Posts tagged with "PHP"

PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language. Originally created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994, the PHP reference implementation is now produced by The PHP Group.PHP originally stood for Personal Home Page, but it now stands for the recursive backronym PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor.

PHP Syntax Changes 5.3.x - 7.0.x

June 8, 2016 by Christoff Truter

Originally I was planning to do a little write-up about the latest syntax introduced into PHP 7.0.x, but then I noticed quite a significant number of syntax changes leading up to this version, many of which I was unaware of since I last used PHP in version 5.3.x.


Strongly Typed PHP - Revisited

May 22, 2016 by Christoff Truter

Almost a decade ago I wrote a post about strongly typed PHP, in which I proposed a very crude workaround, essentially faking strong typing using magic methods. The post was met with a lot of mixed reactions, but received quite a lot of visitors over the years (definitely some interest in the subject).


Google Analytics : Measurement Protocol

February 24, 2016 by Christoff Truter

Recently after whining like a little bitch and a soothing evening of brutally flogging myself, I delved deeper into the features of my resurrected Google Analytics (GA) account as an attempt to amend for my sins.

JavaScript   PHP   SEO  

Personal Movie Database Part 2 - Service (PHP)

January 15, 2016 by Christoff Truter

Last year in the first part of this series of posts we had a quick look at the technologies that makes the frontend tick, in this post we're going to have a look at the backend service used for saving movie metadata.

PHP   Architecture  

Getting my hands dirty with TypeScript

February 17, 2015 by Christoff Truter

In this post I reflect (mostly a collection of loose thoughts) on a little VS2013 TypeScript demo web application I wrote as an attempt to get into the groove of things.

PHP   TypeScript   Angular