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1127. Why Would You Want to Do a PHP Upgrade to Version 7.3 or 8.3 to Benefit from Better Security using the Improved SameSite Cookie Support

Updated on: 2023-01-17

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Newer PHP versions often provide improved security features. That is the case of the SameSite cookie support to help your site to be better protected against Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks.

Read this short article to learn more about CSRF attacks, SameSite cookies, and code examples of how to benefit from improvements done in PHP 7.3 and PHP 8.3 to quickly implement this option to protect better your sites from these attacks.

There are more modern ways to generate random strings. Read another article about the \Random\Randomizer class to learn more about modern ways to generate random values.


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1125. Why You Will Want to Upgrade to PHP 8.3 to Benefit from Better Random Value Generation

Updated on: 2023-01-11

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PHP 8.3 will introduce several new exciting features. One of those features is the improvements on the \Random\Randomizer class that was added in PHP 8.2.

PHP 8.3 will add more functions to generate random values for strings and floating-point numbers.

Please read this short article to learn more about the \Random\Randomize class functions and how you can use these functions in your PHP applications to make them more secure against possible attacks to current cryptography methods that in the future will be more vulnerable due to the availability of faster CPUs, including those that will use quantum computing.


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1124. Why Your PHP Code Will Benefit When You Upgrade to PHP 8.2 to Use Standalone Types for true, false and null

Updated on: 2023-01-10

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Another attractive new feature of PHP 8.2 is the possibility to treat true, false, and null as standalone types.

This PHP 8.2 feature helps PHP developers catch bugs earlier and improve their code quality in practice by allowing them to be more specific in the types returned by functions that may have to be of these three new types: true, false, and null.

Read this short article to learn more about this new PHP 8.2 possibility and how you can use it in practice in your PHP applications to improve their quality.


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1123. Why You Should Follow PHP Standards Recommendation 20 to Get the System Clock

Updated on: 2022-12-30

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The PHP Standards Recommendation (PSR) 20 specification was released recently to help developers use a common interface to get the system click date and time.

This is an important recommendation if you need to test PHP application code that can manipulate dates and times using the current system clock.

Read this short article to learn more about this PHP standards recommendation, see some code examples, and get a suggestion of when it will be good for you to follow this recommendation.


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1122. How PHP json_validate Function Will Improve The Validation of JSON Data in PHP 8.3

Updated on: 2022-12-28

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The development of PHP 8.3 is already going on. Several new features were proposed and accepted by the PHP core developers.

One of the planned features is the ability to implement a new function called json_validate that will allow PHP developers to implement a more efficient validation of JSON data structures.

Please read this short article to learn how the json_validation function will work so you can benefit from it in your PHP applications.


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1121. Why Would You Want to Do a PHP Upgrade to 8.2 Version to Benefit from ReadOnly Classes

Updated on: 2022-12-27

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PHP 8.2 was released on December 8. It provides several new features that PHP developers implement PHP applications with better quality. One of the new features is the read-only class.

Read this short article to learn more about reading-only classes' benefits.


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1048. PHP News Partnership Announced Between the PHP Classes Site and PHPMagazine.net for Our PHP Newsletter

Updated on: 2021-01-27

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The PHP Classes just established a partnership with the PHPMagazine.net site to lead the some of the latest more relevant news in the PHP community throughout the world.

Read this short announcement article, so you can understand what this means and what you gain from this collaboration initiative.


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843. Participate in the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON 2019) with a Special Discount

Updated on: 2019-05-28

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O'Reilly is a long time partner of the PHP Classes site that organizes the Open Source Conference since many years ago.

Read this article to learn how you can participate attending many great talks with a nice discount or even getting free passes, and organizing meetups.


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509. PHP 5 End of Life for Active Support - 7 Minutes Lately in PHP podcast episode 79

Updated on: 2017-01-16

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December was the month for which the last version of PHP 5.6 series had support for regular bug fixes. From now on only security bugs will be fixed.

This was one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins on the episode 79 of the Lately in PHP podcast.

In this episode they also talk about an article that shows the whole evolution in terms of performance since PHP 5.0 through PHP 7.1 and PHP 8 or 7.2 version, as well the usual proposals for the next PHP version like magic casting, decorator classes, throwable error code types, C# property like accessors, etc..

This article also contains a podcast summary as a text transcript and a 7 minute video.

Listen to the podcast, or watch the hangout video, or read the transcript text to learn more about these interesting PHP topics.


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498. PHP 7.1 Performance Benchmark Shows it is 27 Times Faster than PHP 5 - 5 Minutes Lately in PHP podcast episode 78

Updated on: 2016-12-23

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Now that PHP 7.1 was released pure CPU benchmarks reveal it is 27 times faster than PHP 5.0. This was one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins on the episode 78 of the Lately in PHP podcast now also being streamed using livecoding.tv.

In this episode they also talk about the upcoming PHP 5.6 end of life, features being deprecated and more being proposed for PHP 7.2 like interval comparison, type locked variables, function overloading by extensions, the latest PHP modern practices evolution steps, etc..

This article also contains a 5 minute video and the transcript of the podcast summary.

Listen to the podcast, or watch the hangout video to learn more about these interesting PHP topics.


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