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New Features in PHP 8.1

PHP 8.1 is going to be released on November 25th, 2021 and we wanted to highlight the features we’re most excited about. This article doesn’t cover all of the new features but it does highlight the one we think will make the biggest improvement in our day-to-day development.

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Link Post and Podcast Roundup: September 2021 Edition

September’s links.

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Working With Passwords In PHP 8

In our previous article, we discussed how we should hash and salt our user’s passwords to make them harder to crack if our database becomes compromised. In this article, we’re going to discuss how to use PHP’s built-in functions to do this.

As someone who has maintained this kind of logic in other systems, I’m so glad it was added to the core.

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5 Things Every Developer Needs To Know About Passwords

Until we can get all of our users using a better solution like OAuth or SQRL storing our user’s passwords is going to be a common point of pain for us as developers. In this article, we’re going to discuss how to help our users have good password hygiene and what we should be doing to protect their passwords.

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Link Post and Podcast Roundup: October 2021 Edition

October’s links.

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What is Symmetric and Asymmetric Encryption?

As developers, there are going to be times when we need to be able to keep digital information secret from individuals who we don’t trust. Encryption gives us the ability to keep our secret information secret and allows us to keep our jobs if we work with sensitive information.

In this article, we’re going to discuss the two types of encryption and go over the pros and cons of each.

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What is Encryption and Decryption?

As developers, there are going to be times when we need to be able to keep digital information secret from individuals who we don’t trust. Encryption gives us the ability to keep our secret information secret and allows us to keep our jobs if we work with sensitive information.

In this article, we’re going to go over what encryption is, why we need it, and discuss the major types.

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Superfans Update: November 2021

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Superfans Update: October 2021

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Superfans Update: September 2021

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