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2012 - What A Year

Note: This article was originally published at Planet PHP on 31 December 2012.
Planet PHP
Well, 2012 is wrapping up. What a year it has been! Here's a partial recap of some of the things that happened to me and that I did this year:

Top 5 Blog Posts (By Page View):

  1. PHP Sucks, But I Like It
  2. The True Problem With PHP
  3. Anatomy Of An Attack: How I Hacked StackOverflow
  4. OOP vs Procedural Code
  5. The Secure Programmer's Pledge

Bottom 5 Blog Posts (By Page View):

  1. Upcoming Presentations - Fall 2012
  2. The True Power of Open Source
  3. The Grass Is Always Browner
  4. Programming With Anthony - Responsive Web Design
  5. Programming With Anthony - Boolean Logic

Top 5 Blog Post Referring Sites:

  1. Reddit
  2. Hacker News
  3. Habrahabr.ru
  4. PHP Developer
  5. DZone

Presentations Given:

  1. Don't Be STUPID, GRASP SOLID - NYPHP
  2. Password Hashing in PHP - PHPNW
  3. Cryptography For The Average Developer - True North PHP
  4. Don't Be STUPID, GRASP SOLID - True North PHP
  5. Cryptography For The Average Developer - PHP Master Series vol 1

Conferences Attended:

  1. North East PHP
  2. PHP North West
  3. True North PHP
  4. PHP Master Series vol 1

Videos:

  1. Password Hashing in PHP - PHPNW
  2. Programming With Anthony - Paradigm Soup
  3. Programming With Anthony - References in PHP
  4. Programming With Anthony - Encryption
  5. Programming With Anthony - Prepared Statements
  6. Programming With Anthony - Boolean Logic
  7. Programming With Anthony - Responsive Web Design
  8. BrainFuck Implementation in PHP

New GitHub Repositories (notable):

  1. Programming With Anthony Scripts
  2. BrainFuck Implementation in PHP
  3. Password Compatibility Library
  4. PasswordLib
  5. PHPPHP - PHP Implementation in PHP

PHP RFCs:

  1. Implemented:ASimplified Password Hashing
  2. Implemented:APBKDF2 Hash Function
  3. Draft: Scalar Type Hinting (with casts)
  4. Draft: Scalar Type Casting Magic Methods
  5. Withdrawn: Parameter Type Casting Hints

Some Interesting Numbers (Blog):

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