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The File Watchers Tool in PHPStorm: Tutorial

30/06/2023

Paweł Turek

Back-end Developer

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Development | 30/06/2023

The File Watchers Tool in PHPStorm: Tutorial

Paweł Turek

Once upon a time, in the vast universe of programming, repetitive tasks were a common source of headaches. Then, along came the "File Watchers" tool, built into the PHPStorm IDE. It swept onto the scene, promising a solution for those tiresome tasks that seemed to eat up so much of a developer's day.

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Understanding user behavior and preferences is critical to creating exceptional digital products. One powerful technique that has gained prominence in recent years is the Think Aloud Protocol. By encouraging people to verbalize their thoughts and actions as they perform tasks, it provides invaluable insights into their cognitive processes and problem-solving strategies. Let's embark on this educational journey together and discover how thinking aloud can take your projects to new heights.

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Attending technology and IT conferences is not just about gaining knowledge but also about fostering team bonding and staying up-to-date with emerging trends. These conferences provide an opportunity to learn from industry experts, network with professionals, and explore new ideas and approaches. Recently, several employees from our company had the privilege of attending the PHPers Summit 2023. In this article, we dive into their experiences and highlight key takeaways that could benefit our software house.

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Key Software Design Principles

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The term "design" in the realm of digital products is frequently associated with the visual layer of a project. However, today, we shift our attention to the “software design” and its fundamental principles that fuel successful software development. This cornerstone aids in the [crafting of functional, efficient, and adaptable digital products.](https://primotly.com/building-products/)

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A workation is a term that combines work and vacation, referring to the practice of merging work and leisure activities to provide employees with the opportunity to unwind while maintaining productivity. Essentially, it involves working while on vacation. The concept gained popularity as remote work became more prevalent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Simple right? Chances are, that even if you don’t know what this terms mean, you’ve yourself went on a workation at some point in your life.

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Serialization is the process of converting complex data structures into formats that can be easily transmitted and stored. Such as JSON-LD, which is the default file format, or XML, CSV and other universally accessible ones. The reverse process, in which the data structure is recreated from a serialized state is known as deserialization. Both of these processes are essential in facilitating communication between different services. So, how does this translate to using API Platform?

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Hi, Primotly here! And this is the third part of our series of articles in which we present a behind-the-scenes glimpse of working in IT. Today you will meet Maciek. He will tell you about the work of a full-stack developer.

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Among the advantages of Symfony, flexibility, and ease of customization are often mentioned. And when it turns out that something can't be done easily, another advantage of this framework comes to the rescue – community support. From time to time I get help from other developers working with Symfony so today is my turn to provide you with a ready-made solution. After all, karma comes back, right? Here's a simple tutorial to create an associative array form type in Symfony.

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Development | 06/09/2022

PHP Composer: Everything You Need To Know

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One of the perks of being lazy is that you’ll find the easiest way of getting things done. You might be wondering, isn’t that a bad thing? Well, it’s not, especially if you’re a programmer. In fact, one of the things that drive programming is the desire to make things easier and more efficient. That is why a good programmer looks at a cumbersome process and finds a way to make it easier for himself rather than using the normal method.

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The IT world consists of dozens of acronyms, specialized terms, and slang expressions used by developers and teams working on digital products. That's why we've prepared a comprehensive glossary that will make developers, team members, young IT job seekers, and, most of all, customers to better understand each other.

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ChatGPT: Separating hype from reality and looking ahead

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ChatGPT has taken the world by storm. If you haven't heard of the AI language model developed by OpenAI, then it's safe to say you've been living under a rock. With its ability to generate human-like text and hold natural conversations with users, ChatGPT has been hailed as a breakthrough. You can ask it almost anything, and it will respond within seconds as if you were talking to a human whose brain has been connected to a Google search engine. Sound intriguing? If so, it's time to delve deeper into ChatGPT and discover its potential for revolutionizing various areas of technology. Let's explore some ideas for developing this innovative tool and its potential applications in various areas of our daily lives.

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