April 2013

April 2013

Welcome to April's issue of Web & PHP Magazine. The past month has been a month of change for us; we redesigned our website and launched our first ever conference! On top of that we also have another spectacular issue for you, focusing around fraud, security, architecture and PHP’s darker side. As you all know it can be easy to forget the shadier aspects of the industry. This issue WILL remind you of them! 

Contents

  • “There have been many attempts to come up with some sort of client-side package manager, and some of them do it very well, however I think they are missing the big picture; a ‘component’ is much more...
  • In the last few months, I have often mentioned that self-organizing development teams are the key to any successful agile project.  Having a common understanding of what this means with your agile...
  • How we can use the Symfony2 Event Dispatcher component to enable e-commerce in our existing application, for a range of product types. There are many e-commerce solutions out there, which can provide...
  • Before we dive into the subject of how to become a PHP Evangelist, we need to agree on the definition of the word “evangelism”. In order to become a PHP Evangelist it is essential really understand...
  • In last month’s issue, I reviewed the meaning of data, and more importantly the key concept that all data is relational. To recap, data in an application has no meaning unless it is related to other...
  • Without it, you will probably have a hard time reserving a hotel room, renting a car, paying for the concert ticket you ordered online, or even download music from the online music store. Yes, I'm...
  • PHP is a wonderful little language in a lot of ways. It’s quite easy to learn, it’s wonderfully fast to work with and there is a mountain of functionality only a few keystrokes away. Unfortunately,...