What’s new in PHP 7.0

After almost two years of work PHP 7.0.0 was released on December 3rd 2015 (my birthday!). It’s now almost a year old and so I thought I’d write a few notes about my experiences. The first thing to be aware of is that it supersedes PHP 5. There is no PHP 6. Why? There has been…

Terraform

Terraform is an “infrastructure as code” tool similar to AWS CloudFormation by Hashicorp (who also created Vagrant). Features include: Execution Plans: during Terraform’s planning step it generates an execution plan which shows what will be changed Resource Graph: by using a graph of resources, Terraform can parallelize changes where there are no dependencies Automation of…