If you installed PEAR PHP in the last 6 months, you may be infected | Ars Technica

If you installed PEAR PHP in the last 6 months, you may be infected | Ars Technica https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/01/pear-php-site-breach-lets-hackers-slip-malware-into-official-download/

My Modern PHP Development Setup · John Mackenzie | Software Engineer

My Modern PHP Development Setup · John Mackenzie | Software Engineer https://www.johnmackenzie.co.uk/post/my-modern-php-development-setup/

Online regex tester and debugger: PHP, PCRE, Python, Golang and JavaScript

Regex101 allows you to create, debug, test and have your expressions explained for PHP, PCRE, Python, Golang and JavaScript. The website also features a community where you can share useful expressions.

Source: Online regex tester and debugger: PHP, PCRE, Python, Golang and JavaScript

This site is really handy if you want to test and debug regex statements before committing them to code.

MySQL without the MySQL: An introduction to the MySQL Document Store | Opensource.com

MySQL without the MySQL: An introduction to the MySQL Document Store | Opensource.com https://opensource.com/article/18/6/mysql-document-store

This takes advantage of the json storage column feature available in MySQL 5.7+.

wptavern.com: PHP 5.6 Is Now the Most Widely Used PHP Version

wptavern.com: PHP 5.6 Is Now the Most Widely Used PHP Version. https://wptavern.com/php-5-6-is-now-the-most-widely-used-php-version

TIL the server side of Slack is written in PHP. How about that?

Slack uses PHP for most of its server-side application logic, which is an unusual choice these days. Why did we choose to build a new project in this language? Should you?

PHP-the-language has many flaws, which undoubtedly have slowed these efforts down, but PHP-the-environment has virtues which more than compensate for those flaws. And the options for improving on PHP’s language-level flaws are pretty impressive. On the balance, PHP provides better support for building, changing, and operating a successful project than competing environments. I would start a new project in PHP today, with a reservation or two, but zero apologies.

by Keith Adams, Slack Engineering

Source: Taking PHP Seriously

Rather interesting to learn that the server side of Slack is written in PHP. I guess I assumed it was a Ruby or Go thing. I think it’s useful to hear about success stories for a mature language like PHP. It shows us that just because something has been around for awhile doesn’t mean it can’t do something cool.

 

Paperwork by twostairs

Paperwork – OpenSource note-taking & archiving alternative to Evernote, Microsoft OneNote & Google Keep

View the Project on GitHub twostairs/paperwork

http://paperwork.rocks/

Create, configure, and deploy a PHP web app to Azure

A tutorial that shows how to make a PHP (Laravel) web app run in Azure App Service. Learn how to configure Azure App Service to meet the requirements of the PHP framework you choose.

Source: Create, configure, and deploy a PHP web app to Azure

onwCloud, CERN, and petabytes of data

As a result of this, for ownCloud 9.0 we developed new Storage and Sharing APIs, which make it possible to write storage connectors that access and use advanced capabilities and metadata directly from the storage. One example is the EOS filesystem that is developed and used by CERN to store and manage their huge amount of scientific data. This filesystem can provide metadata, such as ETags, FileIDs, and more, which can be used by ownCloud 9.0 directly, avoiding the need to store this in the ownCloud database and providing the sought-after reduction in overhead. The option to leverage existing sharing capabilities of the storage layer (if available) is also possible, which removed the need to store sharing information in the central database.

— Open collaboration: ownCloud, CERN, and AARNET | Opensource.com https://opensource.com/business/16/3/cern-and-owncloud?sc_cid=70160000000q67aAAA

The new release of ownCloud 9 brings a number of new features including improvements to the API that allows CERN to use ownCloud as a frontend to their massive data store. Other new features beef up the Libre office based collaboration tools and add additional storage options.