September 24, 2020

The Workshop: Introduction to PDF Generation - php[architect] Magazine August 2019

In early July 2019 I asked Reddit What questions do you have about generating PDFs w/ PHP? (Research for an article) : PHP and I was pleasantly surprised at the genuine answers and feedback I received (as opposed to the normal nonstop trolling that Reddit is usually known for). One comment listed 19 different questions! Many of the comments mention different libraries and services and I believe...

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September 10, 2020

The Workshop: Run Amazon Linux Locally - php[architect] Magazine July 2019

Amazon Linux 2 is the current generation of Linux provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) specifically for use in its ElasticCloud (EC2) platform. Amazon Linux evolved out of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS ecosystems. If you have used either of these distributions you will feel right at home. Amazon Linux also has the added benefit of support directly from AWS as well as security...

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September 5, 2020

The Workshop: The Road to 7.3 (Part 2) - php[architect] Magazine February 2019

Last month we explored the world of static analyzers Phan and PhpStan to find compatibility issues any several other common issues in our PHP Easy Math code base. This month we’re going to review our code base and implement new and recent features from PHP 7.x One of the best features of new PHP versions is the performance boost. With every PHP 7 release we have enjoyed some amount...

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September 4, 2020

The Workshop: The Road to 7.3 (Part 1) - php[architect] Magazine January 2019

Last month as I was writing “The Workshop: Producing Packages (Part 3)” I had a feeling I would end up regretting the line “This will be the third and final installment in this series”. Sure enough I have one more topic I want to cover: upgrading to a new PHP version. Upgrading PHP versions is enough to be its own “The Workshop” series however since 7.3 was just released...

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