Learning Go as a PHP Developer: The Journey Begins

This is part 1 of a multi-part series about my experience learning Go. I’ve been writing software almost exclusively in PHP since I first started to program. In the early to mid 2000s, before the advent of cheap cloud computing, shared hosting was the most viable option for somebody with a small (read: non-existent) budget, which meant PHP was the language to learn if I wanted to write software for the web.

WordPress Needs to Take PHP Upgrades Seriously

Charge ahead

WordPress powers 25% of the web. It is arguably the most influential open source PHP project, and claims a massive community and developer base. It’s not handling PHP upgrades responsibly. This is not a new issue. The push from the community for WordPress to raise the minimum required version of PHP has been happening for years. It was brought up again with Matt Mullenweg at WordCamp US 2015. Take a look.

Setting Up a Custom PHP.INI File on GoDaddy Hosting

I am no longer using GoDaddy hosting and as such have not maintained this file to account for changes to GoDaddy’s hosting platform. I’ve taken the file down, to avoid any errors resulting from using an out-of-date configuration. I’ve gotten a number of e-mails in response to a comment I made on a post about installing Wordpress on GoDaddy hosting. Given the response I’ve gotten, I thought it was a good idea to provide my PHP.