OpenLampTech issue #17
PHP constructors; WP comments; Linux one-liners; Laravel Origins; SQL foreign keys; PHP dependency injection
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I have curated some fantastic reads for you this week. Let’s get to them!
This Week’s Picks
✔️ PHP Constructors Explained
By: Alex Web Develop
Get back to the fundamentals with this article on PHP constructors, learning about:
what a constructor is
how to use a constructor
why use a constructor
how to invoke a parent class constructor (if the class is extending another class)
We also learn about a new PHP 8 feature called constructor promotion. With constructor promotion, you can set a class properties' visibility modifier in the constructor itself.
Some friendly advice; the Alex Web Develop website, and newsletter have some excellent content on PHP and I highly recommend getting aquatinted with them both...
✔️ Websites to learn REST API development with CodeIgniter 4
By: Mario M.
This is the resource I have been needing. I want to up my API programming skills, knowledge, and understanding some kinda bad. Plus, since I like CodeIgniter 4, this is perfect.
I discovered this list of website articles for Rest API development with CodeIgniter 4 on LinkedIn and had to share it in this OpenLampTech issue.
✔️ Akismet: The WordPress Comment System Explained: All You Need to Know
By: Simon Keating
We don't much think about the comments section of a WordPress site but, comments are the lifeblood of a site. Comments allow engagement and foster community for a website's audience.
In this post, learn how to access and moderate comments in WordPress. From notifications to clean-up, all of the settings and some best practices are covered.
✔️ 25 Awesome Linux Command One-Liners
I'm an avid Linux user and have used it as my personal driver since 2013. I don't typically search for articles like this (although I probably should) but I happened upon this one and have to bookmark it. 🔖
I wanted to pick 3 of my favorites from this list but couldn't because I like them all. Tell me in the comments which are your 3 favorites
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✔️ This is How I Explained Foreign Keys in SQL to Wizards of Hogwarts
This explanation pretty much tops all the others I've read on the
FOREIGN KEY concept. Has a quality entertaining flare but, at the same time, covers the topic well.
I definitely have to locate more material like this... 🙂
✔️ What Is Dependency Injection in PHP and How You Can Use It to Write Better Code
By: Tomasz Dobrowolski
Dependency Injection (DI) is one of those areas in development I'm still working on understanding and using more in my code.
In this post, the author shares a simple example of DI with an Order and a Payment class.
One of my key takeaways from this article is that DI makes the code reusable, which is enough in itself to make me want to learn more.
✔️ Laravel Origins: The Documentary
By: OfferZen Origins
While I'm not a Laravel developer (yet) I had to include this documentary video I watched on YouTube. It is so interesting to learn about the individual behind one of the most popular and dominant web frameworks ever along with the following of developers who are drawn to it.
Such a good video.
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