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This category covers advanced PHP topics such as OOP, design patterns, database, web services, and emerging technologies. Readers can learn how to leverage advanced PHP techniques to build scalable and robust web applications.


Kinsta released 2021 PHP Benchmarks for Most Popular PHP Software

Kinsta, the managed WordPress hosting provider, released a full benchmark of the most popular 20 PHP platforms/configurations running on different PHP versions from PHP 5.6 until the latest 8.0. The latest...
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Storyblok Headless CMS, raises $8.5M to Solve the Content Problem

London, UK; 4th February 2021: Storyblok, a headless CMS for developers and marketers to deliver content experiences on any digital platform, has raised an $8.5 million Series A. The investment was led by...

LibreNMS, Open Source Network Monitoring System

We received a question this week asking about network monitoring systems available for PHP, and we are sharing with you today one of the best open source tools for network monitoring...

Box, Fast Zero Config Application Bundler with PHARs

We talked in a previous article about PHP Scoper, the PHP tool to help you prepare your code for packaging. Once your code is ready, you can send it to Box...

PHP Scoper, Get Your Code Ready for Packaging

PHP-Scoper is a tool which essentially moves any body of code, including all dependencies such as vendor directories, to a new and distinct namespace. The tool goal is to make sure...

Symfony 5.2.3 released

Symfony 5.2.3 has just been released with about ten bugfixes. It's not really common to have only one release of Symfony, since the 5.1 branch is not supported anymore since last...
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Inheritance Cache Improvement for PHP Classes

Dmitry Stogov shared on PHP internals his work on Inheritance cache, a proof of concept that eliminates overhead of PHP class inheritance. Dmitry explained that PHP classes are compiled and cached...

Integrate Microsoft Power BI and PHP

Many business intelligence solutions are today available in the market, and sometimes companies need to integrate these solution’s capabilities into their web applications. An interesting case study is the integration of Microsoft...
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Getting started with Symfony Panther, Browser Testing and Web Scraping Library for PHP

Symfony Panther is a convenient standalone library to scrape websites and to run end-to-end tests using real browsers. The library leverages the W3C's WebDriver protocol to drive native web browsers such as Google Chrome...

Wasmer, WebAssembly Runtime and Container Format Alternative

You certainly know Docker, but much less Wasmer, a container format based on WebAssembly which compile many programming languages such as GoLang, Rust, C/C++, D, Python, Javascript, PHP, Ruby, Java, R......

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