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newsletter #78

Hi, welcome to the 78th newsletter! 

HTTP Toolbox
Lorna Jane gives a good overview of the tools available when working on an API.

PHPStorm Inspections for your Continuous Integration Process
I was quite surprised to learn that it could make sense to run PhpStorm on the server too.

We’re optimizing ourselves to death
Zander Nethercutt provides some great insights in the mechanisms in play that can lead to burnout.

Group by raw with boolean condition in Eloquent
Povilas Korop explains how to use a raw groupBy in Laravel. Cool!

Hand-written service containers
Matthias Noback makes the case for writting your own service containers.

Strategies for dealing with environment variables
Here's an interesting approach to work with env variables proposed by Marijn Huizendveld

How are function components different from classes?
React lead Dan Abramov breaks down the statement "function components capture the rendered values". 

Meanwhile on Twitter

On Twitter I see a bunch of people regularly tweeting very nice code snippets.

Using relations in Laravel factories

Adding your own faker provider

Find out which composer dependencies have released new major versions

How to handle relationships when softdeleting

Useful links from the archives

Today we hit 10 million PHP package downloads

Value objects like a pro
On the Hackernoon site Nicolò Pignatelli wrote a good guide on how to write Value objects in a good way.

Build User Interfaces by Composing CSS Utility Classes with Tailwind
Simon Vrachliotis recorded a free video course on the kickass Tailwind CSS framework.

Videos of the phpCE conference have been released
phpCE 2017 was held last november in Rawa Mazowiecka in Poland. The organisers recently released videos of all the talks.

Build a newsletter chatbot in PHP
On his blog Christoph Rumpel explains how you, using BotMan, can create a bot where users can subscribe to content updates.

7 Practical Tips for Cheating at Design
On their mutual Medium blog, Adam Wathan & Steve Schoger published an excellent post that offers 7 actionable tips to make your stuff look better.

10 Tips for Javascript Debugging Like a PRO with Console
console.log isn't the only command that can help you debug JS. Yotam Kadis, Editor of AppsFlyer, shares 10 more ways.

Meet the community: PHPUK 2018
Allround awesome dude Frederick Vanbrabant and I recently were at the excellent PHP UK Conference. There Frederick did some nice interviews with some community members

Write tests. Not too many. Mostly integration
At the assert(js) 2018 conference, Kent C. Dodds dissects this tweet by Guillermo Rauch: Write tests. Not too many. Mostly integration.

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