‘Tis the Season

Here is my latest editorial for the December 2013 issue of php[architect] magazine:

php[architect] - December 2013

‘Tis the Season

This season is a good time to pause and be grateful for the gifts all around us. Not the new things that may be coming, but the things that are already here. The PHP community has a wonderful wealth of blogs, tools, extensions, libraries, and open source projects to be grateful for. So do me a favor, take a moment and share a note about your favorite project or tool either on our Facebook page or by tagging us on Twitter (@phparch). We would love to learn about and help promote more of the awesome projects created and used by our community. Continue reading “‘Tis the Season”

Time to Play

Here is my latest editorial for the November 2013 issue of php[architect] magazine:

php[architect] - November 2013

Time to Play

I was recently at the hackathon at True North PHP in Toronto. I spent the first part of it catching up with some people I hadn’t seen in a while and meeting some new people. I was then sidetracked by some email that had come in. When I finally was ready to start hacking on something, I had no idea what to do, so I decided to spend the time learning something new instead of making something. Continue reading “Time to Play”

Tangible Knowledge

Here is my latest editorial for the October 2013 issue of php[architect] magazine:

php[architect] - October 2013

Tangible Knowledge

I don’t know what it is, but there is something about a solid, printed page that makes it so much easier for me to read and study. I really like the feeling of browsing through, turning each page. There is something wonderful about consuming knowledge from a tangible resource that you don’t need a screen and electricity for. If you are nodding your head while reading this, then I have some amazing news. Continue reading “Tangible Knowledge”

The Swiss Army Knife Conundrum

Here is my latest editorial for the September 2013 issue of php[architect] magazine:

php[architect] - September 2013

The Swiss Army Knife Conundrum

Many of you may remember the “Swiss Army Knife” discussion that occurred in late 2011. It was highlighted by beloved blogger, Cal Evans (@calevans) in his two blog posts written just about a month apart. Continue reading “The Swiss Army Knife Conundrum”