DateTime PHP: Compare, Format and Create any Dates you Need

Last update: 2019-01-31 When I search and read code about time and date problems developers have, I noticed that a lot of people still use the old PHP functions like date(), time() or strtotime(). What about using DateTime instead? It’s time to introduce this powerful PHP object. DateTime can do all the usual date and time operations you could ask for and even more. Using DateTime can save a lot of time when you have to do more complex operations on dates. »

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10 PhpStorm Shorcuts and Tricks you Should Know

PhpStorm is my favorite IDE for coding in PHP: pretty stable, you can do a lot with it. A shed load of stuff in fact. Even coding! The guys from Jetbrains tried to integrate every useful tools for a web developer in one software and, I have to say, it is pretty well done! You can configure easily a debugger, using a terminal, sending requests to your remote or local databases. »

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Resources for Digging Deeper into Object Oriented PHP

Being a developer can be really tough: you have to create and maintain (sometimes complex) structures and in the same time you have to stick to shorter deadlines. Some developers think that the main aim of their job is to produce code which works. I’d say it’s the easy part of our work: the other difficult part is to build applications you can scale easily without passing hours in refactoring. »

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Methods and Advices for Learning as a Web Developer

Last update: 2018-05-14 Are you ready to be a super ninja warrior (maybe cyclop) developer? You said web development? You might ask yourself: who is this guy who write an article about “learning as a web developer”? Can I trust his opinions and experiences? First of all let me present myself: I am a web developer working for companies for more than 7 years now. Before that I was programming already for fun. »

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Installing Ghost on a LAMP Debian Wheezy

I saw a Ghost! Ghost is a blog engine I discovered a few days ago. It’s light, fast and very easy to configure and maintain. It’s totally content oriented and everything is done for a good readability on a phone, tablet or desktop computer. In my opinion, it’s everything you could ask for in a blog. Technically Ghost is based on NodeJS which means it’s incredibly fast. Forget all the heavy blog solutions like WordPress. »

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