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Zen of Coding:
PHP MVC Frameworks Preview of 2018 (Phalcon 3, Symfony 4, Laravel 5.x and Others)
Jan 05, 2018 @ 13:58:48

On the Zen of Coding site they've posted a look forward at versions of several popular frameworks coming in 2018. Their list includes Phalcon 3, Symfony 4 and Laravel 5.x.

It’s that time of the year again, when we take a look at the world of PHP MVC frameworks. We get ready for the trends of 2018 and plan our roadmaps. Also, we’ll take a quick detour to look at some seagues in the areas beyond PHP MVC.

Web development changes year over year, if not faster. MVC has been a revolutionary paradigm for modern web apps. It helped millions of developers build awesome applications and launch exciting startups.

The post includes a Google Trends chart showing the popularity of searches for various frameworks with Laravel, Symfony and CodeIgniter taking the top three spots overall. It then starts with a high level view of some of the recent changes and trends in several of the frameworks, moving into more detail for each (and some of "the rest" including CakePHP, Zend Framework and Yii. It then discusses microservices, how they relate to MVC and the continuing importance of backend functionality.

tagged: laravel symfony phalcon 2018 preview framework microservices mvc

Link: http://www.zenofcoding.com/2017/12/31/php-mvc-frameworks-preview-of-2018-phalcon-3-symfony-4-laravel-5-x-and-others/

Paragon Initiative:
The 2018 Guide to Building Secure PHP Software
Dec 12, 2017 @ 12:16:13

On the Paragon Initiative blog has a new post that shares some of their own tips and tricks of how to building secure PHP applications moving forward in to 2018.

As the year 2018 approaches, technologists in general—and web developers in particular—must discard many of their old practices and beliefs about developing secure PHP applications. This is especially true for anyone who does not believe such a feat is even possible.

This guide should serve as a complement to the e-book, PHP: The Right Way, with a strong emphasis on security and not general PHP programmer topics (e.g. code style).

The guide covers a wide rang of topics that can help you secure your applications (and not just PHP ones either) including:

  • working with security headers
  • safely handling file uploads
  • effective password hashing
  • general-purpose cryptography
  • searchable encryption
  • event logging with Chronicle

Each item in the list is a link to another part of the guide where the topic is discussed. In each there's plenty of good information about prevention and implementation as well as links to other tutorials and packages that can help.

tagged: secure application development guide 2018 introduction

Link: https://paragonie.com/blog/2017/12/2018-guide-building-secure-php-software

Laravel News:
Laracon Online 2018 Early Bird Registration Reminder
Dec 12, 2017 @ 11:56:16

On the Laravel News site they've posted a reminder about the Early Bird registration deadline for the 2018 edition of the Laracon Online conference.

As the year comes to a close, remember that for the next 23 days, you can still buy tickets to Laracon Online 2018 for $12 (regularly $25). Tickets will go up to $25 on January 3rd, which is still a great deal for the all-star speaker lineup planned. Grab tickets today before the busy rush of the holiday and new year.

Tickets are only $12 USD at the Early Bird pricing and the conference will be happening February 7th, 2018 beginning at 10am. Speakers include several of the Laravel regulars like Adam Wathan, Chris Fado, Matt Stauffer and, of course, Taylor Otwell. You can find out more information about the conference and pick up tickets of your own at the Early Bird price (while it lasts) on the Laracon Online website.

tagged: laracon online 2018 earlybird ticket registration reminder

Link: https://laravel-news.com/laracon-online-2018-early-bird-reminder