Bruno is a professional web developer from Croatia with Master's degrees in Computer Science and English Language and Literature. After having left his position as lead developer for a large online open access publisher, he now works as the PHP editor for SitePoint and on various freelance projects. When picking them, he makes sure they all involve new and exciting web technologies. In his free time, he writes tutorials on his blog and stalks Google's job vacancy boards.

Bruno's articles

  1. Getting Started with Laravel on

    On February 12th, Nitrous.IO, the cloud development environment that lets you set up virtual boxes in a flash and use them from whichever platform through their Web IDE, finally added PHP support – something users have been clamoring for. You can read more about it in the announcement, but I figure it’s best if we […]

  2. A Crash Course in Growth Hacking with Google+

    I ran into a very useful video for mobile-aware developers on the Google Developers YouTube channel not so long ago that discussed some new growth hacks you can do for your business, your web app and your mobile app with Google and Google+. This video is a cheat sheet on what you can do to […]

  3. PhpStorm – Top Productivity Hacks and Shortcuts

    We all have our favorite IDEs/editors when coding. Mine is PhpStorm, and it took a while to master all its shortcuts and establish a rapid workflow. In this article, I’ll share some keyboard shortcuts and tips with you which you should make part of your regular routine if you, too, do your work in this […]

  4. PHP The Right Way: The Book

    The web development world is vastly overpopulated by newbies, especially in easy-entry languages like PHP. The percentage of people who tack on “PHP dev” to their CVs after having been only through a single tutorial or having built a single WordPress blog, is shockingly high. When big-shot CEOs outsource their production to the cheapest freelancer […]

  5. Horizontal Scaling of PHP Apps, Part 2

    This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Horizontal Scaling of PHP Apps

    This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Horizontal Scaling of PHP AppsIn part 1, we discussed the horizontal scaling of the application layer – scaling out servers to handle the PHP code concurrently via load balancers and other means. We covered sharing of local data, touched on potential optimization, and explained the […]

  6. HHVM vs Zend Engine in PHP 6

    The fabled PHP 6 is long overdue. This unicorn of the web dev world has been “coming” for decades now, and it’s still not clear whether or not it’s actually something that’s going to happen in this decade, or just an idea, a fantasy of the PHP userbase. Minor versions like 5.4 > 5.5 and […]

  7. Web Performance Tricks – Beyond the Basics

    This article was sponsored by New Relic. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make SitePoint possible! We’ve had a lot of performance talk over the years here at SitePoint, and we believe it’s time to revisit the topic with some more advanced aspects. The approaches mentioned in this article won’t be strictly PHP related, […]

  8. A Look at

    How often do you go through the following process when coding? Need a [insert programming language here] function definition and examples Google for said function Click first result which is either w3schools if you’re out of luck, or the online manual of the language you’re dealing with. Realize you need another function demoed and explained […]

  9. Horizontal Scaling of PHP Apps, Part 1

    This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Horizontal Scaling of PHP Apps

    This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Horizontal Scaling of PHP AppsYou’ve built a website. It was fun, and it feels rewarding to see all those visitors pour in. The traffic increases slowly, until one day, someone posts a link to your app to Reddit and Hacker News, the planets somehow align, […]

  10. Phalcon 2.0 Alpha Landing

    I’ve written about Phalcon before, and we’ve got a variety of articles on the framework published already, which is apparent if you just visit the Phalcon category. In fact, not so long ago, I wrote about Zephir, Phalcon’s noble initiative to make building PHP extensions accessible to everyone. Today, a new milestone has been reached […]