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This is the third and concluding part of our short series on what to look for when hiring a PHP programmer for your company. In part #1 we took a look at ensuring the programmer was vigilant against SQL injection vulnerabilities. In part #2 we reviewed code formatting & commenting practices. For this final portion we will tackle a set of topics more directly related to your business' intellectual property interests. Programming Frameworks As a programmer develops a firm understanding of a language, they begin to tire of 're-inventing the wheel' as it were, and start to standardize common functionality such as …

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In part #1 of our short series on hiring a quality PHP programmer, we spoke about SQL injection security. In today's post we are going to look at an outwardly less important but crucial aspect to any programmer: what their code looks like. Update: Part 3 is now available. Somewhere between obsessive and sloppy lies a programmer's coding style and methodologies. The real trick is to be able to spot a person who is dedicated to not just 'writing code' but building an application that will be maintainable for your company now and in the future. Code that is poorly structured and/or …

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PHP is a fantastic web development language if for no other reason than its low learning-curve to create dynamic, database-driven web sites quickly. For this reason and others, there has been an obvious influx of web developers ready to hire-on to create your company's next web application or site. Just like any other employee, contractor or otherwise, you want to be sure that the work being done isn't just quickly thrown together by a novice, but that there is consideration with regard to appropriate programming practices and security being thought of during development. Update: Read Part #2 here and Part #3 …

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