Chris Fidao
I lead the development team @digitalsurgeons out of New Haven, CT. Primarily a PHP developer, I also love NodeJS, servers and my guitar. I blog at
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    Laravel 4: A Start at a RESTful API (Updated)Laravel api 400
    RESTful API's are hard! There are a lot of aspects to designing and writing a successful one. For instance, some of the topics that you may find yourself handling include authentication, hypermedia/HATEOS, versioning, rate limits, and content negotiation. Rather than tackling all of these concepts, however, let's instead focus on the basics of REST. We'll make some JSON endpoints behind a basic authentication system, and learn a few Laravel 4 tricks in the process.Read More…
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    How to Write Testable and Maintainable Code in PHPTestable and maintainable code in php 400
    Frameworks provide a tool for rapid application development, but often accrue technical debt as rapidly as they allow you to create functionality. Technical debt is created when maintainability isn't a purposeful focus of the developer. Future changes and debugging become costly, due to a lack of unit testing and structure. Here's how to begin structuring your code to achieve testability and maintainability - and save you time.Read More…