It’s fine to follow your own private conventions when writing an isolated application like a small budget website, but collaborative work requires an agreement on common rules. To address this need and improve the interoperability of various PHP frameworks and programs, a group of developers have been preposing various PSR standards. This article will show you how you can enforce compliance with the PSR Coding Standards in your own code automatically by setting up PHP-CS-Fixer as a Jenkins CI task.
In this article, the second in the 2-part series introducing continuous integrations with Jenkins, you’ll see how to set Jenkins up to monitor the automatic building of your PHP applications.
Continuous integration is a software quality control technique that checks code integrity whenever small changes are made rather than waiting for all of the code to be finished before testing and debugging it. This is the first in a 2-part series introducing Jenkins and presents a big-picture overview of the sort of programming problems CI can solve.
Back in December, PHPMaster published an introductory written by J Armando Jeronymo on pChart, a PHP library that creates eye-catching anti-aliased charts. A reader suggested that other articles might follow with further examples, and so he wrote this follow up with a handy device for visually checking website statistics using Google Analytics’ GAPI.
A search for a product or service should begin with checking simple but essential qualities in a large set and then looking for refinements in those that pass the first test. Read this article to see how PHPMaster author J Armando Jeronymo chose his PHP editor.
The pChart library allows programmers to present data in beautiful, eye-catching charts and graphs using PHP. The library is free for non-profit use and for inclusion in GPL distributed software. In this article you’ll see how to use pChart’s object-oriented interface to easily create bar charts and series charts.
PHP offers over 70 array-related functions and it’s important to develop a familiarity with them. This tutorial uses a deck of cards and the game Buraco to introduce some of the array functions you’ll use most often as a PHP developer.
Arrays are a way to organize data in a table-like manner. They’re a very important and versatile data structure, and this article will teach you the basics of how to use them.