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I have curated some fantastic reads for you this week. Let’s get to them!
The CodeIgniter Decorator Library
I haven’t used any Decorator-type code (yet) in any of my small number of CodeIgniter 4 projects.
In this post, the author covers moving a lot of the setup code out of the Controller, in addition to any unnecessary view logic, into a Decorator.
Quite an interesting concept and I can see where Decorators could help thin out the Controllers and view files.
How to Sort Arrays in PHP
By: Teman Ngoding
If you're programming with PHP, you're going to be using arrays.
There are a ton of built-in array functions and several of them are specific to sorting.
This article covers some of the common array sorting functions with examples.
I'm glossing over just these 4 but, do read the article for examples of others:
sort()- Sorts values from lowest to highest but ignores any key-value associations.
rsort()- Sorts values from highest to lowest but ignores any key-value associations.
asort()- Sorts an associative array in ascending order according to the value and maintains the key-value relationship.
arsort()- Sorts an associative array in descending order according to the value and maintains the key-value relationship.
Ignore Full Site Editing
By: Spencer Forman
Just when I'm thinking about, concentrating on, and learning more about Full Site Editing (FSE), I read this. 🙂
Thank you, internet! (Lol)
As the author suggests, there are many "stacks" you can (and maybe should) use already available to build out WordPress sites. I'm familiar with the Astra theme but haven't ever looked into Kadence, GeneratePress, or GenerateBlocks until now.
I suppose knowing how to use FSE, page builders, and theming can't hurt so long as I don't have a brain melt. 🙂
useradd vs adduser: Which command to use?
By: Sneh Chauhan
Both of these commands do the same thing, create a new user.
However, there are differences between them.
Creates a home directory and group for the new user.
Prompts for the password and additional information
Creates the new user but no group, home directory, or additional information.
I sure enjoy learning about Linux and all of the things you can do with it.
20 Useful Laravel Tips
By: Ashley Allen
For all the Laravel developers, this article is your go-to list of tips.
Ashley Allen has a fantastic newsletter you should also subscribe to.
A couple of takeaways on this list for me:
Moving Logic into Methods - I absolutely should start using this approach more (even in vanilla PHP and CodeIgniter).
DATETIMEFields Instead of Booleans - Just as mentioned in the article, you get some additional information from the column, along with a boolean-like result too.
How To Prevent SQL Injection In PHP: Three Essential Methods
By: Emmanuel C. Okolie
SQL Injection awareness is so important, especially in web development where oftentimes our applications and sites accept and process user input.
This article shows 3 simple examples of how to mitigate SQL Injection using:
Superstore Analysis Using MySQL
By: Mohamed Harris Peer Mohamed
This article has 10 sample analytical questions for sales data.
I learn more about SQL with these types of queries and questions that are outside of the typical CRUD-type queries.
I enjoy solving these types of analytical questions with MySQL in my day job when I get the opportunity.
SQL Engineering Guidelines
By: KRISTIAN KÖHNTOPP
There has to be a lifetime of knowledge in this article and I'm paying undivided attention. This one is quite the lengthy read and I reread it multiple times and will multiple more. You definitely need to read it as well.
Frontend Madness: SPAs, MPAs, PWAs, Decoupled, Hybrid, Monolithic, Libraries, Frameworks! WTF for your PHP backend?
By: Reuben Walker
#php #laravel #symfony #drupal #wordpress
I won’t even begin to pretend I know much at all about all these front-end frameworks. I just do get by with LAMP-stack and CodeIgniter 4 apps with some jQuery here, there, and yonder.
Reuben Walker from the Symfony Station site has dropped one mega article you must read. There is a ton of good information here with plenty of linking sources to boot.
I definitely am interested in Svelte for sure and have it on my radar.
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