DateTime PHP: Create, Compare and Format Dates Easily

When I search and read code about time and date problems developers have, I noticed that a lot of people still use the old PHP functions like date(), time() or strtotime(). What about using the object DateTime instead? It’s time to reintroduce this powerful PHP object. DateTime can do all the usual date and time operations you could ask for, and even more. Using DateTime can save a lot of time when you have to do simple, or more complex operations on dates. »

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10 PhpStorm Shorcuts and Tricks you Should Know

PhpStorm is my favorite IDE for coding in PHP: pretty stable, you can do a lot with it. A shed load of stuff in fact. Even coding! The guys from Jetbrains tried to integrate every useful tools for a web developer in one software and, I have to say, it is pretty well done! You can configure easily a debugger, using a terminal, sending requests to your remote or local databases. »

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Resources for Digging Deeper into Object Oriented PHP

Being a developer can be really tough: you have to create and maintain (sometimes complex) structures and in the same time you have to stick to shorter deadlines. Some developers think that the main aim of their job is to produce code which works. I’d say it’s the easy part of our work: the other difficult part is to build applications you can scale easily without passing hours in refactoring. »

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