News Feed
Sections




News Archive
feed this:

Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

php[architect]:
June 2015 Issue Released - APIs (and it's free!)
June 02, 2015 @ 13:48:38

php[architect] has a new post about the release of their latest issue (June 2015) - "APIs" - and how it's been made free for download.

That's right-thanks to Nexmo, June's issue on APIs is free of charge for the month! [...] The promise of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) is really bearing fruit in today's Web. Of course, we are not talking about internal APIs but of HTTP-based ones that allow us to interact with external systems-whether its saving or searching images in Flickr, getting weather conditions, or transcoding video. For many tasks, if you sign up to use the right APIs, you can build a fully functional application by writing PHP scripts which coordinate the workflow and communications between APIs.

This issue includes articles like:

  • "SPOIL Your Users with Great Helper Libraries" (Keith Casey)
  • "High-Performance PHP APIs" (Simone Di Maulo)
  • "Putting the Pieces Together: Building APIs with Aura (and Other) Libraries" (Ian Littman)
  • "The API Toolbox" (Tim Lytle)

If you've ever been interested to see what php[architect] is all about or want to find out more about making and working with great APIs, be sure to grab your free copy today!

0 comments voice your opinion now!
phparchitect magazine june2015 issue release api free nexmo

Link: http://www.phparch.com/2015/06/june-issue-on-apis-free-download/

Bigcommerce Engineering Blog:
PHP Memory Optimization
May 22, 2015 @ 08:18:12

On the Bigcommerce Engineering blog there's a new post sharing a few tips for memory optimization in your PHP applications. This includes tips you can implement at a code level without too many changes to the server or the need for external services.

Lately, I've been working on optimizing the memory of some of our backend PHP applications and wanted to share some of the tricks that I have come across, especially dealing with large set of data using PHP.

Each of their tips includes code to illustrate the technique:

  • Always cap your internal in-memory caching
  • Use layered caching
  • (Freeing) DB Resources
  • Free large blocks of memory

Some of the examples include output from the scripts showing the reduction (or non-growth) of the peak memory usage of the script.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
memory optimization tips caching resources free

Link: http://bigeng.io/post/119546277718/php-memory-optimization

Vic Cherubini:
Expert PHP Deployments
December 03, 2014 @ 12:04:22

Vic Cherubini has a recent post on his site sharing for free the contents of a book he'd written previously about "Expert PHP Deployments":

In 2013 I wrote and self-published a book titled "Expert PHP Deployments". While it was not a smashing success, it sold enough copies to pay for itself, and I was happy to have a published book to my name. Unfortunately, I have not had time to market it, update it, or further improve it, so I am giving it away for free. You can read the book in its entirety below or download it as a PDF.

The book covers a wide range of topics related to deploying PHP applications including:

  • Environment configuration (setting up Vagrant for the developers)
  • Working with the Phing automation tool
  • Building deployments with Capistrano
  • Creating and configuring a production server
  • Ensuring the security of the server
  • Making the actual deployment

The post has the full text of the book in one page but you can grab the PDF if you prefer that format.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
expert deployment book free vagrant phing capistrano tutorial

Link: https://leftnode.org/posts/expert-php-deployments.html

Francesca Krihely:
Why Free Software Isn't Free
May 01, 2014 @ 10:14:36

Francesca Krihely has a new post today taking about one of the realities of using open source software. While the cost of it might be "free", in truth it isn't.

Why is it so hard to move off your old FOSS tools to new FOSS tools? Free and open software is changing the world, and has been for quite some time. While the price of open source software is usually $0 there are a number of hidden costs associated with building on top of new FOSS tools. The hidden cost is what makes community your biggest asset in open source.

She gives a more "real world" kind of situation where a company has a lot of legacy technology in place from years of work. She points out that moving to the latest technology has both benefits and drawbacks (including the "opportunity cost of moving slower" because of the shift). There's an emphasis put on the community around projects too. Without a vibrant community around it, even the best, most well-written code out there is going to stagnate. For a company that's relying on it for their product, that's almost not worth the risk.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
free software opensource community project

Link: http://francescak.me/blog/2014/04/30/why-free-software-isnt-free/

Community News:
Get "The Joy of PHP" Free on Amazon
February 08, 2013 @ 12:22:57

A while back Alan Forbes started a Kickstarter project to write a PHP book, "The Joy of PHP". This book was targeted at those that wanted to learn PHP and "have some fun along the way". The book has been finished and, in a special promotion, is being offered free of charge through Amazon and for the next five days.

The book "The Joy of PHP" by Alan Forbes now available as a Kindle book on Amazon.com. Starting today (or tomorrow, depending on Amazon) and lasting only 5 days the book will be absolutely free. The only "catch" is that the author is asking for reviews. In other words, once you've taken a look a the book please go back to the book listing on Amazon and give it a star rating from 1 to 5 to help the author build momentum for the book.

You can find out more about the book on its website and, if you don't want the Kindle version, pick up a copy of the PDF version for just $12 USD.

UPDATE: the free offer for this book has been extended and is available for no cost for a limited time!

0 comments voice your opinion now!
joyofphp kickstarter book amazon kindle free promotion


Web & PHP Magazine:
Issue #10 - Reality Check
January 15, 2013 @ 11:27:09

The latest issue of the Web & PHP Magazine has been published - Issue #10. This issue can be downloaded for free and has articles about:

  • Building an Identity Extraction Engine in PHP (Jonathan LeBlanc)
  • 5 Deadly Programming Sins (Michael Stowe)
  • Physical Security Fail (Arne Blankerts)
  • Database Indexing (Cory Isaacson)

You can also download previous issues of the magazine for free after registering or logging in to your account.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
webandphpmagazine issue publish reality check free download pdf


Symfony Blog:
Symfony Live Paris 2012 The videos are online
October 11, 2012 @ 11:20:19

On the Symfony blog Fabien Potencier has posted a quick note about the Symfony Live Paris 2012 session videos being available online for free.

During SymfonyLive Paris 2012, we recorded all the sessions that were delivered in the two main rooms. That's a total of more than 15 hours of Symfony and PHP goodness. We promised a free access to all attendees, but we have decided to provide all the videos for free and for everyone. So, if you were not able to join us in Paris, this is a unique opportunity to watch all the great sessions we had.

Sessions presented at this year's event included:

0 comments voice your opinion now!
symfonylive12 paris video presentation online free french english


Web and PHP Magazine:
Issue #5 Released - "On Your Marks"
August 07, 2012 @ 08:04:35

The latest issue of the Web and PHP Magazine has just been released - Issue 5. In this issue you'll find:

  • #Trending: What's hot and what's not in the PHP and web dev community at the moment
  • An interview with Zeev Suraski
  • A Look Ahead to ZendCon 2012
  • "5 Reasons To Maximize Your Use Of PHP's Built-In Feature"
  • Stefan Priebsch On Soccer.

As always, you can download the issue for free to get the PDF version or you can download the iPad application and get the latest issues there.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
webandphp magazine issue mysql download free


Web and PHP Magazine:
Issue #3 Released - "Quality Time"
June 11, 2012 @ 11:29:14

The latest issue of the "Web and PHP Magazine" has been published - Issue #3 with articles including:

  • An interview with Razi Sharir, CEO of Xeround, on DBaaS
  • A preview of IPC Spring 2012
  • Sebastian Bergmann (thePHP.cc) on hotels
  • 'An Overview Of PHP QA Tools' by Luis Oblonczyk (Softnex)
  • 'An Introduction To Traits' by Michael Stowe (CaringBridge)

You can download this issue free (registration required) as a PDF. Additionally, if you'd like to see the first two issues, you can check out their archives to download those as well.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
webandphp magazine issue mysql download free


Web and PHP Magazine:
Issue #2 Released - "PaaS with Flying Colors"
May 03, 2012 @ 12:46:39

The latest issue (second) of the "Web and PHP Magazine" has been released. Articles in this issue include:

  • An interview with Colin Hayhurst, co-founder of StackBlaze, on running a PHP startup
  • A preview of PHP Summit 2012 UK
  • Stefan Priebsch (thePHP.cc) on how to see the bigger picture (application architecture)
  • 'PaaS: The Cloud On-Ramp For PHP Developers' (by Lucas Carlson of AppFog)
  • 'Cryptography In PHP' (by Enrico Zimuel of Zend)

Once again, you can download this issue for free to enjoy!

0 comments voice your opinion now!
webandphp magazine issue paas download free



Community Events

Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


opinion series symfony language composer introduction project api yii2 community list part2 interview programming example framework php7 podcast laravel application

All content copyright, 2015 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework