Posted on: 2013-01-17
As lead developers of Zurmo, an Open Source Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application, we are driven by the need to build rock solid, reliable software, something that is hard to come by in our field.
In order to accomplish our goal, we decided to bite the bullet and sweat it out with Test Driven Development - TDD.
Zurmo is written in PHP and utilizes jQuery, the Yii Framework, and RedBeanPHP. With 1700+ unit tests running across eight server configurations, Zurmo is built with a passion for software engineering best practices.
Read the article to find out why it is beneficial to be in the habit of testing, testing, and more testing.
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Posted on: 2013-01-14
Whether this is a good or a bad thing for PHP developers, was one of the main topics of debate between Manuel Lemos and Ernani Joppert in the episode 31 of the Lately in PHP podcast.
They also discussed new PHP 5.5 features such as class variable type hinting and accessor functions, the apparent lack of interest of core developers to participate in the PHP FIG standards group, and what PHP developers have been searching for in 2012 by looking at the PHP Zeitgeist initiative.
Listen to the podcast now, or watch the podcast video, or read the audio transcript to learn more about these and other interesting PHP discussions.
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Posted on: 2012-06-04
They also discussed the complaints of Linus Torvalds on the limitations of GitHub handling Git pull requests and whether that will affect the processing of pull requests to the PHP core project.
Listen to the podcast, watch the video recording or read the transcript to learn about these and other interesting PHP related topics here.
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Posted on: 2012-05-07
That is one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Ernani Joppert in the episode 23 of the Lately in PHP podcast, for the first time also recorded in video using Google Hangouts On Air.
They also covered other polemic ideas for future PHP versions like the pure PHP script proposal, making function names case-sensitive and the option to skip optional function parameters.
Another interesting topic discussed in this podcast is about the proposals for HTTP 2.0 protocol.
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Posted on: 2012-03-01
Meanwhile, a few weeks ago, the security expert Stefan Esser claims that PHP source security bug prevention has a lot to be desired because PHP core developers do not have the habit of using source code auditing tools to prevent security bugs.
The matter of the PHP source code quality and security bug prevention was one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Ernani Joppert in episode 21 of the Lately in PHP podcast.
Among other interesting topics, they also discuss the new features of Apache 2.4 and whether it is already possible for PHP sites to take advantage of this new Apache release.
Listen to the podcast now or read the transcript to learn about these and other interesting PHP related topics.
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Posted on: 2012-02-01
They also discuss the final release of PHP 5.4.0 and whether you should upgrade it or not, the repercussion of the PHP Hash Collision Vulnerability, as well the trends of PHP world based on the analysis of the PHP Zeitgeist 2011 initiative.
Listen to the podcast or read the transcript now to learn more in detail about these interesting PHP topics.
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Posted on: 2012-01-30
Read this article to get a brief overview of the features of this new release and learn about criteria that you may follow to decide if and when you should upgrade to the new version.
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172. PHP Zeitgeist 2011
Posted on: 2012-01-18
Read this article to learn about what new things PHP developers have been searching more in 2011 and what are their needs that probably still need to be fulfilled.
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Posted on: 2011-11-30
The problem is that they are not looking right. Not only there are plenty of talented Web developers out there, they are easy to find, and many of them are available for hire.
The employers just need to make a very small concession. Doing that the developers can flock to the companies that are willing concede.
Read this article to understand better what employers are missing and how can they find the talented Web developers they need.
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160. PHP 5.4.0 Will not Include APC, Is MODX CMS better than Wordpress? Top PHP Developers in Every Country - Lately in PHP Episode 16
Posted on: 2011-09-30
Bob Ray, a book author and contributor of the MODX CMS project was interviewed in the podcast to talk about this revelation CMS and how it compares with other popular systems like Wordpress.
Also commented on this podcast was the recent launch of a feature in the PHPClasses site that allows to distinguish Top PHP Developers in the each country of the world.
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