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180. Will PHP development Migration to Git improve non-Core Developer Contribution Interest? - Lately in PHP podcast episode 22

Updated on: 2014-02-15

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The PHP development migrated to a Git repository. With the integration with GitHub it became easier for non-core developers to submit pull requests with bug fixes and new feature improvements to PHP.

Will this new possibility make it PHP core developers accept more contributions from non-core developers? That is one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Ernani Joppert in the episode 22 of the Lately in PHP podcast.

They also talk about the upcoming PHP 5.4.1 release, as well about the repercussion of a recently article that aims to encourage more PHP developers to embrace Object Oriented Programming, and the top packages of the PHP Programming Innovation Award edition of 2011.

Listen to the podcast or read the transcript to learn more about this and other interesting PHP topics.


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178. What Are PHP Classes - PHP OOP Example Project on How to Use a Class in PHP

Updated on: 2017-04-15

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Some developers code their PHP projects writing classes of objects. Others also write classes but do it just because they see others doing it without being able to explain why classes are a good thing.

Others do not write classes but reuse other people code written in the form of classes. Others completely refuse to write or reuse other developer classes because they do not see much point in doing it.

Read this article to learn why it is better to develop your PHP projects based on object classes. You may also learn how to convert your global code based classes into properly written classes that you can reuse in multiple projects besides other benefits of using Object Oriented Programming in PHP.


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175. Another Serious Security Bug on PHP 5.3.9

Updated on: 2012-02-03

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PHP 5.3.9 release was mostly meant to fix a security bug, but it introduced a new more serious bug. PHP 5.3.10 was just released to fix this issue.

Meanwhile Debian Linux maintainers decided to stop enabling the Suhosin extension by default. This extension is used by several Linux distributions to provide protection against present and future security bugs of PHP.

Read this article to learn more about the just fixed bug what you should do to avoid these security issues. You can also learn more what is the current PHP security status and the importance of the Suhosin extension to prevent PHP security problems.


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174. MicroPHP vs Complicated PHP - Lately in PHP podcast episode 20

Updated on: 2012-02-02

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Earlier in January Ed Finkler announced the MicroPHP manifesto. It seems to be a rant about against the practices of developers that make PHP development more complicated than it should be. This is one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Ernani Joppert in the episode 20 of the Lately in PHP podcast.

They also discuss the final release of PHP 5.4.0 and whether you should upgrade it or not, the repercussion of the PHP Hash Collision Vulnerability, as well the trends of PHP world based on the analysis of the PHP Zeitgeist 2011 initiative.

Listen to the podcast or read the transcript now to learn more in detail about these interesting PHP topics.


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173. PHP 5.4 Features: Shall you Upgrade to the newer PHP Version?

Updated on: 2015-01-18

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PHP 5.4 is being released after many months of development and tests.

Read this article to get a brief overview of the features of this new release and learn about criteria that you may follow to decide if and when you should upgrade to the new version.


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172. PHP Zeitgeist 2011

Updated on: 2013-01-03

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The PHP Zeitgeist is an initiative that allows us to understand what were some of the main new trends and concerns of the PHP developers in the past year.

Read this article to learn about what new things PHP developers have been searching more in 2011 and what are their needs that probably still need to be fulfilled.


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168. Can .NET make PHP run faster than the official PHP implementation?

Updated on: 2011-12-15

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Phalanger is compiler that generates .NET assemblies from PHP code, so it runs in a .NET virtual machine.

The latest benchmarks seem to indicate that PHP applications compiled by Phalanger execute noticeably faster than when they are executed by the official PHP implementation based on Zend engine, even when a caching extension is used.

Read this article to learn how Phalanger works and what lessons can be learned to make the official PHP implementation run at least as fast, eventually in PHP 6 based on Zend Engine 3.


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165. Talented Web Developers Are Easy to Hire, Employers Are Just Not Looking Right

Updated on: 2011-11-30

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Once in a while, we hear company managers and recruiters complaining about how hard is to find talented Web developers that are willing work for them.

The problem is that they are not looking right. Not only there are plenty of talented Web developers out there, they are easy to find, and many of them are available for hire.

The employers just need to make a very small concession. Doing that the developers can flock to the companies that are willing concede.

Read this article to understand better what employers are missing and how can they find the talented Web developers they need.


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157. PHP 5.3.8 Upgrade, PHP 5.4 beta, Wrong Ideas About PHP - Lately in PHP Episode 15

Updated on: 2011-09-02

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Another PHP 5.3 version was released. Manuel Lemos and Ernani Joppert discuss whether you should upgrade to this new version of PHP, as well if you should try the new PHP 5.4 beta version.

They also talk about the repercussion of the article about the Wrong PHP Ideas You Should Get Right and why it is important to clarify PHP haters and lovers about these PHP misconceptions.

The latest enhancements on the PHPClasses and JSClasses site user interface are covered, as well the balance the 1st year of age of the JSClasses site.

Listen or read the transcript of this podcast to learn more about these and other topics of what has happened lately in the PHP world.


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155. Top 10 Wrong Ideas About PHP That You Should Get Right

Updated on: 2014-02-15

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PHP is often a misunderstood language by people that either love or hate it.

On one side there are developers that hate PHP apparently because they do not quite understand how it works. They do not respect PHP and prefer other languages. So they lose many opportunities to make good money from the PHP market, which has so many high paying jobs for qualified developers.

On the other side there are developers that love PHP but do not take full advantage of the language because they are not fully aware of all they can do with it.

This article attempts to clarify some of the most common wrong ideas that many developers have about PHP.

Read the article to the end, so you may eventually start having a better perspective about PHP and take advantage of the opportunities that this language and the PHP ecosystem can provide you.


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