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In my previous article, I expanded a few ideas around test helpers and how to use setUp() and tearDown(). However, we still stayed in the realm of things built in to PHPUnit. Here, I want to expand on a helper function I include in most of my main testing classes that allows for the concept of setUp(), but grants a bit more flexibility.

Version 1.0 of the Zend Engine functions much like the heart and brain of PHP 4.0. It contains the process that provides the sub-structure and facilities to the functional modules. It also implements the language syntax, as well. The Zend Engine 1.0 is actually the second revision of the PHP scripting engine. It is still based on the same rules as the PHP 3.0 engine that was basically Zend Engine 0.5. Now it is permissible to migrate the path from PHP 3.0 to 4.0. The development has the same â??state of mindâ?? as per PHP 3.0. We feel it is right time to start working towards a revision of the Zend Engine. It would also incorporate new structures and solutions to some of the most difficult problems faced by the PHP designer or developers

Test Driven Design is the process of writing unit tests first (expecting them to fail) and then writing the code to make the tests pass. The benefits of doing this include:

â?¢ forces the programmer to plan out the functionality head of time

â?¢ forces the functions to be small, concise, and testable

â?¢ leaves the programmer with a full unit test suite with 100% test coverage

Learn how to create, receive and test a JWT in PHP.
JSON Web Token (JWT) is a JSON-based open standard used to create access tokens that assert some number of claims. In a palpable example, the JWT represents a key between a server-client relation: the server generates a token that has the claim “logged in as admin” and give it to a client, which could use that token to prove that is logged in as admin. The tokens are designed to be compact, URL-safe and can also be authenticated or encrypted.

The cloud is the newest buzzword in all things development, and there are many different options for utilizing the nebulous cloud. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Digital Ocean (just to name a few) are some providers that give you various levels of cloud computing. While all three give you Virtual Private Hosting, Microsoft has stepped up their offering.