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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.