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.
Bruno Skvorc, Jul 08
PHP vs Node.js Smackdown: Right of Reply
Craig Buckler compared PHP and Node in his smackdown, and now Bruno and James, SitePoint's editors, have their say.
Craig Buckler, Jul 07
SitePoint Smackdown: PHP vs Node.js
Choosing a server-side language is a subjective decision. Should you consider the reliable PHP or the more revolutionary Node.js? Let battle commence...
Daniel Sipos, Jul 06
How to Build Multi-step Forms in Drupal 8
Danny introduces Drupal 8's PrivateTempStore and shows you how to use it to develop multi-step forms (wizards)
Bruno Skvorc, Jul 03
Turning a Crawled Website into a Search Engine with PHP
Bruno Skvorc uses Twig, Bootstrap and Diffbot's PHP client to build a search engine app for Diffbot-powered harvested data collections
Bruno Skvorc, Jul 01
Crawling and Searching Entire Domains with Diffbot
Bruno Skvorc introduces Diffbot's crawling and searching functionality as he crawls the entire SitePoint.com domain in one go, and then queries the data.
Bruno Skvorc, Jun 29
PHP Channel's 2015 2nd Trimester Update
An update by Bruno, the PHP channel's editor, on new joinees, the peer review process, and more
Daniel Berman, Jun 26
Mobile App Development with Zend Studio
Daniel goes from nothing to finished product in this tutorial, demonstrating mobile app development with Zend Studio - both front end and back end!
Vaibhav Singhal, Jun 24
4 Best Chart Generation Options with PHP Components
Taylor Ren, Jun 22
Nette Framework: First Impressions
Taylor Ren takes a look at Nette Framework, the 3rd most popular framework from our recent survey. Come see what's special about it - and what isn't!