Many people play with PHP without necessarily being professional developers. For such people, package managers may make coding seem too complicated. This article shows how to bypass the Composer barrier when installing Composer-dependent PHP packages.
I code in several different programming languages and I post content relevant to the different languages on this website. Software development tools and languages evolve very dynamically. What's hot today may be forgotten tomorrow. So, categorizing my content based on language is not very practical. Instead, I use client-server labeling to categorize my work with various programming languages. This section holds content that I consider to be back-end (or server-side) programming.
Developers often need to parse an XML document in order to get XML document nodes, child nodes and so on. But usually we have no idea how far the depth/nesting of child nodes can go. So we need some form of recursive technique to loop the nested nodes and help us grab the values we want.
Since PowerShell is now open source and cross-platform, we can now perform PowerShell magic right inside Linux boxes. If this isn’t exciting, what is?! Here’s an example of how to execute PowerShell scripts (or commands) from PHP code on a Linux VM.
Controllers are an important part of Laravel MVC (Model, View, CONTROLLER). They are useful for organizing request-handling logic and help to keep the entire code structured and maintainable. This post is a brief primer on Laravel controllers.
An SQL SELECT statement may often return thousands of rows. And when building sites, we usually don’t want to dump all those rows onto a single page (for speed and UX reasons). Instead, we split the results across multiple pages via PAGINATION.
If you love platform-neutral approaches to programming like we do, you will love Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). This article is a high level overview of SOA. We discuss SOA principles, pros and cons, and components needed for SOA infrastructure.