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The 4 PHP Developers You Should Follow on Twitter Right Now

PHP continues to evolve from its humble beginnings when Rasmus Lerdorf  started the as a high level wrapper to a set of C binaries that would allow webmasters to manage project websites easier. Now, 25 years later, PHP has evolved into a powerful OOP language with among other features, Typed Properties, and Attributes. The latter […]

PHP Deployment Best Practices When Using Composer

Composer is the de-facto dependency manager for PHP applications which was initially released almost 8 years ago March 2012. Using Composer in your PHP can be used to increase one’s code reusability and enable your project to easily integrate maintained PHP libraries from the Packagist, the main PHP Composer repository. Today we’ll highlight a few […]

How to enable SSL connections to MySQL in WordPress without plugins

At Amezmo, we’ve recently rolled out remote database access over SSL. In this post, we will extend WordPress’s default MySQL connection options to support SSL connections to the server. How does WordPress connect to MySQL? The file wp-includes/wp-db.php contains a class called wpdb. This class setups the MySQL connection with the mysqli PHP extension. Since […]

Persistent Logging For Laravel PHP Apps

Amezmo is a platform as a service dedicated to PHP app hosting. Start your free trial today and get your app deployed fast. By default, Amezmo will create a dedicated directory for your application’s logging purposes. We recommend using this dedicated directory so you can persist your logs across deployments. The full path is /webroot/logs […]

How To Format Currency with PHP on Ubuntu 16.04

Introduction Formatting currency is an important practice that will help you implement locale-aware visual representions of your pricing text. Using a standard library is an effcient and extensibile way to format your prices to your users. Using a standard library to format your curreny is helpful in situations where your business expands into a market […]

How To Install WordPress With Git

This tutorial will show you how to install a new WordPress site using Amezmo. All code will live in your Github repository, so all references to the command line will be executed from your local machine. For this tutorial, you’ll need to create a new application from the Dashboard. Check out the docs for more […]

Writing a Laravel Facade With a Service Provider

Prior to me discovering how the Laravel internals work, I would define static methods for most of my services. It quickly gets difficult to manage, once you need to keep non static state for a service, or you want dynamic behavior that is determined at runtime. In this post I’ll share how I defined my […]

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