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7 Reasons to Choose PHP Web Development for Business IT Solutions

PHP: 7 Advantages for Business

Today, one may often come across the disputes about the feasibility of applying PHP in the development of IT products and services. There are so many publications (mostly, written in emotions by frustrated programmers) stressing out the drawbacks and limitations of PHP and its frameworks, that, as a business owner or a CIO, you may also start hesitating if PHP is suitable for your project. Is the situation really so bad? And if so, why 83 % of all web services are still being written in PHP? And why is it the choice of Slack, BlaBlaCar, Spotify, and other market leaders?

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PHP: 5 Powerful Spheres of Use

5 spheres of PHP use

Initially built for server-side scripting, PHP has become one of the most widely used programming languages. According to WWW Technology Surveys, the share of its use worldwide exceeds 80%. Among PHP advocates are such giants as Slack, Wikipedia, Wordpress, Pinterest, Nvidia, Tumblr and, to some extent, Facebook. The wide range of functions it possesses allow applying this language in almost any area of IT development. That's why companies, from startups to large enterprises, so often choose this programming language when it comes to developing products and services. Let’s have a look at some inspiring examples of what can be done with PHP.

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Increasing project productivity in Symfony2 from Doctrine2 ORM

Increasing project productivity in Symfony2 from Doctrine2 ORM

I have been trying to write this Doctrine 2 ORM tutorial for a long time but just couldn’t get down to it. Finally, I pulled myself together and did it. So here I’m sharing some techniques for working with Doctrine2 ORM which will help to improve the site performance on Symfony2 (precisely any site that uses Doctrine2 ORM). I have created a project and put it on a GitHub as a visual guide so anyone can test my words in action now.

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Code refactoring in PhpStorm

Code refactoring in PhpStorm

PHP refactoring is really cool! But in the process of fulfilling it, some routine operations and repetitive actions with the code are rather frequent. And in the end there still may remain a lot of syntax errors. Well it often kills any initiative. And surely this is not cool. Fortunately, modern IDE are able to take part of the tasks for themselves while the developer can concentrate on the process of refactoring of code and architecture as a whole, rather than on the fight against boring code.

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Netbeans tips & tricks: all the features that you might not know

Netbeans tips & tricks: all the features that you might not know

Most developers spend the lion's share of their time in the development environment. But few use at least half of the opportunities that exist in the IDE, thus making a part of their work boring, monotonous, slow... No, it's not our way! We should use our main working tool to the full force, to squeeze the most out of it, and to move all the most uninteresting, repetitive actions to the shoulders of the program.

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