Archive for the ‘extensions’ Category

There’s a Gender Extension for PHP

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Unlike in our "mainstream" paid course about exploring PHP, I like to explore the weird and forgotten areas of the language. Recently, I ventured into a section of the PHP manual which lists extensions that are used to help with Human Language and Cha...

Getting to Know and Love Xdebug

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It's been 15 years since Xdebug first came out. We think this is the perfect opportunity to re-introduce it to the world, and explain how and why it does what it does. Xdebug is a PHP extension (meaning it needs to be compiled and installed into a PHP...

Upgrading from PThreads v2 to V3: What to Look out For

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A fair amount has changed for the pthreads extension with the release of pthreads v3. This article aims to cover the necessary information for those who are looking to upgrade their applications from pthreads v2 to v3. If you're unfamiliar with pthread...

Game Development with ReactJS and PHP: How Compatible Are They?

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"I'd like to make a multiplayer, economy-based game. Something like Stardew Valley, but with none of the befriending aspects and a player-based economy." I started thinking about this the moment I decided to try and build a game using PHP and ReactJS....

Parallel Programming with Pthreads in PHP – the Fundamentals

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PHP developers seem to rarely utilise parallelism. The appeal of the simplicity of synchronous, single-threaded programming certainly is high, but sometimes the usage of a little concurrency can bring some worthwhile performance improvements. In this a...

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 ...

What Would You Pay to Make 27% of the Web More Secure?

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It’s Open Source Week at SitePoint! All week we’re publishing articles focused on everything Open Source, Free Software and Community, so keep checking the OSW tag for the latest updates. Scott Arciszewski, known on Twitter as CiPHPerCoder, is to s...