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1126. 4 PHP Upgrade Tools that You May Use to Update Your Code Faster to Make It Work with a Newer PHP Version

Updated on: 2023-01-29

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Sooner or later, you may need to make your PHP applications code with newer versions.

Often you want to upgrade to benefit from new PHP features.

Other times you may fear that your applications be abused by badly intentioned people who abuse older version vulnerabilities.

Other times, your customer may require that your code works in newer PHP versions because those are the ones that are available in the hosting environment on which your PHP will run.

Read this article to learn about several tools and methods that can help you to find and fix code that needs to be changed to work in newer PHP versions.


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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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1120. Top Free PHP Scripts for Websites That You Should Not Miss in 2023

Updated on: 2023-11-02

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PHP has attained a degree of success that is unprecedented. Many years ago, PHP established itself as the leading programming language in the world.

The result of this level of adoption of PHP is that there are many ready-to-use solutions written in PHP for many purposes.

Read this short article to learn more about several suggested PHP and JavaScript applications that you may be missing and that are useful for business purposes, like CRM, email marketing, visual content editors, contact forms, and URL shorteners.


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1118. How to Verify If the EverSQL MySQL Tool Provides Good Optimization Suggestions - 8 minutes - Lately in PHP Podcast Episode 93 Part 7

Updated on: 2023-03-17

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The EverSQL MySQL optimization tool is excellent for suggesting alterations to MySQL tables and indexes to make SQL queries run faster.

The actual gains in performance may vary depending on the type of query. Significant SQL query optimizations reduce the number of table rows scanned when the MySQL server executes a query.

Read this article, watch an 8-minute video, or listen to part 7 of episode 93 of the Lately in PHP podcast to learn how to verify the efficiency of the MySQL query optimizations suggested by the EverSQL tool.


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1117. Make SQL Queries Run Faster Using the EverSQL MySQL Query Optimization Tool - 4 minutes - Lately in PHP Podcast Episode 93 Part 6

Updated on: 2022-12-21

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Slow SQL queries are one of the factors that can make sites slower and cause harm to the user experience.

Fortunately, optimization tools can suggest small changes in your database schema that can make your SQL queries run much, so your Web sites can provide a much better user experience.

EverSQL is one of those optimization tools that can suggest effective changes for databases stored in MySQL servers or some other server compatible with MySQL, such as MariaDB.

Read this article, watch a 4-minute video, or listen to part 6 of episode 93 of the Lately in PHP podcast to learn how to optimize your MySQL database using the EverSQL tool for free.


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1116. How to Help the EverSQL Tool Optimizing MySQL SQL Queries More Efficiently by Passing It Your MySQL Database Metadata - 4 minutes - Lately in PHP Podcast Episode 93 Part 5

Updated on: 2022-11-30

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The EverSQL tool is excellent for suggesting optimizations for SQL queries for your applications that use MySQL.

That tool must first obtain the structure of your database tables to suggest good optimizations. You can get that structure by executing a SQL query that extracts the database metadata.

Read this article, watch a 4-minute video, or listen to part 4 of episode 93 of the Lately in PHP podcast to learn how to extract your MySQL database metadata to help the EverSQL tool to optimize your application SQL queries for free.


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