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Honesty

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Mar. 31, 2021

You can listen to this post If you prefer listening over reading, you can listen to this post on YouTube or by subscribing to my podcast feed on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or Spotify Do you sometimes lie? Perhaps that's a too confrontational question. Do you sometimes bend the truth a little for the…


Don't write your own framework

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Mar. 25, 2021

You can listen to this post If you prefer listening over reading, you can listen to this post on YouTube or by subscribing to my podcast feed on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or Spotify We were sitting with 5 or 6 backend developers around the large meeting table. It was 10 in the morning on a Monday,…


PHP Enums

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Feb. 17, 2021

They are finally coming — built-in support for enums will be added in PHP 8.1! Some might consider them long overdue, but you don't hear me complain; I'm glad they made it! This post is dedicated to looking at the newly added feature in-depth. If you want to stay up to date about these kinds of cha…


PHP Enums before PHP 8.1

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Feb. 17, 2021

# Native support in PHP 8.1 You can read all about built-in enums in PHP 8.1 in this post. If you're looking for more information on userland implementations of enums before PHP 8.1, you can continue to read this post. If you came here looking for our enum implementation in PHP, that's this way. If…


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…