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PHP Timestamps and Year 2038

I'm currently in the process of moving an old PHP application to a new framework since the one originally used is way outdated, spitting out deprecation warnings left and right. The app still uses unix timestamps to store and handle dates. 2038 is still a long time off, but I'd rather not have to work on this app again in the future so I decided to have a look into how PHP timestamps are compatible with dates beyond January 19th 2038.

Quickly Generating XML Sitemaps in Ruby

To simply add XML sitemap generation to a Ruby program or script the sitemap-generator gem is all one needs. However the documentation for the library is quite heavy and filtering out what's needed to incorporate its functionality into a simple script can take a while. But really all it takes is this:

Overthinking Web Application URI Routing (PHP)

I just got around to implement URI routing for my PHP framework. Given a setup such as

Designing an MVC architecture for web applications

A while back I was tasked to create a web application based on the popular MVC architecture pattern. Part of the task was not to use a framework, but to write the application all by myself. So I looked at my notes from school that taught me this basic model of an MVC architecture:

Further experimenting with non OOP PHP

Cleaned up the mess I posted yesterday. The code should be pretty self-explanatory now. First I introduced type classes to mimic C structs:

Experimenting with non object oriented PHP code
What could modular programming in PHP look like?
Confused about inheritance in PHP
In which I stumble upon a quirk of PHP I hadn't expected.
Dependencies sure are fun
I guess this is why everybody uses Docker these days.