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At a Glance: PHP Developers

PHP is one of the most widely used server-side scripting languages, and is perhaps the most popular programming language in use today. PHP is one fourth of the LAMP software stack, a database, framework, and server software bundle used to engineer a site’s back-end architecture. With a number of modern frameworks designed to leverage its speed and scalability, like CakePHP, CodeIgniter, Laravel, and the Zend framework, PHP is an established programming language with staying power.

PHP development is used to build many content management systems (CMS) and e-commerce platforms such as WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, Magento, and ZenCart, so if you’re using any of these platforms for your site or online store, a skilled PHP developer can help you build, migrate, and maintain it over time. An experienced PHP programmer can develop and manage your CMS, server-side applications, website, or e-commerce platform. PHP developers on Upwork have the expertise to work within your site’s many moving parts—they’re often full-stack developers, involved in database management, server technology, and operating systems.

Mobile Development

Migrating Your iOS App to Swift 3

When Apple released the beta of the newest version of its IDE Xcode 8 in June 2016, they released a beta update of Swift 3 along with it—the newest, open-source iteration of the Swift mobile programming language. Read on to learn more about what’s new with the language, reasons why you should consider migrating now, and tips on getting started.

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October 25, 2016

Mobile Development

Helpful Tips & Best Practices for Android Developers

Many programmers will tell you that some of the biggest mistakes they’ve made have been through trial and error. Even an experienced developer can benefit from reviewing some of the best practices that Google lays out for Android projects. To help you start your Android app project off on the right foot, here are a few tips and best practices to consider.

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October 24, 2016

Web Development

Tips and Best Practices for Working With the .NET Framework

It’s not easy getting to know .NET. Not only do you have to learn the language, which is a combination of the C# and VB.NET programming languages, you also need to understand principles of object-oriented programming (OOP). Other than differences in syntax, the concepts are the same. Here are some tips to keep in mind when working in the .NET platform.

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October 21, 2016

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