As a SitePoint reader — be it of our books, websites or other products — we’d like to invite you to our London pub meet-up on Thursday, August 16 in Soho. This is a great opportunity to network, exchange ideas, and help us build the future of SitePoint. Oh, and did we mention free beer?
Security has been the talk at the water cooler lately after a flood of recent attacks were successful in obtaining password information from several high-profile web properties. The unfortunate truth of the matter is there’s no excuse for these leaks; they would not have been possible if simple, well-known security precautions were taken. Read some of the security-focused articles PHPMaster has published throughout the year and apply these best practices to protect yourself and your code today!
“X PHP Snippets” articles abound on the Internet, so why another one? Let’s face it… the PHP code in them are generally lame at best. Instead, this list presents five snippets you’ll no doubt find interesting and useful. The creativity in these samples are sure to inspire you to write better and more creative code in your own day-to-day endeavors.
Voting on PSR-1 and PSR-2 has begun and both have garnered the sufficient votes to be accepted as standards. Learn what the PSRs and their effort to help developers write interoperable code.
As you may or may not know, Sitepoint.com has a podcast each Friday, and just a few weeks ago Tim (the Managing Editor for PHPMaster.com) was kind enough to be interviewed. Given that he knows pretty much everything about PHP, I highly recommend sparing the 20 minutes to take a listen.
It’s public speaking time and you’re the next one up! In this article you’ll learn why presenting PHP can be beneficial, who can present about PHP related topics (hint: it’s not just the experts!), and what you can do to make your presentation stand out when you finally decide to present.
PHP development is hot right now, but there are also lots of people in PHP development. If you want to make it as an independent PHP developer you’ve got to know more than just PHP. These six skills are essential for most freelancers, but if you’re a PHP developer they may be even more so.
Some of us write unit tests, others don’t. Indeed, it’s important to test common usage, situations of improper usage, and rare events. But it’s also important to write your tests pragmatically, using functional (acceptance) tests for application’s behavior, and unit tests for internal APIs.
It’s amazing how sometimes the most perplexing problems have a simple and elegant solution. This particular solution may not be for everyone, but it worked well enough for the problem at hand, and hopefully by sharing it will encourage you to think creatively to solve your own day-to-day problems.
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.