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Being A Responsible Developer

Last night, I was listening to the combined DevHell and PHPTownHall Mashup podcast recording, listening to them discuss a topic I talked about in my last blog post . While they definitely understood my points, they for the most part disagreed with me (there was some contention in the discussion though). I don't …

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Written by Ircmaxell - - Aggregated on Monday December 29, 2014


How Much Testing is Too Much?

Figuring out how much unit tests you need to write, can be tricky, especially if you are new to Test-Driven Development. Some teams strive for 100% code coverage. Some open source projects even announce their test coverage on their GitHub profiles – as if coverage is an indicator of quality. Coverage only measures the …

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Written by Mathias Verraes - - Aggregated on Monday December 29, 2014


Magento Install and Upgrade Data Scripts Explained

While developing custom modules in Magento, I often have to deal with install and upgrade script issues. Normally, these issues arise because of mistakes in the naming convention, improper version numbers, or incorrect syntax. In this post, we’ll focus specifically on how to write infallible Magento install and …

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Written by Sitepoint - - Aggregated on Wednesday December 24, 2014


Making a Play Kitchen

This Christmas, a little girl in my life receives a play kitchen of her very own, handbuilt just for her. It was a fun project and I thought I'd share it (and the pictures, of course!). The inspiration for this project came from http://ana-white.com/ , I've built one of her other projects in the past and have …

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Written by Lorna Jane - - Aggregated on Wednesday December 24, 2014


Making a Play Kitchen

This Christmas, a little girl in my life receives a play kitchen of her very own, handbuilt just for her. It was a fun project and I thought I'd share it (and the pictures, of course!). The inspiration for this project came from http://ana-white.com/ , I've built one of her other projects in the past and have …

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Written by Lorna Jane - - Aggregated on Wednesday December 24, 2014


Making a Play Kitchen

This Christmas, a little girl in my life receives a play kitchen of her very own, handbuilt just for her. It was a fun project and I thought I'd share it (and the pictures, of course!). The inspiration for this project came from http://ana-white.com/ , I've built one of her other projects in the past and have …

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Written by Lorna Jane - - Aggregated on Wednesday December 24, 2014


The Art Of Asking

With Ingewikkeld we’ve sent out a gift to some customers and other contacts. A book that has nothing to do with PHP. While this may seem odd, it definitely isn’t. What book? The Art Of Asking by Amanda Palmer. Amanda Palmer? Who is she? Amanda Palmer is an artist. Performance artist, musician, cabaret …

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Written by Stefan Koopmanschap - - Aggregated on Wednesday December 24, 2014


The Art Of Asking

With Ingewikkeld we’ve sent out a gift to some customers and other contacts. A book that has nothing to do with PHP. While this may seem odd, it definitely isn’t. What book? The Art Of Asking by Amanda Palmer. Amanda Palmer? Who is she? Amanda Palmer is an artist. Performance artist, musician, cabaret …

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Written by Stefan Koopmanschap - - Aggregated on Wednesday December 24, 2014


8 Laravel Packages For Your Next Project

The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear. –Buddy Since my singing is terrible, I’m going to spread developer cheer by posting my eight favorite Laravel packages of 2014. These are in alphabetical order. Carbon This is included with the Laravel core but it’s worth mentioning …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Tuesday December 23, 2014


The Object-Oriented PHP Masterclass Is Back!

At just about every conference I go to, several people stop me to ask, “hey, whatever happened to your object-oriented masterclass? I really wanted to take that!” Well, if you’re one of those people, I have great news for you: the Object Oriented PHP Masterclass is back, and registration is open! This class is unique …

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Written by Brandon Savage - - Aggregated on Tuesday December 23, 2014


Install MINI in 30 seconds inside Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

This is a guideline on how to install MINI – an extremely simple naked PHP application – more or less automatically inside Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with just some very simple copy&paste-commands on the command line. The best thing: This will also automatically install Apache, PHP, MySQL, PHPMyAdmin, git and Composer, set …

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Written by Dev Metal - - Aggregated on Tuesday December 23, 2014


Suspicions of nil

I'm feeling suspicious of nil . What is nil? In a recent newsletter I pondered true and false and suggested that thinking of them as normal, everyday objects could expand your ideas about OOP.  Today I'll continue with this theme by considering nil . What is nil ? A straightforward, very concrete …

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Written by Blog - Sandi Metz - - Aggregated on Tuesday December 23, 2014


Visualize Your Code’s Quality with PhpMetrics

We had been looking into code quality checking tools for a while here on SitePoint - most recently in a series on Jenkins , but none of those could do what a project I’ve only recently found out about can. PhpMetrics uses D3 and some sophisticated analysis algorithms to scan your application’s code and output …

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Written by Sitepoint - - Aggregated on Monday December 22, 2014


WordPress Total Words Counter

As the year is coming to a close a lot of sites are creating year in review style posts. I love these because I find it interesting how my stuff compares to them and I try to find little nuggets of information on what I should be doing better. Alex King has been doing this for the past 9 years and has created a …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Monday December 22, 2014


PHP's new hashtable implementation

About three years ago I wrote an article analyzing the memory usage of arrays in PHP 5. As part of the work on the upcoming PHP 7, large parts of the Zend Engine have been rewritten with a focus on smaller data structures requiring fewer allocations. In this article I will provide an overview of the new hashtable …

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Written by Nikita Popov - - Aggregated on Monday December 22, 2014