Top 10 Programming Languages in 2017

Programming is something vast and rather individual as each developer chooses tools that are most convenient for them. However, certain languages, platforms, and frameworks have claimed themselves as some of the easiest and most efficient to use. Thus we have collected for you the top-10 programming languages loved by developers nowadays. Which one is your favorite?
Python
Python is a dynamic and general-purpose language that emphasizes code readability and enables developers to use fewer lines of code (in comparison with Java or C++). It supports multiple programming paradigms and has a large standard library.

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Retrieve Custom Field Values for Phabricator Objects

Phabricator is an incredibly well-coded PHP application but lacks a bit on the documentation side.  Then again, what open source project isn’t?  Over the past months I’ve been slowly integrating Phabricator, a newish review tool, with Bugzilla, a much older tool.  The most recent step saw me needing to add a custom field (DifferentialCommitMessageCustomField class […]
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Handling Incoming Webhooks in PHP

An increasing number of applications now offer webhooks as an integration, often in addition to an API. The classic example, familiar to most developers, is the GitHub webhooks which can notify your other systems such as CI tooling that a new commit has been added to a branch. If you imagine how many repositories exist on GitHub, and how many other systems react to changes on each repository… there’s a reason they are excellent with webhooks! Whether it’s your source control, updates from your IoT sensors, or an event coming from another component in your application, I have some Opinions (TM) about handling webhooks, so I thought I’d write them down and include some code as well, since I think this is an area that many applications will need to work with.
Receive and Respond
The majority of problems I’ve seen or created when working with incoming webhooks is to try to do too much in a synchronous way – so doing all the processing as the hook arrives. This leads to issues for two reasons:

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Running PHP Applications on .NET Core

Ever wondered about mixing up the simplicity and flexibility of PHP with the power and performance of .NET Core? The solution is coming and it is called Peachpie, the successor of Phalanger. This blog post introduces Peachpie – the tool to compile PHP code to .NET Core – and helps you to get started with it.
Why Peachpie?
For years there was a thing called Phalanger that lived a silent life somewhere on the internet. At least it didn’t make its way to my work desk. Now, years later, it is reincarnated as Peachpie and now it looks really promising. Peachpie allows us to build and run PHP code on .NET Core. For example, they made WordPress run on .NET Core (fairly successfully).

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Top PHP Frameworks of 2017

PHP has gained far-reaching recognition and has become the world’s most versatile scripting language. Almost exclusively used in web development, it is easy to learn and implement. PHP frameworks are widely known as functional platforms that help developers to make complicated applications easily and quickly. However, given the plethora of frameworks out there, choosing the right framework is not always simple. It largely comes down to the individual developer and their preferred style of coding.
PHP developers opt for a particular framework because it offers a precise structure and organized workflow that is essential in all professional web development projects. In addition, the use of a framework ensures that the relevant standards of security and the best practices for coding, project implementation, and post-implementation maintenance are observed throughout the lifecycle of the project.

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Add CSS and JavaScript Files to Phabricator Extensions

Every open source framework has its own methods of extending functionality; some make extending incredibly easy and others…not so much.  Most of the time it comes down to how well the framework is documented.  Phabricator did an awesome job of making necessary classes extendable but it’s fair to say it would be great if the framework had a bit […]
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New & Upcoming Course Highlights: Intro to Data Security, Object-Oriented PHP & Intro to Microsoft Excel

Every week, new courses and workshops are published to the growing Treehouse Library! Here’s a short list of what we’ve added recently, upcoming course highlights, and our weekly video update of What’s New at Treehouse. Start learning to code today…
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WordPress Action Hooks and Filters

Action hooks and filters are very useful in WordPress. They allow you to “hook" a custom function to an existing function and modify WordPress functionality without editing core files. Here are 10 practical examples of WordPress hooks and filters.
Prevent Automatic Image Compression
By default, WordPress compresses jpg images when you upload them onto your blog. This is useful because it saves bandwidth and loading time, but sometimes you may prefer to have full quality images (for example, if you’re a photographer using WordPress to showcase your work).

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Behat: A PHP-Based Framework for Behaviour-Driven Development

Introduction
Before getting into how Behat functions, let’s get into the question of what is Behat? Behat is a PHP based framework for Behavior-Driven Development or BDD. The simplicity of Behat lies in the fact that it can define all possible scenarios and behaviors in simple English steps of when and then. This is also known as the Gherkin format.
Prerequisites and Installation
Prerequisite
Now, let us start with setting up Behat on our machine. To set up Behat on your machine we will need to have the following prerequisites:

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