Ready to Grow Your PHP and Go Web Development Skills!

Hi 👋🏻. I'm Matt!

For over 10 years, I've been teaching developers how to build web-based applications with PHP, through the tutorials on this site, my books and courses, and tutorials I've written for other sites. More recently, I've been showing how to do so with Go too!

As modern web-based applications require a broad range of knowledge and skills, it can be hard to know what to learn and in what order. To make matters worse, no matter if you're a freelancer or a full-time employee, there's always another ticket to complete or a release to push out.

Given that, finding time to improve your skills can be hard to come by. So, you need a guide you can rely on. I'd love to be that for you.

Why? Besides loving writing and teaching web-based development, each tutorial is:

If this sounds like what you're after, head to the blog to get started. If you're short on time, start with the latest tutorials below. Alternatively, check out the books and courses, to dive deep into a given topic or technology.

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Latest from the blog

How to Test PHP Apps Running in Docker Containers
Sat, Nov 11, 2023

How to Test PHP Apps Running in Docker Containers

Docker and Docker Compose simplify setting up local development environments for developing PHP apps and for deploying them, whether locally or remotely. But, when your PHP app is running inside a Docker container, how do you run your tests — especially test suites that depend on resources such as database or caching servers? In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to do so.

Override an Image's Command with Docker Compose
Thu, Oct 26, 2023

Override an Image's Command with Docker Compose

Sometimes, you need to override an image’s command when launching a container with Docker Compose. If you need to do that, in this tutorial I’m going to show you how — without the need to update an image’s Dockerfile or shell scripts.