That’s right, I just won a VIP ticket to Laracon. I’m not going to lie - it would be hard for me to go without this. Being a portuguese developer is not that easy these days.
One of the things that is actually starting to matter in our PHP world is testing. THe PHP community disregarded this for far too long. However, more modern frameworks took this issue seriously and the community responded well.
PHPUnit is a testing framework that is supported, integrated and suggested by the majority of PHP frameworks. Test Driven Development (TDD), and Continuous Integration are here to stay and PHPUnit is an industry standard that caters for both.
The idea behind the group is for project representatives to talk about the commonalities between our projects and find ways we can work together. Our main audience is each other, but we're very aware that the rest of the PHP community is watching. If other folks want to adopt what we're doing they are welcome to do so, but that is not the aim.
I just finished reading this book, so it's now time to give it the review it deserves. First and foremost this is a really small book that you can read in hours. However you shouldn't judge a book by its weight. Even though the book is small, it's actually full of useful content. Like any other book about a framework, it starts by walking the reader into the process of downloading and getting started with the framework. Getting everything ready on all the operating systems.
Oh-my-zsh is a community driven framework that you can use to manage your zsh configuration.
What about composer? I have a blog you know? I write stuff from time to time. Keep up, Internet.