Wern Ancheta, Aug 27
Voice controlled PHP apps with API.ai
Wern introduces API.ai, a service which allows you to tie voice control to your apps by recognizing natural language and applying callbacks to phrases
Lami Adabonyan, Aug 24
Watch: Fundamental PHP Arrays and Array Functions in PHP
In this screencast I'll walk you through 5 useful functions PHP provides to manipulate and extract data from arrays.
Parham Doustdar, Aug 24
Re-introducing PDO - the Right Way to Access Databases in PHP
Parham re-introduces PDO ahead of the PHP 7 launch, preparing you for a transition from the soon-to-be removed insecure and deprecated mysql extension!
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, Aug 19
Look, Ma! No NodeJS! - A PHP Front-end Workflow Without Node
Bruno Skvorc combines BowerPHP, Mini-Asset and Robo.li into a PHP front end asset building pipeline that aims to completely avoid having to deal with NodeJS
Daniel Sipos, Aug 17
From Request to Response: A Journey into Drupal 8 Internals
Danny explains the Symfony-powered request-response flow in Drupal, showing you exactly what goes on under the hood when your app is run
Bruno Skvorc, Aug 14
Using Sphinx for PHP Project Documentation
ReadTheDocs is a popular platform for free hosting of Sphinx-generated project documentation. Bruno shows you how to use it when documenting PHP projects!
Ben Shadle, Aug 13
WP API - Using the WordPress REST API
Ben Shadle explores the WordPress REST API (WP API), looking at extensibility, limitations, installation instructions, use cases and example API requests.
Bruno Skvorc, Aug 12
BDD in Laravel: Getting Started with Behat and PhpSpec
In this introduction, Bruno Skvorc introduces BDD in Laravel by installing and using Behat and PhpSpec to develop a simple testable feature.
Lami Adabonyan, Aug 10
Video: Database Access with PHP
I explain how to connect and extract data from a database using PHP, PHP Data Objects (PDO), preventing SQL injection, and finally extracting your data.
Daniel Sipos, Aug 10
Drupal 8 Theming Revamped - Updates and New Features
Danny Sipos, SitePoint's resident Drupal expert, introduces the theming changes in the upcoming version 8 of the popular and powerful CMS
Arno Slatius, Aug 07
Rendering Data in Yii 2 with GridView and ListView
Arno takes a look at some bundled Yii 2 components for rendering data in grids and lists, covering everything from configuration to pagination
Scott Molinari, Aug 05
Appserver - a Production-Ready PHP-Based Server
Scott Molinari introduces Appserver.io - a full-stack PHP environment with a multi-threaded production-ready PHP-based server!
Lami Adabonyan, Aug 03
Video: Shorthand if-else Conditionals with PHP
In this screencast I'll show you how to make your code more succinct by using the ternary operator to write shorthand if-else conditional statements in PHP.
Wern Ancheta, Aug 03
Introduction to Elasticsearch in PHP
Wern Ancheta goes through a bare-bones introduction to Elasticsearch, the amazingly fast search engine you can populate with custom data and use with PHP.
Parham Doustdar, Jul 31
The State of Accessibility in PHP Tools
Parham Doustdar talks about a much ignored issue in the world of coding - accessibility. Which tools do it right? Which ones do it wrong? Find out!
Younes Rafie, Jul 29
Using Selenium with PHPUnit
Younes Rafie demonstrates the use of Selenium for acceptance testing and browser automation in tandem with PHPUnit
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!
Nicola Pietroluongo, Jul 25
Console Wars - PHP CLI Libraries
Nicola Pietroluongo compares three popular PHP console libraries, building the same functionality in each. Wondering which one is right for you? Find out!
Jeff Smith, Jul 20
Defensive Programming in PHP
Jeff explains Defensive Programming - an approach to programming that aims to predict and intercept problems before they exist by following good practices
Younes Rafie, Jul 17
Validating your data with Respect Validation
Input validation is important in any application. In this brief look at Respect/Validation, Younes Rafie introduces a different, framework-agnostic package.
Bruno Skvorc, Jul 15
WP API and OAuth - Using WordPress without WordPress
Bruno implements WP-API and OAuth into a WordPress installation, allowing other outside apps to hook into WP and use API calls to make posts!
Wern Ancheta, Jul 13
Caching Hat-trick: Varnish, Memcached and PHP libraries
Wern Ancheta goes through another set of common caching techniques in PHP: Varnish, Memcached and libraries like Doctrine Cache and Stash
Wern Ancheta, Jul 11
Caching Hat-trick: Zend Opcache, Etags and Query Caching
Wern Ancheta covers three common approaches to caching in PHP: Zend Opcache, Query Caching and Expires Headers.