Bruno Skvorc, Aug 23
Up and Running with the Fastest PHP Framework on PHP7 in 5 Mins
Phalcon is back - and in style! It can now run on PHP 7, and is written completely in Zephir. Easy extension development AND perfect performance!
Reza Lavaryan, Aug 22
Framework-Agnostic PHP Cronjobs Made Easy with Crunz!
Crunz is a framework-agnostic library for scheduling and defining cronjobs wholly in PHP. Commit them to VCS, edit without server access, and more!
Bruno Skvorc, Aug 19
Quick Tip: Solution to Paypal IPN Always Returning "Invalid"
A solution to the PayPal IPN Simulator "INVALID" problem - where the verification message always returns invalid, even if everything seems fine
Wern Ancheta, Aug 18
Sculpin Extended: Customizing Your Static Site Blog
Wern Ancheta shows us how to install, use, customize, and deploy a static site blog generated with Sculpin - a PHP static site generator!
Reza Lavaryan, Aug 15
Quick Tip: Convenience Hacks for Passing Data to Views
A couple of helper methods for quickly and effectively passing larger numbers of variables to views from your controllers
Wern Ancheta, Aug 11
A Pokemon Crash Course on CouchDB
Wern Ancheta takes us through a practical crash course into using CouchDB - CRUD, configuration, cooperation with PHP, and more!
Bruno Skvorc, Aug 08
6 More Must-Do Grav Tweaks: Ready for Hacker News Traffic!
Super-caching, optimization, customization, comments, and much more you simply MUST do for your Grav installation
Bruno Skvorc, Aug 05
8 Must-Have Grav Plugins to round-off Your Blog's Installation
A list of must-have Grav plugins to round off any developer's personal blog, plus some extra performance and quality tweaks.
Reza Lavaryan, Jul 27
Hassle-Free Filesystem Operations during Testing? Yes Please!
Here's a quick way to get rid of filesystem troubles (cleanup anyone?) when practicing TDD - virtual file systems!
Younes Rafie, Jul 25
Can We Have Static Types in PHP without PHP 7 or HHVM?
Is it possible to have static type hints in PHP 5 without PHP 7 or HHVM? Yes - with the Augmented Types extension from Box!
Wern Ancheta, Jul 22
Can We Use Laravel to Build a Custom Google Drive UI?
Wern Ancheta builds a brand new Google Drive admin UI with Laravel!
Claudio Ribeiro, Jul 20
Testing Your Tests? Who Watches the Watchmen?
We use tests to test our code. But... how do we test our tests? Let's take a look at Humbug: a mutation testing framework!
Tobias Schlitt, Jul 15
Cleaning up Code: Is Refactoring for Aesthetics worth It?
Tobias looks at the process of refactoring code to make it cleaner - more readable, more intuitive. Do you think it's worth the time and effort?
Andrew Carter, Jul 13
Quick Tip: Testing Symfony Apps with a Disposable Database
Andrew explains how to perform database-related tests in a Symfony app much faster - with a disposable in-memory SQLite database, avoiding any bulky mocks
Andrew Carter, Jul 09
Powering Raspberry Pi Projects with PHP
Andrew Carter makes an LED blink on a Raspberry Pi with PHP - Building Raspberry Pi projects with PHP has never been easier!
Christopher Pitt, Jul 08
PHP, Arduino, And... Minecraft? Connecting an Arduino to PHP!
Chris connects an Arduino to PHP and reads the log output to signal a LED on a certain condition, completing the real world Minecraft door-alarm
Christopher Pitt, Jul 06
PHP, Arduino And... Minecraft? Combining Minecraft with PHP!
Chris Pitt combines Minecraft and PHP to prime the ground for an Arduino implementation, culminating in a real world alarm for a Minecraft door!
Bruno Skvorc, Jul 04
Do PHP and IoT Have a Future Together?
Our intro post to the world of IoT and PHP - a list of resources to get started with, and sites to buy electronic components from!
Reza Lavaryan, Jun 29
Disco with Design Patterns: A Fresh Look at Dependency Injection
We build a basic framework with a new dependency injection container called Disco, explaining all the confusing concepts along the way. Join us!
Adam Bard, Jun 28
Heroku Alternative: Deploy Apps with Dokku on DigitalOcean
Adam Bard shows how to get small, low-traffic projects up and running with Dokku on DigitalOcean, creating a Heroku-like experience without the cost.
Bruno Skvorc, Jun 28
Sourcehunt: PHP7-Only Alternative to Laravel, HPKP, and More
This sourcehunt features a PHP-7 only alternative to Laravel, input validation, HPKP, strict PHP object signatures, and more.
Bruno Skvorc, Jun 27
Can Symfony Apps Be Fast on Vagrant? Let's Check with SuluCMS!
In this tutorial, we go through some effective performance hacks for developing Symfony apps on Vagrant virtual machines
Miguel Ibarra Romero, Jun 22
Using Halite for Privacy and Two-Way Encryption of Emails
Miguel implements the Halite library in a sample email sending application, to get symmetrically encrypted emails going for full communication security!
Angela Molina, Jun 20
Spreading the Word on WordPress Security
Did you know that WordPress powers a third of the web, and a popular target for attackers? This week we chat to Chris Burgess on WordPress Security.