Thanks, in recent years, to the introduction of Composer managing package dependencies for PHP has become much easier, quicker and far less stressful. The following are some Composer essentials that all PHP developers should be familiar with...
One of the great things about Mac OS X for developers?
The sheer amount of built-in, open source technologies available by default: Apache, Bash, Curl, Emacs, Nano, Perl, PHP, Python and Ruby to name but a handful.
In this article we'll guide you through bypassing the version of PHP installed by default on Mavericks and using a different binary instead.
Speed up your PyroCMS projects with the following optimisation tips for faster loading webpages...
If you're looking to add a powerful and flexible CMS to your development arsenal you could do no worse than choose PyroCMS.
One of the great features about PyroCMS is that it makes plug-in development easy, thanks to its underlying MVC architecture (courtesy of, at the time of writing, the Codeigniter framework). If you've been unfortunate to have any experience of writing plugins for Wordpress (and having to deal with the god awful spaghetti code mess that is part and parcel of the Wordpress approach to custom development) then you're in for a real treat with PyroCMS.
In this tutorial we're going to take you through the process of creating a Twitter plug-in.
We've been developing with Codeigniter for the past 3 and a half years but given Ellis Lab's recent announcement a lot of people are asking the same question: what's the future of the framework? Despite understanding, and agreeing with, the reasoning behind Ellis Lab's decision there are many others questioning the wisdom of 'abandoning' one of the most popular and widely used PHP frameworks. Given its adoption rate amongst the PHP development community some are viewing this decision as suicidal for the future of Codeigniter.
Many developers are predicting its demise, stating quite vocally that Codeigniter is finished, and have started abandoning the framework altogether in favour of alternatives such as Laravel. We have to ask though - is all of this speculation accurate or even fair?
We've recently started using PyroCMS for some of our projects and have been really impressed with the power, flexibility and intuitiveness of the platform (particularly compared with more widely used alternatives such as WordPress). It's safe to say that it's a CMS that we plan to continue working with for a long time to come although, in our experience, remote deployment can be a major pain to contend with...
We've recently been developing with Laravel 4 and hit some issues with getting the apache mod_rewrite rules to work when transferring a website from our local development server to the remote server.
After many headaches and roadbumps along the way here's how we resolved that issue...