Last week the first alpha release of CakePHP 4.0 was made available for testing. This means that the next major version of CakePHP is getting nearer. This is a good opportunity to look ahead at the new and changing functionality of the next version of this PHP framework.
This is the website of Andy Carter a PHP and jQuery web developer in the Steel City. Working with CakePHP (and a bit of Textpattern and Drupal too).
How confident are you about deploying to production on a Friday? Should it really be an issue if you have the right tests in place? Chris Coyier’s Make it hard to screw up driven development post is well worth a read if you want to make your code safer to deploy at the end of a working week.
Composer is the go to package manager for PHP. If you’re a PHP developer you more than likely use it every day and run the commands
update frequently. What you perhaps don’t realise is that there are a load of other Composer commands at our disposal that can make working with the package manager a lot easier.
There are many commands available, but today I am going to share six that I use and find helpful on daily basis.
In 1990 Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. He developed the first web server, web browser and web page. This web browser, the world’s first, was called WorldWideWeb (all one word to distinguish it from the World Wide Web).
Tim created the WorldWideWeb browser at CERN in Switzerland on his NeXT computer (a product of Steve Job’s company during his years away from Apple). This browser worked as both a viewer and editor of web pages. It only ran of NeXT machines and as a result was only grayscale (a limitation of the computers’).
It’s almost thirty years since Tim gave us the web and the first web browser. A group of developers and designers came together at CERN recently to rebuild Tim’s browser so that we can experience the web as it first was from the comfort of a modern browser. Compared with today’s browsers it is very simplistic, but it is fascinating to see how it all began.
Visual Studio Code is hot stuff right now and is quickly becoming the editor of choice for developers worldwide. It’s available for Macs, Windows and Linux and best of all it’s free. These are what I consider the essential Visual Studio Code extensions for PHP developers to improve your productivity.
A look at using PHP traits with Laravel’s Eloquent models, hooking them up with events and making them configurable.
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