Another issue you may face during the Magento 2 installation is the fatal PDO error. Below, we shed light on how to fix it. If you cannot install Magento 2 on the nginx web server, you may find the solution here: How to install Magento 2 using nginx. More useful tips are available here: Magento 2 Cookbook. Continue Reading
In the following article, we describe a situation when you are unable to access your Magento 2 storefront in a browser. Although the issue may seem terrifying is you face it for the first time, the resolution is quite fast and straightforward. Let’s take a look at a more detailed issue exploration and then describe how to open your Magento 2 website if it is not accessible in a browser. For further tips, follow this link: Magento 2 Cookbook. Continue Reading
Composer is a dependency managing tool in PHP. It allows determining on which libraries the current project depends. It also arranges all the processes connected with the library installation and updating. It’s a mistake to think that Composer is a package manager. It handles packages, but it makes it per project. Thus, Composer enables a global installation option without installing anything globally in the default mode. Continue Reading
Below, you can find an article that introduces our new project – Dummy PHP Cache. Its primary goal is to increase the default PHP productivity, and as a result provide an influence on Magento, enhancing its current ecommerce performance. We will describe features and functionality of the tool in a separate post, so don’t miss the updates! Continue Reading
A new server-side scripting language was introduced in 1994. Its name was PHP, and it was designed for web development. Nowadays, the language is used on more than 2 million web servers and 244 million websites. During last twenty years, numerous PHP books have been publish to help developers better master it. In below, you will find the best PHP books which could help you a lot with learning PHP. Continue Reading
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In this post we gathered information about the most popular self-hosted e-commerce platforms. Magento, PrestaShop, Zen Cart, and other solutions are described in the article. We tried to show their major features, as well as positive and negative aspects.
Lack of a native Unicode support was one of the biggest PHP drawbacks. In 2005, developers decided to change this. The newly formed project was designed to provide a native Unicode support to PHP. To achieve this goal, developers decided to use the ICU library (International Components for Unicode). Another significant feature of the project was representing UTF-16 text strings. It was planned to release the project as version 6.0, but we can see only PHP 5.3 and PHP 5.4, both without Unicode integration. As of 2015, there is an ongoing work on a new major version of PHP – PHP 7. The PHP 6 with its unicode experiment had never been released, so the name was abandoned.
UPD (23.06.15): PHP 7 – release date, performance, features, changes
UPD (13.07.15): Interview with Dmitry Stogov
UPD (25.08.15): PHP 7 on Magento EE
UPD (27.08.15): Deprecated functionality which will be removed in PHP 7
UPD (01.09.15): PHP 7.0.0 RC 1
UPD (07.09.2015): PHP 7.0.0 RC2 has been released. PHP 7 will be available on the 12th of November.
UPD (15.09.15): PHP 7 and WordPress, Return types, Scalar types, Threading for PHP, PHP7 Reference, php7cc
UPD (22.09.15): Backwards compatibility issues, PHP 7 screencasts, and a new overview
UPD (29.09.15): PHP 7 tutorial
UPD (26.10.2015): The Acquisition of Zend and PhpStorm 9
UPD (07.11.2015): PHP 7 Hidden Features
UPD (24.11.15) PHP 7 Docker Image for Magento 2
UPD (24.11.15) PHP 7 vs HHVM
UPD (01.12.15): PHP 7 RC 8 has been released
UPD (03.12.15): PHP 7 HAS BEEN RELEASED!!!
Zend Framework is an object-oriented web application framework for PHP. Its goal is to simplify the language and at the same time make it more mature. Since Zend Framework brings discipline to the development process, coders spend less time and affort performing their tasks with this tool. The digital world is always changing, so Zend Framework 2 is unable to cope with new requirements. Therefore, Zend is working on the third generation of their legendary tool. Continue Reading