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Phive: Secure, Easy, and Contained Phar Manager

Phive: Secure, Easy, and Contained Phar Manager

Phive is a PHP tool to easily install, validate, and update Phar archives in a PHP application.
Directory Uploads in PHP 8.1

Directory Uploads in PHP 8.1

With PHP 8.1, it is possible to upload an entire folder from the browser using the `webkitdirectory` attribute.
Writing better Regular Expressions in PHP

Writing better Regular Expressions in PHP

How to write more readable, self-explanatory, and effective regular expressions in PHP.
PHP's new convention on using namespaces for extensions

PHP's new convention on using namespaces for extensions

A recent RFC passed in favor of using a namespace for PHP extensions.
How to compile PHP from source on Debian/Ubuntu - Beginner's guide

How to compile PHP from source on Debian/Ubuntu - Beginner's guide

Beginner's guide to compile PHP from the source, on Ubuntu/Debian with up to date instructions for PHP 8 and up.
Function Inlining in Zend Engine

Function Inlining in Zend Engine

A list of special PHP functions that Zend Engine can inline and optimize.
How to dump and inspect PHP OPCodes

How to dump and inspect PHP OPCodes

OPCodes, the execution units the PHP's Virtual Machine executes, can be listed and inspected, to reveal performance and code structure caveats and improvements.
What's New in WordPress 5.7

What's New in WordPress 5.7

WordPress 5.7 is just around the corner, and here is a summary of what's new and improved in WordPress 5.7.
Character escape sequences and numeric notations in PHP

Character escape sequences and numeric notations in PHP

A complete guide to character escape sequences and numeric notations (such as binary, octal, hexadecimal and decimal)
Best Markdown libraries for PHP

Best Markdown libraries for PHP

A comparison of features and performance of Markdown processing libraries for PHP.
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