PHP Archive

A Chat With Drew Paroski, Co-Creator of HHVM and Hack

The HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) and the Hack programming language haven’t really gotten the coverage they deserve. The biggest news in DevOps culture over the past few years had to do with the performance of PHP 7 and the Zend Engine 3. The quieter developments in HHVM may end up being a ...Read More

Battle of the PaaS: PHP Apps in the Cloud

Platform as a Service (PaaS) providers have grown rapidly over the last few years. Now you can choose from a number of robust services that can help you rapidly develop, deploy and manage your PHP application. To help you make sense of this crowded market, this article will examine the features, benefits ...Read More

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