Upgrading code with Rector, CQRS, Livewire, is PHP the Worst?, and more

Eric, John, and Oscar talk about changes behind the screen and the September 2021 issue, It’s Really an Upgrade.

Topics Covered

  • Changes in ownership at php[architect]
  • The Rector project: using it to upgrade and downgrade library code.
  • CQRS: using it to scale database reads and writes.
  • JWTs and Security
  • Livewire and JavaScript front end frameworks for PHP developers
  • Sebastian Bergmann and the PHPUnit project
  • Xdebug tutorials on YouTube
  • MVC pattern in PHP applications
  • Animating Life with Imagick
  • Why its a good thing that PHP is “the Worst” and why that makes it successful.
  • Why its essential to keep learning.

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Debugging, Automation, GitHub Actions, Bug Bounties, and API Security

Eric, John, and Oscar chat about the articles in the June 2021 issue, Debug, Rinse, Repeat.

Topics Covered

  • Debugging
  • Git Hooks and Automation
  • Make files
  • GitHub Actions
  • Bug Bounties
  • Docker Swarm
  • Longhorn PHP and in-person conferences.
  • Approaches for Securing APIs
  • Contributing to Open-Source

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Interview with Joseph Maxwell

Eric and John talk to Joseph Maxwell, from Swiftotter, about ecommerce, debugging, and his article in the June 2021 issue, Debug, Rinse, Repeat.

Topics Covered

  • Debugging with purpose in web applications and under pressure.
  • Coming from an ecommerce background.
  • His podcast “Smash the Bug” and upcoming book “The Art of Ecommerce Debugging.”
  • Understanding a bug or problem from the beginning with TAD.
  • Why debugging is such a critical skill.
  • What makes a developer “great.”
  • Why you should be using Xdebug with PHP applications.

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RoadRunner, Atoum, IDEs, Feature Tests, DIY API, Wizard Thinking

Eric, John, and Oscar try to review the May 2021 issue, Testing Assumptions.

Topics Covered

  • Fall Conferences, like Longhorn PHP (CfP is currently open).
  • Debugging long-running applications using RoadRunner, ReactPHP, or Swoole.
  • Does using an IDE make you a bad developer?
  • Feature tests w/Behat
  • PHP Internals interview w/Sara Golemon
  • Building an API with off-the-shelf components
  • Thinking like a wizard and learning to spot patterns in the code.
  • Sustainability of open-source projects like PHP core and documentation.

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Interview #2 with Joe Ferguson

We welcome Joe Ferguson back to catch up with us about PHP, his column “The Workshop”, and more

Topics Covered

  • Virtual conference experiences.
  • Looking forward to in-person events.
  • Laravel Homestead, which Joe maintains. Uses and tradeoffs versus Docker.
  • Docker Performance on Mac
  • Local Development Environments
  • Goals for his Workshop, eventually looking at Docker Swarm and Kubernetes.

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About PHP’s Compromised Git Commit

PHP internals contributor Sara Golemon answers questions from a panel of php[architect] and PHP Ugly contributors about the recent git compromise that affected the PHP project and what they’re doing about it. You can also watch a video of the roundtable with Sara.

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Front-end frameworks, dev lead duties, subresource security, and more

Listen to Eric, John, and Oscar discuss the articles in the January 2021 issue, Newfangled Views.

Topics Covered

  • Front-end coding with Vue and React.
  • Responsibilities when you’re a development lead
  • Security of third-party resources
  • Learning new skills and avoiding burnout.
  • Mimicking AWS S3 with Minio

 

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Interview with Chris Tankersley

Eric and John talk to long-time contributor Chris Tankersley about contributing to the magazine and more.

Topics Covered

  • Getting started in programming and web development with PHP.
  • Docker and using it across operating systems.
  • Developing with PHP and the ecosystem around it.
  • What kind of things he tries to cover in Education Station for self-taught programmers.
  • Streaming when he codes and what editor he likes to use nowadays.

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PHP 8, Git Poductivity, and Resolutions

Listen to Eric, John, and Oscar discuss the articles in the December 2020 issue, PHP 8 Bits and Git

Topics Covered

  • OSMI 2020 Mental Health in Tech Survey.
  • Features in PHP 8 we’re looking forward to using, like constructor property promotion and named arguments.
  • Being more productive with Git, aliases, and hooks.
  • Using the circuit breaker pattern.
  • Andreas Heigl and PHP documentation project.
  • and more (as usual)

 

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Type hints, SOLID programming, burn out, and more

Listen to Eric, John, and Oscar discuss the articles in the November 2020 issue, SOLID Foundations

Topics Covered

  • OSMI 2020 Mental Health in Tech Survey.
  • Practical uses for scalar type hints in PHP.
  • SOLID principles for programming.
  • The peculiarities of floating point math and handling money calculations as a result.
  • Using locks to prevent race conditions.
  • Podcasts to listen to related to PHP and web development.
  • Using __debugInfo() to keep secrets safe.
  • Preventing burn out.
  • and more (as usual)

 

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