VS Code for PHP Development

Although most of my work time is spent on ASP.NET and SharePoint development, I also have some PHP projects. I have my own favorite thin tooling for PHP but I decided to give Visual Studio Code (VS Code) a try with one of the projects. This blog post describes what I have in my dev box and what my first impressions are of using VS Code for PHP development.
Why VS Code?
VS Code is not an IDE like Visual Studio. It is also not a simple code editor with a few commands and syntax highlighting. It sits somewhere in the middle, making it a simple yet powerful tool thanks to the fact that it supports extensions. The main reasons why I considered trying out VS Code for PHP development are:

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Simple Task Scheduler With PHP

During a more or less large project, a situation may arise when the number of scheduled tasks (cron jobs) becomes so large that their support becomes a DevOps nightmare. To solve this problem, I came up with the idea of creating a PHP scheduler implementation, thereby making it a part of the project, allowing the tasks themselves to be part of its configuration. In this case, the necessary and sufficient number of cron jobs will be equal to one.
Some time ago, I was able to develop a module for event planning. It was just a simplified version of Google/Apple Calendar for users of the application. For storing the dates and rules regarding the repetition of events, it was decided to use the iCalendar format (RFC 5545), which allows one line to describe a schedule for repeating an event, while taking into account the days of the week, months, the number of repetitions, and much more. A few examples:

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What’s New in PHP 7.2?: Literally Better Everything

As we all know, most web developers either love or hate PHP with a passion. I’m one of those developers that absolutely love it. I know PHP like the back of my hand. Now, since 7.2 has been released, my love is growing even more! Let’s talk about the awesomeness that the newest version brings to us. Security Is the Most Important Thing Here The 7.2 Release offers some highly needed improvements to security.

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6 Must-Have Tools in a PHP Developer’s Toolkit

PHP is a popular back-end programming language that allows you to quickly and effortlessly create simple, dynamic websites. It’s so popular, in fact, that around 80% of all websites now use it! Once you’ve decided to learn PHP and join the awesome community…
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How to Verify Phone Numbers With PHP, Symfony, and Twilio

In this post, I’m going to demonstrate how to effectively integrate Twilio in a Symfony project by implementing phone number verification. We’re going to discover how to model and validate a user’s phone number, and then use Twilio’s PHP SDK to create a call flow where the user has to enter a 6 digit code to verify themselves. The frontend view will provide a form to capture their number, displaying further instructions or validation errors, and then seamlessly redirect the user to another page once they’ve been verified.
This article does assume you are looking to add Twilio features to your own Symfony project, but if you don’t have one then you can follow this quick tutorial on creating a Symfony 3 project with basic user handling. Those of you who don’t use Symfony should be able to carry the core ideas across to your framework of choice. If you’re looking to start using Symfony then I’d recommend Knp University’s screencast on Joyful Development with Symfony 3.

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Red Hat Updates Python, PHP, Node.js, More; Supports New Arches

I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of Red Hat Software Collections 3.0 Beta, Red Hat’s newest installment of open source development tools, dynamic languages, databases, and more. Delivered on a separate lifecycle from Red Hat Enterprise Linux with a more frequent release cadence, Red Hat Software Collections bridges development agility and production stability by helping you create modern applications that can be confidently deployed into production. Most of these components are also available in Linux container image format to streamline microservices development.
In addition to these new components having traditional support for x86_64, Red Hat Software Collection 3.0 Beta adds support for three new architectures: s390x, aarch64, and ppc64le.

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Custom Configuration for Phabricator

Phabricator is an excellent code review tool used by Facebook and other respected software engineering organizations.  The user interface is beautiful, the workflow and tools are concise and comprehensive, and it’s a utility that covers most use cases, both web and command line.  I’ve written a many Phabricator extensions and I’ve found that creating a single […]
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8 Must-Have Tools in a Beginner Developer’s Toolkit

When you’re new to coding, you’ll start to hear about all the latest and greatest tools for developers. Coding is ultimately problem-solving, which is why new tools are constantly being created to help solve those problems. As you grow your…
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