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Achieving Modular Architecture with Forwarding Decorators

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As your web application becomes larger, you certainly start to think more about designing a flexible, modular architecture which is meant to allow for a high amount of extensibility. There are lots of ways to implement such architecture, and all of the...

How PHP Executes – from Source Code to Render

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Inspired by a recent article on how Ruby code executes, this article covers the execution process for PHP code. Introduction There's a lot going on under the hood when we execute a piece of PHP code. Broadly speaking, the PHP interpreter goes through ...

Meet Elixir, the Laravel Way of Compiling Assets

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Many thanks to Jad Joubran, Gabriel Zerbib, Anthony Chambers, and Scott Molinari for peer reviewing this post, and thanks to all of SitePoint’s peer reviewers for making SitePoint content the best it can be! In today’s web applications, we use a wi...

Look, Ma! No NodeJS! – a PHP front end workflow without Node

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If you’re intimidated, exhausted or irritated by Gulp, Grunt, NPM, Yeoman, and all the other NodeJS tools that aim to help but often do the opposite, a good asset management workflow is possible in PHP, and this tutorial aims to prove it. In this art...