Modern PHP applications use Composer for package management, so we thought it would be interesting to look at which frameworks are making the most modules available on Packagist, the repository aggregator for Composer. Composer grew out of the Symfony community, so Symfony packages did have a bit of a head start, but we still see that the next nearest competitor, Zend Framework, has a much smaller piece of the pie in terms of package count. Read more →
In the previous article in this series, we looked at using Apache with mod_pagespeed to perform on-the-fly enhancements to decrease page load times. Getting an optimised page is only half the battle however; we need to ensure that our backend is doing as little work as possible in order to be highly scalable. In this article, we look at how we can achieve this while improving performance – all with nginx. Read more →
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Wow, where did 2013 go? At Inviqa, it was a busy year; we opened new offices in Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester as well as expanding our existing Liverpool office. Rather than recruiting people and moving them to either London or Sheffield, we built offices around the people we wanted to work with to ensure access to the best PHP talent available. The entire IT industry is continuing to be buoyant and it is clear that the user base for digital solutions is growing at a huge rate. With each new device and platform that technologies vendors deliver there are new opportunities to use new and existing web technologies to deliver true value to customers, making PHP as relevant as ever in today’s enterprise offerings.
We thought we’d take the opportunity to look at the current landscape and make some predictions for what we expect to see in the year ahead, as well as reviewing last year’s predictions. Read more →