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PHP.net:
PHP 7.1.5 Released
May 12, 2017 @ 11:47:16

On the main PHP.net site they've posted the announcement about the latest release in the PHP 7.1.x series: PHP 7.1.5. This is a bugfix release and problems were fixed in:

  • core functionality
  • date handling
  • GD graphics functionality
  • internationalization
  • OpenSSL
  • phar creation

You can download this latest release from either the main downloads page (source releases) or windows.php.net for the Windows binaries. If you're curious about the full set of changes, you can check out the full Changelog for this release.

tagged: language release bugfix php71

Link: http://php.net/archive/2017.php#id2017-05-11-2

php[architect]:
May 2017 Issue Released - Uncanny PHP
May 04, 2017 @ 10:53:01

php[architect] magazine has announced the release of their latest issue - the February 2016 edition. Articles in this issue include:

  • Using PHP, Vue.JS for Visualization of Workflows in an Event Sourced Application by Dustin Wheeler.
  • John Congdon writes on getting started with Vue.js in Look at the Vue From Here.
  • Keep your site secure by following Cryptography Best Practices in PHP by Enrico Zimuel.
  • Scaling to handle high-volume login with PHP Prepared Statements and MySQL Table Design by Ed Barnard.
Also this month, Matthew Setter shares how to use Qafoo Quality Analyzer, to measure how good your committed code is. David Stockton outlines why you should be doing Code Reviews and different ways of implementing them with your team. Community Corner is about the importance of being a better listener. Joe Ferguson continues accelerating your project setup so you can hit the ground running. Chris Cornutt reviews the proposed OWASP Top 10 update in Security Corner. To cap off the issue, Eli White explains why Happiness is a Boring Stack.

You can find out more about this issue on the php[architect] site or just head over and pick up your issue right away.

tagged: phparchitect magazine may2017 uncanny issue release

Link: https://www.phparch.com/magazine/2017-2/may/

Community News:
PHP UK 2017 Videos Published
Apr 18, 2017 @ 09:12:59

As Freek Van der Herten has mentioned in this post on his site the videos for all of the sessions at this year's PHP UK Conference have been released over on YouTube.

Sessions at this year's event included:

...and many more. Be sure to check out the full playlist with 34 videos for lots of great speakers covering lots of great topics.

tagged: phpuk17 conference video recording session release youtube

Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_aPVo2HeGF-_djRi_UVWWLdkVpYQFnFm

PHP.net:
PHP 7.1.4 Released
Apr 14, 2017 @ 09:23:58

On the main PHP.net site they've posted an announcement about the latest release in the PHP 7.1.x series - PHP 7.1.4:

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.1.4. Several bugs have been fixed. All PHP 7.1 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

Bugfixes in this release include changes in Core, Apache, DOM, Opcache and OpenSSL functionality. As always, this latest release can be downloaded from the main downloads page on the PHP.net site (source) and windows.php.net for the Windows binaries. If you'd like to view the full list of changes and see links to the bugs they fix check out the full Changelog.

tagged: language release bugfix php71

Link: http://php.net/index.php#id2017-04-13-2

php[architect]:
April 2017 Issue Released - Spring Renewal
Apr 07, 2017 @ 10:55:54

php[architect] magazine has posted an announcement about the release of their latest issue for April 2017: Spring Renewal:

Hot off the virtual presses, the April issue of the magazine is available to download. This month, we look at new things to make your application code better and more secure.

[...] In our regular columns for April, Matthew Setter evaluates using Rocketeer, a PHP-based deployment tool. David Stockton will explain Value Objects and how they can make your code less ambiguous. Cal Evans writes on why training is important in Community Corner. Joe Ferguson will get you started on using Homestead for easily setting up a local development environment. In his finally{}, this month Eli White analyzes the results of a recent Stack Overflow developer survey.

Other articles included in this month's' issue cover topics like multifactor authentication, making remote API requests and PSR-7. You can get a copy of this issue (or subscribe for a year's worth of PHP goodness) on the php[architect] site.

tagged: phparchitect magazine april2017 springrenewal issue release

Link: https://www.phparch.com/2017/04/back-to-the-drawing-board-march-2017-copy/

Laravel News:
Laravel Forge PHP SDK
Apr 05, 2017 @ 10:56:24

On the Laravel News site there's an announcement about the release of an SDK for the Forge API to make it easier to use the Laravel Forge API to manage your sites and servers.

Laravel Forge announced it’s first official API back in February and we have seen a lot of interesting uses like the F-Bar Mac app. Today, Mohamed Said released a PHP SDK for the API that covers all the features.

The post includes an example of using the SDK to create a new server on your Forge account, providing settings like size, name, region and provider. The post also lists out some of the other methods available in the SDK including:

  • revokeAccess
  • rebootMysql
  • installBlackfire
  • installPapertrail

You can find out more about this SDK on its GitHub repository.

tagged: laravel forge sdk github release functionality server management

Link: https://laravel-news.com/laravel-forge-php-sdk

PHP.net:
PHP 7.1.3 Released
Mar 17, 2017 @ 11:17:21

The PHP.net site has posted an announcement about the latest release in the PHP 7.1.x series - PHP 7.1.3:

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.1.3. Several bugs have been fixed. All PHP 7.1 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

Bugs fixed in this version include changes in core code, Apache support, GD image handling, OpenSSL changes and correcting bugs in the standard libraries. As always you can download this latest release either from the main PHP.net site (source) or from windows.php.net (Windows binaries).

tagged: language release bugfix php71

Link: http://php.net/index.php#id2017-03-16-2

Zend Framework Blog:
Announcing Expressive 2.0
Mar 07, 2017 @ 11:43:29

On the Zend Framework blog today Matthew Weier O'Phinney has posted the official announcement of the release of Zend Expressive v2.0, the latest major release with several large changes.

Today we're excited to announce Expressive 2.0! What has changed since 1.0 was released last year? The short version: we've been providing changes that standardize, simplify, and streamline application development in Expressive.

Updates in this latest version include:

  • PSR-11 (ContainerInterface) support
  • Programmatic pipelines
  • An emphasis on modularized applications
  • Extensible routing and dispatch middleware

The post gets into details on each of the above topics and several others. It also shows how to install this latest version via Composer (or install the skeleton application to get up and running quickly).

tagged: zendframework zendexpressive v2 release announcement major version

Link: https://framework.zend.com/blog/2017-03-07-expressive-2.html

php[architect]:
March 2017 Issue Released - Back to the Drawing Board
Mar 06, 2017 @ 12:51:53

The php[architect] site has announced the release of their March 2017 issue - Back to the Drawing Board:

The March issue of the magazine is ready for you to download. In this issue, we look at some server related technologies to keep your PHP application humming.

Articles featured in this issue include:

  • Chris Pitt looks at using WebSockets and asynchronous PHP to build a multiplayer code school by manipulating a Minecraft server.
  • Chris Tankersley looks at the evolution of deployment solutions for Docker containers in Deploying to Docker Swarm.
  • Jack Polifka shares his advice on Pursuing a Graduate Degree as Professional Development. He’ll explain the skills you’ll learn and how they’re applicable throughout your career.

You can find out more about this issue and pick up a copy of your own directly from the php[architect] website. You can either get just the single issue or subscribe for a year, either print, digital or a combination of the two.

tagged: phparchitect magazine march2017 drawingboard issue release

Link: https://www.phparch.com/2017/03/back-to-the-drawing-board-march-2017/

Laravel News:
Laravel Forge API
Feb 28, 2017 @ 14:36:37

The Laravel News site has posted an official announcement about the Forge API being released for public use. Forge is a service that makes it easier to set up and configuration servers by taking care of a lot of the details for you.

Laravel Forge just announced it’s first official API that allows you to create and interact with your servers and sites.

This was a highly requested feature and the API includes support for all the features Forge provides including Servers, Services, Daemons, Firewall Rules, Sites, SSL, and more.

The post includes how to get started with the API, where to get your API token and how to send it over for authorization handling. You can find more information about the Forge API in the documentation on the Forge site.

tagged: laravel forge api release announcement server setup configure

Link: https://laravel-news.com/laravel-forge-api