International PHP Conference
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First, prevent any harm

“First, do no harm” says the Hippocrates. As fault-tolerance experts we say “First, prevent any harm”. It is often said that all software faults are design faults. It easier to prevent the harm at design time. Fault tolerant system design and development techniques will allow developing sustainable 99 % reliable systems.

Why GraphQL?

For the past 4 years, GraphQL has offered developers a compelling new way to think about your API. What does it change for us, PHP developers? In this article, we will see very quickly what makes GraphQL a special protocol. Then, we will have a quick look at the GraphQL landscape in the PHP land before diving in the details of GraphQLite, a framework-agnostic PHP library to serve a GraphQL API easily.

PHP FFI and what it can do for you

PHP 7.4 brings a lot of exciting new features. One of them is the Foreign Function Interface extension built directly into the core. But what problems exactly this extension is trying to solve? Does this mean that we no longer need to write a PHP extension if we want to use an existing library? In this article, we will discover how to call almost any C library directly from PHP easily, how to overcome common pitfalls, when to use this approach, and most importantly, when not.

Testing Strategy With the Help of Static Analysis

When developing an application, our aim as software developers is to make sure it does what it ought to do and to keep the number of defects as low as possible. We should also strive to make our lives easier, to counter external circumstances like tight deadlines and ever-changing requirements causing the exact opposite. That’s why we’re always looking out for tools and practices to help us with our jobs.

Structuring PHP Exceptions

When it comes to learning how best to use exceptions in PHP, it is very difficult to find anything more than very basic explanations and tutorials online. While the consensus is that you should use exceptions indeed, there is very little information on how to structure and manage them in a larger codebase. The larger and more complex your projects become, the more important it is to start with a proper structure to avoid expensive refactoring later on. Your client will surely be thankful!

Crafting maintainable Laravel applications

Being the author of BaseCode and creator of Shift gives me a unique insight into writing Laravel applications. I combined 20 years of writing code with supporting over 20,000 Laravel upgrades into 10 tips for crafting maintainable Laravel applications. These may seem fundamental and as such easily dismissed. But any lasting Laravel codebase practices these fundamental elements. Put simply, the more tips you follow the more maintainable your codebase will be.

React Best Practices

There are a lot of comparisons between the big three frontend JavaScript frameworks Angular, Vue and React. But there is no winner. Each framework has its advantages and disadvantages and in the end it’s a question of personal preference which framework or library you choose for your application. Every solution follows a different approach. On the one side you have Angular with a lot of structure, best practices and patterns and on the other side there is React which only provides you the basic structure and lets you decide the rest. Vue, the third contender, is located between these two extremes. But how do you start the development process of an application when your tool doesn’t tell you where to begin?

10 tricks for Clean Code – how to leave Legacy Code behind by using PHPStan and Code Standard

Clean Code vs. Legacy Code. And ever again the dark side of coding spreads further and essentially endangers the sanity of us developers. We come to stop trusting our own code. That increases the pressure on us considerably. Eventually, everything is to run smoothly without causing further costs. That’s exactly what the customer wants. And “technical dept” can quickly become dangerous – even in smaller projects.

PHP Expert check: 25th Anniversary of PHP

The PHP programming language was released in 1995, meaning it’s celebrating a quarter of a century in 2020. To mark the occasion, we asked four PHP experts and International PHP Conference 2019/2020 speakers what role PHP plays for them today. According to many statistics PHP is on the way down – but our experts disagree.

Why you shouldn’t care about Security

In this talk and demo, Ben will show how implementing an identity provider and using OAuth and OpenID Connect can allow you to ramp up your prototypes and MVPs with more ease and to concentrate on the core purpose of the APIs , rather than the layers of security that are a must in today’s digital world.

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Behind the Tracks of IPC

PHP Core
Best practices & applications

General Web Development
Broader web development topics

Test & Performance
Software testing and performance improvements

Agile & People
Getting agile right is so important

Software Architecture
All about PHP frameworks, concepts &

DevOps & Deployment
Learn about DevOps and transform your development pipeline

Content Management Systems
Sessions on content management systems

#slideless (pure coding)
See how technology really works

Web Security
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web security