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September 28, 2023

Hi everyone,

New tutorials, new articles and fresh news from the world of PHP. This week we have a new edition of PHP Annotated so if you want to read about a summary of what happened last month in PHP head on to our news section. PHPStorm also posted a roadmap of what to expect for their next version. In podcasts we have a new episode from How to Code Well on when not to use Typescript. Maintainable has a chat with Cameron Jacoby on an AI-driven platform that could help businesses grow. The Rabbit Hole is also back with a new episode on Extreme Programming values. If you want to know how to optimise your Symfony projects we have just the tutorial for you, as well as how to integrate Paypal into your Laravel 10 projects. Finally in our Reading section we have the second pat of a blog series on 'The Magic Behind PHP and in this instalment, they cover Opcache and Preloading. We have all that and more, so we do hope you enjoy this week's newsletter. If you're a student or developer on the move and want the latest PHP news and updates in one place, then subscribe to PHPWeekly.

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Solving PHP Scaling Issues
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PHP Design Patterns: Active Record
Active Record is a design pattern that features a class that has both persistence methods and business methods.From the point of view of Object Orientation, this class ends up mixing many responsibilities, thus breaking the principle of single responsibility.

Writing Solid and Maintainable PHP Code: Best Practices and Examples
In this blog, we’ll explore key PHP coding practices that align with the SOLID principles and provide practical examples to illustrate each concept.

How to Ensure Database Consistency: A Guide to Laravel Migrations for Version Control
In simple terms, database migrations in Laravel are a systematic and organized way to manage changes to your database schema.

Boost Your Productivity with This Simple PhpStorm Feature
Have you ever thought about optimizing your tools? It’s easy to become so obsessed with improving your code that you forget about improving your work environment.


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Tutorials and Talks

Translating entities in EasyAdmin with DoctrineBehaviors
In this article we will look at how to translate entities in EasyAdmin. We will create an "Article" entity, where we can translate title, slug and content into several languages, as well as add the ability to filter by translatable fields.

How To Optimize Symfony Project Performance
Let's discover some actionable steps you can take to supercharge your Symfony projects.

A Real Life Example Of Using Late Static Binding In Php
In this article, we will explore the concept of Late Static Binding through a practical example of a dynamic database query system.

How To Integrate Paypal Payment Gateway In Laravel 10
If you're looking to integrate PayPal into your Laravel 10 project, you're in the right place.

Creating an Asynchronous API Handler in Laravel
In this article, we will explore how to create an asynchronous API handler by leveraging PHP 8 attributes, Laravel’s robust ecosystem, and by extending Laravel’s ControllerDispatcher.

Implementing a Search Endpoint in Laravel with TDD
In this article, we will walk through creating a API endpoint in Laravel that allows users to search a table.

How to add a href link in PHP?
To add a href link in PHP, you can use the following steps.

News and Announcements

PhpStorm Public Roadmap: What’s Coming in 2023
After recently releasing PhpStorm 2023.2, we’re now ready to share our plans for the next version of PhpStorm.

PHP Annotated – September 2023
Welcome to the September edition of PHP Annotated! We’ll recap the most interesting developments in the PHP community over the past month, featuring handpicked news, articles, tools, and videos.

Laracon EU tickets are now on sale
Laracon EU is returning to Amsterdam on Feb 5-6, 2024, and tickets are now on sale!

Laravel Bootcamp now has a Livewire track
Laravel Bootcamp, the choose your adventure, style learning site, added support for Laravel Livewire.

A Week of Symfony #873 (18-24 September 2023)
This week, we continued working on tweaking and polishing the new features of the upcoming Symfony 6.4 features. In addition, the community proposed a revamp of the Serializer component to make it more powerful and performant. Lastly, we published more talks for the SymfonyCon Brussels 2023 conference and announced the last early bird days for the SymfonyLive Paris 2024 conference.

CakeFest The Cakephp Conference
We will be streaming the event on our CakePHP YouTube channel.

Podcasts and Vlogs

How To Code Well: 194 - When to not use TypeScript
Let's talk about TypeScript and when not to use it. In some cases plain JavaScript is all you need.

PHP Ugly: 353:tron{tek]
This week on the podcast, Eric, John, and Thomas talk about Laracon EU, Programmer or Serial Killers, PHP Jit, JetBrains Music Playlist, and more...

The Stack Overflow: Mojo: The usability of Python with the performance of C
Chris Lattner helped create Swift, Clang, and LLVM. Now CEO and cofounder of Modular AI, he tells the home team how they built Mojo, a new programming language for AI developers that can be thousands of times faster than Python.

Maintainable Podcast: Cameron Jacoby - Am I Learning From This?
Robby has a chat with Cameron Jacoby (she/her/hers), the Senior Full-Stack Engineer at BetterUp, an AI-driven platform that helps people and businesses grow personally and professionally through coaching.

Software Engineering Radio: SE Radio 582: Leo Porter and Daniel Zingaro on Learning to Program with LLMs
Dr. Leo Porter and Dr. Daniel Zingaro, co-authors of the book Learn AI-Assisted Python Programming, speak with host Jeremy Jung about teaching programming with the aid of large language models (LLMs).

Shoptalk Show: 584: Community, Partnerships, Images, and Astro with Fred K. Schott
Fred K. Schott stops by to talk about building community, open source and sponsorship, building on partnerships in the dev community, WordPress + Astro, view transitions, using Discord for support, and leaking secret Astro Studio details.

WP Builds: 342 – Thomas J Raef on protecting your website. Security mini series 3/4
This is third of four podcast episodes related to WordPress security. It’s the third of our four-part security mini series. Prior to that, the other episodes featured Calvin Alkan as well as Akshat Choudhary.

The Rabbit Hole: 310. XP Values - Communication
In this episode, we delve into the world of Extreme Programming (XP) values, with a particular focus on communication as key. We discuss the importance of effective communication in software development, especially in a remote work environment.

Reading and Viewing

Scaling of PHP Application in Kubernetes Based on FPM Workers Utilization
In this article, we delve into the need for custom metrics and explore how to leverage them to scale PHP applications effectively in Kubernetes.

Exploring the Factory Pattern in PHP 8.2
In this article, we’ll explore the Factory Pattern within the context of PHP 8.2. With the latest enhancements in PHP, we can leverage features like Enums and the match syntax, both of which breathe fresh life into the implementation of this pattern.

Opcache & Preloading In PHP
This is the second part of my blog series named “The Magic Behind PHP”. In this blog, we will cover Opcache and Preloading.

The ‘linesif’ Method; Laravel’s Custom Notifications
We will discuss how this method can enhance your notification messages by allowing you to conditionally include content based on specific conditions.

Unit Tests: Developer’s Best Friend
Unit testing is a very underused phenomenon in the case of software development. This blog post will explain the various aspects of writing unit tests and their benefits.

Interesting Projects, Tools and Libraries

Provides a JSON schema validator, building on top of justinrainbow/json-schema.

Create hints for your Filament pages that can serve as a guideline for users.

Provides extended Symfony dependency injection container enabling service mocking.

Generate slugs when saving Eloquent models.

A laravel package for resource filtering via request query string.

Scaffold a DB with the given Laravel Artisan commands.

Correctly parse float like strings to float values.

Ready-to-use Laravel models and relations for country (ISO 3166), language (ISO 639-1), and currency (ISO 4217) information with multi-language support.

PHP Library for Effortless Input Validation.

Standards compliant HTML filter written in PHP.

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