Category: PHP

Introduction to the PHAR format

In the last years there is a trend in the PHP community to release tools, especially command line utilities, as PHAR files, so you can package an entire PHP application into a single file for convenience. But, how PHAR files work? In this post we will try to explain it. What are PHAR files PHAR […]

July 30 / 2015
Author Raul Fraile
Category PHP
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Linters for PHP projects

Today’s projects are built up from dozens of different components, configuration files, third-party libraries, tests, build scripts, etc. And even if you have the greatest test suite, bad things can happen sometimes. It’s important to catch bugs as early as possible, and syntax validators can be a great (and easy) addition to your continuous integration […]

June 02 / 2015
Author Raul Fraile
Category PHP, Symfony, Tutorials
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Satis: building your own Composer repository

We all love Composer. It changed dramatically the way we build PHP applications, based on small and reusable components, but this creates new challenges, especially when we have a single point of failure (SPO). With Satis, the deployment process can be made robust by adding redundancy in all potential SPOFs (Packagist and GitHub). Let’s see […]

April 29 / 2015
Author Raul Fraile
Category PHP
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Useful Linux command-line tools to work with PHP projects

Linux provides a lot of interesting command-line tools that we can use when working with PHP projects. In this post we give you some useful commands: Find all PHP files in the current directory Obviously, we can use the same command to get another types of files, such as TWIG or JSON files: Check the […]

April 23 / 2015

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Symfony2 components overview: Filesystem

The 15th post of the Symfony2 components series is focused on the Filesystem component, which provides some basic utilities to work with the filesystem. It extends PHP built-in functions such as mkdir() or copy() to make them more portable and easier to use and test. The problem PHP built-in functions for filesystem operations mimic common […]

April 22 / 2015

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