After five years, the WordPress plugin team has updated the Plugin Guidelines. These are the guidelines that WordPress plugin authors must comply with to be included in the WordPress Plugin Directory. The guidelines were soft-launched last month so that they could be vetted by the larger plugin developer community community. On November 1st, 2017, they were officially announced “Revised Guidelines… Read more »
Callables are awesome. I can pass functions or object methods around inside of variables. Sure, they can be abused to the point where you can’t recognize your code, but overall, they are awesome. Could they be made more awesome? Core Developer Dan Ackroyd seems to think so and so he proposed and got passed PHP RFC: Closure from callable function
As a happy birthday to Jame (@asgrim) Titcomb, the Zend Framework team today released Zend Framework 3.0.0.
Thanks to the wonderful Levi Morrison, Andrea Faulds, Dmitry Stogov, and all of the hard-working men and women of the PHP Core team, PHP 7.1 will have void as a Return Type and nullable Return Types.
This is an Opinion/Editorial (a.k.a an Old Man Rant) “PHP IS INSECURE!”. Yet another consultant group has decided that their traffic stats are too low so they need to “shake things up a bit”. As usual, they picked PHP as the whipping boy. No, I am not going to link to them; too many people are already doing that unironically…. Read more »
PHP 7 has been tagged! PHP 7 is getting close. No, it has not yet been released, they are still putting the finishing touches on it. These are the people that made PHP 7. Most of them – but not all of them – are not paid to work on PHP. They build PHP – the language many of us… Read more »
PHPWorld was a great conference. If you didn’t attend, you missed a lot. Several of the keynotes just rocked the house including both Lorna Mitchell and Tessa Mero. The highlight for me however was Anthony Ferrara’s closing keynote, “PHP 7 and Beyond: The Future of PHP”. Anthony is a Core developer but also a vibrant member of the community.
Working in conjunction with PHPWomen, we are going to give away a scholarship to ZendCon! We are kinda excited about it. Zend has been a supporter of PHPWomen since their inception. One of their very first booths was at ZendCon 2007. (Lig, Liz and I setup a table and stole a beer stein from the bar to use as a… Read more »