May 2, 2024

PHP to Rust via Copilot

I set out to build a small project in Rust. I wanted to scrape a website and parse a JSON payload. I ran into issues quickly as this was my first real project build it Rust. I thought this might be a great use case to see if GitHub Copilot could help me convert some PHP code I had to Rust. Below is the PHP code I wanted to convert to Rust. Savvy PHP developers will quickly spot this is a...

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October 2, 2023

Compiling Python 3.12 from Source Tarball on Linux

Debian/Ubuntu Red Hat or Fedora: Download "Gzipped source tarball" the from, and it extract it locally. Check how many CPUs you have to enable faster compilation: In this example we have 8 CPUs on the github-cicd server. We want to use all our cores to compile so it runs faster. If you run into issues you can try using 1 or 2 fewer CPUS than reported by...

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July 10, 2023

HTML Form Processing with PHP - php[architect] Magazine August 2014

Forms are everywhere. Every application that interacts with a user uses forms in some manner. Whether you are logging into a website, filling out a survey, or signing up for a service you are interacting with a form that someone had to create in order to get some info from you. You have a PHP application that needs input. How do you safely, securely, and reliably obtain that input or other...

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July 5, 2023

The Workshop: Local Dev with Lando - php[architect] Magazine November 2022

This month we’re going to visit a topic that is near and dear to my heart: local development environments. I’ve been maintaining Laravel Homestead since late 2016 and have been a longtime tinkerer of just about every local development tool you’ve ever heard of and they all have their strengths and weaknesses. Lando is just about the only tool I haven’t had a chance to dive into so join...

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