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    Urban Legends and Error Handling

    We have all heard those stories that begin with "I know somebody" or "I have heard of somebody" before. You can never tell whether the story being told is true or just an urban legend [...]

    PHP 5.5: New Class Constant

    Last week, the first stable version of PHP 5.5 was released. It introduced a class-level constant that is automatically available on all classes and holds the fully-qualified name of that class [...]

    PHP 5.5: Out-of-the-Box Bytecode Cache

    Last week, the first stable version of PHP 5.5 was released. This is the first version of PHP to ship with an out-of-the-box bytecode cache. [...]

    Selling Test-Driven Projects

    "How do I convince my manager that I should write unit tests for my code?" and "How can we sell test-driven development to our customer?" are questions I get asked frequently. These questions cannot be answered with technology or tools but instead require an understanding of economics as well as communication skills [...]

    Day-to-Day Fraud Detection

    Looking at how credit cards are used in everyday life, it' amazing that such an inherently insecure system survived as it is violating almost every rule there is in terms of security [...]

    A Framework Is No Architecture

    Back in April I presented a keynote titled "A Framework Is No Architecture" at the Inspiring Flow conference [...]

    International PHP Conference – Spring Edition

    At the International PHP Conference – in Berlin, Germany this week, Sebastian Bergmann, Arne Blankerts, and Stefan Priebsch shared their experience on secure and scalable system architecture as well as effectice and maintainable software architecture for PHP applications with the audience. [...]

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