PHP is a general-purpose scripting language especially suited to web development. It powers around 78% of all websites.
PHPStorm is packed full of features designed to make the development process for PHP developers efficient and streamlined. Although Jetbrains have a standalone product for interacting with databases, named DataGrip, PHPStrom ships with the Database Tools and SQL plugin. This tools is powerful, integrated directly within the IDE, and provides a convinient way to intract
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
Are you having trouble finding your php.ini file which was installed locally with Homebrew? Packages installed with Homebrew can be installed in different locations making it hard to find, especially if you are on new Apple Mac running Apple’s Silicon chips. Here, I will show you home to locate your locally installed php.ini file installed
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
In this experiment, I will be using WSL2 running Ubuntu 20.04 and Ubuntu 20.04 dual-booted on the same Dell XPS. Is there a noticeable difference? Follow along for the results of the WSL vs Dual Boot speed test. If you are like me and use different development environments a lot, you may find the results
Composer is a dependency manager for PHP. First released in 2012, Composer, and its adoption by popular frameworks such as Laravel, has single-handedly driven the rise in PHP adoption in recent years. In this post, I will show you how to install and use Composer. How to install Composer To get started, download Composer from
In PHP, it is sometimes necessary to have variables that have variable names. Traditionally, a variable is given a name and a value is given to the variable like so: $foo = 'bar'; A Variable Variable, or Double Dollar Variable, gets its name from the value of another variable like so: $foo = 'bar'; $$foo
PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor is the most popular language used on the web. Around 77.6% of all websites run PHP in some way as of April 2022. PHP has been the driving force behind the growth of the web, but is it slowly dying? Let’s look at some PHP usage statistics. Why is PHP so popular?
Microsoft Graph is a gateway to data and intelligence within Microsoft 365. Microsoft Graph is great to build apps for organizations and consumers using the vast amount of data stored in Microsoft 365. In this post, we are going to integrate with Microsoft Graph API in Laravel to get all users assigned to your tenant.
Laravel is a large framework, with contributions coming from almost 2000 developers worldwide. Over its 10 year journey, there have been additions to the framework to do the same thing, only shorter. In this post, I have highlighted some alternative ways of doing the same things in Laravel. How to get the authenticated users id
When creating email campaigns, it’s important to know how many recipients actually opened your email. This information can help you determine if your efforts are working or if it’s time to change your strategy. Most mail champaign tools such as Mailchimp and SendInBlue use a technique called Pixel Tracking. In this post, you will learn