Category: Changelog

What Are the New Features in Laravel 5.5?

Laravel 5.5 will require PHP 7.0+. For the features this modern PHP version brings, please see our recap. Laravel 5.5 will also be the next LTS (Long Term Support) release. This means bugfixes for two years and three years of security updates. That was also the case with Laravel 5.1, but its two-year window of bug fix...

The Theory of Constraints in PHP

I had been reading The Phoenix Project, a great novel about IT (you read that right), which presents day to day IT and devops problems at a large Amazon-like company in a way which makes mortals understand the complexities and chaos of 21st century technology. Without giving away any spoilers, at one point in the book ...

Family CRMs, Guzzle Wrappers and PHP Machine Learning? Sourcehunt!

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 or pull requests. It’s our way of giving back – promoting projects that we use (or could use) so that they gain enough exposure to ...

What’s New and Exciting in PHP 7.1?

The PHP community has gone viral with the latest PHP 7 announcement and all the goodies it brings to the language. The PHP 7.1 release has more good news and features to offer. This article highlights the most important ones, and you should check PHP RFC for the full list. ArgumentCountError Exception Earlier versions...

What’s New and Exciting in PHP 7.1?

The PHP community has gone viral with the latest PHP 7 announcement and all the goodies it brings to the language. The PHP 7.1 release has more good news and features to offer. This article highlights the most important ones, and you should check PHP RFC for the full list. ArgumentCountError Exception Earlier versions...

Contributing to PHP: How to Fix Bugs in the PHP Core

Previously, we covered contributing to PHP’s documentation. Now, we will be covering how to get involved with PHP’s core. To do this, we will be looking at the workflow for fixing a simple bug in the core. Since submitting new features to PHP has already been explained pretty well, we will not be covering that her...

What a Year! Help Us Make 2016 Even Better!

It’s been a wild ride here at the PHP channel. The peer review program took full swing and produced results so good they resonated across other channels. Our average traffic has continued to gradually rise, and reader engagement is up, too – no doubt owing to our transition back to a more user friendly commenti...

Learn PHP 7, Find out What’s New, and More

PHP 7, the next version of the world’s most popular programming language, has been released. We’d love to shoot fireworks and get drunk with our newfound power (seriously, the language is in the true big leagues now, functionality and performance-wise) but we’re sure the rest of the internet will do this for us. ...

Re-introducing PDO – the Right Way to Access Databases in PHP

PDO is the acronym of PHP Data Objects. As the name implies, this extension gives you the ability to interact with your database through objects. Why not mysql and mysqli? The very valid question people ask when confronted by a new technology is simply, why should they upgrade? What does this new technology give them ...