A good morning, afternoon, or evening to you one and all this Monday 23rd July, and welcome to the latest RunCloud RunDown!
From the RunCloud blog this week we bring you two of our most popular and useful articles. Firstly we have a run through of the advantages of using Cloudflare together with RunCloud to secure your web applications and ensure their high performance. Then we look at RunCloud’s integrated and secure backup feature, something every web application developer needs to sleep easily at night.
There was a lot of news and articles to choose from this week, so we are bringing you a bumper episode from around the interwebs. The biggest news this last week was the EU’s $5billion dollar fine levied against Google for their anticompetitive practices, something that is bound to stir a lot of debate. Iryna Korkishko follows that up with a feature comparison of AWS and Google Cloud to work out exactly which of these heavy hitters is the best for DevOps in the Cloud. The ever excellent Pagely blog brings us 5 leadership lessons from one of the world’s most influential tech entrepreneurs, Elon Musk, before GoDaddy interview one of the other major influencer from the world of web technology and publishing, Matt Mullenweg.
In other news… Today should mark the release of Chrome v68 and with it Google will start marking any sites that don’t use the HTTP protocol as insecure, Rob Starr looks at how to prevent your business being flagged by Chrome. The Delicious Brains blog takes a deep dive into the world of Unicode (and Unicorns) with an all you need to know guide. Dries Buytaert, the creator and benevolent dictator for life of Drupal, shows us how Drupal is continuing to evolve into an API-first platform. Did you know, Joomla needs your help?! The Joomla Community has put out a call to arms, will you respond? The latest news from PHP7.3 is the acceptance of some snazzy new Array functions, can’t wait to try them out. Now that both WordPress and Drupal have both firmly staked their futures on an API driven future, Lullabot looks at how decoupled back ends work in the age of Brand Consistency. There is a new Laravel package, Laravel View X-Ray, that gives you an easy to use interface to explore your Laravel app view templates. Isabel Nyo at Hackernoon tells us of the common learning mistakes she has made as a developer and how others could avoid them. SitePoint, the ever handy developer resource, has another awesome list – this time of 29 invaluable tools for designers and developers. Everyone knows OOP is great, don’t they? Kevin Smith goes into great detail to explain just why that is. Then there is an introduction to Just-API, an excellent tool to test both REST and GraphQL services, before we wrap things up with the introvert’s guide to attending tech conferences.
In our educational section this week we bring you a tutorial on using decoupled Drupal 8 with Gatsby.js, Ryosuke shows you just how easy it is to turn your github hosted PHP modules into easily accessible Composer packages at Packagist, before Max Antonucci gives us all the Shell introduction most of us wish we had years ago. There is a look at just how easy it is to decouple Zend Expressive and use it inter-operably with any other PHP-FIG framework component. We also learn how to use two different authentication systems with a Symfony application. There is a short tutorial on how to convert a CSV file in PHP, and we wrap things up with a tutorial on secure passwordless authentication using AuthO.
Take your time, there is a lot to get through!
Check out these posts from the RunCloud Blog Archive
Cloudflare DNS for RunCloud (Security & Performance)
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4 Quick Steps To Backup Web Applications Easily with RunCloud
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Development News from Across the PHP World and Beyond
Europe’s giant Google fine, is it too little, too late to stop the search behemoth?
The Verge | Tom Warren
The EU has slapped Google with a record fine, but is it too little too late to stop disrupt Google's web dominance, and is it really a case of history repeating itself?Read More
AWS vs Google Cloud Platform. What is better for DevOps in the cloud?
Synicode | Iryna Korkishko
Iryna Korkishko brings us an in-depth feature comparison of the two heaviest hitters in the Cloud, AWS and Google Cloud Platform, and tries to see which is a better choice for DevOps.Read More
5 Leadership Lessons from Elon Musk: Don’t Wing It
Pagely | Tim Metz
“The world’s most remarkable living entrepreneur,” is what Chris Anderson, the founder of TED, calls him and Pagely bring us 5 leadership lessons from this remarkable tech leader.Read More
Interview with WordPress Creator Matt Mullenweg [Video]
GoDaddy | Oliver Lindberg
Oliver Lindberg, from the GoDaddy Blog, caught up with Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress, at WordCamp Europe 2018 in Belgrade, and brings us this video interview and transcript detailing the future of WordPress.Read More