Silex $app['autoloader']->registerNamespace() deprecated

The past few days I’ve been playing around with Silex, a micro PHP Framework. At a certain point I got stuck in the process when using a custom controller: the darn class just wouldn’t load and the (otherwise excellent) documentation on the Silex site has not mention on how to load it. Most of the […]

Composer – Dependency Manager for PHP

Composer is a tool for dependency management in PHP. It allows you to declare the dependent libraries your project needs and it will install them in your project for you. Think npm install but then for PHP { “require”: { “monolog/monolog”: “1.2.*” } } $ composer install Plays nice with packages that support PSR-0 autoloading. […]

Guzzle β€” PHP HTTP Client

Guzzle is a framework that includes the tools needed to create a robust web service client, including: Service descriptions for defining the inputs and outputs of an API, resource iterators for traversing paginated resources, batching for sending a large number of requests as efficiently as possible. <?php require_once ‘vendor/autoload.php’; use Guzzle\Http\Client; // Create a client […]


Faker is a PHP library that generates fake data for you. Whether you need to bootstrap your database, create good-looking XML documents, fill-in your persistence to stress test it, or anonymize data taken from a production service, Faker is for you. Uses formatters for the different types of data (e.g. names, addresses, etc) you want […]

Geocoder β€” The almost missing Geocoder PHP 5.3 library.

Uses FreeGeoIp, HostIp, IpInfoDB, Yahoo! PlaceFinder, Google Maps, Bing Maps, OpenStreetMaps, Geoip, and CloudMade geocoding services to geocode addresses and IP Addresses. <?php // Create an adapter $adapter = new \Geocoder\HttpAdapter\BuzzHttpAdapter(); // Create a Geocoder object and pass it your adapter $geocoder = new \Geocoder\Geocoder(); // Then, register all providers your want $geocoder->registerProviders(array( new \Geocoder\Provider\YahooProvider( […]

React: Event-driven, non-blocking I/O with PHP

Inspired upon Node.js: <?php require ‘vendor/autoload.php’; $stack = new React\Espresso\Stack(function ($request, $response) { $response->writeHead(200, array(‘Content-Type’ => ‘text/plain’)); $response->end(‘Hello World\n’); }); echo ‘Server running at’ . PHP_EOL; $stack->listen(1337); React →

PHP Sadness

These are things in PHP which make me sad. They are real, objective issues which I have personally encountered in my normal day-to-day activites. Especially the part on Inconsistency has been bothering me from whenever I started developing in PHP (as it’s one of the first things you encounter). PHP Sadness → Also see: PHP, […]