The SitePoint PHP blog has shared a list of their suggestions of the best tips, resources and best practices for 2015. This includes tips about your environments, tools and techniques you can use to improve your everyday work.
PHP has had many reputations over the years, but being insecure as a language never really was one of them. The core team, all its faults notwithstanding, is rather quick in pouncing on all security matters, and updating PHP to the latest version will often allay all worries. But the end users, such as we are, tend to mess things up. We don’t update, we use outdated packages or packages with holes in them we’re not aware of, we use ancient extensions… we expose ourselves to risk in some truly creative ways.
Some of the things mentioned include:
- Keeping your PHP up to date
- Adopt HTTPS
- Secure your PHP
- Stay on the Right Way
- Avoid Bad Packages
- Dodge common mistakes
- Use Virtualization
Each section comes with a description and plenty of links to point you in a good direction and get you started off right for 2015.