Ahmed Khan, Oct 31
A Crash Course of Changes to Exception Handling in PHP 7
Ahmed Khan gives us a brief overview of the new exception and error classes in PHP 7, and how they can impact your future, current, and past code!
Bruno Skvorc, Oct 28
How'd They Do It? PHPSnake: Detecting Keypresses
Let's build a PHPSnake game together! In this part, we make a game loop and check for key presses!
Wern Ancheta, Oct 26
Shopify App Development Made Simple with HTTP APIs and Guzzle
Wern shows us how easy it is to get stared with developing Shopify powered PHP apps with Guzzle and Shopify's HTTP API.
Christopher Pitt, Oct 24
Is It Possible to Write and Run PHP Code on an iPad?
Christopher Pitt demonstrates a cool and somewhat practical travel lifehack on how to develop PHP apps on an iPad with some neat dedicated apps!
Matthew Setter, Oct 20
Testing PHP Code with Atoum - an Alternative to PHPUnit
Matthew Setter takes an introductory look at atoum - an alternative to PHPUnit with an interesting twist
Christopher Pitt, Oct 18
Modding Minecraft with PHP - Buildings from Code!
Chris shows us how we can connect PHP to Minecraft in a way that lets us create terrains and buildings from PHP code!
Claudio Ribeiro, Oct 17
A First Look at Atlas - the ORM That Delivers
Claudio takes a look at Atlas - a new type of ORM that doesn't oversell. If you're dying for a breath of fresh ORM air, check it out!
Wern Ancheta, Oct 13
Picking the Brains of Your Customers with Microsoft's Text Analytics
Wern develops an app which uses Microsoft's Text Analytics API to recognize positive or negative sentiment in people's reviews of an Amazon product.
Bruno Skvorc, Oct 11
A Review of Bulgaria PHP - Game On!
On Oct 7-8, Bruno attended Bulgaria PHP. Here are his impressions, and why you shouldn't miss a conference like this one - it really is something else.
Deji Akala, Oct 05
From HTTP Messages to PSR-7: What's It All About?
In this primer about PSR-7, Deji Akala explains where it came from, what the PSR means, how it changed the PHP landscape, and what's next.
Viraj Khatavkar, Oct 03
Phpseclib: Securely Communicating with Remote Servers via PHP
Viraj introduces Phpseclib: a package for securely communicating with a remote server via PHP. Execute commands, list dir trees, schedule crons, and more!
Bruno Skvorc, Sep 30
Sourcehunt September - Hacktoberfest Edition
Hacktoberfest is starting! In this Sourcehunt, join DigitalOcean's initiative and get a free limited edition t-shirt for contributing to open source!
Bruno Skvorc, Sep 29
Fighting Recruiter Spam with PHP - Proof of Concept
Connecting to IMAP and SMTP from PHP in order to filter, identify, and reply to recruiter spam - the inbox blight of any decent developer!
Christopher Pitt, Sep 28
9 Hot Tips to Enhance Your Spark Experience
Chris has been using Spark for a while now, and he's compiled a list of 9 tips you shouldn't skip if you want your Spark experience to start a proper fire
Deji Akala, Sep 27
Single-File Symfony Apps? Yes, with MicroKernelTrait!
Deji Akala shows us that it's possible to have single-file Symfony apps - with the help of a new 2.8/3.0 feature: the MicroKernelTrait!
Claudio Ribeiro, Sep 26
Quick Intro: PhpCompatibility for PHPCS - Are You PHP7 Ready?
Claudio introduces us to a new PHPCS standard - PhpCompatibility. This standard checks your code for compatibility with past and present versions of PHP!
Younes Rafie, Sep 23
Mail Logging in Laravel 5.3: Extending the Mail Driver
Younes Rafie goes through the quick process of extending Laravel's mail driver so that emails can easily be logged into the database
Paul Jones, Sep 20
PHP-FIG Alternatives: The Pros and Cons of Various Visions
After Larry voiced his opinion, Paul Jones chimes in with his stances and suggestions about PHP-FIG and its options going forward.
Larry Garfield, Sep 15
The Past, Present and Future of the PHP-FIG
Larry Garfield, one of PHP-FIG's longest members, sheds a light on his perspective of things - the past, the current drama, and the way forward.
Reza Lavaryan, Sep 12
RESTful Remote Object Proxies with ProxyManager
What are proxies? How can we use them? And what kind of advanced use cases can we think of? Let's perform some RESTful remote miracles with ProxyManager!
Deji Akala, Sep 09
PHP-FIG, Quo Vadis?
Deji Akala talks about the PHP-FIG, informing us of the current situation it finds itself in, and shedding some light on the "why" of it all.
Younes Rafie, Sep 08
Laravel Quick Tip: Model Route Binding
Laravel has the option to bind models to routes, for easy auto-fetching. See how they can be configured, and how to switch to UUID instead of primary keys!
Claudio Ribeiro, Sep 07
Static analysis with PHPSA: PHP Smart Analyzer
A new tool for static analysis of PHP code has shown up: PHPSA - PHP Smart Analyzer. Tune in and check out what it can do!
Bruno Skvorc, Sep 06
Web Summer Camp - the One Conference You Really Shouldn't Miss
Another *SumerCamp is behind us - in this iteration, there were four workshop-heavy tracks. Come see what it's all about!