The PHP Framework Interoperability Group (
PHP-FIG) just announced the relaunch of their website today, on their twitter channel, asking the community what they think of the new website. “What do you think of our new website? Slicker, cleaner and easier on the eyes. Give us your feedback! https://t.co/aqQQdeyK2W phpc php“ — PHP-FIG (@phpfig) October 26, 2015
The reactions from the PHP community on twitter has been really good so far. Check it out and give your feedback too!
Hi there! In this quick tutorial we will see how to create a package for your PHP class/library with
composer and publish it on packagist.org.
You probably are already using composer to manage dependencies in your projects and search for packages to speed up your development.
And guess what… creating your packages and giving back to the PHP community is as easy as requiring them!
Before we start… (Skip this part if you already have composer installed and you project code on a version control system) Installing composer
You will need composer installed on your system to create and test your packages so, if you don’t have it already, let’s go ahead and install it.
I recommend you install composer globally so then you can access it in any directory by just typing composer:
curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php
mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer
# After it finishes, test it!
Although, if you are on windows or just want a to install composer locally for your project, you can check their quick start guide.
This YouTube series from
Codecourse gives you a good overview of the most common PHP security issues. They use a very practical approach, showing how the attacks are done and how to protect your code from them.
This course is a series of useful tips and tutorials around the basics of PHP security, which makes it really accessible to all levels of PHP developers.
And, although most of these security problems are already taken care if you use a modern MVC framework like
Laravel or Symfony, it’s always good to be aware of how they work and how they are protected within those frameworks. PHP Security Series Contents: Include/require file extensions – 3:10 XSS (Cross-site Scripting) – 14:59 Password hashing – 7:47 Directory listing – 3:10 HttpOnly Cookies – 3:52 What you shouldn’t store in cookies – 3:51 CSRF (Cross-site Request Forgery) – 11:32 User defined file includes – 6:51 SQL Injection – 9:16 Error Reporting – 5:53 Total Time – ~1:10:00