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Top 40 PHP Libraries of 2020 Every Developer Should Know | Cloudways

php libraries
PHP is a powerful backend language used in more than 80% of the global web applications. The simplicity of PHP makes it one of the top programming languages, as it uses an easy to understand programming structure and developer-friendly web functionalities. It gives ease to the developers to build dynamic applications integrated with desired features. […]
Top 30 Coding Podcasts For Developers to Follow in 2020 | Cloudways

best web development podcasts
PHP powers more than 80% of the web applications. It gives developers an ease to build even complex applications effortlessly. Today, many known CMS platforms use PHP as their backend language, because of its simple and user-friendly infrastructure. There are many online sources available on the web which offer basic to advanced PHP learning courses. […]
Integrating PayPal in PHP: How to Automate Online Payments Within Just a Few Minutes | Cloudways

paypal in php
Are you planning to start an online business? You will surely love to accept payments from international customers. All you need is a one-stop solution for every payment mode whether you are accepting payments via emails, credit cards or any other medium. Luckily, it’s quite easy these days, because many payment processors are available in […]
Best Open Source PHP Servers for Your Next Web Application | Cloudways

php web server
As a developer, when you decide to develop a web application, you must first select the web server for hosting an application. It sets the base for the application, providing some built-in resources like databases, caching tools and other tools for website optimization Today, there are many open source PHP server hosts available in the market […]
How to Install TYPO3 CMS in Just a Few Minutes | Cloudways

install typo3
A Content Management System (CMS) is a software application that creates and manages digital content. It is commonly used for Web Content Management (WCM) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM). It can be easily installed on localhost or any server hosting, as this article will demonstrate you how to install TYPO3 within just a few steps. […]
How to Create a Custom Dashboard Using WooCommerce REST API | Cloudways

create custom dashboard using woocommerce rest api
These days, software and platforms expose API to enable other applications interface with the core application. Developers use API to create custom interfaces and dashboards. I have previously covered WordPress REST API in my previous articles. In this WooCommerce API tutorial, I will tell you how you can easily create a custom dashboard on any […]
How To Install Sylius Ecommerce Platform on Cloudways | Cloudways

I am pretty excited about the latest release of Sylius, a much-awaited ecommerce platform. For the uninitiated, Sylius is a lightweight open source ecommerce framework which lets you start online shops for absolutely free. The platform is built on Symfony framework and has all the latest tools, libraries and components to nurture e-commerce business requirements […]
Cloudways Announces Coding Challenge 2019 | Cloudways

Coding Challenge Cloudways
Being a user-centric platform, Cloudways has always remained a place where you can build, deploy and manage pioneering applications. The platform believes in the ideas that can bring a change in the community, and help people achieve their goals while having fun! So, this time around, we thought why not create a platform where budding […]
Learn How to Debug PHP with Xdebug and VsCode | Cloudways

PHP Debugging
When you decide to develop web applications, you must take care about few things for producing a smooth end product. A good developer always opts for best practices while developing robust apps. These practices include testing, debugging, performance and security of website or application. In the previous article, I had covered few topics from the […]
How to Install Bagisto on Cloudways and Build Advanced Laravel PWA Applications With it | Cloudways

Bagisto
What is Bagisto? Bagisto is an open-source ecommerce platform that is built on the top of Laravel. Bagisto has got endless features and full control over the store. Using Bagisto, one can easily create a Laravel PWA website in a short span of time. It is quite friendly to use for experienced users as well […]
Configure Elasticsearch With Laravel Scout in Few Easy Steps | Cloudways

laravel elasticsearch configuration
Laravel Scout is one of the most commonly used packages in Laravel for adding full-text search in Eloquent Model. It is a driver-based solution made precisely to work with Eloquent. It makes it easy to index and search the contents of Eloquent model via continuous syncing. It facilitates to keep your search indexes in regular […]
Rank Math – The SEO Suite Every WordPress Website Needs | Cloudways

rank math seo
WordPress officially powers over 1/3rd of the entire internet – making it the content management system for millions of business owners all over the world. WordPress Market Share / Usage Statistics from W3 Techs The popularity of WordPress has helped it to cater to a large range of needs with a plugin repository that has […]
How to Enable PHP Error Logging & Automation | Cloudways

php error log
A good developer always keeps a close eye on the potential errors while developing a web application. He always sets up those workflows that help him log errors properly. PHP offers some of the robust methods to work with PHP error logs which you can log manually and automate them. There are some third party […]
Integrate Laravel CMS & Streamline Your Application Development Process Much Faster | Cloudways

best laravel cms
To build web applications with desired functionalities, developers use different PHP frameworks. Each framework provides specific features that allows developers to build project functionalities easily. Laravel is one of the top PHP frameworks available to the developers. It uses an advanced MVC architecture to build web applications. Moreover, there are many Laravel CMS available in […]
Configure Laravel JWT Authentication to Get Secure Data Transmission Across Platforms | Cloudways

laravel jwt auth
Hey, guys, I am back with a new article on my Laravel series. In one of my previous articles, I have demonstrated to you about how to create a REST API in Laravel and using Laravel passport for API authentication. As you know, REST API is a powerful web service that uses various HTTP methods […]
Create a Real Time Chat App with Pusher in PHP | Cloudways

php chat app
Almost every developer has created a chat application early in the career. Oftentimes, this app is deployed on a certain hosting for PHP & is used by the friends and family to chat with the developer. However, chat applications have now progressed way beyond the student project stage. Many businesses use a chat app to […]
How To Install Mediawiki on Cloud | Cloudways

mediawiki installation
Note: Cloudways has removed MediaWiki from 1-click installation. You can follow the below-mentioned process to install MediaWiki MediaWiki provides tailor-made solution for presenting the information about your product, biography, history and anything which you can read and publicly share. It powers the Wikipedia website and helps in organizing the data of almost everything on the […]
‘Don’t overcrowd the UI, Simplicity is key’ – A Sneak Peek with Emma Wedekind About Her Excellence in UI Development | Cloudways

Emma Wedekind interview
Today we are really honored and excited to have Emma Wedekind for this interview at Cloudways. Emma is a software development enthusiast, primarily known for her work on IBM Quantum. She is a Siena College (New York) graduate, having the degree in B.S Computer Science. Her proficiency with JavaScript, Dojo, Vue.js and other scripting languages […]
What Are the Workflows of Prominent PHP Community Members? | Cloudways

static site debugging workflow

Workflow refers to both the process and the tools that are used in this process. Almost every developer comes up with a process of creating and finalizing the project deliverables. This process is implemented through a set of tools that the developer comes up with through trial and error. Once a workflow has been perfected, developers follow the process almost religiously because of a simple reason: following workflows reduces most of the management problems that developers have to face during a project.

Since developing workflows is a matter of experience and trial and error (a very distressing process), many experts recommend that budding developers should try and study the workflows of other known developers. Over time, these new developers would come up with their own toolkit for project development, as they adopt what works for them and discard what doesn't.

Here are some of the PHP ecosystem's most popular developers and designers, and their tools and/or workflows. Note that these workflows will by no means be comprehensive, but even mentions of tools used by some of the more prominent members of our community should be enough to warrant checking them out.

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Taylor Otwell, Creator of Laravel

  • Currently, Blackfire.io is my favorite tool for profiling PHP applications. It provides an easy-to-use interface and quick approach to identifying troublesome parts of the application.

  • For continuous deployment, I typically rely on Forge and Envoyer, two services I created myself.

Taylor also discussed his workflow in depth in this Hashnode AMA - check it out to find out specifics.

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