Category: Programming

We Have 1% of the UK’s Top PHP Engineers

Magma Digital are delighted to announce that we have two newly qualified Zend Certified PHP Engineers. Liam and Chris are the latest PHP Engineers to join the hall of fame at Magma Digital. Our standard is that all of our PHP Engineers will complete the Zend Certification Exam (ZCE) whilst on the team. Our specialism as a software

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Current Trends – Revolutionary Inventions of Today

In the previous blog in this manufacturing series we went through the top 10 British inventions, as voted for by the public. Now, we would like to take a step out of the past and see what is happening currently. What are the innovations that will come to define this period to the future generations?

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Jeremy is going to be a coach at WeCamp!

In case you aren’t familiar with WeCamp, it is a five day project orientated technology event focusing on PHP and Jeremy is one of four experienced coaches that will be delivering guidance to attendees. The unique selling point of this event is its location. The conference will be taking place on its very own private

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The Prouse of Incorrect Association Names

While working on a Symfony project recently, I ran into a rather frustrating bug that required some delving into the depths of the Symfony2 framework and we decided to give it the title; The Prouse of Incorrect Association Names. The Prouse of Incorrect Association Names Problem Our project involved a Doctrine entity that had a field

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The PHPNW14 Conference is Live!

We are over the moon to be able to share the news that the PHPNW14 Conference has been announced for the 3rd – 5th October at the Manchester Conference Centre. The not-for-profit conference kick-starts on the Friday with an optional Tutorial Day and the Hackathon social will launch the conference weekend for all conference delegates. These are

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Magma Sponsors the PHP North East Conference 2014

PHP North East (PHPNE) is a one day event that takes place today in the stylish Tyneside Cinema, a beautiful Grade II listed building. There are 14 enthused speakers talking about the latest libraries, tools and practices instrumental in shaping the future of PHP development. It is the second year that this conference is running

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International Women’s Day – Celebrating the Achievements of Women

With International Women’s Day approaching tomorrow, Magma want to join in the global celebrations and recognise the importance of the day. Since the early 1900’s when women began fighting for shorter hours, better pay and voting rights, International Women’s Day has been a reminder of the achievements women have made in pushing for equality. Significant

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A Q&A with Jen on the PHPBenelux Conference

Magma Digital attended the PHPBenelux Conference again this year, with Jeremy and Jen being the lucky members of the Magma crew that travelled to Antwerp, Belgium. The event is always superbly organised by the lovely PHPBenelux user-group, which ensures it is well attended by interesting, inquisitive PHP Developers. This meant Jeremy and Jen were really

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Here comes another Zend Certified PHP Engineer!

At Magma we are all about professional development and a key part of this is ensuring our high calibre Software Developers are at the top of their game when it comes to their PHP development expertise. This is why we are very proud to announce that Brian is now a Zend Certified PHP Engineer! After

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