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.
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.
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.
Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week the September TIOBE Index was published, provoking an interesting discussion about PHP, and two big new releases hit the ground running: JavaFX 13 and Jakarta EE 8. Let’s take a look.
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?
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.
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.
PHP is a cornerstone of the modern internet, with 80% of sites using it. Now, as the end of life for PHP 5.x version gets closer and closer, a whopping 62% of the internet is estimated to be vulnerable to looming security issues.
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.
It’s no secret that programmers like to curse. But which kind of developer curses most? Java-heads? C++ developers? PHP programmers? A study on expletives in programming circles has delivered some interesting results.
Scala? Bor-ing. Here are five weird and wonderful projects that demonstrate the diversity of the JVM platform.
Sick of their bloated PHP/MySQL stack, the Huffington Post developer team have migrated to a modern alternative for their editorial needs.
Increasing language fragmentation is biggest threat to Javas future, but its still riding high according to the latest rankings