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PHP Like a Pro: Part 7 (First Steps with Silex)

As I mentioned in the previous installment, I want to use Sixex four our new issue management tools. Why? Because it is easy to work with, lean, powerful and very testable. My composer.json file at the moment looks like this: … Continue reading

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PHP Like a Pro: Part 6 (A New Project)

Having created a really simple Pastebin, how about we embark on something more ambitious. An actual web app with all the usual trappings: user accounts, session management, email notifications and etc. On the other hand, I shouldn’t try to build … Continue reading

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PHP Like a Pro: Part 5

In Part 4, I mentioned the Codeception test framework, but didn’t really get to use it because their page temporarily went down and I didn’t feel like trying to hunt down the documentation from third party sources. That outage seemed … Continue reading

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PHP Like a Pro: Part 4

In the previous installment we built a semi-working skeleton of our application. It is time to finally get down to the business and make it talk to the database and actually save and retrieve out content. Normally this would be … Continue reading

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PHP Like a Pro: Part 3

Welcome to the third installment of PHP-ing like a productive person. It’s code writing time. Here is how I like to start: touch index.php Yes, I’m a toucher. Sue me! The Front Controller The index file seems like a good … Continue reading

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PHP Like a Pro: Part 2

In part one of this series I imparted some serious knowledge and discussed a lot of theoretical bullshit. Not all of it went over well, and not all of it was PHP specific. A lot of the stuff we talked … Continue reading

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PHP Like a Pro: Part 1

PHP gets a lot of flack for being a shitty language. This reputation is unfortunately well deserved. It is an ugly, quirky, idiosyncratic mess. But at the same time, PHP remains one of the most popular web programming languages out … Continue reading

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