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Case study: building a better search with Algolia and Lumen PHP

I can’t believe it’s been more than seven years since I last wrote about building a search feature. Needless to say that over the years the landscape of available tools and technologies has changed quite a bit. Hands down one of the major players today is Elasticsearch or the entire[…]

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The State of PHP MVC Frameworks in 2017 (Laravel, Symfony, CodeIgniter, CakePHP, Zend)

A simple question prompted me to sit down and write this follow up to my article from about a year ago. Q: Any thoughts about where things are today? (2/24/2017) A: “I’d say it’s pretty much down to Laravel and Symfony at this point; when it comes to PHP frameworks.[…]

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