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10 of the Best Self-Hosted Ecommerce Solutions - SitePoint PHP

Having looked at 10 of the best online ecommerce solutions, let’s now explore their self-hosted counterparts. In compiling this list I have considered product quality, features, community support, usage (through and general popularity. Show More Summary

The Truth About WordPress - Brandon Savage

If you ask the average PHP developer what they think about WordPress, you may be disappointed with their answer. Their answer may make you think that WordPress is the bastard child of PHP, totally unloved and unwelcome in the PHP community. They’ll cite code quality, community, even personalities in their argument. I’ve even heard stories […]

What’s The Difference Between Tightly-, Loosely-, and De-Coupled ? - Paul M. Jones

In a tweetstorm that spun up late last week, Taylor Otwell produced the following commentary: look guys I’m “decoupled” because this package doesn’t have composer dependencies!!! HAHAHAHA LOL how many composer packages a given package...Show More Summary

Composer "provide" and dependency inversion - Matthias Noback

This is a response to Peter Petermann's article Composer and virtual packages. First, let's make this totally clear: I don't want to start an Internet war about this, I'm just pointing out some design issues that may arise from using Composer's provide option in your package's composer.json file. Show More Summary

PHP Developer working for Google Launches New PHP Compiler - PHP Classes

PHP Developer working for Google Launches New PHP Compiler By Manuel Lemos Recently it was launched a new PHP compiler named Recki-CT that generates native machine code that can outperform the same PHP code run by Zend Engine or Facebook HHVM. Read this article to learn more about this new PHP compiler, how it works and the plans for its future.

First Aura 2.0 Stable Project Releases! - Paul M. Jones

Exciting news! After a little over a year in the making, the Aura web and CLI project packages saw their first stable 2.0 releases this weekend. This is a major milestone for Aura, as it means not just the core libraries but also the...Show More Summary

How to Use PHPbrew and VirtPHP - SitePoint PHP

We’ve all been in the situation where we have one version installed. Maybe that version is whatever came installed on our operating system. Maybe it is a version bundled into MAMP/WAMP/XAMPP. How do you go about switching that PHP version? How...Show More Summary

Bitcoin and PHP with Coinbase’s API – Basic Usage - SitePoint PHP

Have you ever thought about selling your services in exchange for Bitcoins? It’s not so strange - today, many big players are actually doing it. From OkCupid to KhanAcademy, even Wordpress is accepting Bitcoin. Also, some countries are thinking about it as a currency. Show More Summary

Using the Google Analytics API v3 with PHP: Fetching Data - SitePoint PHP

In the first part of our series, we introduced the Google Analytics API, including the basic usage. In this part, we will continue creating our demo and see how we can extend it with more functionality. Google Analytics API Management...Show More Summary

PHP 5.6.1 released - PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.1. Several bugs were fixed in this release. All PHP 5.6 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. For source downloads of PHP 5.6.1 please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

Build your own PHP Framework with Symfony Components - SitePoint PHP

You’ve probably met Symfony in your PHP career - or have at least heard of it. What you may not know is that Symfony is, at its core, composed of separate libraries called components, which can be reused in any PHP application. For example,...Show More Summary

Using the Google Analytics API with PHP: Logging In - SitePoint PHP

In this series, we’re going to see how we can use the Google Analytics API to interact with our Google Analytics data via PHP. Requirements To be able to follow along, you need to have a Google Analytics account which you can get from...Show More Summary

Announcements after a year with "A Year With Symfony" - Matthias Noback

As a follow-up on a previous article I have some announcements to make. Feedback A wonderful number of 67 of you have provided very valuable feedback about "A Year With Symfony" - you sure wrote some nice things about my book! Just a...Show More Summary

Interview with Yitzchok Willroth - Cal Evans

Blog: Twitter: @coderabbi Show Notes Shore PHP 10 Tips for Staying Booked as a Freelance Developer/Consultant

Action-Domain-Responder and the “Domain Payload” Pattern - Paul M. Jones

l;dr: Instead of inspecting a Domain result to determine how to present it, consider using a Domain Payload Object to wrap the results of Domain interaction and simulataneously indicate the status of the attempted interaction. The Domain...Show More Summary

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