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Lessons Learned: Why PHP won

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Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, January 12, 2009 Why PHP won When I first learned to program on the web, Perl + CGI was the dominant platform. But by the time I was building my first websites for commercial use , PHP had taken over. Writing unit tests or mock objects in PHP is an exercise in constant frustration. Thank you.

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Open Source Spring Cleaning

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At Etsy, we are big fans of Open Source. Etsy as it is wouldn’t exist without the myriad of people who have solved a problem and published their code under an open source license. In every nook and cranny of our technology stack you can find Open Source code. And these are only the big examples.

Crunching Apple Pay tokens in PHP

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Today we’re open sourcing part of our server-side solution, applepay-php , a PHP extension that verifies and decrypts Apple Pay payment tokens. Our search yielded a couple of open source projects, but none that fully complied with Apple’s spec. The first step here is to decrypt the payment token.

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Why PHP Is Fun and Easy But Python Is Marriage Material

OnStartups

And, as it turns out, customers really don’t care whether your SaaS application is built in PHP, C#, Ruby or Python. But, I digress.

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Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons: Why are you Still Making.

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

Below I discuss some of the challenging problems developers face and the open source toolkits that exist to help us solve them. Web 2.0

What is Drupal? or, My retraining in Software Development

Scalable Startup

Anyone who’s been around me for the past 6-12 months has been inundated with my evangelism of eCommerce in general and Drupal + PHP. They bring with them confidence, tools, brilliant people and believe it or not, Drupal and PHP. Drupal and PHP were tools I’ve acknowledged for a decade but never studied much.

Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

Both Sides of the Table

Open-Source Software & Horizontal Computing. Open source became a movement – a mentality. Rewind. Enter Amazon.

Experimenting with HHVM at Etsy

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HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) is an open-source virtual machine designed for executing programs written in PHP. Our PHP 5.4

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Infographic: What Tools Developers Actually Use

www.readwriteweb.com

Many of the categories are wide open. Many of the categories are wide open. open source. ReadWriteHack. ReadWriteWeb.

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Standing Cloud Raises $3 Million

Feld Thoughts

Standing Cloud’s standard application catalog includes 100 open-source and commercial applications; its Platform-as-as-Service (PaaS) capabilities support multiple programming languages, including Rails, PHP, Java and Python, and a wide range of cloud service providers and orchestration software systems.

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Choosing a Programming Language and Framework for Your Startup

SoCal CTO

Closely Aligned Functional Needs The most common reason that a language and platform is chosen is because there's an existing set of (often open source) functionality that you can tap into that aligns closely with your functional needs. For example, you may have content management and community needs that closely align with Drupal.

Startup Resources

www.vccafe.com

VC Cafe highlights everything you need to know from hosting your code in hackathons to open source legal docs. Lean Methodology Sources.

What we can learn from the evolution of Content Management Systems

The Next Web

Developers used PHP, Perl and similar programming languages to build websites. Viktor Marohni? Think back to the very first cell phones.

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AskBob: I feel like the tech world has moved on without me. What do I do?

47 Hats

It took a huge amount of time to develop skills in all the technologies that make up the Open Source stack, including: Linux (both as user and admin).

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How to build a multi-million dollar website without spending a cent

The Next Web

With the growth of open-sourced platforms and advent of ‘freemium pricing models’, the time to try is now. Two minds are better than one!

CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers

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You need to hear this from someone who has used.Net extensively, and then happily walked away from it to go open source: You are a wanker.

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How Linux Got To China And The Nordic Open Source Miracle

ArcticStartup

In other words their infrastructure is based on Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP – a selection of open source software programs. <!--more-->.

When You Should Still Use a Relational Database Instead of NoSQL

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Startup Tools

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Are your lectures (in b-schools) open to public? Useful blogs and links for startups Click Here ————– 2. Greg G.

Recommended Reading for Allies

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You wouldn’t ask Rasmus to teach you how to write a Hello World program in PHP, right? Etsy believes in the power of diversity. On allyship.

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Viola Private Equity Pumps $7 Million into Zend

VC Cafe

As a result of this round, Harel Beit-On, Founder and General Partner at Viola Private Equity will be joining Zend’s board of directors.

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Conjecture: Scalable Machine Learning in Hadoop with Scalding

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This estimation is particularly important when used for ranking our cost-per-click search ads, a substantial source of revenue. Intro.

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Measure Anything, Measure Everything

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Here’s how we do it using our PHP StatsD library: StatsD::increment("grue.dinners"); That’s it. If it moves, we track it. Why UDP?

7 A/B Testing Resources for Startups and Solo Developers

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You can get the source directly from GitHub, and you can also contribute to the project, particularly its more experimental side. Mobile 2.0

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WP Engine and Facebook Combine to Enhance Speed, Stability and Performance for HHVM

Austin Startup

There has been a new technological advancement for PHP developers and the developer community as a whole. Digital facebook HHVM PHP wp engine By doing so, modern websites and applications with dynamic content built on HHVM can see an average response time increase of 560%.

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Lessons Learned: What does a startup CTO actually do?

Startup Lessons Learned

If not, whos going to insist we switch to free and open source software? What does your Chief Technology Officer do all day? Great piece!

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The cloud landscape described, categorized, and compared

www.theenterprisearchitect.eu

Other examples are what Heroku calls a   Dyno ,   CloudFoundry Warden , and the most recent one by Google:   lmctfy  (it seems that creating and open sourcing your own application container is the new hip). Examples are   Google App Engine  (which allows you to deploy Java, Python, Go, and PHP) and   Heroku Buildpacks.

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5 lessons I learned the hard way with Startups.com

The Next Web

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Gonzo Arzuaga. Gonzo is a passionate internet entrepreneur who has been doing business online since 1996.

11 Trends in Web Logo Design

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Especially apps such as Seesmic , a powerful web app dashboard for power users and the enterprise, and GitHub , an industry standard for source code hosting. 10 Beginner Tips from PHP Masters Mozilla Jumps into the App Store Game. Learn more here. We’ve also picked up some knowledge about trends in this field. Fun With Opacity!

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How to Work With a Contract Web Developer: Picking A Platform

The Ninth Yard

The most popular languages for web development these days are Ruby, C# (c -sharp), Java, PHP, and Python. In the startupy category I'd put PHP, Ruby, and Python. These open source languages are supported by volunteers and rely heavily on devoted enthusiasts to maintain and improve them. First, the basics. Database: MySQL.

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The Baltic States: The New Hotspot of Tools for Developers & Designers

ArcticStartup

Is an open-source PHP framework with a content editor. Editor''s note: This post is by Edmundas Bal?ikonis XtGem. ImpressPages.

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Transitioning to SCSS at Scale

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It was previously a set of PHP scripts that handled all JS and CSS concatenation/minification/versioning. Why SCSS? An Old and New CSS Pipeline.

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Google Safe Browsing without The Browser

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use of autoincrement ids, designed to run under a web server, etc), and so we created our own.  We have open sourced our version and made it available in our gsb4ugc git repository. It’s in PHP, but it should be straightforward to port to other languages, as it’s really more of a toolkit than a standalone product.

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3 Things to Consider When Staffing a Software Development Project

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Apple to Open Retail Store in Amsterd. PHP Developer at Ultra Logistics (Fai. Does your budget line up wth expectations? Please help!

We’re all coders

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And no, I haven’t gone out and learned PHP or Ruby or the latest groovy language. It is totally open source and varies in its use dependent on many things including the geography in which it is used. As a startup entrepreneur I often get asked if I’m coder. used to say no. It really is worth mastering.

Venture Capitalists, Super Angels and the State of Startup Funding

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View Comments Watch Facebook, Groupon and Quora’s Founders Speak at Startup School [VIDEO] View Comments Mashable Weekend Recap: 19 Stories You Might Have Missed View Comments Groupon’s Founder on How to Get Super Rich View Comments PHP, MySQL & AJAX Developer at Comentum Corp. So what’s causing this fundamental shift?

11 Trends in Web Logo Design

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Especially apps such as Seesmic , a powerful web app dashboard for power users and the enterprise, and GitHub , an industry standard for source code hosting. 10 Beginner Tips from PHP Masters Mozilla Jumps into the App Store Game. Learn more here. We’ve also picked up some knowledge about trends in this field. Fun With Opacity!

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Q1 2015 Site Performance Report

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HHVM uses just-in-time (JIT) compilation to compile PHP and Hack into bytecode during runtime, allowing for optimizations such as code caching.

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Venture Capitalists, Super Angels and the State of Startup Funding

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It's a unique approach, and one we'd love to discuss with entrepreneurs and their investment sources. Companies like GrowPublic, Inc.

HOW TO: Build an App for Your Small Business

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