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Watch Arne Blankerts' International PHP Conference session

The future of authentication – WebAuthn with PHP

WebAuthn is coming and it’s going to make passwords and phishing a thing of the past. Are you ready? Arne Blankerts has got you covered – learn what it’s about, how it works, and how to leverage its potential for you today using PHP and JavaScript.

Watch Chris Holland's International PHP Conference session

A Case for Generics in PHP

Avoiding surprise-ducks at run-time… PHP 7 has brought us improved support for types, making us less reliant upon annotations. Yet we still can’t say function foo() : User[] What makes an array of users so special? What if we’d like to return a HashMap of a given key & value? We’ll explore use cases for defining composite objects and leveraging generics to avoid repeating ourselves.

Last week's highlights

Weekly Review: Java 13 new features, DevOps tools, & Quarkus 0.22.0

Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week we took a deep dive into Java 13 and explored the JDK’s new features, celebrated a new release from Quarkus, and found out what kind of developer we are with a fun quiz. Let’s take a look.

Rumors of PHP's death have been greatly exaggerated

Long live PHP!

According to a report from W3Techs, PHP is used by 79% of all websites with a known server-side programming language. And yet, many programmers are lining up to hold a funeral service for the language. Rumors of PHP’s death might be greatly exaggerated. In this article, learn about some of the reasons PHP is still a great language to develop enterprise applications with.

TIOBE Index for September 2019

PHP in decline: The rise and fall of a programming language

Once upon a time, PHP was one of the most popular programming languages. Now it’s slowly fading in popularity, especially with the rise of languages such as Python. According to the TIOBE Index for September 2019, PHP is struggling to keep its spot in the top 10 programming languages. Is it time to lower the casket, or does this language have some kick left in it?

Watch Antonio Peric-Mazar's International PHP Conference session

Symfony 4: A new way to develop applications

Symfony is a high-performance PHP framework. Now that Symfony 4 is here, let’s learn what’s changed from version 3, what all the new features are, and discuss some of the best practices. In this session at the International PHP Conference by Antonio Peric-Mazar is CEO at Locastic, you’ll move up in the PHP world.

The it girl of IT is Julia

Julia takes the stage while PHP continues its five-year slump

Programming languages go through cycles; it’s up to us to know when to switch to the latest new thing. Here’s a look at the internet’s collective wisdom about programming language: the PYPL Index! Looks like Python and Java are on top, Julia is rising quickly, and PHP continues to slump for the 5th year in a row.

Mock the unmockable

Testing PHP code more efficiently

Quality code is highly valued in the PHP community. You’ll rarely find untested libraries on GitHub. Two problems that developers encounter again and again during testing are the handling of file operations, as well as testing built-in PHP functions such as time() or exec() on certain expectations. In this article, Tommy Mühle explains a few solutions for such cases.