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.
Daniel Sipos, Jun 20
Your Own Custom Annotations - More than Just Comments!
Danny teaches you how to build Doctrine-style PHP annotations for your own custom projects!
Bruno Skvorc, Jun 15
The PHP Application Environment
This is an excerpt from SitePoint's recent book on PHP Application Environments and get getting started the right way. Enjoy this preview!
Francesco Malatesta, Jun 13
Laravel Doctrine - Best of Both Worlds?
Francesco introduces Laravel Doctrine, and builds a sample app with it - come learn about this powerful ORM + Framework mix!
Daniel Berman, Jun 08
Monitoring WordPress Apps with the ELK Stack
Daniel shows us how we can apply the ELK stack to WordPress for advanced monitoring and error logging - never stare at confusing logs again!
Bruno Skvorc, Jun 06
Composer Global Require Considered Harmful?
Installing composer packages globally can cause some dependency conflicts. Here's how to get around it with the help of a new, alternative tool.
Bruno Skvorc, Jun 04
Quick Tip: Local Development with Opera, Nginx 502 error
A quick solution to getting rid of the 502 Nginx error when developing locally with Opera
Christopher Pitt, Jun 03
Hacking the Fitbit - Emulating a Pager for Twitter DMs!
Chris makes his cheap Fitbit vibrate on new Twitter DMs - emulated pager AND a silent wake-up alarm? WIN!
Bruno Skvorc, Jun 01
Nitpicking over Code Standards with Nitpick CI
Nitpick CI is a service with a singular purpose - making sure your Github PRs respect the PSR-2 code standard. In this post, we'll put it to the test
Bruno Skvorc, May 30
Sourcehunt: Conferences, Oauth2 in Slim, Static Analyzers, Etc.
Another sourcehunt is here! This time, we're featuring conference apps, personal project managers, oauth2 helpers, and more!
Bruno Skvorc, May 27
Phinx - the Migration Library You Never Knew You Needed
Bruno demonstrates the use of Phinx, a framework-agnostic database migration package helping you write database-independent and versionable database changes
Christopher Pitt, May 25
Finding Differences in Images with PHP
Chris Pitt was building a testing suite which compares screenshots of websites before/after. For that, he needed image diffing. See how he did it!