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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Which PHP Framework is best?

October 31, 2014

Hi! I get asked a lot: which is the best PHP framework? Or, should I choose PHP framework A or should I should PHP framework B? The short answer: it depends! See below for the deeper answer. When considering a framework, besides checking out what the uber-nerds are talking about at the time, consider the…

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What are PHP Web Frameworks?

October 25, 2014
Posted in Web Development

Hi, This is a video (see below) targeted at those who understand basic PHP and are ready to explore the web development world a little further. You see, when you get into PHP, you will also have to learn about the client-side frameworks out there, things like jQuery and Bootstrap. … PHP afterall, is typically…

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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: webmentor.org What makes Webmentor.org 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…

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Teach High School Programming with PHP

August 1, 2014

Let’s start with the conclusion: PHP is a great language to start teaching middle and high school students programming. My 10yrs + of teaching web design and programming has taught me that. Why? PHP is a much more approachable language compared to other popular languages out there. For example, Ruby is a great and powerful…

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A Gentle Introduction to PHP

June 22, 2014

For web designers coming to PHP for the first time, programming can seem pretty complex. The main reason it feels that way, is because many PHP tutorials are not created by teachers … they are created by young programmers who have never taught before. … Believe it or not, there is a skill and a…

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My new site swiftplayground.org

June 18, 2014
Posted in iOS, Swift

Hi, It took us a week but my site on Apple’s Swift programming language has officially launched! swiftplayground.org I decided that (once again) I had to walk my talk and explore a new programming language. Swift is a good one to learn for several reasons: Swift is an ultra modern language. It’s always good to…

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Upgrading to Apache 2.4.9, Laravel and Dumping CodeIgniter

June 10, 2014

Hi, We just upgraded our servers to Apache 2.4.9 (and PHP 5.4.29) so that we could use the Laravel PHP framework. The upgrade was pretty flawless, save two minor issues: one with a WordPress plugin and the other was with a PHP.ini setting that was no longer supported in Apache 2.4.9. … This caused CodeIgniter…

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Apple's new programming language Swift just Killed Objective C

June 3, 2014
Posted in iOS, Swift

Hi, I just watched the presentation on Apple’s new programming language: Swift. This means the end for Objective C and it fundamentally changes the world of iOS programming. Why? It is much easier to learn and much easier to work with and so we will see it used by a lot more programmers. About the…

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How to Become a Web Developer – the Video!!

May 7, 2014

Hi, Based on my previous blog post, in this video I talk about what you need to do to become a web developer: Thanks! Stefan Mischook killerPHP.com

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