PHP | Me | Community | December 18, 2010
Every year from the 1st until the 24th of december the PHP community has the PHP Advent Calendar. Every day in this period of time is published a new article for our rejoice. Usually the articles talk about the various fields of the PHP language, for example performance, debugging, community, etc.
In this part of the globe (Lima, Perú) where I live, I did not listen before (2009) about Advent Calendars, if you either, let's see the Wikipedia definition:
"An Advent calendar is a special calendar which is used to count or celebrate the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas. Some calendars are strictly religious, whereas others are secular in content. Despite the name, most commercially available Advent calendars begin on December 1, regardless of when Advent begins, which can be as early as November 27 and as late as December 3."
It was the last year (2009) when I found this interesting calendar about PHP and started to read it. There were a lot of articles that really liked me, overall the last one: 1500 Lines of Code by Terry Chay, which was for me the best. Eventhough there were some articles that dislike me: You Don’t Need All That by Marcel Esser. Ohh come on! who said that MVC is the slowest of your friends. And I was not the only one who thought like that.
This year PHP Advent Calendar is back again to give us a special gift for each day of december until Christmas. Currently there are 18 published articles, and until now the one from the second day is my favorite: First-Class APIs by Helgi Þormar Þorbjörnsson. This article talks about the importance of APIs in the development process and gives two good examples: Twitter and Facebook. Definitely a must read.
Wait no more and start to read the advent calendar for the PHP community, and talk about it.
If you wanna see the list from the year before here it is: PHP Advent 2009