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241. PHP Core Developers versus Facebook: Round 3 - The PHP Specification

Posted on: 2014-07-25

Recently Facebook developers played on another episode of a saga that seems to antagonize Facebook and PHP Core developers.

This time they announced an initiative to create a formal specification document for the PHP language.

Read this article to learn more about this and previous episodes of this saga, and what this may mean for the PHP future.


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239. To TDD or Not TDD? - Lately in PHP podcast episode 48

Posted on: 2014-06-27

Lately the debate about whether you should use TDD or not in all software projects all the time has been very intense. That was one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins in the episode 48 of the Lately in PHP podcast.

They also talked about the upcoming end of life release of PHP 5.3, getting information of parameter type hinting with reflection, using object methods on native data types, security problems of OAuth implementations, and the built-in support of Composer to access password protected repositories.

Listen to the podcast now, or watch the hangout video, or read the transcript text to know more about these interesting PHP discussions.


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237. 7 Reasons Why TDD Failed to become Mainstream

Posted on: 2014-06-11

Recently the creator of Ruby On Rails declared that TDD (Test Driven Development) is dead.

Despite he used to be a supporter of TDD as the right way to do software development, he finally decided to announce that he really does not agree that TDD is really the right way.

Read this article to learn more about what happened and what does this mean for developers that support TDD or not.


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235. PHP is the Best Competitor of PHP - Lately in PHP podcast episode 47

Posted on: 2014-05-23

PHP developments gained new life thanks mostly to Facebook Hack language and Zend reaction with PHPNG. Since Facebook Hack is mostly a fork of PHP, it seems PHP is the main competitor of PHP.

These developments were one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Michael Kimsal in the episode 47 of the Lately in PHP podcast.

They also discussed new proposals for the next PHP versions like negative string offsets, offsets to Reset() and End(), a mail handling interface similar to session handlers, error handling in PHP.next, and return type hinting declarations.

Now listen to the podcast, or watch the hangout video, or read the transcript to learn more about these interesting PHP discussions.


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234. PHPNG Dramatic Speedup Features Coming in PHP 6 Release

Posted on: 2014-05-12

Not a very long after Facebook announced the Hack language, Dmitry Stogov of Zend announced a somewhat secret development branch of PHP called PHPNG that brings a JIT engine, significant speed and memory management improvements eventually to PHP 6.

Read this article to learn more details about what happened and what this means for the future of PHP.


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232. Is the Hack Language Going to Replace PHP? - Lately in PHP podcast episode 46

Posted on: 2014-04-21

The release of the Facebook Hack language has shaken the PHP community since it implements several frequently requested features that were never implemented, many users are considering to drop PHP in favor of Hack.

This was one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins on the episode 46 of the Lately in PHP podcast.

They also talked about the OpenSSL Heartbleed security bug may affect PHP sites or not, ideas for the PHP 6 engine, the need for an official PHP specification, and an advanced email validation that can provide suggestions for address typos like Google did you mean feature.

Now listed to the podcast, or watch the hangout video or read the transcript to learn more about these interesting PHP topics.


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230. Hack Language is All that PHP Should Have Been

Posted on: 2014-03-24

Facebook developers just released Hack, a language based on PHP that introduces several great enhancements.

Read this article to learn more about Hack features, as well learn about some criteria that you may want to evaluate to decide if you want replace your PHP developments with this new programming language.


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229. The Security of Future PHP Versions - Lately in PHP podcast episode 45

Posted on: 2014-03-12

As the plans for the upcoming PHP 5.6 and PHP 6 versions are being finalized, some of the proposals are about improving the security of these future PHP versions.

That has been one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and CÚsar Rodas on the episode 45 of the Lately in PHP podcast.

They also have talked about several other types of proposals and ideas for PHP 6, as well a tutorial on How to Use a Webcam to take Pictures in PHP Application.

Now listen to the podcast, or watch the hangout video or read the transcript text to learn more about these interesting PHP topics that were discussed.


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227. The Debate About All PHP Frameworks that Suck - Lately in PHP podcast episode 44

Posted on: 2014-02-17

The video and the article about when Rasmus Lerdorf stated that in his opinion all PHP frameworks suck had great reprecussion. In this podcast the debate about reasons for this opinion continued with Manuel Lemos, Cesar Rodas and Yasir Siddiqui, the winner of PHP Innovation Award edition of 2013.

They also talked about the the Uniter PHP interpreter written in JavaScript, plans to remove the MySQL and IMAP extension in PHP 5.6, whether the next major PHP version should be PHP 6 or PHP 7.

Now listen to the podcast audio, or watch the hangout video or read the transcript to learn more about these and other interesting PHP discussions.


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226. 4 Reasons Why All PHP Frameworks Suck?

Posted on: 2014-02-05

Recently, Rasmus Lerdorf, the creator of PHP, stated in a PHP frameworks conference that all PHP frameworks suck.

He also answered several interesting questions about the present and future solutions in PHP 7 or beyond.

Read this article to learn more about Rasmus said and the what it means for the way you develop PHP now and in the future.


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