OpenLampTech issue #36
PHP comparison operators; Get your website ready to win; MySQL ALTER TABLE; Let's play some SQL games; Installing WordPress in a subdirectory. Thank you for reading OpenLampTech!
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Like I’m always saying, in today’s data landscape, you are going to process string and text data regularly. PHP has many many string functions built right into the language. Here are 7 of them you may not know about but should…
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WordPress Wednesday #4 was published in the OpenLampTech publication this week.
There are several great WordPress-related articles I curated in this piece:
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I have curated some fantastic reads for you this week. Let’s get to them!
Difference between “ == “ and “ === “ operators
By: professional writer
This is a short, but valuable, article about one of the more important topics on comparisons in PHP (in my opinion).
==" tests only for value, "
===" tests for value and type equality.
I try to keep this in mind in any conditional tests I write in my code.
17 Ways to Get Your Website Ready to Win
By: Ash Allen
Ash Allen creates and shares some fantastic Laravel content.
In this article, we learn about several action items you can take to make your website the best it can be.
These are my favorites (that I definitely should work on myself):
Make Sure Your Website is Responsive
Reduce Clutter in Your Pages and Navigation
Invest in Better Photography and Images
3 SQL Games to Level up your SQL Knowledge
By: Vikas Rajput
Ready for some gaming!?! 🎮 🥌
Get your game hats on and test your knowledge with these SQL games.
I've not personally played them all myself but, I am a SQL fanatic (in a sense) and I love challenges and learning more and more SQL.
Needless to say, I'm excited about some SQL gaming.
The Darker Side of ALTER TABLE: A Guide
Learn valuable details and information about the
ALTER TABLE Data Definition Language (DDL) command in this fantastic article from Arctype.
I'll be the first to admit that I take
ALTER TABLE for granted.
However, after reading this article, I'm reminded of just what is going on behind the scenes of an
ALTER TABLE command.
Good stuff here, folks.
WEB STACK IMPLEMENTATION (LAMP STACK) IN AWS
By: Emmanuel Akanji
#php #mysql #lamp #linux #apache
This article has a great introductory piece on what the LAMP stack is and how each individual component contributes to the overall whole of the stack.
We then learn how to deploy the LAMP stack to an AWS EC2 instance.
Similar: What is the LAMP stack?
18 Tips to Optimize Your Laravel Database Queries
By: Srinath Reddy
The application database is integral and a necessity but can quickly become the bottleneck for any number of reasons. We should always make the queries as efficient as possible.
In this article, see examples of how to optimize your Laravel Queries.
I like these common tips:
Select only the columns you need.
Avoid unnecessary queries.
Index frequently queried columns.
The Ultimate Guide to Installing WordPress in a Subdirectory
By: Iain Poulson
If you don’t want WordPress installed in the web root directory, it is possible to install the CMS in a subdirectory.
However, there are some pros and cons to installing WordPress in a subdirectory and this article covers them and has step-by-step instructions on how to do it.
Why Do Developers Prefer Linux?
By: Joseph Mania
I realize that this isn't a one size fits all type of thing.
But, if I'm being honest, I am in the Linux camp. And have been for a few years now.
I use Windows in my (somewhat) non-developer day job because that's what we get and use.
But, when I'm on my time working on my stuff, Linux all the way.
I'll admit, I used to enjoy installing and playing around with different distros whereas now, I just want something that works that I can blog and code on with no fuss.
So, it's Linux Mint for me.
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