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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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September 3, 2020

The Workshop: Producing Packages (Part 3) - php[architect] Magazine December 2018

Over the past two months we've been building PHP Easy Math a purposely simple example library to demonstrate how to build a reusable package for the PHP ecosystem. Make sure to check the previous issues if you're just now joining us! This will be the third and final installment in this series. This month we're going to cover triaging and managing issues users may open as well as pull...

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September 2, 2020

The Workshop: Producing Packages (Part 2) - php[architect] Magazine November 2018

Last month we started building PHP Easy Math, a small library which can be included in PHP projects to provide simple methods to do basic addition and subtraction. We're using this as an example library to focus on what makes a library "good" we are less worried about the practical need for and usage of our package. If you have not yet read Part 1 pause here and go read The...

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September 1, 2020

The Workshop: Producing Packages (Part 1) - php[architect] Magazine October 2018

This month we are diving into creating PHP packages and ensuring our packages are held to a high standard of having tests, license information, and other best practices for creating and maintaining high quality PHP packages. Composer changed the entire PHP ecosystem by giving us Composer, a fantastic package manager and Packagist, the public repository of libraries. PHP developers can...

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