Folksonomy: php


A popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development. Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.

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Upgraded a busy Debian web server last Thursday night and so far I've only received one reported issue. Not bad considering the amount of old PHP applications this thing runs. I was expecting a busy weekend fixing issues, but it never happened. I did spend a while testing everything before the upgrade, so that probably helped.

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Today, I've mostly been head scratching over an issue with some PHP code, turns out the problem was due to the date getting out of sync in WSL2. I think this happens when I put my laptop to sleep?! Anyhow, I've installed the ntpsec package which immediately fixed the issue. Will keep an eye on it.

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Listening to Linux Downtime episode 86 - the hosts have some interesting thoughts about nerd flex and programming languages. PHP gets a pretty rough ride, which I think can be attributed to the host's ignorance. Personally, I love PHP and I know there are many PHP developers out there who feel the same -- the PHP community on Mastodon is awesome.

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Fixing another old site to run without errors under PHP 8.2. Mostly seeing notices about dynamic properties, so nothing too bad so far.

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Fixing bugs that only appear in the development environment because the error reporting is verbose. There must have been a change to the error reporting levels on the development server since this code was last worked on.

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This afternoon I've been playing with PHP and GD to dynamically create Open Graph images. I then moved a website from a shared host to a VPS -- the VPS is proper quick in comparison.

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Starting my day by converting a small CodeIgniter 3 app to CodeIgniter 4. It's a microservice and it only has 2 routes and 2 controllers, so it should be a quick win.

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Replacing some manually installed PHP libraries with Composer dependencies. I'm sure they were only ever installed manually as a stopgap, but I can't help think it would have been cleaner and possibly easier to use Composer in the first place.

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Looking at an old version of Dompdf and considering if I should update it, or switch the app to use a service built with Puppeteer or similar. I'm thinking Puppeteer might provide faster PDF renders.

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Philip Newborough and a donkey enjoying a beer.


My name is and I’m a full stack web developer living and working in Lincoln, England. This website ( serves as my personal homepage. When I’m not working with tech, I love to ride bicycles with my wife and friends.