KillerPHP Blog


Killerphp gets a much needed reskin.

July 6, 2015


I just wanted to mention that we just launched the new skin. It had been a few years since we updated the look of the site, so it was about time.

In other news – I am still here! Just busy these days with projects, but will be back with new stuff soon. Meanwhile, if you are a programming noob, want to learn PHP or OOP … then check out the free courses.



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New Video Training Site from Killerphp

September 8, 2014

Hi Guys!

So, I am just announcing our new video training subscription service we built using Laravel and Twitter Bootstrap … among other things. Check it out:

What makes different than what we’ve had in the past? Again, check it out:

  • All the new videos will be in HD.
  • All videos are responsive and resizable.
  • Videos can easily be played back at different speeds.
  • Ask questions and make request – we will do our best to answer!
  • All courses are date stamped.
  • The system shows you which videos you’ve started to watch and which you’ve completed.

This is just the early launch (late stage beta but only a day away from version 1), so we’ve populated the system with our courses that are still good .. though they were created a little while ago. That said, we have brand new courses that cover HTML5 and CSS3 effects. A lot more coming over the next several months. Here is a sample:

Fullscreen background video with CSS3.

Thanks for reading!

Stefan Mischook

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Web Programming for 2013 … and Beyond!

February 5, 2013

Web programmers have to keep on their toes – you can’t let yourself fall behind using old technology that nobody is interested in. Flash anyone?

… I didn’t think so! Ok, let’s start:

1. PHP is STILL King of the Server Side!

PHP was not the first language I learned (it was JavaScript) and PHP is not the prettiest language out there … but it is overall the most utilitarian.


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Steve Jobs has Died

October 5, 2011

Statement from Apple:

We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.

Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.

His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.


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The Zend PHP Conference (ZendCon) will be held October 17-20, 2011, in Santa Clara, California.

August 22, 2011


The people at Zendcon graciously asked that I let you know about their upcoming conference. Since I am a big advocate of Zend, I figured why not?

The details:

The Zend PHP Conference (ZendCon) will be held October 17-20, 2011, at the Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.

ZendCon excels by offering innovative content that covers the latest and most important developments in PHP. A renowned group of industry experts and thought-leaders will deliver the 2011 program, with three central themes:

Cloud Computing
Build applications, not infrastructure.
Learn about the latest developments in PHP Cloud infrastructure, management and application services

Mobile and User Experience
Go beyond the browser
Learn how to build engaging mobile apps with the latest PHP technologies and tools

Enterprise and Professional PHP
Master your craft
Explore PHP best practices, new technologies and practical tips with industry experts

The conference will include a variety of technical sessions, in-depth tutorials, UnConference sessions and unique networking opportunities. Early Bird prices are available until September 10, so register now for the best prices.

Visit to look at the sessions, speakers, schedules and to register.

Stefan Mischook

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Build A Content Management System with PHP Video Tutorial Course

June 6, 2011

build a cms

I am happy to announce yet another video course for all you nerds out there: Build A Content Management System.

OK, not the most exciting title, but still an exciting course for those PHP nerds who want to go from PHP basics and get into building a full-fledged PHP application from scratch.

Learn how to build a content management system that provides a website all the tools needed to allow basic web users to manage the website content with ease. Over 6.5 hours of tutorials, with over 41 videos!

Here are some details about the video tutorial:

This course is aimed at intermediate level web developers, demonstrating how to build a basic PHP based content management system that uses object oriented programming techniques and implements the MVC pattern.

Along the way, I cover a wide range of technologies, including HTML and CSS, a bit of javascript/jQuery/AJAX and PHP/MySQLi. I also show how to integrate Colorbox (a jquery plugin) and TinyMCE (for the WYSIWYG functionality.)

Read more: Building a PHP based CMS

Check out the CMS course sample videos


Stefan Mischook

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