SitePoint PHPIs Laravel Good Enough to Power a Custom Google Drive UI? (22.7.2016, 17:13 UTC)

In this tutorial, we’re going to build an app that talks to the Google Drive API. It will have file search, upload, download and delete features. If you want to follow along, you can clone the repo from Github. Creating a New Google Project The first thing that we need to do when working with […]

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Voices of the ElePHPantInterview with Robert McFrazier (22.7.2016, 09:00 UTC) Link
PHP ClassesPHP and JavaScript Innovation Award Report July 2016 Edition - April 2016 nominees (22.7.2016, 05:34 UTC)
By Manuel Lemos
This is the July edition of the Innovation Award podcast hangout recorded by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins to comment on the outstanding features of all the past month nominees and winners PHP and JavaScript packages, the prizes that the authors earned, starting with the nominees from the month of April 2016.

Listen to the podcast, or watch the hangout video to learn why the nominated packages were considered to be innovative, as well the current rankings of the Innovation Award Championship by author and by country.
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PHP ClassesIs Your PHP Application Vulnerable to the HTTPoxy Security Exploit? (21.7.2016, 07:30 UTC)
By Manuel Lemos
Recently it was disclosed a security vulnerability called HTTPoxy in Web applications of different languages can be used to perform serious man-in-the-middle attacks (MITM) and disclose sensitive information.

Read this article to learn what is the HTTPoxy vulnerability and how to check if your Web applications are vulnerable.
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PHP: Hypertext PreprocessorPHP 7.1.0 Beta 1 Released (21.7.2016, 00:00 UTC)
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.1.0 Beta 1. This release is the first beta for 7.1.0. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs and incompatibilities in the bug tracking system. THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION! PHP 7.1.0 Beta 1 builds on previous releases with: Asynchronous Signal Handling (without ticks) in ext/pcntl. Additional Context in pcntl_signal Handler For more information on the new features and other changes, you can read the NEWS file, or the UPGRADING file for a complete list of upgrading notes. These files can also be found in the release archive. For source downloads of PHP 7.1.0 Beta 1 please visit the download page, Windows sources and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/qa/. The second beta will be released on the 8th of August. You can also read the full list of planned releases on our wiki. Thank you for helping us make PHP better.
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PHP: Hypertext PreprocessorPHP 5.5.38 is released (21.7.2016, 00:00 UTC)
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.5.38. This is a security release that fixes some security related bugs. All PHP 5.5 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.For source downloads of PHP 5.5.38 please visit our downloads page, Windows source and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog. Note that according to our release schedule, PHP 5.5.38 is the last release of the PHP 5.5 branch. There may be additional release if we discover important security issues that warrant it, otherwise this release will be the final one in the PHP 5.5 branch. If your PHP installation is based on PHP 5.5, it may be a good time to start making the plans for the upgrade to PHP 5.6 or PHP 7.0.
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PHP: Hypertext PreprocessorPHP 5.6.24 is released (21.7.2016, 00:00 UTC)
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.24. This is a security release. Several security bugs were fixed in this release. All PHP 5.6 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version. For source downloads of PHP 5.6.24 please visit our downloads page, Windows source and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.
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SitePoint PHPTesting Your Tests? Who Watches the Watchmen? (20.7.2016, 17:00 UTC)

Regardless of whether you’re working for a big corporation, a startup, or just for yourself, unit testing is not only helpful, but often indispensable. We use unit tests to test our code, but what happens if our tests are wrong or incomplete? What can we use to test our tests? Who watches the watchmen? Enter […]

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Thijs FerynVisiting the Coolblue offices in Rotterdam (20.7.2016, 15:09 UTC)

On Tuesday July 19th I was invited to speak at the Coolblue Behind The Scenes event at their offices in

The post Visiting the Coolblue offices in Rotterdam appeared first on Thijs Feryn's blog.

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PHP ClassesNotable PHP package: Faster PHP IP2Location (20.7.2016, 05:31 UTC)
By Manuel Lemos
IP2Location is a well known service that uses database files to determine the location of IP addresses of given ranges.

Usually it uses the binary search method to find the location of a given IP address, so it reduces the amount of information to be read from IP2Location database file.

The class implements a more optimized method to lookup the location of IP address in pure PHP code. It departs from a database file from IP2Location more efficient data structures to lookup.

Read this article to learn more details about how this notable PHP package works.
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