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A storm in a glass of water

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Jan. 20, 2021

I just read a post about PHP 8 that I couldn't just silently ignore. If you want to read it first, go check it out. With a fitting title "A Perfect Storm", the author voices their concerns about how upgrading to PHP 8 isn't an easy path, and how open source maintainers have to struggle to be able…


If it were up to me

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Jan. 13, 2021

If it were up to me, I'd change a thing or two about PHP. Of course, I don't have anything to say about PHP's development, and that's ok. I still find it an interesting thought experiment to discover what changes I'd like to make to the language I use on a day-by-day basis and I'd love to hear your…


When I lost a few hundred leads

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Nov. 29, 2020

Before you start… Some readers have reached out to me and talked about solutions to the technical problems described in this post. I'd like to make clear that this post isn't about how to deal with or prevent bugs. It's about how I felt during a rather bad and stressful time, to talk about emotions…


Announcing Blogs for Devs

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Nov. 28, 2020

When I started my blog in 2017 I never imagined it'd be as successful as now. I never seriously invested in SEO or did any aggressive marketing campaigns, and yet here we are: closing in to 2 million sessions, and the end is no where near. Cumulated amount of sessions per week I did of course do so…


What's new in PHP 8

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Nov. 26, 2020

PHP 8 will be released today, on November 26, 2020. It's a new major version, which means that it will introduce some breaking changes, as well as lots of new features and performance improvements. Right now PHP 8 is in feature freeze, meaning no new features can be added anymore. Because of the br…


Upgrade to PHP 8 with Homebrew on Mac

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Nov. 26, 2020

Note: PHP 8 hasn't been released yet, so it'll be a few more hours before you can use Homebrew to update to it. # Upgrading with Homebrew Start by making sure brew is up-to-date: brew update Next, upgrade PHP. You can either use the built-in php recipe, use tap shivammathur/homebrew-php. I'd recomm…