Saying Goodbye

August will be my last issue as Editor-in-Chief of php[architect] magazine. I’ve been EIC for almost 6 years, and now it’s time for me to get back to doing PHP, not just reading about it. There is quite a bit of sadness mixed into the excitement of trying something new. The magazine has always been more of a passion than a job for me. There’s something so amazing about sharing knowledge, discovering new technologies, meeting the people behind the projects. It’s a beautiful thing, and I know that I will still be reading my subscription each and every month. It’s always sad, though, to leave something you love. Continue reading “Saying Goodbye”

Open Eyes

Here is my latest editorial for the May 2014 issue of php[architect] magazine:

php[architect] - May 2014Open Eyes

There are so many ways out there for us to make a difference in the lives of others. As technology pervades every aspect of life, our power as developers grows. We must use this power for good! Yeah, alright, I do a “good” job on projects. I make “good” decisions when it comes to security. I am “good” when I talk to non-technical users. That’s enough, right? Not even close. To truly be using your power for good, you must open your eyes to everyone around you, not just the loudest complainers or the most dangerous threats. You must be willing to put your words into action and work within the system that helps you stay employed (and fed). Continue reading “Open Eyes”

Masters of Data

Here is my latest editorial for the February 2014 issue of php[architect] magazine:

php[architect] - February 2014

Masters of Data

Conquering data is a daunting task. Not only do you need to generate the data, but you need to store it efficiently. (And don’t forget to validate it when you receive it and clean it before you send it into storage!) Never fear, though, there are lots of tools to help you on your quest. Continue reading “Masters of Data”

Lies Abound

Here is my latest editorial for the January 2014 issue of php[architect] magazine:

php[architect] - January 2014

Lies Abound

It’s that time of year when we all lie to ourselves: I’m going to eat better. I’m going to go to the gym. I’m going to <insert thing I should do, but won’t>. This year, take a break from the clichés; commit to being a better developer. Continue reading “Lies Abound”