Posts Tagged with "programming"

Static vs Non-static methods in PHP: what is faster?

Posted by Stanislav Furman on May 5, 2014
What is faster? Comparison of static and non-static class methods in PHP.

Backward version compatibility in PHP web application

Posted by Stanislav Furman on February 17, 2014

If you develop a PHP web application which may be used on a web server with older PHP version, you can run into a situation when some of the PHP functions in your application won't work at all, or won't work as expected.

In fact, you can handle those situations if you want to. However, it can make you application code not as nice as you want and a little heavier.

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Meet AMPPS - a good alternative for XAMPP and WAMP

Posted by Stanislav Furman on October 7, 2013

Meet AMPPS - a good alternative for XAMPP and WAMP  

For those who is looking for a good alternative for XAMMP or WAMP web server stacks. There is a very good option called AMPPS!

The listed number of provided features is impressive. Unlike the other solutions Ampps comes with over 300 PHP web applications, over 1000 PHP classes and libraries including Joomla!, WordPress, Magento, Dolphin and more. 

Very easy to install and manage services with the administration panel. You can easily switch PHP versions with only one-click action.

One thing to notice though... Despite the fact that there are several versions of PHP included, you cannot switch MySQL version which, to be honest, I don't find too critical.

Server configuration is also very straightforward using the web panel. If you mess up the configuration, you can reset it to default state which might be useful sometimes. :)

Also it is very easy to update! The app has built-in updater which makes life way easier when it comes to update Ampps.

How to recognize a good programmer

Posted by Stanislav Furman on September 30, 2013
How to find a good programmer: most important indicators of a good professional

Happy Programmers' Day

Posted by Stanislav Furman on September 13, 2013
Happy Programmers' Day

Loose comparison in PHP. Example of breakable functionality.

Posted by Stanislav Furman on September 12, 2013
Example of breakable functionality using the loose comparison in PHP