Real World PHP:

Building your First Web App

February 11, 2016

Learn PHP by Building Web Applications

So you’ve done a few online tutorial projects and you know you basics (HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript) but you don’t know how to do things off the top of your head … should you be worried?

Nope.

Even the most experienced developers will be referring to videos, support forums and books to keep refreshing and building their skills. Yes, once you’ve done certain things a few times (ex: setting up an MVC framework like Laravel, designing databases) you will be able to do them without any help. But I can guarantee that other aspects of the project will send you researching!

… It’s the nature of development.

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Updating from PHP 5.4 to 5.5 with WHM

November 29, 2015

Hi! We just updated from PHP 5.4 to 5.5 with WHM. It took the server about 10 minutes to compile, and it went off without any problems. Thanks be to the nerd gods! We had a worry about a few WordPress installs (WordPress 4.3.1) and an old CodeIgniter codebase – but all went well. Why…

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Is PHP the redheaded stepchild of Web Development?

January 16, 2015

Hi, In defense of poor old PHP! The language everyone loves to hate … but so many still uses! Each language has its’ strengths and weaknesses. So the one you choose is largely a personal thing. That said, the stats don’t lie, most of the dynamic Web runs on PHP. If any Ruby, Java or…

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PHP programming in 2015

December 11, 2014

Hi, The new year approaches and once again I will give you my assessment of where PHP will be in 2015. You might think me biased given killerphp is the name of the site … but you would be wrong. I am always ready to throw out a technology that no longer deserves my attention….

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What is Refactoring PHP Code?

January 16, 2014

Hi! For whatever reasons, I am in the mood to write … and I have a video too! So, what the heck is code refactoring? In a nutshell: It is the process of code refinement – taking messy code and reorganizing it into much more manageable (cleaner) chunks. Refactoring is such an important part of…

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How to develop great software

December 3, 2013
Posted in Real World PHP

Hi, The point of this article: get people using your software ASAP! Now some of the details … The best teacher in any field is experience … and web programming is no exception! In the case of app creation though, it’s not just your experience as a coder that counts, but the experience of your…

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