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Documentation of a project

In my previous post I described 10 steps we should take to improve security of web applications. In this article I'm going to describe the purpose of documenting a project and what information should be included. Every successful project requires documentation to communicate a project goal and requirements to …

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Written by DragonBe's PHP blog - - Aggregated on Wednesday February 20, 2019


The challenge for 2019 has just got real

I am a regular listener to the Security Weekly Podcasts Network , that includes Hack Naked News, Business Security Weekly, Enterprise Security Weekly, Secure Digital Life and Application Security Weekly. I really love their shows and over the years I've been listening to them, I learned a lot about business leadershi…

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Written by DragonBe's PHP blog - - Aggregated on Thursday December 20, 2018


Testing your e-commerce PHP application

I'm participating (as much as possible) in the #30daysoftesting challenge organised by Ministry of Testing and SauceLabs . If you're interested, read the full 30 Days of E-Commerce Testing article and join this fun and educational challenge. The 2nd challenge on the list was to read and share interesting blog …

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Written by DragonBe's PHP blog - - Aggregated on Wednesday May 2, 2018


VAT Validation now for PHP 7.1+

When I started my European Commission (EC) VAT Information Exchange System (VIES) project back in 2011, PHP 5.3 was the current version that has given us so much. Earlier that year version 5.2 was announced End-of-Life and everyone was excited about the new features in PHP coming with the 5.3.x releases. But …

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Written by DragonBe's PHP blog - - Aggregated on Wednesday June 7, 2017


PHP 7 and Apache on macOS Sierra

PHP 7.1.2 running on macOS Sierra I posted several talks about compiling PHP from source, but everyone was trying to convince me that a package manager like Homebrew was a more convenient way to install.The purpose of Homebrew is simple: a package manager for macOS that will allow you to set up and install …

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Written by DragonBe's PHP blog - - Aggregated on Saturday March 18, 2017


Sessions in PHP 7.1 and Redis

In case you have missed it, PHP 7.1.0 has been released recently . Now you can’t wait to upgrade your servers to the latest and greatest PHP version ever. But hold that thought a second…With PHP 7 lots of things have changed underneath the hood. But these changed features can also put unexpected challenges on your …

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Written by DragonBe's PHP blog - - Aggregated on Saturday December 17, 2016


PHP 7 on macOS Sierra

PHP 7 on macOS Sierra Apple has released the latest version of their OS X operating system to the broad public and many have already upgraded their mac devices. But as it goes with each release, Apple likes to do things a bit different making it quite challenging for PHP developers to stay current with the latest PHP …

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Written by DragonBe's PHP blog - - Aggregated on Monday September 26, 2016


PHPSrbija Conference 2016 review

This past weekend I was invited to speak at PHP Srbija Conference 2016 which was held in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia in the south-east of Europe. I feared that my departure from Brussels Airport was going to take up a lot of time since the terrorist bombing on March 22, but going through the additional security …

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Written by DragonBe's PHP blog - - Aggregated on Wednesday June 1, 2016


PHP Arrays - The php array functions

Source: Xavier33300 on Flickr.com In my previous article about arrays ( the basics , simple operations and associative arrays or hash maps ) I have shown what arrays are and what you can do with it. Now I want to dive into real fun and explain PHP's array functions with real-world examples and how you can …

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Written by DragonBe's PHP blog - - Aggregated on Saturday February 6, 2016


PHP arrays - simple operations

Source: Flickr.com - Upupa4me Like all things in life, we need to start with simple things. So, in order to understand what arrays are in PHP, we need to take a look at the PHP manual to read what it is all about: An array in PHP is actually an ordered map. A map is a type that associates values to keys. …

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Written by DragonBe's PHP blog - - Aggregated on Wednesday January 6, 2016


PHP arrays - the basics

In 2015 we celebrated the twentieth birthday of PHP and we even had the release of php-7.0.0. Life is all good! I wish it was all this peachy. In my work as a consultant or when I'm working on OSS projects I cannot help noticing that some of the basics of PHP are missing, especially when dealing with arrays. To give …

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Written by DragonBe's PHP blog - - Aggregated on Monday January 4, 2016


Installing PHP 7 on OS X Yosemite

Yesterday was the release of PHP7.0.0 and I wanted to have it on my mac as fast as possible. Since I'm still using Mac OS X Yosemite I will post here the steps to upgrade my platform, it might be useful for you too. Requirements Since Apple is doing a great job to provide PHP, Apache and MySQL straight out of the …

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Written by DragonBe's PHP blog - - Aggregated on Saturday December 5, 2015