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December 2013

In the final ever issue of Web & PHP, learn how to speed up your site with Nginx, automate your workflow with Phing, and get under the surface of both Git and PHP variables. Make sure to read the editor's letter for a special offer on Navicat products (and an emotional goodbye!).

Contents

  • ©iStockphoto.com/studio9400 Nginx (pronounced “engine x”) is an open source reverse proxy server for http, https, and the smtp, imap and pop3 mail protocols. It is an interesting and increasingly...
  • ©iStockphoto.com/mecaleha Phing, which stands for “Phing is not GNU make”, is a command line build tool. You write an XML file with instructions of what you need automated, call the script, and it’...
  • Image licensed by Ingram Image The way we use most computer systems is through a metaphor. When you're using a word processor, you don't think about the byte-by-byte representation of each character...
  • ©iStockphoto.com/danleap You all know $variables in PHP. Here we'll show how PHP manages those variables as you write lines of code. We'll see that our language is clever about memory management of...
  • ©iStockphoto.com/PeterAustin Editor’s note: This is the second part of Ragnar Kurm’s guide to Many Layouts Side-By-Side (MLSBS), a methodology for dealing with massive CSS layouts. See the November...
  • This month, we speak to Emiel Bruijntjes about PHP-CPP, a new library for writing PHP extensions in C++. WPM: Who’s behind PHP-CPP? Bruijntjes: I am founder and CTO of Copernica Marketing Software...
  • Beer.jsDecember 12 // Oviedo, FL, USA // Free Free beer is promised, in addition to discussion of four node modules to make the development process easier: express.js, mongoose, jade and mocha.js....
  • Software is never perfect. Failures of software make the news and damage the reputation of companies and organizations. A rather spectacular example of such a failure lead to the loss of the Mars...