It’s another week and welcome to issue 3, RunDown June 4th. We only had one blog post this week, but we think its a great one! We feature UpCloud, the worlds fastest cloud provider (their words) and bring you a nice little promo code so you can take them for a spin yourself. Just click the link to Liew’s article to find out more.
Not to worry though, as the interwebz have been very noisy, so we still have plenty of content for you, including a bit of a shock!
Github… Microsoft… this is going to get interesting! We also feature Kinsta’s 52 best tools for a Freelancer to scale their business, WordCamp US 2018 is calling for Speakers, Shane Barker brings an in-depth look at Google Analytics for Social Media, and everyone needs to update Git to avoid a particularly nasty vulnerability. PHP and Symfony have been updated, Dries Buytaert has published a video explaining the influence of Drupal, we look at the ideal time to deploy, strategies for Web Caching, some new Laravel packages and so much more.
And if you are keen to level up some skillz, we take a look at properly leveraging PHP7 for WordPress, using PHP traits, working with Mutable and Immutable DateTime in PHP, more OOP PHP in WordPress, We have a bit of a couple of Drupal tutorials, and learn how to improve MariaDB performance using Query profiling.
UpCloud Faster-than-SSD Cloud Hosting Server (Promo Code Inside)
Upcloud make the bold claim to offer the fastest cloud hosting on the planet. We introduce their platform and show you how to connect it to your RunCloud dashboard, and have a promo code so you can test their speed for yourself at no cost.Read More
Development News from Across the PHP World and Beyond
Microsoft has acquired Github
The Next Web
Github leadership has allowed Microsoft to acquire them, according to Bloomberg. Microsoft is the single biggest contributor on Github, and given Github's mounting losses it makes sense from a business perspective for them to protect their codebase. But this is monumental, how will the industry react?Read More
The 52 Best Tools for Freelancers to Scale a Business
The ever-informative Kinsta blog features their choice for the 52 best tools a freelancer can use to scale their business. The list includes everything from Calendar and Cloud Storage tools, to Time tracking, Proposal development, Writing, Finance and more.Read More
WordCamp US 2018 Call for Speakers
WordCamp US has officially opened the applications for speakers. It is a perfect chance for WordPress developers and enthusiasts from around the globe to share their talents and perspectives at WordCamp US 2018 in Nashville Tennessee on Dec 7-9.Read More
How to Use Google Analytics for Social Media
Hackernoon | Shane Barker
Is it possible to measure the impact of your social media outreach and marketing strategies without spending an arm and a leg on expensive marketing tools and resources? Shane Barker thinks it is and takes us step by step through his beginner's guide.Read More