Late Night Links, Volume 5

Late Night Links is back! Here are a few recent blog posts and tweets that might be of interest.

Null Hell and How to Get Out of It

This blog post from Anna Filina covers the problems with "null" method arguments, and offers some practices and solutions that should help you write clearer and more maintainable code.

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Carbon: beautiful images of your source code

Carbon allows you to create images of source code snippets, and tweet or export them. They look really great!

Here's an example:

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Preloading in PHP 7.4

One of the new features in PHP's upcoming 7.4 release is "Preloading".

This is a way of warming up your servers so they don't have to read from the disk on every incoming request. According to the post, this can deliver a performance boost of around from 13 to 17 percent.

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Speaking of PHP 7.4 there's a lot of Twitter buzz about upcoming features. Here are four great tweets about what is on the way:


That's all for now. Thanks for checking in. And thanks for your patience, I know it's been, oh, about six years since the last Late Night Links post :)

Published: July 4, 2019

Categories: links

Tags: coding, dev, development, links

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