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Toran Proxy and the future of Composer

Written by Jordi Boggiano / Original link on Jun. 19, 2014

TL;DR: New shiny product to support Composer development: Toran Proxy A bit of history I have spent quite a large part of the last three years working on both Composer and Packagist. This has been great fun for the most part, I learned tons, met a gazillion people both online and offline, got to tr…


Dead Code

Written by Derick Rethans / Original link on Jun. 18, 2014

Dead Code London, UK Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 09:13 BST Frequently I've been asked why Xdebug sees "dead code" in places where people don't expect it. Most often this is related to PHPUnit's Code Coverage in the following situations: 1: The explanation for this is rather simple. Xdebug checks cod…


I have a cure for the “Eli Travel Curse”

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Jun. 17, 2014

Dear Reader, If you are a speaker in the PHP community, you know about “The Eli Travel Curse”. For everyone else, basically we all know that you never ever travel on the same flight as Eli White. Heck, most of us won’t share a cab with him to the airport, and we get nervous if […] The post I have a…


WordPress REJECTED MY PLUGIN!

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Jun. 13, 2014

Dear Reader, One of the biggest complaints I hear about WordPress is that yes, you can choose from thousands of plugins, but many of them are crap. Because there was no barrier to entry, many of them were poorly coded and could even introduce security vulnerabilities to your site. I recently found…