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Category Archive — "php"

My thoughts after migrating some projects to Zend Expressive 2
The day Zend Expressive 2 was released I was super excited. I have been using it a lot for both professional and personal projects, so I'm quite used to it. Since I've been using it in many projects, being able to update all of them to version 2 was a challenge, but I can say, I...
Run PHPUnit tests inside a docker container from PhpStorm
Docker is, without any doubt, the trending tool these days. Everybody wants to use it, because it is very useful, allowing to easily generate development environments for any kind of application. A couple months ago I started working with docker myself (it has taken me a while, ...
Creating a content-based Error Handler for Zend Expressive
The other day I was working on a Zend Expressive application I'm currently building. The application includes a REST API among other things, but it also has some endpoints which render HTML. In one of my tests of the REST API I saw that when an error occurs (404, 405 or 500), I ...
Project Scalability with Zend Expressive
This article was first published in Zend Developer Zone I've been working with some different frameworks lately. One of them is Zend Expressive, and I've come to the conclusion that I don't need to choose between different frameworks; depending on the project, Expressive a...
Improving Zend\ServiceManager workflow with annotations
Everyone who regularly visits my blog knows that I'm an absolute fan of the Zend\ServiceManager component. It is always my choice to deal with dependency injection in any kind of project, more now that v3 has been released, which is faster and has a better public API. The workf...
Using UUID identifiers for databases in PHP projects with Doctrine
It's well known that using autoincrement identifiers for resources in a public API is not a very good idea, since you are exposing too much information about the size of your database and your business in general. The PHP community is recommending to better use UUIDs these days,...