August 2013

Sometimes you don’t need the kitchen sink to get your work done! In this issue, learn how you can create a small, fast and minimal router with Toro. Plus: Phil Legetter on how to choose the right tech for your realtime site, an exclusive interview with jQuery core team member Yehuda Katz and a preview of PHP Conference Argentina.

Contents

  • Northeast PHPAugust 16 - 18 // Cambridge, MA, USA // $200 Boston PHP, Atlantic Canada PHP, and Burlington, Vermont PHP user groups join forces for the second volunteer-led NEPHP Conference. Let's...
  • This month, we speak to Niklas Modess about Git Pretty Stats, which produces graphs for self-hosted Git repositories. WPM: Who’s behind Git Pretty Stats? Modess: I’m a web architect/developer based...
  • The popularity of applications such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+, and the increasing business value offered by products like Google Docs, Trello and solutions like Caplin Trader, have resulted in...
  • There’s no denying that there’s a plethora of PHP frameworks out there. From CakePHP to CodeIgniter to Symfony to Zend Framework; all these frameworks seem to promise the world because they’re...
  • Besides being a core team member of two of the most influential web frameworks of the past decade, Yehuda Katz has another reason to brag: he was GitHub’s fourth ever user. It was a matter of being...
  • Look and feel is a hot topic once again, thanks mostly to Jony Ive’s polarising redesign of iOS 7 – but in the lifetime of PHP we have seen many new graphical design changes. Sure, gradients will...
  • As I have noted before, today there more great choices than ever when it comes to DBMS engines. In fact, many new engines are released each year. This is an incredible contrast to the days when the...
  • Being the father of three-year old twins, I like to call myself a scalability expert. Besides dealing with quite a few scalability issues over the last three years, I have also learned a thing or two...
  • The Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires will be the home to the first ever PHP Conference Argentina, a large-scale community-run event taking place 4-5 October 2013. With several talks that cover a...