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Building a PHP CLI tool using DDD and Event Sourcing: distribution

Distribution is about meeting your users where they are – the more options you offer, the broader public you can reach. This post is a step-by-step guide to setting up a Laravel Zero application for distribution over various channels, using Dime as an example.

Building a PHP CLI tool using DDD and Event Sourcing: setting up Laravel Zero

This post is part of the "Building a PHP CLI tool using DDD and Event Sourcing" series but can also be read as an independent guide to getting started with Laravel Zero, a micro-framework for console applications.

A GitHub workflow to check the compatibility of your PHP package with a range of dependency versions

A common aspect of a PHP developer's job is to deal with Composer dependencies. We don't usually need to think about supporting various versions of these dependencies, just as we don't need to think about accommodating a range of PHP versions. Things are different for open-source software maintainers – they need to ensure their libraries will work with as many environments as possible. This post explores one way of automating compatibility testing, using a combination of test coverage and a GitHub workflow.

How to build and distribute beautiful command-line applications with PHP and Composer

When you think of command-line applications, PHP doesn't immediately come to mind. Yet the language powers many popular tools, either as independent programs or to be used within projects. This tutorial will walk you through the process of creating a simple game running in the terminal, using Symfony's Console component as a bedrock, GitHub Actions for testing, and Composer for distribution.

Dynamic GitHub profile README with Github Actions and PHP

A few weeks ago, GitHub quietly released a feature that was quickly noticed by the community – profile READMEs. A profile README is a global README file for your GitHub profile; in this article, I describe how I've used GitHub Actions and PHP to automatically update my profile README to list my blog's latest publications.

How to use the fork of a repository with Composer

When using packages maintained by other developers, you may eventually find yourself waiting for a fix, an update, or the merge of a PR that will be available with the next release. I you can't wait, a workaround is to fork the corresponding repository, make the changes you need and then use your fork instead of the original package.