Topic: php

Developer releases beta of ‘API-first’ PHP framework for coding interoperable Web and mobile apps

French developer Kévin Dunglas has released the 1.0.0 beta version of API Platform, an open-source “API-first” PHP framework for creating interoperable single-page applications, native mobile apps, and websites. It is built on Symfony reusable PHP components. With API Platform, developers can first build a hypermedia REST API application before integrating and leveraging other popular client-side development … continue reading

From the Editors: Where’s the incentive to defeat hackers?

After reporting out this month’s feature on software security, it strikes us that there appear to be parallels between companies selling security solutions and those selling pharmaceuticals. Those who take to conspiracy theories have argued for years that the pharmaceutical companies have no incentive to eliminate, say, cancer, because they would lose the massive profits … continue reading

GitHub Special Feature: Breaking down the 2014 Transparency Report

Normally at this time on a Friday you’d be reading about whichever interesting open-source project we decided to highlight for our GitHub Project of the Week. But this week it seemed more pertinent to take a closer look at the recently released GitHub 2014 Transparency Report. The report details every disclosure and takedown request, search … continue reading

Verizon’s 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report, IBM’s collaborative cyber threat platform, and Box’s T3 is introduced—SD Times news digest: April 16, 2015

Verizon is releasing its 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report, which revealed that while cyber threats are getting more sophisticated, many cyber attacks still rely on decades-old techniques. According to the report, 70% of attacks involve a secondary victim, which adds complexity to a breach. Another key finding revealed that users fail to implement security patches, … continue reading

Samsung’s potential BlackBerry acquisition, Project Ara’s debut, and FreeBSD on DigitalOcean—SD Times news digest: Jan. 15, 2015

Samsung may or may not be in talks to buy BlackBerry. According to a Reuters report, Samsung recently approached BlackBerry with a buyout offer of as much as US$7.5 billion. The report stated that executives met last week to discuss the proposed deal. BlackBerry announced a security partnership with Samsung this past November, but for … continue reading

TIOBE Index: Apple’s Swift and R programming language gain popularity

Apple’s Swift programming language and the R statistical language are the two candidates for TIOBE’s programming language of the year award, according to the TIOBE index for December. In the October TIOBE programming community index, Google Dart had cracked the Top 20 languages, and Java and C++ popularity had hit all-time lows. This time around, … continue reading

Top 5 projects trending on GitHub this week

Welcome to a special Thanksgiving edition of the Top 5 trending GitHub projects. There are still five projects and they’re still open source, but this week… you get them on a Wednesday! “Hooray!” yell all our loyal GitHub-loving readers in overjoyed unison. That’s totally what’s happening right now. Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving! #1: Interact.js Interact.js is … continue reading

Microsoft launches Microsoft Lumia 535; Hortonworks and New Relic file for IPO—SD Times news digest: November 11, 2014

Microsoft has launched its first Lumia phone without the Nokia branding. Lumia 535 comes with a 5-inch screen, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, a rear-facing camera, and an integrated Microsoft experiences. It comes preloaded with Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Denim Update. “Lumia 535 comes with our ‘5x5x5’ proposition,” said Jo Harlow, corporate vice president for … continue reading

Continuously delivering value… faster: Zend announces new Continuous Delivery capabilities to accelerate application delivery, business value

ZendCon 2014, Santa Clara, Calif. – Zend, the PHP Company, today announced the “next wave” of agility-focused offerings, enabling enterprises to deliver applications more quickly, while delivering on bottom-line business value. The product and pattern offerings meet an across-the-board market demand by extending the Continuous Delivery ecosystem, allowing companies to quickly develop and deliver quality web, … continue reading

Docker expands Official Repositories with 11 language stacks

Docker has said it will use what it learns from users’ Docker Hub search habits to deliver additional language stacks to customers, and as a result the open-source platform is adding 11 of the most searched programming language stacks to Docker Hub Official Repositories. “We determined that the community wants prebuilt stacks of their favorite … continue reading

PHP 5.6.0 release announced

The PHP Development Team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.0. This new version release comes with new features, some backward incompatible changes and many improvements. The main features of PHP 5.6.0 include: Constant scalar expressions. Variadic functions and argument unpacking using the … operator. Exponentiation using the ** operator. Function and constant importing with … continue reading

PHP gets new cloud support from Amazon and Zend

PHP has been a staple of Web development for longer than Wikipedia’s existence. But the language has rarely received much love from the software development community due to its less bureaucratic governing body and reputation for being copy/paste friendly. But the PHP community is still growing, as is evidenced by new offerings from Amazon and … continue reading

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