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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...

Using Halite for Privacy and Two-Way Encryption of Emails

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Cryptography is a complex matter. In fact, there is one golden rule: * Don't implement cryptography yourself * The reason for this is that so many things can go wrong while implementing it, the slightest error can generate a vulnerability and if you l...

How Laravel Facades Work and How to Use Them Elsewhere

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The Facade pattern is a software design pattern which is often used in object oriented programming. A facade is, in fact, a class wrapping a complex library to provide a simpler and more readable interface to it. The Facade pattern can also be used to ...

OCR in PHP: Read Text from Images with Tesseract

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Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is the process of converting printed text into a digital representation. It has all sorts of practical applications — from digitizing printed books, creating electronic records of receipts, to number-plate recogni...