage our process. Show More Summary

Deployment with Zend Server (Part 7 of 8) - Matthew Weier O'Phinney

This is the seventh in a series of eight posts detailing tips on deploying o Zend Server. The previous post in the series detailed setting up and clearing page caching. Today, I'm sharing how to use the Zend Server SDK to deploy your...Show More Summary

Testing Micro Services - Qafoo - PHP

I recently had a short exchange with Ole Michaelis on Twitter about how to end-to-end test micro services. Since I didn't have time to make my whole case, Ole suggested that I blog about this, which I'm happily doing now.The idea behind micro service architecture was discussed by Martin Fowler in a nice to read blog post, so I won't jump on that topic in detail here.

Accessing protected properties from objects that share the same ancestry. - Evert Pot

I realized something odd about accessing protected properties the other day. It's possible in PHP to access protected properties from other objects, as long as they are from the same class, as illustrated here: class MyClass { protected...Show More Summary

Create a Movie Recommendation App with – Implementation - SitePoint PHP

In part one, we covered the basics of Prediction IO and installed its dependencies. In this part, we’re going to build the app. Importing Data from TMDB We will be importing the data using the Prediction IO SDK, so we first need to tell Flight to use it. Show More Summary

PHP and JavaScript Innovation Award Report September 2014 Edition - June 2014 nominees - PHP Classes

PHP and JavaScript Innovation Award Report September 2014 Edition - June 2014 nominees By Manuel Lemos The Innovation Award is an initiative that aims to distinguish developers that publish innovative packages since 2004. Starting this...Show More Summary

Create a Movie Recommendation App with – Setup - SitePoint PHP

In this tutorial, I’m going to walk you through Prediction IO, an open-source machine learning server. It allows you to create applications that could do the following: recommend items (e.g. movies, products, food) predict user behavior identify...Show More Summary

18 Critical Oversights in Web Development - SitePoint PHP

Over the past years I had the opportunity to work on some interesting projects, complex in nature with an ongoing development, constantly upgrading, refactoring and adding new features to them. This article will cover the biggest coding oversights most PHP developers make, when dealing with medium and large projects. Show More Summary

Tips on Speaking - Ross Tuck

Earlier this evening, I was a guest on NoCapes, a new web series about sharing advice and encouraging folks to engage in the PHP community. It’s a great initiative, you should check it out. There’s also a video of my interview up asShow More Summary

PHP News You May Have Missed – August, September 2014 - SitePoint PHP

By now, you should be familiar with this post type. Every few weeks (months?), I do a summary of all the “popular but not popular enough” news from the PHP world that I think you should know about, and I link to sources containing more information. Show More Summary

Deployment with Zend Server (Part 6 of 8) - Matthew Weier O'Phinney

This is the sixth in a series of eight posts detailing tips on deploying o Zend Server. The previous post in the series detailed setting job script status codes. Today, I'm sharing some tips around setting up page caching, and jobs for clearing the Zend Server page cache. Tip 6: Page caching Zend Server offers page caching. Show More Summary

Should I write a code of conduct? - Anna Filina

Without concrete actions to eliminate harassment and other bad behavior, a code of conduct for your event is quite meaningless. Some companies use this as a lazy way of dealing with harassment. “See? We have a code of conduct. We care about inclusivity. Show More Summary

ConFoo 2015 is looking for speakers - Anna Filina

ConFoo is a conference for web developers. We are looking for professionals to share their skills and experience at the next event. Submit your proposals between August 25th and September 22nd. ConFoo 2015 will be hosted on FebruaryShow More Summary

Generate Excel Files and Charts with PHPExcel - SitePoint PHP

After my article “How To Make Microsoft Word Documents with PHP” (using Interop capability under Windows), there were quite a few comments urging a pure PHP implementation, i.e., only using a universal PHP library to manipulate Office...Show More Summary

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