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The state of JavaScript in 2024

Updated 12th January 2024

Javascript usage and popularity

You don’t need me to tell you JavaScript is the most popular programming language. Influenced by Java and released in 1995, after only 10 days of development, as of January 2024, JavaScript can be found on 98.8% of all websites. It’s no wonder why JavaScript has gained such popularity. JavaScript’s versatility and lower barrier to

Attempt to assign property post_content on null – Critical WordPress Error

Updated 28th December 2023

Are you seeing an error when creating new posts or pages in WordPress? Attempt to assign property post_content on null A bad database migration likely causes the error. I have experienced this error when exporting a WordPress database using the database export tool built into PHPStorm through an SSH tunnel to set up a WordPress

What is a Cron Job and how to write to the Crontab

Updated 10th December 2023

The need to schedule tasks on a machine is common for any Software Developer, System Admin or IT professional, so it’s important to learn what a cron job is and how to write to the crontab. What is CRON? Cron is a daemon built-in to most Unix-like operating systems such as: Cron reads the¬†crontab¬†(cron tables)

What is the Lexing stage in PHP

Updated 10th December 2023

Lexing is a phase the PHP interpreter undergoes while interpreting the source code written. Lexing, is the first of four overall steps performed by the PHP interpreter. Steps in the PHP Interpreter The PHP interpreter undergoes a total of four steps before executing the code written. What is Lexing in PHP Lexical analysis, also known

PHP Numeric Literal Separator

Updated 14th December 2023

First introduced in PHP 7.4, the Numeric Literal Separator in PHP makes large integers within your code easy to read. Naturally, we find it easier to read number which are grouped, for example, 1,650,000. Using the numeric literal separator in PHP Since PHP 7.4, we can now use numbers like this: Adding an underscore between

PHP 8.3 release and features

Updated 11th December 2023

The time of year is fast approaching for PHP developers around the world. We have a new PHP release knocking on the door. PHP 8.3 RC 1 is now available for testing, and with this release we are able to get a glimps at some of the highlight features coming later in the year. PHP

List of programming languages used for Web Development

Updated 16th August 2022

programming languages used for web development

There are a wide variety of programming languages that can be used for web development. Which one you choose depends on your preferences and needs. Some languages are better suited for certain tasks than others. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the most popular languages used for web development. JavaScript PHP

5 Reasons to Use an IDE for Programming

Updated 3rd August 2022

PHPStorm GUI

If you’re a programmer, then you know how important it is to have the right tools for the job. And one of the most important tools for any programmer is an IDE, or integrated development environment. Let’s look at some reasons to use an IDE. What is an IDE? An IDE is a suite of

What is PHP?

Updated 1st August 2022

PHP is easy to learn

PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is an open-source, general-purpose, and server-side scripting language widely used in web development. PHP is used to manage databases, dynamic content, session tracking, and much more. Let’s answer the question “What is PHP?”. What is PHP used for? Since its first release in 1995, PHP has been seen used in many

Top 3 CSS Frameworks in 2022

Updated 1st August 2022

Top CSS Frameworks

Building and designing websites and web applications has become confusing. It can feel like every week there are new JavaScript frameworks to build your front-end applications and new packages to enhance the user experience. Thankfully, the same can’t be said for CSS. Here are the Top 3 CSS Frameworks by popularity, so you know they

Destructuring in JavaScript

Updated 16th August 2022

Destructuring In JavaScript

Introduced in ES6, Destructuring in JavaScript is a way to unpack values from arrays, or properties from objects, into distinct variables. What is a use-case of Destructuring in JavaScript? Until ES6, if we wanted to extract data from an array we would have to do something similar to: let message = ; let greeting

JavaScript Spread & Rest Operators

Updated 28th July 2022

JavaScript Spread & Rest Operators

In JavaScript, three dots ( … ) are used for both the Spread and Rest operators. Spread and Rest perform different actions. Let’s learn what the JavaScript Spread & Rest Operators do. JavaScript Spread Operator The JavaScript Spread Operator ( … ) allows us to copy and split an Array or Object into another Array