Geshan Manandhar has a new post talking about five development improvements that were "rediscovered" in 2013 in the PHP community.
Love it or hate it, the fact is 80% of the web is PHP and its usage has been in an increasing trend since 2010. [...] In this process of having a robust back-end API, we have rediscovered and utilized some technologies inline with PHP development and improved on them in the past year. Here is a summary of these PHP related technologies/methods/best practices that will help all PHP developers.
The five things on his list are things that were around before 2013, but they all had much more of an effect in the past year than prior:
- PHP Specification Request - PSR
- Composer and Packagist
- Virtual Development Environment - Vagrant
- Debugging with X-Debug
- Automated Testing with PHPUnit