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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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236. PHP Composer Private Repository Automatic Access

Posted on: 2014-05-29

PHP Composer was just updated to add built-in support to automatically login to private or public repositories that require a password to be accessed.

Read this article to learn how it works and how you can use this feature to automate the installation of packages from PHP Classes and other Composer repositories that may require password based authentication.


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4. Is Your OAuth 2.0 Application Secure?

Posted on: 2014-05-26
Blog: PHP OAuth API package blog
Package: PHP OAuth API

Recently, a security vulnerability named Covert Redirect was discovered in certain implementations of the OAuth 2.0 protocol.

If you have a site that uses OAuth to access the APIs of other sites on behalf of your users, your site may be inadvertently helping attackers to steal your users' data.

Read this article to learn how to check if your application is vulnerable and what you can do to fix it.


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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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233. Automatic Update of Packages from Version Control Repositories

Posted on: 2014-04-30

The PHP Classes and JS Classes sites just enabled a new feature that allows to automatically update a package when its files have changed in the origin version control repository.

Read this article to learn more how it works and how to disable it in case you do not want your packages to be automatically imported from the repositories when you update them there.

The article also talks about the upcoming new design for the package pages that soon you will be able to beta test if you are interested in helping to evaluate it.


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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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231. OpenSSL Serious Security Bug: Does it Affect Your PHP sites?

Posted on: 2014-04-10

Just a few days ago it was publicly announced a serious security bug called Heartbleed that affects secure sites based on the OpenSSL library.

Read this article to learn more about this security problem, how to test if your Web server or SSH server is vulnerable, how it may affect your PHP sites, what you should do to fix the problem.


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2. Did You Mean Advanced Email Validation in PHP

Posted on: 2014-04-07
Blog: PHP Email validation package blog
Package: PHP Email validation

When you take users' email addresses, for instance in a site sign-up form, there are great chances that the addresses may be incorrect because of a typing mistake or it is not possible to deliver the message to the specified address for some reason.

This e-mail validation package can detect and prevent that users enter incorrect addresses even before you accept them.

Read this article to learn how to use this package to detect incorrect email addresses and get suggestions for the correct addresses so the users can fix them with a single click.

This article is about doing it with PHP but it also points to a similar solution to achieve the same in Node.js.


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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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