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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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222. New PHP 5.6 Developments - Lately in PHP podcast episode 42

Posted on: 2013-12-16

As the release of PHP 5.6 gets closer to happen in first semester of 2014, more new features are already being implemented including a new PHP debugger.

The latest PHP 5.6 developments is one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and CÚsar Rodas in the episode 42 of the Lately in PHP podcast.

They also talked about installing PHP classes and Javascript packages using Composer.

Listen to the podcast, or watch the hangout video, or read the transcript to learn more about these PHP developments.


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217. PHP 5.6 Roadmap and New Features - Lately in PHP podcast episode 39

Posted on: 2013-09-10

Now that PHP 5.5 stable versions were released, it is time to plan the roadmap of features for PHP 5.6.

This was the main topic discussed by Manuel Lemos and Cesar Rodas in episode 39 of the Lately in PHP podcast.

They also commented about a new PHP core developer that was hired by SmugMug to work full time on PHP development as a sort of sponsorship of the PHP project.

Listen to the podcast, or watch the hangout video or read the transcript to learn about these interesting discussions on the PHP present and future.


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216. What is making PHP more popular: Wordpress or PHP Frameworks? Lately in PHP podcast episode 38

Posted on: 2013-08-05

The debate of what is making PHP grow in popularity was motivated by the recent suggestion from Tiobe that it could be due to a recent Zend Framework release.

The discussion of whether PHP growth is caused more by popular applications like Wordpress or by PHP frameworks was one of the main topics brought by Manuel Lemos and Ernani Joppert in the episode 38 of the Lately in PHP podcast.

They also talked about the end of line of development for the PHP 5.3 releases and the newer PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5 releases, the proposal to import global functions from namespaces, and the call for speakers for the Ski PHP event.

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215. 7 Reasons Why WordPress Made PHP Popular, not PHP Frameworks

Posted on: 2013-07-30

Recently the Tiobe Index of published an update of their programming language index on which they claim PHP has been raising in popularity due to Zend Framework 2 but they do not justify why.

Read this article to learn about an opinion why this claim is unfounded and PHP popularity has more to do with WordPress than with PHP at one language may be more popular than PHP Frameworks.


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