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php[architect]:
September 2017 Issue Release - Embracing Change
Sep 06, 2017 @ 13:18:34

php[architect] magazine has released their latest issue for September 2017: Embracing Change

Articles included in this issue include:

  • How I Git Along by Jason McCreary.
  • Karl Hughes shares True Tales of Building PHP Microservices.
  • Learn about Learning Machine Learning, Part One: Begin with What You Know by Edward Barnard.
  • How to evaluate a job offer in Jumping Ship: A Holistic Approach to Changing Jobs - Part Two by Andrew Koebbe.

...as well as many of the usual columns you know and love. You can check out the full list of articles on the php[architect] site and check out the free article for a sample of the issue's content.

tagged: phparchitect magazine september2017 embracing change issue release

Link: https://www.phparch.com/magazine/2017-2/september/

php[architect]:
Single Sign On - You’re Probably Doing It Wrong
Aug 15, 2017 @ 13:28:32

The php[architect] site has a new post today sharing an article from their August 2017 issue by author (and member of thePHP.cc) Arne Blankerts: "Single Sign On - You’re Probably Doing It Wrong ".

Requiring users to log in individually to all the websites they need for their work is more than merely annoying: It wastes a lot of time and turns maintaining log-in credentials and permissions into a nightmare for the administrative staff. Let’s see if we can fix that with a single sign-on service.

The article talks about the basics of single sign on and what kind of benefits it brings to the table. They also talk about the single point of failure it introduces and some of the problems that can cause. The article then discusses the choices involved in implementing it: Should it support authentication, authorization or both? Should OAuth be involved? What about SAML? Other alternatives are also offered including JWTs, tokens/callbacks and client side certificates. The article ends with the suggestion that a proxied approach, one that authenticates on the first request but the session is then trusted by other services, is one of the better ways to go (but isn't without its own issues either).

tagged: singlesignon article phparchitect magazine arneblankerts security

Link: https://www.phparch.com/2017/08/single-sign-on-youre-probably-doing-it-wrong/

php[architect]:
August 2017 Issue Released - Who Goes There
Aug 09, 2017 @ 11:56:33

php[architect] magazine has released their latest issue with a focus on security, authentication and authorization for August 2017 - Who Goes There:

You’ve no doubt heard HTTP is stateless, meaning a web server doesn’t know anything from one request to the next for the same client. Beyond news and information sites, however, a web application typically will need to know who you are and what you can do with it to be useful. In this issue, we look at effectively handling authentication and authorization.

The issue also includes articles like:

Many of the usual columns are back this month including the Education Station, Security Corner and the Community corner. Head over to the php[architect] website for more information about this latest issue and to pick up a copy of your very own!

tagged: phparchitect magazine august2017 security whogoesthere issue release

Link: https://www.phparch.com/magazine/2017-2/august/

php[architect]:
July 2017 Issue Released - Safe at Speed
Jul 12, 2017 @ 12:07:57

php[architect] magazine has posted their latest issue, the July 2017 edition of the magazine - Safe at Speed:

“Safe at Speed” includes articles on:
  • Setting up infrastructure from Zero to Cloud in One Hour With the Google Cloud by Robert Aboukhalil.
  • Geogriana Gligor writes on Smart, Scalable Content Distribution.
  • Brush up your front end skills with Modern JavaScript: Moving Beyond jQuery by Derek Binkley.
  • Learn how and why we must of safety first when writing code in The Train Wreck: When Safety Is Discretionary by Ed Barnard .

The regular columns are all returning too including Community Corner and a new column from Chris Tankersley called "The Dev Lead Trenches". You can get more information about this latest issue, pick up a free article and get a copy of your own from the php|architect site.

tagged: phparchitect magazine july2017 safe speed issue release

Link: https://www.phparch.com/2017/07/safe-at-speed-july-2017/

php[architect]:
Cybersecurity State of the Union
Jun 13, 2017 @ 09:25:20

On the php[architect] site today they've posted an article from their latest issue, "Secure By Design" (June 2017) by Mark Niebergall - the "Cybersecurity State of the Union".

The cybersecurity landscape is continuously changing as new threats appear and attackers adapt. Data breaches, cyber attacks, identity theft, and scams show up regularly in the news and can have a significant negative impact to those affected by them. Keeping up with the latest cyber security trends, understanding the threats, and keeping applications secure takes an investment of time and effort.

In this article, we will review the current state of cybersecurity. Notable attacks will be highlighted, trends in attacks will be analyzed, strategies to secure projects will be identified, and PHP security-related features that can help increase application security will be covered.

You can read the article either there on the site or as a free PDF. If you enjoy the article, be sure to check out the other topics in this latest issue and pick up a copy of your own.

tagged: phparchitect magazine cybersecurity stateoftheunion markniebergall

Link: https://www.phparch.com/2017/06/cybersecurity-state-of-the-union/

SitePoint PHP Blog:
How to Set up an Online Multi-Language Magazine with Sulu
Jun 12, 2017 @ 12:17:01

The SitePoint PHP blog has a new tutorial posted by editor Bruno Skvorc showing you how to set up an online multi-language magazine with the help of the Sulu CMS. This article is a follow up to their previous "Getting Started" tutorial helping you get Sulu up and running.

We previously demonstrated the proper way to get started with Sulu CMS by setting up a Hello World installation on a Vagrant machine. Simple stuff, but can be tricky.

[...] This time we’ll look into basic Sulu terminology, explain how content is formed, created, stored, and cached, and look into building a simple online magazine with different locales (languages).

The tutorial then covers pages and page templates including what the Twig markup looks like, how to work with them in the UI and the end result of their sample "Hello world" page. There's a brief section about caching before he moves into the main part of the tutorial: the creation of the magazine. He covers the use of Jackalope, ElasticSearch and the ArticleBundle and how to get them up, running and playing nicely together. The article wraps up with a look at locales and how they work in the Sulu setup.

tagged: tutorial online multilanguage locale language magazine sulu cms

Link: https://www.sitepoint.com/set-online-multi-language-magazine-sulu/

php[architect]:
June 2016 Issue Released - Secure By Design
Jun 02, 2017 @ 13:36:27

php[architect] magazine has announced the release of the latest issue for June 2017: Secure By Design:

In this issue, focused on security and secure development, articles include:

  • Analyzing for security in "Nuclear Powered Software Security" by Chris Riley.
  • Mark Niebergall surveys the "Cybersecurity State of the Union".
  • "Make your site anonymous via Tor in The Digital Speakeasy: Secure and Anonymous Access to Your Website" by Dustin Younse.
  • "High performance data exchanges using Googles Protocol Buffers" by Christopher Mancini.

There's also the usual set of columns returning this month covering topics like image manipulation, burnout and spurring community involvement. If you're interested in the magazine but want a "try before you buy", check out the free article for this month (the "State of the Union"). If you enjoy the article or just want to pick up a copy of the issue to call your own, you can order a print or digital copy directly from the php[architect] site.

tagged: phparchitect magazine june2016 security securebydesign issue release

Link: https://www.phparch.com/magazine/2017-2/june/

php[architect]:
Artisanal: Project Creation
May 18, 2017 @ 11:59:12

On the php[architect] site they've shared an article originally from the May 2016 issue of the magazine by Joe Ferguson: Artisanal: Project Creation (also released as a free PDF).

Every developer has a set way of starting a new project. Most frameworks have a linear path to getting started, and Laravel is no exception. With a few commands, you can quickly get started configuring routes, writing controllers, and saving data in a database.

In the article Joe walks you through the tools and commands that come with the Laravel framework to make getting up and running quickly easier. He covers tools available for both the backend and frontend functionality as well as testing (mentioning Dusk), routing, middleware groups and database functionality.

tagged: phparchitect magazine free article project creation laravel artisan

Link: https://www.phparch.com/2017/05/artisanal-project-creation/

php[architect]:
May 2017 Issue Released - Uncanny PHP
May 04, 2017 @ 10:53:01

php[architect] magazine has announced the release of their latest issue - the February 2016 edition. Articles in this issue include:

  • Using PHP, Vue.JS for Visualization of Workflows in an Event Sourced Application by Dustin Wheeler.
  • John Congdon writes on getting started with Vue.js in Look at the Vue From Here.
  • Keep your site secure by following Cryptography Best Practices in PHP by Enrico Zimuel.
  • Scaling to handle high-volume login with PHP Prepared Statements and MySQL Table Design by Ed Barnard.
Also this month, Matthew Setter shares how to use Qafoo Quality Analyzer, to measure how good your committed code is. David Stockton outlines why you should be doing Code Reviews and different ways of implementing them with your team. Community Corner is about the importance of being a better listener. Joe Ferguson continues accelerating your project setup so you can hit the ground running. Chris Cornutt reviews the proposed OWASP Top 10 update in Security Corner. To cap off the issue, Eli White explains why Happiness is a Boring Stack.

You can find out more about this issue on the php[architect] site or just head over and pick up your issue right away.

tagged: phparchitect magazine may2017 uncanny issue release

Link: https://www.phparch.com/magazine/2017-2/may/

php[architect]:
April 2017 Issue Released - Spring Renewal
Apr 07, 2017 @ 10:55:54

php[architect] magazine has posted an announcement about the release of their latest issue for April 2017: Spring Renewal:

Hot off the virtual presses, the April issue of the magazine is available to download. This month, we look at new things to make your application code better and more secure.

[...] In our regular columns for April, Matthew Setter evaluates using Rocketeer, a PHP-based deployment tool. David Stockton will explain Value Objects and how they can make your code less ambiguous. Cal Evans writes on why training is important in Community Corner. Joe Ferguson will get you started on using Homestead for easily setting up a local development environment. In his finally{}, this month Eli White analyzes the results of a recent Stack Overflow developer survey.

Other articles included in this month's' issue cover topics like multifactor authentication, making remote API requests and PSR-7. You can get a copy of this issue (or subscribe for a year's worth of PHP goodness) on the php[architect] site.

tagged: phparchitect magazine april2017 springrenewal issue release

Link: https://www.phparch.com/2017/04/back-to-the-drawing-board-march-2017-copy/