RunCloud RunDown – May 28th

RunCloud RunDown – May 28th

So here we are, it’s the Monday RunDown May 28th, the sky hasn’t fallen and the GDPR didn’t destroy the internet as we know it! I may joke, but as a keen supporter of data protection, I do believe that when this whole saga shakes out we will all be a little bit more secure and in control, which is a great thing.

Here at RunCloud, we have done our bit, we have updated our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and added special pages for GDPR compliance and our Data Processing Agreement. We invite you to look through them and if you have any questions regarding your data privacy at RunCloud please don’t hesitate to contact us. Check out Liew’s article below.

In other blog news, we have an article showing you how you could use WP-CLI aliases to manage WordPress maintenance services at agency scale. It’s a fast terminal based alternative to GUI based tools like MainWP and ManageWP, but if you prefer the GUI then watch this space for a comparison article coming soon.

Elsewhere in the interwebz news cycle for this week, WordPress turns 15, Adobe bought Magento for an eye-watering sum (an investment which shows great confidence in PHP based eCommerce) and Dries Buytaert chimes in with his thoughts on the acquisition, the TIOBE index suggests PHP popularity is on the UP, you can block EU sites with Laravel GeoIP (just joking), Symfony and Joomla update, Ghost CMS turns 5,  and stuff on APIs, remote working, Github desktop and much much more.

Our selection of tutorials this week includes a 4 part series of code review from Tonya Mork of a Josh Pollock WordPress plugin (seriously), a 5 part series on building your own PHP framework (in case you enjoy reinventing wheels and stuff), developing Laravel Packages with Composer dependencies, and a whole bunch of other cool Laravel, WordPress, Symfony, and assorted PHP learning goodness.

And a little something extra, we told you last week that RunCloud now supports Ubuntu 18.04, well we have upgraded the 18.04 RunCloud stack to include MariaDB 10.02. Not enough to warrant an entire post, but it’s the little things that count right?

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Maintain WordPress at Scale on RunCloud <br> with WP-CLI Aliases
author

Jeff Cleverly

Maintain WordPress at Scale on RunCloud
with WP-CLI Aliases

RunCloud helps you harness the power of the cloud. If your business is a WordPress design/dev shop you could end up managing many WordPress sites across multiples of servers. In this article we look at using WP-CLI and aliases as the foundation of a workflow that allows the easy management of remote sites with simple local commands.

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Updates to RunCloud Privacy Policy and Term of Service
author

Liew CheonFong

Updates to RunCloud Privacy Policy and Term of Service

Did you survive GDPRmageddon? The sky hasn't quite fallen, but we are in brave new era of

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Development News from Across the PHP World and Beyond

The first release of WordPress turns 15 years old.

WP Tavern
The first release of WordPress turns 15 years old.

Jeff Chandler over at WP Tavern celebrates WordPress 15th Birthday, the CMS that has taken over the world, with lots of useful links to happenings on and offline. How will you celebrate this special day?

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Adobe to Acquire Magento Commerce

Adobe Website
Adobe to Acquire Magento Commerce

Continuing the trend of consolidation Adobe released the bombshell that they are going to buy Magento for an eye-watering $1.68 billion. Following on from Square's purchase of Weebly, things are getting interesting in the eCommerce space.

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TIOBE Index for May 2018 - PHP popularity outstrips Javascript!

TIOBE
TIOBE Index for May 2018 - PHP popularity outstrips Javascript!

So... I heard recently that PHP was dead and I should just learn Javascript and Node. While not adverse to expanding my skills, it is interesting to read that, according to the TIOBE Index, PHP's star is on the rise! Flame on!

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Use Laravel GeoIP to Determine Users’ Geographical Location

Laravel News
Use Laravel GeoIP to Determine Users’ Geographical Location

The torann/geoip package by Daniel Stainback for Laravel 5 plugs into a variety of APIs and makes it incredibly easy to determine a user's geographic location. Could come in handy to block some sites this week if you just decided you can't be bothered eh?

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