PHP Archive

Magento and Retail: The Open Source Storefront

In the mid-1990s, online shopping took the world by storm with the launch of eBay. These days, the average brick-and-mortar retailer has invested just as much time and planning into its online sales as its floor sales, and many startups skip the physical storefront altogether for a bright and shiny online retail ...Read More

Top Performance Metrics for Java, .NET, PHP, Node.js, and Python

No application is the same. Some legacy apps were built in a monolithic environment built on a homogeneous language, say Java or .NET. As environments become more distributed, and technology has innovated to a near-breaking speed, application architectures tend to be built using a multitude of languages often leveraging the more dynamic ...Read More

Predicting the Future of PHP Security – Part 3

In some ways security is an infinite game of chess on a board the size of the world. For every move you make, the hackers have a countermove ready. They are highly motivated to take what you have, so the game never ends; it just switches players once in awhile. In this ...Read More

Everything You Need to Know about PHP 7

PHP 7 is the latest version of the popular programming language PHP. Released in December 2015, PHP 7 offers fast performance for websites and online applications. There are some significant differences between PHP 7 and the previous version of the language, PHP 5.6. Let’s take a look at the answers to some ...Read More

Top 7 Blogs from 2015

Wow, what a year! We know everyone is extremely busy, and maybe, just maybe, you weren’t able to read all of the blogs we produced throughout the year. It’s ok, we forgive you. Don’t worry, you’re in luck. We’ve decided to roll-up all of our most popular blogs for you so you ...Read More

PHP Microframework vs. Full Stack Framework

Think back to the hazy days of early web-page development on the Internet. You saw many pages hand-coded in HTML — dynamic pages that could produce and display different content to customize a visitor’s experience were just a dream in a programmer’s eye. Then the first server development environments like WebBase began ...Read More

Comparing PHP 7 vs. HHVM

PHP is one of the most popular scripting languages used for web development. The latest version of PHP, PHP 7 is a new version of the language that is been optimized for fast performance. However, PHP has a rival in HHVM (Hip Hop Virtual Machine) — a virtual tool that executes PHP ...Read More

Top 5 PHP APM Tips & Tricks

This article series has covered a lot of ground: it presented an overview of application performance management (APM), it identified the challenges in implementing an APM strategy, it proposed a top-5 list of important metrics to measure to assess the health of an enterprise PHP application, and it presented AppDynamics’ approach to ...Read More

Top 5 Performance Metrics to Capture in Enterprise PHP Applications

The last couple articles presented an introduction to Application Performance Management (APM) and identified the challenges in effectively implementing an APM strategy. This article builds on these topics by reviewing five of the top performance metrics to capture to assess the health of your enterprise PHP application. Specifically this article reviews the ...Read More

Introduction to PHP Security – Part 2

  In Part 1 of this series, we were introduced to some of the fundamental security flaws that may afflict your PHP applications. In Part 2, let’s dive a bit deeper into some of the most advanced security flaws that may afflict your environment. Truth be told, there are potentially an infinite ...Read More