Reza Lavaryan, Jan 13
An In-depth Walkthrough of Supercharging Apps with Blackfire
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!
Zack Wallace, Dec 16
Transphporm - a Different Kind of Template Engine
Zack Wallace walks us through a paradigm-shifting new template engine, Transphporm, which uses CSS selectors to alter template content. Intrigued? Come see!
Reza Lavaryan, Nov 11
Meet Elixir, the Laravel Way of Compiling Assets
Reza goes through Elixir, a Laravel addon for front-end asset management. Compilation, minification, optimization, versioning and more - check it out!
Daniel Berman, Oct 12
Debugging WordPress on Azure with Z-Ray
Daniel Berman from Zend walks you through using Z-Ray to optimize your WordPress apps hosted on Microsoft's cloud hosting - Azure.
Younes Rafie, Aug 28
Logging with Monolog: From Devtools to Slack
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
Younes Rafie, Aug 21
Using the Selenium Web Driver API with PHPUnit
Younes introduces the Web Driver API integration with PHPUnit by utilizing Facebook's Webdriver for PHP to simulate a browser and automate it
Bruno Skvorc, Jul 27
Speeding up Existing Apps with a Redis Cache
In this tutorial, Bruno implements a Redis cache into an existing application - learn how you can speed up your apps by many factors in just minutes!
Bruno Skvorc, Jun 15
Boxing up your Apps as Phars Quickly and Easily with Box
Bruno wrote a quick tutorial on boxing up apps as Phar archives and distributing them as executable bins via Composer
Younes Rafie, Mar 13
Use Laravel Contracts to Build a Laravel 5 Twig Package
Younes Rafie explains what Laravel contracts are all about and uses them to implement a Twig engine into Laravel
Daniel Sipos, Mar 11
Creating Custom Field Formatters in Drupal 8
Danny Sipos shows you how simple it is to extend and modify field formatters in Drupal 8 in order to get entirely new ones. Drupal 8 is coming - get ready!
Taylor Ren, Jan 07
Developing PHP Extensions with C++ and PHP-CPP: Advanced
Taylor Ren demonstrates some advanced PHP extension development with the PHP-CPP library and C++
Bruno Skvorc, Dec 03
3 Ways to Develop Cross Platform Desktop Apps with PHP
While not exactly good practice, it's good to know desktop apps can be built with PHP. Bruno Škvorc lists three popular ways to do it.
Thien Tran Duy, Nov 06
How to Run Multiple Versions of PHP on One Server
Thien Tran Duy explains how you can run multiple versions of PHP on one server actively, each with its own extensions environment.
Thien Tran Duy, Sep 26
How to Install Custom PHP Extensions on Heroku
Thien explains how you can install custom PHP extensions on Heroku - in this example, we install the Phalcon Framework
Taylor Ren, Sep 10
Generate Excel Files and Charts with PHPExcel
Taylor Ren explains how you can generate XLS files with charts using PHPExcel - a PHP library
Taylor Ren, Aug 02
How To Make Microsoft Word Documents with PHP
Taylor Ren explains how you can use MS Interop to create Microsoft Word documents in PHP ready, immediately ready for the printer
Aleksey Asiutin, Aug 01
Fixed Point Math in PHP with BCMath, precision loss cases
Aleksey Asiutin explains some precision loss cases when dealing with fixed point math in PHP with the BCMath extension. Learn to avoid the pitfalls!
Jacek Barecki, Jul 28
Jacek Barecki answers some common questions you might have about OpCache - the bytecode cache that's included by default in PHP 5.5 and above
Bruno Skvorc, Jul 22
Getting to Know Zend Server 7
In this post, we'll take a look at Zend Server 7 - what it brings to the table, what it impresses with, and where it falls short.
Bruno Skvorc, Jun 29
How to Install PHP Extensions from Source
Ever wondered how you can install PHP extensions from source? Bruno Škvorc explains in this step by step tutorial.
Bruno Skvorc, Jun 15
What You May Have Missed in PHP, June 2014
A short list of facts and news about the PHP world you may have missed over the past several weeks.
Peter Nijssen, Jun 12
Enable PhpMyAdmin's Extra Features
Peter Nijssen activates and demonstrates PhpMyAdmin's additional features - from SQL bookmarking to visual relationships
Bruno Skvorc, May 25
PHP Fights HHVM and Zephir with PHPNG
What's PHPNG? Who's leading it and how does it stack up against HHVM and Zephir?
Thien Tran Duy, Apr 07
Getting Started with PHP Extension Development via Zephir
Thien Tran Duy explains how we can get started with PHP Extension development through Zephir, the new language from the Phalcon team