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Generics in PHP: The basics

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Mar. 22, 2022

Generics in PHP. I know I’d want them. And I know a lot of developers who agree. On the other hand, there is a group of PHP programmers, maybe even larger, that say they don’t know what generics are, or why they should care. I’m going to do a series on this blog about generics and PHP. We’ll start…


PHP in 2021 (video)

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Jan. 24, 2022

Back in December, I made this video looking back on PHP in 2021. You can watch it (make sure to like and subscribe if you liked it), or you can read the transcript here if you don't like watching videos. It’s the end of 2021 and I still hear some people say they think PHP is dead. They are wrong,…


Dealing with dependencies

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Jan. 19, 2022

This post was originally sent to my newsletter. I've written a lot about PHP 8.1 these past months. Not just about the release itself, but also about how important it is to keep up-to-date with PHP versions. I don't want to leave you with empty words though, so I want to share some actionable advic…


"It's your fault"

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Jan. 15, 2022

I read an intriguing blog post yesterday. It's on old one dating back to 2008, titled "Even if a function doesn’t do anything, you still have to call it if the documentation says so, because it might do something tomorrow". That's quite a mouthful, but the article itself is rather short, I can summ…


Twitter home made me miserable

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Jan. 14, 2022

This post was originally sent to my newsletter in November, 2021. I wanted to share it here as well, just to hear some more thoughts. Two months ago, I decided to give Twitter Home another chance: the timeline that Twitter fills using their algorithm instead of just chronologically showing tweets…


How I plan

Written by Stitcher.io / Original link on Jan. 13, 2022

I love getting mail. If you're a regular reader of this blog, you probably know that by now. I received a mail today from Muhammad, asking me a question that's not directly related to programming, though maybe it might interest some programmers nevertheless. Here's what he asked: I struggle in one…