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

Juliet Mendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

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 …

Top PHP Blogs and YouTube Channels

Ben Putano Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

One of the most exciting programming languages at the moment is PHP, or Hypertext Preprocessor. The server-side language currently powers more than 80% of the web. It has garnered plenty of attention from skilled coders as its ecosystem is constantly changing and evolving. The Internet is full of PHP blogs for both beginners and more advanced coders looking to develop …

PHP Monolog Tutorial: A Step by Step Guide

Juliet Mendez Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

In application development or maintenance, logging is very important. It gives you the right amount of data that you need to help you monitor your application, logs, databases, code, and web services. Monolog is the existing standard logging library for PHP. It is most popular in PHP frameworks such as Laravel and Symfony, where it implements a common interface for …

18 PHP Tools for Developers of all Levels

Ben Putano Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

PHP is a fast scripting language that is ubiquitous with web development. WordPress uses the language as it’s core interface for developers to enhance the platform. It’s relatively easy to learn and is well supported by the development community. While PHP helps developers create web applications quickly, there is no development environment associated with the language. By contrast, a development …

PHP Log

PHP Logging Best Practices

Craig Ferril Insights for Dev Managers

Intro With our most recent release, we’re excited to announce we have added enhanced the support in our Stackify Errors & Logs product for apps written in PHP. Our recent release includes a direct logging API for PHP, enhanced support for the Monolog and log4php logging frameworks via Stackify-specific handlers/appenders, and an agent collector model that delivers fast performance for …