Laravel vs Symfony: PHP Framework Comparison

Laravel vs Symfony: PHP Framework Comparison

Sylvia Fronczak Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Choosing a good PHP framework provides the right building blocks to make developing your app a breeze. Today we’re going to look at two PHP frameworks: Laravel and Symfony. We’ll compare them, score them, and declare a winner. Along the way, you’ll choose the framework that’s right for you and your product. PHP Framework Similarities Both Symfony and Laravel provide …

PHP Performance Monitoring: A Developer’s Guide

Iryne Somera Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

As applications are getting more complex, it’s becoming harder to deliver high-quality applications. Tools like Application Performance Monitoring (APM) are essential for the development process. To get good performance data, developers need to deal with the rising trends of containerization, microservices, heterogeneous cloud services, and big data. To simplify this, and mitigate the amount of in-depth involvement and the time developers spend …

How to Log to Console in PHP

Kim Sia Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

PHP is one of the most popular server-side scripting languages for building web applications because it’s easy to use. No matter what you build, making it easy to log errors is key to ensuring a short code-test-learn feedback cycle. Because PHP was developed way before today’s modern browsers, it didn’t really have an easy way to log errors to the …

PHP Error Log Basics

Gaege Root Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

When developing PHP applications, error logs tend to be underutilized due to their apparent complexity. The reality is that PHP error logs are extremely helpful, especially when configured and used properly. While there are advanced tricks to truly squeeze every last drop of utility out of error logs, this article will cover the basics of configuration and the most common …

Comparison: Node.js vs. PHP

Phil Vuollet Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Both Node.js and PHP are popular platforms for websites, APIs, and other types of web content. They have a few similarities, but their differences far outweigh those similarities. In this post, we’ll take a look at how they stack up against each other. It’s Node.js vs. PHP… let’s get ready for the showdown! Similarities First, let’s take a deeper look at …

PHP Performance Optimization Guide

Juliet Mendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

 When developing a web application based on PHP, it’s not enough to just solve the problem and project requirements. Server resources like storage, memory, and number of CPUs contribute to the price of the hosting; that’s why developers should take into consideration these resources when developing web applications.  On top of all of these, the application must run smoothly. There …

Stackify Retrace Releases Support for PHP

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Stackify Product & Company Updates

Stackify was founded with the goal of giving developers the all the tools they need to troubleshoot and monitor their applications. We are very excited to announce that we now have support for PHP monitoring to go along with support for .NET and Java applications. What is Retrace? Retrace is an application performance management (APM) solution that combines code-level performance …

PHP Performance: Five Types of Tools You Need To Know

Juliet Mendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

 To all the developers out there, it is highly advisable that every application you build should have tools that will monitor performance and ensure that it runs correctly. There are a variety of tools available that can monitor your application’s performance. Choosing the right tool that caters to your organization’s needs should be a priority. In general, with the numerous …

PHP Try Catch: Basics & Advanced PHP Exception Handling Tutorial

Agbayani Molde Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

When PHP version 5 was released, it incorporated a built-in model to catch errors and exceptions. Handling errors in PHP with try catch blocks is almost the same as handling errors in other programming languages. When a PHP exception is thrown, the PHP runtime looks for a catch statement that can handle that type of exception. It will continue checking …

Learn PHP with the Top 25 PHP Tutorials: Resources, Websites, Courses

Iryne Somera Developer Career Development, Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Selecting the best websites to learn PHP is a nice entrance to the programming world. If you are interested in learning this language, searching online provides tons of PHP tutorial results. Stay calm and don’t get discouraged. PHP skills, though highly technical in nature, can be acquired with the right resources. And by resources, we mean the vast amount of …

Top 8 PaaS Providers for Deploying PHP Applications

Agbayani Molde Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

 Platform as a Service (PaaS) is an innovative cloud computing model that helps to deliver applications over the web. In this model, a cloud provider offers hardware and software tools, typically those required for application development, to the users as a service. The cloud infrastructure provides the ability to efficiently and quickly design and deploy apps and have them functioning …

Top Laravel Tutorial Sites and Resources

Agbayani Molde Developer Career Development, Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

At present, Laravel is very popular among PHP frameworks. Despite being an open source framework, it has become a desired technology among PHP developers. It has a neat syntax and comes with a powerful toolkit, especially with the latest releases. There’s no surprise that it is the preferred framework by modern web developers as it is equipped with powerful features …

Get Detailed PHP Tracing with Retrace

Juliet Mendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Stackify Product & Company Updates

Tracing bugs in your PHP code can be very time-consuming. In order to find bugs quickly in your PHP applications, you can use PHP tracing tools. Stackify provides two tools, Retrace & Prefix, which can help with tracing what happens within a web request or transaction. Retrace is a very affordable application performance monitoring solution that provides centralized logging, error …

Top 10 PHP Frameworks for Web Development

Agbayani Molde Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

PHP frameworks make agile development possible. If you are starting a new PHP project you should definitely consider picking a modern PHP framework to provide well-organized, reusable and maintainable code. They make it easier to grow your application over time and scale. Most modern PHP frameworks follow the MVC (Model-View-Controller) pattern that ensures the separation of presentation and logic and …

How to Troubleshoot PHP Web Application Problems

Juliet Mendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Not all problems or issues in web development can be detected during development or testing. There are even web application errors that are hard to catch like runtime errors. Most PHP developers or server administrators will just look at the web server or database logs once an issue arises. They would just grep the logs for errors or timestamps in …

12 Simple PHP Performance Tuning Tips

12 Simple PHP Performance Tuning Tips

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In every web application, performance really matters. Users complain about slow loading pages, inaccessible pages, unresponsive links and many other factors that lead to losing those users as customers. In order to satisfy your users’ needs, performance must be continuously checked and monitored. Every software application needs tools for monitoring and measuring the system’s performance. Here are 12 simple ways to …

PHP Error Handling Guide

PHP Error Handling Guide

Juliet Mendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Because PHP is free to use, many web developers use this programming language to make web applications. Even the most popular web content management systems are based on this programming language. Handling errors in PHP is almost the same as handling errors in other programming languages. But if a developer is new to the language, seeing the errors for the …