A look at one of the world's most popular programming languages

The State of PHP – an insight into trends, challenges, and use

This article by Matthew Weier O’Phinney, Product Manager and Principal Engineer for Zend by Perforce Software, takes a look at the results from a recent survey about the PHP programming language. 865 PHP professionals from around the world were surveyed about language trends, challenges, usage, and the future.

PHP Foundation founded: A new future for the language

“The new life of PHP”

The PHP language will have its own foundation. A non-profit association consisting of several companies and individuals has the task of ensuring the quality and future of PHP. To this end, it has begun collecting donations via the Open Collective platform.

Interview with Adrian Teasdale, creator of the PHP Weekly newsletter

“A large, worldwide fan base that wants to help others and defends PHP”

The PHP Weekly newsletter is sent out every Thursday, summarizing news, tutorials, and articles from the PHP world for all interested parties. We talked to the creator Adrian Teasdale about the project, which has been running since 2013, the community, and PHP itself.

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Getting started with ReactPHP

Think about PHP for a few seconds… What came to mind? It’s very likely you thought about your average product catalog, a blogging platform, or how the platform is inferior to things like Node.js. But wait, it’s 2020! What if I told you PHP’s huge ecosystem has way more to offer and PHP is not inferior at all to its evil cousin Node.js?

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PHP Tools of the Trade

What tools does every PHP developer need to know? In this session from the International PHP Conference, Sebastian Bergmann goes over what should be in every PHP developer’s toolkit, such as dephpend, phant, and PHPUnit. Find out how to fit these tools into your daily development.

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Migrating to PHP 7

Are you still using PHP 5? If so, this talk is for you. Join Stefan Priebsch, co-founder and Principal Consultant of The PHP Consulting Company, and learn all about how to complete a successful migration to the latest version of PHP. Find out what the new features are and how to convince others to make the migration.

Watch Oliver Sturm's International PHP Conference session

CQRS and Event Sourcing

This talk from the International PHP Conference dives into CQRS (command-query responsibility segregation). and event sourcing. See how they relate to one another, what the consequences of using them are, and learn some real-world, practical examples and demonstrations from Oliver Sturm, Training Director at DevExpress.

Interview with Leo Cavalcante, full-stack developer

Siler interview: Making PHP easy and enjoyable

Siler is a set of general purpose high-level abstractions aiming an API for declarative programming in PHP using the “keep it simple, stupid” principle. Its latest release, Siler 1.7.2 is here and we spoke to Leo Cavalcante about the library and what his top three favorite new features are. Let’s take a look.

Debunking the rumors

PHP is very much alive and doesn’t plan on dying

The reports about the death of PHP are greatly exaggerated. Learn the current PHP status quo and why it is here to stay. Backed by PHP developers from Iflexion, this article will give answers to all the burning questions and help you make up your mind about PHP’s wellbeing once and for all.

Watch Jessica Mauerhan's International PHP Conference session


Software engineer Jessica Mauerhan discusses how to help boost your programming career with an attitude change and learn how to be less judgemental online and in the workplace. Set aside some time for reflection and watch this session from the International PHP Conference.

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PHP to Hack, an Incrementally Typed Adventure at Slack

Senior Staff Engineer at Slack, Scott Sandler, gave a keynote at the International PHP Conference about how Slack migrated its multi-million line PHP codebase to Facebook’s Hack programming language. Find out what they learned, what challenges they faced, and what PHP programmers can learn from the journey.