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November 3, 2022

Hi everyone,

This week's newsletter is truly packed with the best content that we could gather. Starting off with an AMA session with Taylor Otwell, this month's latest PHP Annotated issue and new updates from PHP 8.1, Laravel, CakePHP and Symfony. The podcast section is also stacked with new episodes from No Compromises, teaching yourself to code on Free The Geek and the folly of overlooking the unexpected as a possible outcome on Developer Tea.  Finally in tutorials we have the ultimate resource for Web scraping with PHP, CodeIgniter for Beginners and 8 useful tips to write amazing PHP code. 

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Modern PHP Features Explained - PHP 8.0 and 8.1
Since its release in late 2020, PHP 8 has been a game changer. In this tutorial, I will walk through all the latest features with real-world examples of when I might choose to use them.

Ask Me Anything About Laravel with Taylor Otwell
In this fun AMA session with Taylor, you'll learn what Laravel Beep was going to be, the future of Inertia, and lots of nice tidbits on the Laravel ecosystem.

Generics via Attributes in PHP — Can We Have Them?
Native generics. Will they be in PHP or not? Does PHP need them at all? We'll leave this speculation for the next time, but today let's discuss what generics might look like in PHP attributes.

Upgrade to PHP 8.2 with Homebrew on Mac
Upgrading with Homebrew.

Laravel Workflow: Orchestration vs. Choregraphy?
As applications grow and evolve, even sending an email to a user can become a complex business process that spans days or weeks.

5 Useful Laravel Features Which I Got To Know During The Preparation For The Laravel Certification
Passing the official Laravel Certification was an excellent occasion to refresh my knowledge of the documentation and fill “blind spots” in my understanding.

8 Tips to Write Amazing PHP Code
Improve your coding SKILLS with these few tips. Start programming like a professional.

Tutorials and Talks

Web Scraping With PHP | Ultimate Tutorial
You can use various scripting languages to do web scraping, and PHP is certainly one to try!

Wildcard subdomain SSL certificates with Let's Encrypt and Bunny DNS
Creating wildcard subdomain SSL certificates isn't that straightforward with Let's encrypt as a normal SSL certificate.

Updating Adminer in Laragon for PHP 8
In Laragon, when you switch to PHP 8 and accessing adminer at http://localhost/adminer, you will find this error.

How To Exploit PHP Remotely To Bypass Filters & WAF Rules
This is the first of two vulnerable PHP scripts that I’m going to use for all tests.

CodeIgniter 4 for Beginners (part 1)
Let’s learn CI 4 with me.

A Simple PHP (PDO) + MySQL CRUD Application Part #2
In our previous article, we covered the implementation of the add portion of PHP CRUD application. Let’s continue with the read, updateand delete portions by following the steps below;

News and Announcements

PHP 8.1.12 Released!
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 8.1.12. This is a security release.

Laravel 9.37 Released
The Laravel team released 9.37 this week along with a few patch releases between 9.37 and the release of Laravel 9.36. This week's releases added support for preloading assets with Vite, new strict violation handlers, verbose view caching CLI output, and more.

WordPress 6.1 “Misha”
This release includes features that many in the WordPress Community have been most excited about since the start of this project.

CakePHP 4.4.7 Released
Changes include: Fixed missing dependency to cakephp/database. Fixed regression in FormHelper::radio() and FormHelper::multiCheckbox(). + more.

Symfony 6.2.0-BETA2 Released
Symfony 6.2.0-BETA2 has just been released. Here is the list of the most important changes since 6.2.0-BETA1

PhpStorm 2022.3 Early Access #5
In this build, you can try the brand new rendered view for PHPDoc comments, return value debugging with Xdebug, and tools that will help you troubleshoot Xdebug configuration.

PHP Annotated – October 2022
Welcome to the October installment of PHP Annotated, where we’ll catch up on the most exciting things that have happened in the PHP world over the last month, including curated news, articles, tools, and videos.

A Week of Symfony #826 (24-30 October 2022)
This week, Symfony 4.4.48, 5.4.15, 6.0.15 and 6.1.7 maintenance versions were released. In addition, Symfony 6.2 beta 1 and beta 2 were published so you can test the upcoming Symfony version in your own projects. Finally, the first conference about Sylius, the e-commerce platform based on Symfony, took place with great success in Poland.

Podcasts and Vlogs

How To Code Well 180 - Stop Relying On Other People's Code
Decide if you can write feature yourself using only the core components of the programming language.

PHP Ugly 309: Punch Ourselves In The Face
This week on the podcast, Eric, John, and Thomas talk about New owner at Twitter, New Conferences announced, New OpenAI PHP Client, and more...

Laravel News Podcast: Spooky Season Darkness, Transforming Data, And Flagging Models
Jake and Michael discuss all the latest Laravel releases, tutorials, and happenings in the community.

The Stack Overflow Podcast: DIY Mad Science…It’s All About Homelabbing
Today’s podcast episode is all about brainstorming fun ideas for homelabbing. Matt, Ceora, and Cassidy host a discussion with JJ Asghar, Developer Advocate at IBM.

No Compromises Podcast: Don't Plan To Do Too Much
Do you always finish everything you plan on doing? Probably not, very few developers do. The problem isn't always how you work. Some of it is how you plan. We discuss ...

Software Engineering Radio: Episode 535: Dan Lorenc on Supply Chain Attacks
Dan Lorenc, CEO of Chainguard, a software supply chain security company, joins SE Radio editor Robert Blumen to talk about software supply chain attacks.

The Rabbit Hole: 278. Stand-Up And Don't Hold The Team Up. Be Quick With 3 Simple Questions
Whether you call it a Stand-Up, a Daily Scrum, a Huddle, or a Roll Call this daily check-in is a powerful tool you and your team can use to maximize productivity. During today’s episode, you will learn how to do a Stand-Up, what a Stand-Up consists of, and some pitfalls that you may be deterred by along the way.

Developer Tea: The Error of Discounting the Unexpected
We don't think about the unexpected as a category of possible outcomes. This leads us to assign overestimated probabilities to things that are front of mind, and discount the likelihood of things we don't expect.

Free The Geek: Episode 46 - With Doug Bierer. Teaching Yourself to Code, Microsoft vs. Unix/Linux, and Not Throwing More Hardware at the Problem
Come listen to Doug Bierer share his years of experience and knowledge as a developer coding in Basic and Assembler, working with Novel & Dr DOS and Windows and MS-DOS, and so much more!

WP Builds: 301 – Maintenance
We are taking contrasting approaches to getting our new businesses running and our first client’s site built.

WP Briefing: Episode 42: Something Spooky This Way Comes
Tis the season for spooky fun. Hear Josepha Haden Chomphosy read a Halloween-themed WordPress Mad Lib on the episode of the WP Briefing.

No Plans To Merge: Leaves, A Reckoning
This week, the boys cover topics, and the leaves cover lawns. Those topics are: Next JS, the new webpacky thing, paying developers money, and lukewarm coffee. It's all there.

Reading and Viewing

Automatically restart Horizon when local PHP files change
We've released a new package called spatie/laravel-horizon-watcher. This one can automatically restart Horizon after any code change.

PHP Source Code Analysis
Vulnerabilities can be detected by searching the following keywords in vulnerable web applications written in PHP.

No More Dynamic Properties in PHP 9. The Language is Evolving.
PHP 8.2 is just around the corner and it will deprecate dynamic properties, to remove them in PHP 9.

Why You Should Migrate Your Symfony Configs To PHP
Yesterday, I had a quick discussion on Slack in the Symfony Support channel where somebody was asking about splitting up their services.yaml file into multiple included files.

A SymfonyCon Disneyland Paris 2022 Preview: 2 Workshops And 9 Compelling Sessions To Eagerly Anticipate
In this article, we’ll preview the conference and what we look forward to. Any opinions will be in bold.

Handle Asynchronous Tasks In Symfony With Messenger
Queued message handling with Messenger component.

5 Ways To Promote ‘Out Of The Box’ Thinking As A Developer
Those who don’t think out of the box are easily contained.

Interesting Projects, Tools and Libraries

Simple API for XML ported to PHP.

A responsive image workflow for optimizing and resizing your images.

Simple library for rest apis to create easily json response.

Publish messages to the Mercure hub with Laravel Event Broadcasting & Laravel Notifications.

An elegant object-oriented application development framework component for PHP 7.2 or newer.

PHP5 library that provides a filesystem abstraction layer, Dropbox changes.

Provides the functionality to compare PHP values for equality.

Deploy and execute AWS Lambda functions from your Laravel application.

OpenAI PHP is a supercharged PHP API client that allows you to interact with OpenAI API.

Add flags to Eloquent models.

A bunch of general-purpose value objects you can use in your Laravel application.


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