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PCI Compliance and the PHP Developer
Mar 07, 2013 @ 11:08:11

On PHPMaster.com today there's a new tutorial that talks about PCI compliance with PHP applications and some of the technology you can use to help conform to its requirements.

In reality, PCI is a set of security guidelines drawn up by a consortium of credit card companies and industry security experts to govern how applications should behave when handling credit or debit card information. The card companies impose these standards on the banks who then impose them on those of us who operate e-commerce sites and the like. In this article we will dispel a couple of persistent myths about PCI, take a 20,000-foot look at what PCI encompasses, and then zero in on those requirements that are most closely associated with coding in general and PHP specifically.

He starts with some common myths about PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance, including that it only applies to "the big guys" taking payments on the web. He then goes through some of the major points of the PCI requirements and talks about a few of them that specifically relate to the backend code side of things.

tagged: pci compliance payment card industry fundamentals


Automate PSR Compliance through Jenkins
Jul 03, 2012 @ 09:08:34

On PHPMaster.com today there's new tutorial showing how you can enforce compliance with the PSR standards in your application's code with the help of the Jenkins continuous integration tool.

Though it’s still early to guarantee that the PSRs will be widely adopted as the de facto standard for writing serious PHP applications, it is interesting to note that a code sniffer and fixer that looks for code deviations was developed by nobody less than Fabien Potencier, the creator of the Symfony framework. (Et bien, ils ne sont pas fous, ces français!) In the rest of the article we shall find out what his PHP-CS-Fixer does and how can it be integrated with a CI tool like Jenkins.

He shows how to install a tool that can help you keep your source in compliance - the "fixer" (created by Fabien Potencier) to help correct the problems found in your code. He includes the command line calls you'll need to run the tool on your code and how to add the step to your build.

tagged: automation jenkins psr compliance fixer fabienpotencier