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How to Approach Modern WordPress Development (Part 2)

by Andrey Shalashov

WordPress code, especially back-end PHP code, is often a mess—even in WP core! But legacy code is no excuse. Find out how to develop WP customizations the right way, so your code is readable and maintainable.

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Laravel Zero Downtime Deployment

by Elene Latsoshvili

Updating live applications used to be a tedious and somewhat risky affair, but with the emergence of modern development frameworks and tools, updates and deployment are becoming straightforward. In this article, Toptal Java Developer Elene Latsoshvili explains how you can update a Laravel app with zero downtime, and how this can be done for most PHP applications.

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My Five Worst WordPress Development Mistakes

by Scott Fennell

Join an expert in a look back in horror at his most embarrassing mistakes in his early days as a WordPress developer. He discusses general PHP bugs, WordPress-specific bugs, and also mistakes made at a managerial level while supervising other developers.

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Introduction to Objects and References in PHP Memory

by Agustin Villalba

In this article, I will talk about how object and variable references are controlled in memory, since this is an issue that can generate discussion and differing opinions. One question to ponder is: "By default, are objects passed by reference or by copy in PHP?" I'm going to talk first about what references aren't in PHP; secondly, I'll discuss what they are, and finally, I will examine how the garbage collector works in PHP.

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Server-side I/O Performance: Node vs. PHP vs. Java vs. Go

by Brad Peabody

Understanding the Input/Output (I/O) model of your application can mean the difference between an application that deals with the load it is subjected to, and one that crumples in the face of real-world uses cases. Perhaps while your application is small and does not serve high loads, it may matter far less. But as your application’s traffic load increases, working with the wrong I/O model can get you into a world of hurt.

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PhalconPHP: A Solution for High-load RESTful APIs

by Andrew Belousoff

PhalconPHP will make your high-load application fast and easy, it's one of the fastest MVC frameworks for PHP available. It's written in C and supplied as a compiled PHP extension, so it doesn’t need to be interpreted at every request. Consider PhalconPHP for your next project, you won't regret it.

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Magento 2 Tutorial: How to Build a Complete Module

by Gabriel Queiroz Silva

Magento built a reputation as an e-commerce market leader, all thanks to its ease of use and customizability. Getting into the framework was only made easier with the release of Magento 2. In this post, Toptal Software Engineer Gabriel Queiroz Silva gives us a step-by-step tutorial to building your first Magento 2 website.

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Maintain Slim PHP MVC Frameworks with a Layered Structure

by Elvira Sheina

Fat controllers and models: an inevitable problem for most large-scale projects based on MVC frameworks such as Yii and Laravel. Fortunately, there's a cure, and it's in architecting a layered structure.

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PHP Frameworks: Choosing Between Symfony and Laravel

by Karim Sakhibgareev

Many popular languages for web development have their 'default' framework, such as Ruby on Rails for Ruby, or Django for Python. However, PHP has no such single default and has multiple popular options to choose from. In this article, Toptal Freelance Developer Karim Sakhibgareev compares the two most popular PHP frameworks, Symfony and Laravel, explores their features, and establishes guidelines for how PHP developers should choose between them.

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