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Link Roundup: June 2020

Published on Tuesday 30, June 2020

Here are some links from throughout the month that I found interesting.

The JetBrains PHP Annotate is always a great monthly round-up of things happening in the PHP world. 

One thing I found interesting is an article from seven years ago by Phil Sturgeon about renaming the internal token name of :: from T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM to T_DOUBLE_COLON. I feel left out, because apparently this is a thing, and I have never heard of it.

A public service announcement by the Drupal Security Team announced the extension of Drupal 7's end of life to 2022. That makes me a little sad inside. I was finally looking for a real excuse as to why I'm bad at maintaining my Drupal 7 contributed module code.

LoginRadius made a cool blog talking about the Authorization header. As I have been working on more decoupled implementations and authentication, this was a fun read.

I was reading up on UUIDs as identifiers and found this blog post from Percona. Basically, UUIDs as your primary keys are a performance death trap. This doesn't mean UUIDs are bad, but they should just be a table column that is indexed.