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An Alternative Laravel Package Development Workflow

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Every framework gives developers a way to extend the system using packages / extensions. We can generally hook in our logic at any point where we want to provide specific functionality, and Laravel is no exception! Following the article of my fellow au...

Covering Laracon: Are Online Conferences Introvert Heaven?

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I've been to my fair share of conferences, and one thing that always happens is there's a clique of us relatively talkative types (I suppose as speakers, we tend to feel empowered), and a whole lot, and I mean a whole lot of very quiet and reserved fel...

The State of PHP MVC Frameworks in 2017

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A simple question prompted me to sit down and write this follow up to my article from about a year ago. Q: Any thoughts about where things are today? (2/24/2017) A: “I’d say it’s pretty much down to Laravel and Symfony at this point; when it come...

Sourcehunt: Idea of the Month and 6 Interesting Repos!

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It's time for our monthly hunt for new open source libraries to use and contribute to! If you're new to Sourcehunt, it's our monthly post for promoting open source projects that seem interesting or promising and could use help in terms of Github stars ...

SourceHunt Xmas 2016 – Give the Gift of Open Source Prestige

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We're at this year's precipice, and it couldn't have been a better one. How about we make it even better for some packages and libraries in dire need of contributors and stars? This Xmas, let's give the gift of open source prestige! frickelbruder/kic...

Pay the Price for Open Source

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Gather 'round kiddies, Uncle Cal has a history lesson to share. Back when the world was young Back in the early days of Open Source - when Dinosaurs roamed the earth and Rasmus was a young man - there were two types of open source projects we talked ...

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...

Sourcehunt September – Hacktoberfest Edition

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It's that time of year again - DigitalOcean's Hacktoberfest is starting! It's a month-long open source effort when people are encouraged to contribute to various open source projects (not their own!). Anyone who opens 4 pull requests (even documentatio...

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...