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March 31, 2022

Hi everyone,

In this week’s newsletter, there’s an article asking how soon can you teach children to code, and it reminded me of a conversation I had with a friend over the weekend.  The question he asked me though was if it wasn’t too late to change careers and learn to code. My reply was that as along as you don’t put unnecessary pressure on yourself, taking the time to focus and learning at your own pace, then it is never too late to learn something new that will expand your horizons on your career journey. I guess the same rule applies for children. So long as they aren’t pressured and are keen to learn then introduce them to coding - but make it fun!  

We do hope you enjoy going through this week and wherever you are at your career, we hope you’re having fun. If not, take some time out to avoid getting burnt out.  

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Tutorials and Talks

PhpStorm, Docker and Xdebug 3 on PHP 8.1 in 2022
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New in CakePHP - Improved Error and Exception Handling
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The Difference Between Service Classes And Traits In Php
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Tips for Shorter Code - Laravel
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How to Add and Delete Rows Dynamically using jQuery
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News and Announcements

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PhpStorm 2022.1 EAP #7
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Dutch PHP Conference 2022 Online Edition
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API documentation generator for Yii 2
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CakePHP 4.3.7 released
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Podcasts and Vlogs

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PHP Ugly 279: PHP Bad Magic
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Maintainable Podcast: Jerod Santo - Having to Maintain Your Own Cleverness
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How To Code Well: 151 - What are Syntax Errors
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The Stack Overflow Podcast: Give Us 23 Minutes, We’ll Give You Some Flow State (Ep. 428)
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The Laracast Snippet: Don't Participate
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The Rabbit Hole: The Definitive Developer's Podcast 249. Comments Considered Harmful, Comments Considered Helpful (Replay)
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Software Engineering Radio: Episode 505: Daniel Stenberg on 25 years with cURL
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North Meets South Web Podcast: Vim throwdown, Part 3
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WP Builds: 271 – How do we structure our clients’ websites?
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Reading and Viewing

A Week of Symfony #795 (21-27 March 2022)
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Visit is a Beautiful HTTP CLI Tool for Humans
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Minimum Qualifications To Succeed As A Developer
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Derick Rethans: Memory Malfeasance
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SRP: Single Responsability Principle
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Why are we using sessions in PHP?
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A Bit About PHP
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Interesting Projects, Tools and Libraries

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PHP based viewer for Markdown files, to view them with fenced code highlighting and navigation.

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File storage abstraction for PHP.

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