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The Grumpy Programmer's PHPUnit Cookbook

TL;DR: I’ve started working on a new book . Having written a book that shows you how to write code that is testable it seemed natural to write a companion book for that, to give people a better understanding of how to use some of the testing tools. To that end, I’ve started working on “The Grumpy Programmer’s …

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Written by Chris Hartjes - - Aggregated on Saturday November 15, 2014


Happy Thoughts

Contrary to urban legend, I do have the occasional happy thought. You can’t raise 2 little girls with a tolerant wife unless you are able to get into that happy place almost on demand. I do have friends who appear to be bottomless sources of happiness and good cheer, their Twitter feeds full of positive messages to …

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Written by Chris Hartjes - - Aggregated on Saturday November 15, 2014


2012 Review

2012 was a very interesting year for me. It started with me being tired and unhappy…and this year ended with me being tired and unhappy. For different reasons, though. I had a much different blog post written, and decided to scrap it in favour of a different approach. Buckle up, here we go, starting with January …

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Written by Chris Hartjes - - Aggregated on Saturday November 15, 2014


Transparent Redirects with Braintree

The mere mention of “PCI Compliance” usually elicits a combination of confused looks and sweaty palms from business owners who accept credit card payments online. But what does it really mean? It’s a complicated topic, but the short version is that the major credit card companies founded a council called the …

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Written by Sitepoint - - Aggregated on Friday November 14, 2014


Making Agile Retrospectives Productive

They say that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. That applies just as well when your history comes in two-week sprints as it does when you measure the time between cultural revolutions. If you don’t pay attention to what has worked and what hasn’t and don’t decide what action to take in […] Continue …

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Written by Sitepoint - - Aggregated on Friday November 14, 2014


My view of PHP version adoption

PHP 5.3 has been out of maintenance for about three months now and it seems like it's time for the community to move on at last. Drupal8 will target 5.4. Symfony announced the results of a poll about which PHP version Symfony3 should target (TL;DR: 5.5 and 5.6 are preferred). And Pascal Martin released yesterday an …

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Written by Jordi Boggiano - - Aggregated on Friday November 14, 2014


My view of PHP version adoption

PHP 5.3 has been out of maintenance for about three months now and it seems like it's time for the community to move on at last. Drupal8 will target 5.4. Symfony announced the results of a poll about which PHP version Symfony3 should target (TL;DR: 5.5 and 5.6 are preferred). And Pascal Martin released yesterday an …

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Written by Jordi Boggiano - - Aggregated on Friday November 14, 2014


My view of PHP version adoption

PHP 5.3 has been out of maintenance for about three months now and it seems like it's time for the community to move on at last. Drupal8 will target 5.4. Symfony announced the results of a poll about which PHP version Symfony3 should target (TL;DR: 5.5 and 5.6 are preferred). And Pascal Martin released yesterday an …

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Written by Jordi Boggiano - - Aggregated on Friday November 14, 2014


An idea about email introductions

Throughout my adult life, I’ve been a bit of a connector . By virtue of this, I often am asked to make an introduction for someone; a person I know is interested in contacting another person I know. I have a standard email format that I use for this, but the most recent time I did it raised a few questions in my mind …

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Written by Corey Haines - - Aggregated on Friday November 14, 2014


Practical OOP: Building a Quiz App – Bootstrapping

At a certain point of my development as a PHP programmer, I was building MVC applications by-the-book, without understanding the ins-and-outs. I did what I was told: fat model, thin controller. Don’t put logic in your views. What I didn’t understand was how to create a cohesive application structure that allowed me to …

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Written by Sitepoint - - Aggregated on Thursday November 13, 2014


PHP CS Fixer finally reaches version 1.0

A few years ago, I wrote a small script to automatically fix some common coding standard mistakes people made in Symfony pull requests. It was after I got bored about all the comments people made on pull requests to ask contributors to fix their coding standards. As humans, we have much better things to do! The tool …

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Written by Fabien Potencier - - Aggregated on Wednesday November 12, 2014


Joomla’s Coming of Age

You’ve probably heard of, or even used a Content Management System (CMS) in your projects, and as Joomla! is almost ten years old, you may have used it once or twice. Over the years, there has been a healthy rivalry between the main CMSes in use on the planet: Wordpress, Drupal, and Joomla!, and all three have …

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Written by Sitepoint - - Aggregated on Wednesday November 12, 2014


Make your tutorials pop by avoiding dry pedantry

Just because you’re dealing with a scholarly discipline that’s usually reported in a style of dry pedantry is no reason why you shouldn’t write in good fresh English. This is a quote from “ On Writing Well ” by William Zinsser and something I struggle with when writing tutorials. I always fall back to the …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Wednesday November 12, 2014


Strictly Research Continued

Fig 1. Strict Easter Egg This week I have been experimenting with adding strict scalar type hints to PHP7 via an extension. Scalar type hints are something that some people want, and they have good reason to want them, but I think the majority can live without them. Internals don't seem to be able to agree on …

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Written by Krakjoe - - Aggregated on Wednesday November 12, 2014


Strictly Research Continued

Fig 1. Strict Easter Egg This week I have been experimenting with adding strict scalar type hints to PHP7 via an extension. Scalar type hints are something that some people want, and they have good reason to want them, but I think the majority can live without them. Internals don't seem to be able to agree on …

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Written by Krakjoe - - Aggregated on Wednesday November 12, 2014


PHP CS Fixer finally reaches version 1.0

A few years ago, I wrote a small script to automatically fix some common coding standard mistakes people made in Symfony pull requests. It was after I got bored about all the comments people made on pull requests to ask contributors to fix their coding standards. As humans, we have much better things to do! The tool …

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Written by Fabien Potencier - - Aggregated on Wednesday November 12, 2014


Bootstrapper to 9-5er

I got my start in tech almost two decades ago. Back then the landscape was much different, but I feel in love, and made it my career choice. I found a friend, started selling software and doing custom development. Back then no one used the fancy term bootstrapper and I was just a partner in a small business, like …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Tuesday November 11, 2014


Symfony 3.0: The roadmap

During the last year, I've been talking about Symfony 3.0 at various conferences. I've been thinking about the best Symfony 3.0 strategy for quite a long time …

Written by Symfony blog - - Aggregated on Tuesday November 11, 2014