July 10, 2023

HTML Form Processing with PHP - php[architect] Magazine August 2014

Forms are everywhere. Every application that interacts with a user uses forms in some manner. Whether you are logging into a website, filling out a survey, or signing up for a service you are interacting with a form that someone had to create in order to get some info from you. You have a PHP application that needs input. How do you safely, securely, and reliably obtain that input or other...

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July 5, 2023

The Workshop: Local Dev with Lando - php[architect] Magazine November 2022

This month we’re going to visit a topic that is near and dear to my heart: local development environments. I’ve been maintaining Laravel Homestead since late 2016 and have been a longtime tinkerer of just about every local development tool you’ve ever heard of and they all have their strengths and weaknesses. Lando is just about the only tool I haven’t had a chance to dive into so join...

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May 4, 2023

Getting back into the swing of things

Monthly php[architect] readers might have noticed I haven't been in the past three issues and I have a really good reason: the day job. We had a pretty ambitious Q1 and it meant that for my own health, writing had to be pushed off the calendar. I was fortunate enough that Eric and John understood and while I made some connections for guest columns they largely left me alone which is exactly what...

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February 3, 2023

Join me at php[tek] 2023 May 16-18th in Chicago

As a seasoned web developer, I have had the privilege of speaking at and attending numerous technical PHP and web developer conferences over the years. I can attest that attending these conferences has made a big impact in my career, providing me with valuable insights, networking opportunities, job opportunities, and the chance to stay current with the latest developments in the field. The...

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