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Microsoft makes debugging PHP less painful with new Azure tool

Microsoft has tapped Zend's Z-Ray for advanced PHP analysis

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Language forks bring new power to programming

From Hack to Cython, inventive forks are pushing popular programming languages in new directions

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How safe are Perl, PHP, and Ruby? The experts weigh in

With Rust talking up safety, the biggest names in PHP, Perl, and Ruby all speak up about what's safe -- and not -- in their languages

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PHP vs. Node.js: An epic battle for developer mind share

Here's how the old guard and upstart darling of the server-side Web stack up against each other

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Why developers love and hate PHP

The language has a substantial stake in Web development, but it is marred by design flaws

Facebook's alternative PHP engine attracts Web service providers

HHVM is being used by the Box storage service and by one of the largest hosts for enterprise-ready WordPress

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PHP 7 moves full speed ahead

Next major version of server-side Web development language planned for release in the next year

PHP 5.6 features built-in debugger, better namespace support

PHP 7 will follow in a year or so to significantly improve performance for PHP apps

4 ways PHP coding is getting less painful

Users kick up performance, package management, and community relations for the popular yet widely reviled language

Best starter programming language? 8 top picks of developers

Programmers weigh in on why each of these popular first coding languages is the best one for beginners

12 things we hate about PHP

Inconsistent naming conventions, incompatible versions, weirdness at almost every level – here's the hell we deal with between angle-bracket question marks

Bossie Awards 2013: The best open source application development tools

InfoWorld's top picks among all of the languages, frameworks, libraries, and tools that programmers use

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