Claudio Ribeiro, May 21
Re-Introducing Composer - the Cornerstone of Modern PHP Apps
Claudio re-introduces a tool that most revolutionized the way we develop PHP apps: Composer, PHP's dependency manager. Still unfamiliar with it? Dive in!
Danny van Kooten, May 19
Jumping from PHP to Go: Blasphemy, Bravado or Common Sense?
Danny explains why he moved from Laravel to a Go version of his app and explains which advantages a Golang rewrite of his web app brought him.
Bruno Skvorc, May 15
Can You Build a CLI Image Drawing Laravel App with These Packages?
This time, we look at a package that lets us interactively add code to Laravel from the command line, an image drawing package, and much more.
Bruno Skvorc, May 13
Getting Started with PHP
PHP - the server-side programming language powering over 80% of the web - is now at version 7.1. Bruno shows us how to get started with PHP.
Younes Rafie, May 12
PDS Skeleton by Example: A Standard for File and Folder Structure
Younes explores PDS-Skeleton, a new idea in the PHP world aiming to standardize file and folder layouts of packages and apps. No more "where's that class?"!
Prosper Otemuyiwa, May 10
The Ultimate Guide to Deploying PHP Apps in the Cloud
In this in-depth tutorial, we'll look at all the various cloud hosting providers for PHP, and deploy the same app on ALL of them. It's really not hard!
Oliver Sild, May 04
What? Why Would Someone Hack My Small Business Website?
Oliver talks about the most common simple hacks applied to small business websites, how a hack works, why, and whom they actually benefit. Stay safe!
Bruno Skvorc, May 02
Can 9-to-5 Developers Be Good Developers?
Discussing recycled conference talks and developers who stop learning after 5pm (when they come home from work). Are you one of them? Can they ever be good?
Deji Akala, Apr 29
Upgrading Sylius the TDD Way: Exploring Behat
We focus on Behat now to further extend Sylius in true TDD fashion. We write stories, we test against them, and then we develop features to make them pass!
Deji Akala, Apr 28
Upgrading Sylius the TDD Way: Exploring PhpSpec
Deji extends the core of Sylius by adding some back end features via true TDD: writing PhpSpec tests first, seeing that they fail, and then making them pass
Marcello Duarte, Apr 27
Functional Programming with Phunkie: Parser Combinators in PHP
Marcello Duarte of Inviqa shares some functional programming insight with us by teaching us how to build Parser combinations with Phunkie! Hardcore!
Christopher Pitt, Apr 24
How Privileged Are Programmers? Are You a John, Too?
Chris shares the anecdote of his past John-ness, describing, commenting, and deconstructing how privileged programmers are. Do you know Johns? Are you one?
Bruno Skvorc, Apr 22
Make Your Own Social Network, Game Server, or Knowledgebase! - Sourcehunt
This sourcehunt, we've gained the magical ability to make our own game servers, knowledgebases, and social networks. Join us in contributing!
Bruno Skvorc, Apr 18
Getting to Know and Love Xdebug
Let's take a fresh look at Xdebug, the de-facto PHP debugger, which turned an epic 15 years old this month. A quick look at some tricks, tips, and features!
Christopher Vundi, Apr 14
Building a Social Network with Laravel and Stream? Easy!
Christopher continues building the Laravel Social Network project by fully implementing Stream functionality with follows, friending, and notifications.
Christopher Vundi, Apr 12
Real-Time Laravel Notifications and Follows? Sure, with Stream!
Ever wanted to add user following and real-time notifications to your Laravel apps? Now you can - easily: with Stream. Let's see how to bootstrap it!
Younes Rafie, Apr 07
An Alternative Laravel Package Development Workflow
After we published Francesco's Laravel Package development workflow a month ago, Younes chimes in with his own Laravel Package development approach!
Reza Lavaryan, Apr 05
Easily Add Social Logins to Your App with Socialite
Implementing social logins is making your head explode? Oauth to complex? No more! With Socialite, it's done in 30 minutes, for ANY social service.
Craig Buckler, Mar 31
How to Synchronize WordPress Live and Development Databases
Developing WordPress themes and plugins on a local server can be problematic if it doesn't match your live system. Craig discusses synchronization options.
Younes Rafie, Mar 30
How Can I Use Laravel Envoy or Deployer with SemaphoreCI?
Younes sets up a CI pipeline on SemaphoreCI and makes sure it invokes Deployer or Laravel Envoy to deploy the app after a successful commit / test.
Thomas Punt, Mar 29
Upgrading from Pthreads v2 to v3: What to Look out For
Thomas shows us the difference between Pthreads 2 and 3 and explains the upgrade procedure - the changes are big and backwards-incompatible, but worth it.
Bert Ramakers, Mar 24
Creating Strictly Typed Arrays and Collections in PHP
Bert discusses an interesting approach to creating arrays and collections that automatically enforce certain types - both scalar and fully custom
Thomas Punt, Mar 22
Parallel Programming with Pthreads in PHP - the Fundamentals
Thomas explains the most recent version of pthreads targeting PHP 7+ and demonstrates all the new features it brought along. Get started with parallelism!
Bruno Skvorc, Mar 20
Sourcehunt - Build a Medium Exporter + Cool New Libs!
This sourcehunt, we've found a lot of Laravel and/or JSON focused packages. It's an interesting combo which led us to our newest "app idea of the month"!