PHP Annotated Monthly – March 2017
Spring is in the air and PHP 7.2 is shaping up as Gary Hockin, Developer Advocate for PhpStorm at JetBrains, rounds up another month in PHP, in PHP Annotated Monthly.
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We had good feedback about the bullet lists last month. However, a few people felt that they would prefer a more ordered list, so we’ll take that on board this month and try a slightly different format again in the Frameworks & Libraries section.
PHP and Development
Yes, I sound like a stuck record (or a dripping tap as my mother says), but really, now is the time to be running PHP 7 or newer. Lots of major packages are planning their PHP 7 only releases, and its only a matter of time before you can’t use your favorite logging library or testing framework because you’re running an old version of PHP. Upgrade now!
- The allure of static proxies
- Mitigating PHP; long standing issue with OPCache leaking sensitive data
- Exakat – Static analysis tools for PHP
- Duck-typing in PHP
- PHP Fractal – Make Your API’s JSON Pretty, Always!
- Single Responsibility Principle
- A bit of PHP history
- Contributing to PHP with Joe Watkins
- Implementing the Clean Architecture
- Writing Async Libraries – Let’s Convert HTML to PDF
- Playing with RabbitMQ, PHP and node
- Achieving Modular Architecture with Forwarding Decorators
- Testing conventions
- Setting up local step debugging with PhpStorm
- The Death Star Version Constraint
- PHP and SQL Server for Linux
- The First Programming Language to Add Modern Cryptography to its Standard Library
- Playing with the Reddit API
- Handling multiple exceptions in PHP 7.1
- Fifty quick ideas to improve your tests
- New features in PHP 7.1
- Extracting Data Objects
Frameworks and Libraries
In ordering theses posts, I’ve noticed how much more content there is around Laravel than any other library or framework. It’s a testament to the Laravel community that they not only have some high-profile contributors blogging regularly, but also a healthy number of people blogging about their daily job. I know we are Laravel heavy this month (again), but I can only collate what I find. If you think I’m missing out your community or blog, then get in touch and let me know.
- How to Secure Laravel Apps with 2FA via SMS
- Lumen is dead. Long live Lumen.
- Laravel Forge API
- Laravel Dusk – Intuitive and Easy Browser Testing for All!
- Tips For Building Your First Laravel Package
- Laravel 5.5 Will Be The Next LTS Release
- Laravel Collection “tap” Method
- Defining console commands via closure in Laravel 5.3
- Refactoring to Collections
- Manage custom VM with Laravel Forge
- Creating a custom queue driver for Laravel
- Understanding The Laravel Macroable Trait
- Packages that make developing Laravel apps easier
- Homestead Now Includes Mailhog
- Introducing Laravel Mix (new in Laravel 5.4)
- How To Do RAD Prototyping and Development With The ReflectionBasedAbstractFactory
- Scrape Screens with zend-dom
- zend-config For All Your Configuration Needs
- Stand-alone usage of Zend-InputFilter
Community, Career, and Events
Some very interesting posts around community and careers this month. The first quarter is always very busy with conferences; I had a very nice time meeting people at PHP Benelux, Sunshine PHP and PHP UK. In March I’ll be in Midwest PHP in Minneapolis; if you’re there be sure to come over and say “Hi!”.
If you’re looking for open calls for papers, then you can do worse than checking the Joind.in website’s list. It’s also worth following Calling All Paper which Tweets out a reminder just before a CFP closes.
That’s it for another month – let me know what you think of the once again tweaked format – I’m happy to go back to the old style if people prefer it. Have a great March, and we’ll catch up again in April.
— Gary & The PhpStorm Team