Is it time PHP's reputation had a refresh?

Is it time PHP's reputation had a refresh?

At risk of reigniting a long and overwrought language war, PHP gets a bad rap.

But where did this reputation come from? Is it still valid?

And why, if it’s such a nightmare, are more than 43,600,000 live websites built on it?

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Horizontally scalable web applications

Horizontally scalable web applications

Applications need to scale upwards to remain responsive during times of heavy load and backwards to reduce TCO when costly resources are no longer needed. Our aim is to provide a timely and performant user experience without needing to invest in a permanent platform ready for the biggest potential future traffic spike.

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Bugs & Defects – Why should you treat them differently?

Bugs & Defects – Why should you treat them differently?

How many of you have wondered about the difference in bugs and defects? How many would argue they both are the same? And how do you define if an issue is within or out of the scope of a sprint?

In this blog, Bhalin Ramabhadran, Software Engineer in Test, looks at what defines a bug and a defect, why he thinks they are different, and the benefits for keeping them separate.

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Roll on PHPNW round seven

Roll on PHPNW round seven

PHPNW is back, and it’s bigger than ever.

Now in its incredible seventh year, the PHP North West UK conference will be taking over Manchester Conference Centre from Friday 3rd to the 5th October with hackathons, debates and socials galore.

We’re proud to have sponsored the event right from its early days and will be heading up to the North West for what promises to be another stellar year.

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Facebook’s PHP specification: Why all the fuss?

Facebook’s PHP specification: Why all the fuss?

A written PHP specification has been proposed by the community in the past, but perhaps because the need was less pressing, the efforts to write one had never really gotten off the ground. 

Just a few weeks ago an entire specification written by Facebook was open-sourced and donated to the PHP group, though not without a stir in the community. Ciaran McNulty assesses why it provoked such a reaction.

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See you at DrupalCon!

See you at DrupalCon!

In just over a month we’ll be packing our bags and jetting off to Amsterdam for DrupalCon Europe, the greatest gathering of Drupal minds the continent has ever seen!

This year's event has surpassed 2013 with ease, not least because our very own Konstantin Kudryashov, our BDD Practice Manager, and Ciaran McNulty, our Training Manager, will be taking to the stage to talk testing and those Drupal 8 Symfony2 components.

 

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Inviqa appoints two CTOs for twice the technical prowess

Inviqa appoints two CTOs for twice the technical prowess

The latest Inviqa Developer Day was a big moment for The Inviqa Group for more than one reason.

Not only was it the largest internal conference we have held so far with almost 100 attendees, but our CEO also announced the appointment of not one, but two, CTOs to the The Inviqa Group.

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In pictures: New Inviqa HQ

In pictures: New Inviqa HQ

You may have seen the hashtag chatter as our London team upped sticks and relocated to our new office, and after some interesting finds during the office clear out we’ve finally made the move to our new home.

Here's a whistlestop photo tour of our brand new London HQ.

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Inviqa’s on the rise again

Inviqa’s on the rise again

We just can’t help it.

We’ve only just unpacked at our new London HQ, but Inviqa is expanding even further with a brand new office in Glasgow.

We're looking for PHP engineers to join us so get in touch! 

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Five of the most infamous software development blunders in history

Five of the most infamous software development blunders in history

If you’ve ever doubted how much damage one line of poor quality code could actually do, get ready to revise your opinion.

Whether it’s a business’ bottom line at risk or the threat of World War III, poor quality code can have disastrous results.

So prepare to wince, give your thanks to TDD, and make your next hire a Quality Assurance engineer, here are five of the most infamous software errors in history.

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