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Blog Team At In...08/08/13
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Introduction to Systematic Programming – Part 3

This part in the series is focused primarily on learning How to Design Data. This is because when we each design the data, we are making, knowingly or unknowingly, decisions about how all of the functions that later operate on that data will operate.

Antonin Januska08/08/13
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Why Laravel 4's Seeds and Migrations Are Damn-powerful Tools

I used to look at Laravel’s migrations as shortcuts for creating tables quickly without having to write any SQL. Yet, I found another great usage for migrations, especially along with seeds.

Mitch Pronschinske08/08/13
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Beanstalkd: Pragmatic Message Queueing

I think I've found one of the best, most straightforward introductions yet to Beanstalkd, an under-appreciated member of the message queue community.

Allan Kelly08/08/13
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Xanpan - Now Available

A bit over two years ago Allan Kelly started using the term Xanpan to describe the style of agile he advocates and help teams implement it. If it isn’t obvious, Xanpan - pronounced “Zan-pan” - is a cross between Kent Beck’s Extreme Programming (XP) and David Anderson’s Kanban.

Cedric Beust08/08/13
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Email Tips I Thought Were Common Knowledge

Avoiding embarrassing forwards and not sending emails too soon are some of the tips in this post. The best one though is about how you can send decent looking code easily in an email.

Blog Team At In...08/07/13
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Introduction to Systematic Programming - Part 1

In this class, the design method is defined as a structure that takes you from a poorly defined problem all the way to a well-structured solution. This transcends just software development, and can be used throughout one’s daily existence if applied in a thoughtful manner.

Blog Team At In...08/07/13
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Introduction to Systematic Programming - Part 2

Part 2 of Introduction to Systematic Programming focused primarily around How to Design Functions, or the HtDF method.

Giorgio Sironi08/07/13
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Upgrading PHP, from the trenches

It's easy to start new project with PHP 5.4 and 5.5, which have been out for some time. However, jumping to a new version of the PHP interpreter is a leap that must be taken cautiously for medium and large applications, especially in the presence of technical debt (one of my favorite phrases).

Paul Underwood08/07/13
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Hash Passwords with PHP 5.5

Almost every PHP developer has had to build an application that relies on a user login. In PHP version 5.5, password hashing functions were introduced into the core, giving you access to four functions to use when hashing passwords and verifying a password.

Allen Coin08/07/13
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Dev of the Week: Jim Bird

Every week, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community. This week we're talking to Jim Bird: agilist, software security expert, and CTO.

Mitch Pronschinske08/06/13
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Old Research Indicates Pair Programming Doesn't Save Time

Blogger Steven Thomas wanted to base his adoption or non-adoption of pair programming on research. The best research on the topic that he found was from 6 years ago in Norway. While the results were underwhelming, I had some thoughts on the research.

Marina Sprava08/06/13
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Java and PHP Data Synchronization in the Cloud

Sometimes your Java or PHP application can’t cope with any additional load, whether it’s from high traffic or performance reducing tasks. So, how do you solve this issue quickly? We’ll show you how to add PHP or Java application servers to your environment and synchronize your application data within seconds.

Steve Francia08/06/13
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MongoDB in PHP

This is a MongoDB tutorial on using MongoDB in PHP which I gave as a webcast for O’Reilly last year. The tutorial covers everything from Installing MongoDB along with installing and configuring the MongoDB PHP driver.

Gonzalo Ayuso08/05/13
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Sending Android Push Notifications from PHP to PhoneGap Apps

For the last few days I’ve been working within a Phonegap project for Android devices using Push Notifications. First we need to register the Google Cloud Messaging for Android service at Google’s console, and then we can send Push notifications to our Android device.

Mitch Pronschinske08/05/13
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A Fun Productivity Tips Post Based on Alan Turing

Lifehacker published a post this week with productivity tips from the life of Alan Turing. It's a nice post that draws on the fanboy-ism toward Turing from many computer scientists and programmers.