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A Review of Bulgaria PHP – Game On!

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BulgariaPHP is a PHP conference consisting of one workshop day, and two talk days with two tracks each. Just like last year, this year’s conference happened in the SEC (Sofia Event Center) in Sofia, Bulgaria, on the top floor of the Paradise Mall...

From HTTP Messages to PSR-7: What’s It All About?

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The PHP Framework Interoperability Group (PHP-FIG) has relatively recently approved another proposal, the PSR-7: HTTP Messages Interface. The document crystallizes HTTP messages into 7 interfaces which a PHP library should implement if they subscribe t...

PHP-FIG Alternatives: The Pros and Cons of Various Visions

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In his article The Past, Present and Future of the PHP-FIG, Larry Garfield gives a whirlwind tour of his impressions of the FIG, from its founding to one of its possible futures. I encourage you to read it in its entirety before continuing. Herein, I w...

The past, Present and Future of the PHP-FIG

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The PHP Framework Interoperability Group (PHP-FIG, or just FIG for short) is at a crossroads. Many electrons have been sacrificed talking about FIG's tribulations of late, but sadly much of it has been FUD, with little effort spent on the positive. A...

PHP-FIG, Quo Vadis?

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The Polish writer, Henryk Sienkiewicz, was awarded the 1905 Nobel prize for Literature for his epic novel Quo Vadis, which is a Latin phrase meaning "Where are you going?". In the face of any dilemma, a brief pause and redefinition of one's goals may b...

Defensive Programming in PHP

Finagle’s Law of Dynamic Negatives: Anything that can go wrong, will - at the worst possible moment. What Does “Defensive Programming” Mean? Defensive programming, simply put, is programming with the intent to anticipate likely failure points. ...