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PHP Number Format Example

Sometimes it can be neccessary to display a nicely formatted number on a webpage, instead of an ugly and hard to understand number. For example 234,654.49 is way more beautiful and easier to comprehend than 234654.49876. This is where number formating comes in. In this example we shall discuss number formatting in PHP. For this example we will use: A ...

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Improve Documentation by Automating Spelling and Grammar Checks

What’s one of the first things you look at when trying a new piece of software? Or after you’ve hit that tempting Download button, what’s your usual next step? I will take a bet that for at least 70 percent of you, it’s the documentation that you check out next. However, writing documentation is typically something that developers would rather ...

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Setting Up and Deploying a Modern PHP Application

Despite widespread adoption, PHP has long received criticism for being inconsistent and encouraging questionable development practices. That said, millions of developers use PHP regularly, and many of them are making real software that solves real business needs, so it’s important that we understand how to use the language and deploy it in a modern environment. Why PHP? First, let’s discuss ...

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Container Image Immutability and the Power of Metadata

One of the principles of Docker containers is that an image is immutable — once built, it’s unchangeable, and if you want to make changes, you’ll get a new image as a result. In this post, we’ll take a deep dive into the immutability of containers, and then we’ll look at some of the consequences and potential problems, as well ...

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PHP Json Encode And Decode Example

Json is an abbreviation for JavaScript Object Notation. It is a lightweight format that is used for data interchanging. It is based on a subset of JavaScript language (the way objects are built in JavaScript). In this example we will create a simple or trivial web app that shows us how to manipulate Json with PHP( Encode and decode Json ...

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Decomposing Monolithic View Systems

When we break down a monolithic app into microservices, we go through a process known as decomposition. Simply put: This process can be a bit overwhelming. After all, if you have a really large monolith, you have a ton of code to organize and decompose! Because of this, I believe decomposition is best implemented as a slow and gradual process. ...

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Docker Storage: An Introduction

There are lots of places inside Docker (both at the engine level and container level) that use or work with storage. In this post, I’ll take a broad look at a few of them, including: image storage, the copy-on-write mechanism, union file systems, storage drivers, and volumes. You’ll need Docker installed locally on your machine if you want to try ...

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PHP Google Geocode Example

In this example we will explain Google Map Geocoding, what it means and how we can manipulate the Google Map Geocoding API. For this example we will need: A computer with PHP >= 5.5 installed notepad++ 1. Getting Started Lets start by defining Google Map. According to wikipedia, Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google . It ...

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