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  • Article Series: PHP 7.x

    PHP 7.x brings several improvements and new features that touch all aspects of the language, including better support for object oriented programming, extensions to classes and interfaces, improvements to the type system, error handling, and more. In this series of articles, we discuss new features across the various PHP 7.x versions.

  • PHP 7 — Improvements to Arrays, Operators, Constants, and Exception Handling

    In this final article in the series on new features in PHP 7.x, we shall discuss improvements to arrays, operators, constants, and exception handling.

  • PHP 7 – Standard Library Improvements

    In this article we explore improvements to functions in PHP 7, including the new array define(), returning a value from generator functions, generator delegation, and more.

  • PHP 7 — New Features for Types

    In the previous two articles in this series, we explored some of the improvements introduced in PHP 7. To set the background for this article on PHP’s type system, PHP is a weakly typed language, which implies the data type of variables does not need to be declared. In this article we explore new type-related features available in PHP 7.x.

  • PHP 7 — Classes and Interfaces Improvements

    In the second instalment of this article series dedicated to PHP 7, we continue our exploration of PHP 7 new features focusing on object-oriented programming support, classes, and interfaces.

  • PHP 7 — Getting Started and OOP Improvements

    PHP had almost become a forgotten language, with a lapse of more than 10 years without a new major version after PHP 5.0 in 2004. PHP 7.0 is a major version with several improvements and new features which have brought it to the level of other modern languages. In this series of articles, we shall discuss new features in the various PHP 7.x versions.

  • Monitoring SRE's Golden Signals

    Golden signals are increasingly popular these days due to the rise of SRE. This article outlines what golden signals are, and how to monitor and use them in the context of various common services.

  • Using vfsStream to Test File Uploads with Laravel

    Testing of uploading files can be tricky, but with the right tools and the knowledge of a few tricks, the process can be more efficient and a lot less difficult. This article goes over creating an endpoint to upload a CSV file of users and testing that users in the CSV are displayed in the JSON response, as well as adding validation to ensure CSV files are the types of files being dealt with.

  • arrayDB, a New and Easy PHP ORM

    Most ORM libraries make you write a new class for each item you want to keep in the database. Extending this and that for no apparent reason is repetitious and capricious. Using techniques that can be applied to most languages, arrayDB looks at simplifying the whole process by doing away with statically defined classes.

  • Integrating PHP with .NET Using Phalanger

    Phalanger can be used to create solutions that combine .NET and PHP in ways that are not possible with the standard PHP interpreter. Thanks to Phalanger extensions, PHP programs can directly use .NET classes and .NET programs can dynamically invoke PHP scripts or use functions and classes implemented in PHP.

  • BlazeDS and JMS for PHP Developers, Part 2

    In the second and final of our articles on BlazeDS and JMS, InfoQ looks at two additional methods for sending messages to JMS topics or queues from PHP - the PHP/Java Bridge which provides a framework for calling Java classes from PHP scripts using a simple Java façade, and the STOMP protocol.

  • BlazeDS and JMS for PHP Developers, Part 1

    BlazeDS is an open source project from Adobe that allows you to connect your Adobe Flex applications with data services. The Java Messaging Service (JMS) is a method of communicating with services written in Java. In the first of two articles, InfoQ looks at the advantages of JMS and how you can use BlazeDS to communicate with your Java services via JMS from your Flex applications.

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