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StackOverflow:
Developer Survey Results 2017
Mar 28, 2017 @ 09:46:14

Each year the StackOverflow site posts a survey for developers to record their current feelings, thoughts and background. They've posted the results for this year's survey with the results from over 64,000 developers worldwide.

Each year since 2011, Stack Overflow has asked developers about their favorite technologies, coding habits, and work preferences, as well as how they learn, share, and level up. This year represents the largest group of respondents in our history: 64,000 developers took our annual survey in January.

As the world’s largest and most trusted community of software developers, we run this survey and share these results to improve developers’ lives: We want to empower developers by providing them with rich information about themselves, their industry, and their peers. And we want to use this information to educate employers about who developers are and what they need.

They start by share some high level points they learned from this year's results. The remainder of the post is the results presented in a more easily consumable graph/chart form. You can, of course, download the data yourself if you're interested in running reports of your own.

tagged: stackoverflow developer survey results 2017

Link: https://stackoverflow.com/insights/survey/2017/

Laravel News:
Laracon Online 2017 Recap
Mar 14, 2017 @ 10:45:56

The Laravel News site has posted a recap of the Laravel Online conference that happened back on March 8th (2017).

The first Laracon Online conference just wrapped up and based on feedback many loved the event. I want to personally thank the Laravel community for helping make this a reality.

[...] We had developers from all over the world hanging out in Slack, watching the live stream, and socializing. It got a little crazy at times but everyone behaved, and it was fun watching the room scroll so fast that even the world champion speed reader would have trouble keeping up.

The post includes feedback from the attendees of the conference, a brief summary of each of the talks presented and a list of sponsors and other resources to get more detail on the event.

tagged: laracon online conference recap 2017

Link: https://laravel-news.com/laracon-online-2017-recap

SitePoint PHP Blog:
The State of PHP MVC Frameworks in 2017
Mar 03, 2017 @ 09:49:40

The SitePoint PHP blog has a new post sharing the current state of PHP MVC frameworks in 2017. The article doesn't focus on any particular list of frameworks (though the more popular ones are used in the examples) and instead focus on the overall trends they've seen in frameworks and their use.

A simple question prompted me to sit down and write this follow up to my article from about a year ago: "Any thoughts about where things are today?"

He suggests that, while several of the major frameworks are still in active development and are seeing new features in recent versions, the front-runners are probably Laravel and Symfony. He includes trend numbers to back this up (popularity, basically) but also briefly touches on others: CakePHP, CodeIgniter and Zend Framework 2. He then breaks it down into two groups: Symfony/Laravel and "the rest". The post wraps up with a look at the rise of microservices, the "destruction of the monolith" and a more recent emphasis on scalability over just features.

tagged: state mvc framework 2017 opinion laravel symfony trend popularity

Link: https://www.sitepoint.com/the-state-of-php-mvc-frameworks-in-2017/

Delicious Brains Blog:
Hosting WordPress Yourself 2017 Update
Mar 01, 2017 @ 10:10:26

The Delicious Brains site has posted the latest part in their "Hosting WordPress Yourself" series (originally started back in 2015). In this latest tutorial they update things based on the current status of the WordPress project and share some of the considerations that need to be made when self-hosting versus something like WordPress.com.

It’s been 2 years since I started writing the Hosting WordPress Yourself series, and in that time a lot has changed! If you had tried following along with the series recently you will probably have noticed that a few of the steps outlined in the articles no longer worked, or were no longer relevant. A few exciting new technologies and services have also been introduced over the last few years (e.g. PHP 7.1, Let’s Encrypt, HTTP/2) which can improve both the performance and security of your sites. As such, Brad suggested that I update the entire series to reflect what’s changed over the last couple of years.

The existing articles in this series have already been updated with the changes that follow. This article serves as a changelog and documents what’s changed in each article.

They then go through the major updates that need to be made to the previous advice covering including topics like:

  • Setting Up a Virtual Server
  • Installing Nginx, PHP and MariaDB
  • Server Monitoring and Caching
  • Cron, Email and Automatic Backups
  • Nginx Security Tweaks, WooCommerce Caching, and Auto Server Updates

Check out the full post for the complete advice.

tagged: hosting wordpress update 2017 tutorial series part8

Link: https://deliciousbrains.com/hosting-wordpress-2017-update/

Symfony Blog:
SymfonyLive San Francisco: We’re back!
Dec 29, 2016 @ 11:15:50

On the Symfony blog there's an announcement about the return of SymfonyLive San Francisco, coming back after the unfortunate cancelation of SymfonyLive Chicago. SymfonyLive San Francisco will be October 19th and 20th at the Crunchyroll offices.

SymfonyLive is coming back, that’s right, back to our beloved San Francisco for a whole new chapter in our conference series for 2017 and we just had to share the news with you right away!

As some of you may remember, last year’s SymfonyLive Chicago was cancelled and we were pretty disappointed. But we didn’t let it get us down and in 2017 we’re coming back even stronger and setting up shop again!

We’re going to need your help to make this conference a huge success, so please SAVE THE DATE in next year’s calendar and, write in SymfonyLive San Francisco 2017 October 19th-20th!

The actual event will span from October 17th through 20th but the first two days of that will be training sessions, not regular conference talks. The website for the event isn't up yet but more information about the event will be coming soon including the opening of their Call for Papers. Keep an eye on the Symfony blog for more details as they are released.

tagged: symfonylive sanfrancisco usa october 2017 event conference announcement

Link: http://symfony.com/blog/symfonylive-san-francisco-we-re-back