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Setup Step Debugging in PHP with Xdebug 3 and Docker Compose

Setup Step Debugging in PHP with Xdebug 3 and Docker Compose

Wed, Mar 10, 2021

In versions of Xdebug before version 3 setting up step debugging for code inside Docker containers has often been challenging to say the least. However, in version 3 it’s become almost trivial. In this short tutorial, I’ll step you through what you need to do, regardless of the (supported) text editor or IDE you’re using.

How to Use a CSRF Token in a Mezzio Application

How to Use a CSRF Token in a Mezzio Application

Tue, Mar 2, 2021

No matter how small your web app may be, security is essential! In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to add a CSRF token in forms used in Mezzio-based applications, to prevent attackers from being able to force your users to execute malicious actions.

How to Manually Create a Mezzio Application

How to Manually Create a Mezzio Application

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

If you want to build applications in PHP — from one-page apps to enterprise-grade applications — PHP’s Mezzio framework is a excellent framework to choose. In this tutorial, which is an excerpt from my new book, Mezzio Essentials, I’ll show you how to manually build an application in Mezzio.

How I Create My Pluralsight Courses

How I Create My Pluralsight Courses

Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Last week, my most recent Pluralsight course launched! In this post, as well as shamelessly promoting it, I step through what it took to create it, including my online course creation process.

Goodbye Master Zend Framework. So Long. Farewell.

Goodbye Master Zend Framework. So Long. Farewell.

Wed, Jul 8, 2020

It’s with some sadness, that earlier this week, I wished a fond farewell to the biggest blog I ever created, Master Zend Framework. Given that, it only feels right — and responsible — to talk about what motivated the decision to close the blog, and what the future holds for the blog’s content.