Parham dives into Vagga - a lightweight alternative to Docker useful for containerized development environments - and builds a PHP environment!
Debugging & Deployment
Daniel goes through the simple process of setting up a powerful LAMP stack on AWS with Zend Server, for high traffic cloud-safe web applications!
MySQL 5.7 introduced some awkward changes for older codebases and tends to break apps. Here's how to temporarily (or permanently) lower the strictness level
Scott revisits Appserver and teaches you how to set up an example application with a custom virtual server. Your apps have never been this fast!
Jeff Smith expands on his previous "Defensive programming" post by offering more tips on making sure your apps do what they're supposed to. Check it out!
M. Lavaryen explains the Blackfire profiler in depth and demonstrates its use on a simple script, laying the groundwork for further exploration on your end!
See how easy it is to set up PHP 7 servers with both Laravel Forge and a manual DigitalOcean setup!
Younes introduces Bugsnag, an excellent professional error monitoring, reporting and parsing tool, and implements it into an old Laravel app.
Daniel Berman presents a dead easy way of doing continuous delivery (integration + deployment) with the power of ContinuousPHP and Zend Server
Reza goes through Elixir, a Laravel addon for front-end asset management. Compilation, minification, optimization, versioning and more - check it out!
Docker Explained! Younes goes through the process of building a sample Laravel + MySQL app powered by two docker containers - check it out!
Daniel Berman from Zend walks you through using Z-Ray to optimize your WordPress apps hosted on Microsoft's cloud hosting - Azure.
Here's a look at Yahoo's MySQL performance analyzer - we go through its options, from graphs to alerts. It's getting ever easier to speed up your DBs!
Matthew Setter take a look at Static Review - a framework for writing git hooks, so you can do hook inspections on your files on certain git actions!
Younes Rafie re-introduces Monolog, the PSR-3 logging package for PHP which allows you to log messages from your app to files, Slack channels, and much more
ReadTheDocs is a popular platform for free hosting of Sphinx-generated project documentation. Bruno shows you how to use it when documenting PHP projects!
Scott Molinari introduces Appserver.io - a full-stack PHP environment with a multi-threaded production-ready PHP-based server!
Bruno Skvorc uses Twig, Bootstrap and Diffbot's PHP client to build a search engine app for Diffbot-powered harvested data collections
Bruno Skvorc visually guides you through setting up a DigitalOcean droplet and deploying a PHP app to it with DeployBot
Shivam dives deeper into SQLite after introducing you to the basics the last time around. This time, we look at transactions, queries, aliases and more.
Bruno Skvorc compiles a list of Composer tips and tricks for efficient workflows.
Bruno revisits eZ Publish, now eZ Platform, and takes a look at the new installation experience. You can now get started with eZ on Vagrant in minutes!
Scrutinizer is an online service for checking the quality of your PHP, Python or Ruby code. Bruno Skvorc shows you how to set it up and navigate the options
Christophe Willemsen dives into building social-network style user timelines with Neo4j and PHP - build your own social network easily!
From avoiding bloat to using the right plugins, Peter Nijssen explains how to make sure continuous delivery/integration tool Jenkins is working hard.
Shivam Mamgain introduces the basic commands of SQLite3, explaining how to use it from the command line.
Chris Ward takes a look at Platform.sh, a development and deployment SaaS for web apps with versioning, team management, and more
Christophe Willemsen continues his exploration of Neo4j's interaction with PHP by adding social network features to a PHP Silex application. See how!
Christophe Willemsen introduces you to the practical side of Neo4j and using it with PHP - in the next post, he builds a Silex social network app!
Aleksander Koko introduces Pagoda Box - a PaaS just for PHP applications, much simpler to use than Heroku and also with free tiers.