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Here, you'll find articles to help you improve your web development skills, regardless of whether you're building them with PHP or Go, or need to grow your DevOps skills.
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Wed, Jan 2, 2013

Zend Framework 2 Modules - The Application's Heart

Zend Framework 2 Modules - The Application's Heart

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

It’s a really exciting time at the moment with Zend Framework 2 gaining so much traction, after being stable for some time now.

Though I and countless others really enjoyed the 1.x series, it did leave some things to be desired - to be fair.

But the more I explore of the 2.x series, the more I honestly can say that I’m very impressed with it. It may not be as fast as the previous series, but with respect to development, there’s so much going for it it’s worth shouting about.

So it really is rewarding and exciting to begin covering all that it has to offer us. In part one of this series, I looked at a central concept of the revised framework - Dependency Injection.

Mon, Dec 3, 2012

Why Errors Are Your Best Friend

As developers, we can believe errors are negative reflections on our applications. But are they really so? In today’s post, I show you how they’re anything but negative, they’re actually very very positive, when interpreted correctly.

Mon, Nov 26, 2012

6 XPath Queries to Boost Your Performance + A Bonus Tip

When you’re working with HTML day in and day out, very often the same types of tasks come up repeatedly. Whether you’re generating content to be displayed with PHP or jQuery, whether it’s server or client side, it’s not an easy task. You Need a Helping Hand!

Painless Data Traversal with PHP FilterIterators
Thu, Oct 25, 2012

Painless Data Traversal with PHP FilterIterators

There are a lot of ways to traverse data in PHP, including while, do while, for and foreach loops. These are fine in a lot of cases. But what if you want to reuse looping logic or have somewhat complex logic? Enter the FilterIterator.

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