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SitePoint PHP Blog:
10 Essential Sublime Text Plugins for Full-Stack Developers
July 09, 2014 @ 12:32:33

Users of the Sublime Text 2 editor already know how flexible and useful it can be in developing their own software. SitePoint has a new post that wants to help enhance that experience even more with a list of 10 essential plugins you can use as a full-stack developer.

When I started with web development a few years ago, Vim was my first choice of text editor. It was easy to work with and I could get the basics done without much hassle. [...] In spite of the "Vim vs Emacs" debate out there, about a year ago I decided to try out a native text editor and Twitter was abuzz with one of them (no prizes for the guessing which one.) The creators of Sublime Text say it's a text editor you'll fall in love with and, having worked with it for almost a year now, I must say I completely agree with them.

Among their "top 10" list are things like:

  • Package Control
  • GitGutter
  • AllAutocomplete
  • ColorPicker
  • DocBlockr

Each item on the list comes with a link to the library, a brief description of what it has to offer and a screenshot (in most cases) of it at work.

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Link: http://www.sitepoint.com/10-essential-sublime-text-plugins-full-stack-developer/

Fabien Potencier:
Packing a Symfony full-stack Framework Application in one File - Bootstrapping
June 18, 2013 @ 09:06:46

Fabien Potencier has posted the second part of his "packing a Symfony app in one file" series with this look at the bootstrapping of the application. You can find the start of the series (including his intentions) in part one.

The most common way to create a Symfony project is to start with the Symfony Standard Edition: it defines a sensible directory structure for your project and it make things a lot easier when someone want to take over an existing project as he knows where the templates, the controllers, or the configuration are stored.

This part of the series looks at some of the configurations and settings you'll need to get the application up and working in a minimal way. This includes moving everything into one YAML configuration file including routing information. He shows how some bundles, bootstrap code and things to remove from the composer config.

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Link: http://fabien.potencier.org/article/70/packing-a-symfony-full-stack-framework-application-in-one-file-bootstrapping

Fabien Potencier:
Packing a Symfony full-stack Framework Application in one File - Introduction
June 17, 2013 @ 10:49:06

Fabien Potencier has a new post to his site showing how you can package a Symfony application into one file, the first part of a series. It's not "packing" like you'd think with a phar, but more of an all-in-one file setup.

Sometimes, I'm wondering if I'm not just completely crazy. [...] his is yet another step toward my Quest of the PHP Holy Grail. But besides being a though challenge, there are many other reasons that makes it interesting for everyone. First, that's a good way to learn more about the Symfony internals and especially about the Kernel class. [...] Then, I want to showcase once more the flexibility of the Symfony core framework and the decoupling between all aspects of the framework.

He does talk about one more practical use - making bug reporting easier by having just one file that can reproduce the behavior you're seeing and is easy to drop in, self-contained. He issues a challenge to himself for the course of the series - is it possible to make a full-stack application in one file and in under 200 lines of code.

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Link: http://fabien.potencier.org/article/69/packing-a-symfony-full-stack-framework-application-in-one-file-introduction

Lukas Smith's Blog:
My take on the MicroPHP manifesto buzz
January 11, 2012 @ 09:49:57

Lukas Smith has a new post to his blog today with his own take on the MicroPHP manifesto that was posted by Ed Finkler recently. Lukas shares his thoughts on when he sees each type of framework (micro/full stack) has its place and how the project or development team can influence this choice.

Ed's recent blog post labeled the The MicroPHP Manifesto got a lot of attention. [...] In general I totally agree with Ed on the point that we need more decoupled components in the PHP world. The timing seems a bit odd since exactly that seems to be an emerging trend with all the various libraries cropping up since PHP 5.3.

He gets into more of his thoughts comparing the recently popular microframeworks to the full stack, broad use case frameworks that try to provide everything you might need. He talks about the difference between them related to configuration over code and when he sees is a good shifting point to move from the simpler micro world to the full stack (hint: business logic).

So the key take a way point is that when choosing to go micro or full stack its very important to consider in what kind of company on what kind of products you are working on.
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Michael Kimsal's Blog:
Why not PHP for Google's App Engine?
April 10, 2008 @ 12:11:02

In a recent post to his blog, Michael Kimsal asks a question that I'm sure PHP developers everywhere are wondering - why did Google choose to go with Python as the programming language of choice for their new App Engine service.

TechCrunch is announcing Google's new "App Engine" service being launched this evening. The basic service is a full app stack hosted and managed by Google, providing a web framework (maybe I'm misreading this?) and the Google 'big table' database service. [...] My question is "why was Python was chosen instead of PHP?"

There's been some great responses since it was originally posted including everything from agreement to rationalizations for the move (though there is a fair amount of PHP and Python bashing going on - an obvious occurance).

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Zend Developer Zone:
PHP Abstract Podcast Episode 19 Glue Frameworks vs. Full Stack Frameworks
September 14, 2007 @ 08:44:00

The Zend Developer Zone has posted their latest podcast episode in their PHP Abstract series today. The show i shosted by Chris Hartjes again (see his previous show) and discusses the difference between "glue" and "full stack" frameworks.

Today's special guest is Chris Hartjes. Chris has been building PHP applications since 1998. Currently employed as a Senior Developer for the Cake Development Corporation, Chris has been labeled as an "agent provocateur" within the PHP community. [...] Today Chris is going to talk to us today about Glue Frameworks vs. Full Stack frameworks.

The show can be downloaded directly from here or, as always, you can drop the url to their feed into your favorite aggregator and get this and other great episodes of PHP Abstract.

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