Migrating from PHP 5.6 to PHP 7: Straight Truth and Helpful Tips

Migrating from PHP 5.6 to PHP 7: Straight Truth and Helpful Tips

You may already know that PHP 5 is going to reach end-of-life at the end of the year, meaning the PHP Group which maintains PHP will stop providing security patches in December. While we recommend that you upgrade to PHP 7 as soon as is practical, we also know that...
Highly Recommended Reading/Viewing/Listening

Highly Recommended Reading/Viewing/Listening

  Earthlings were asked to name an article, video, podcast, or another resource they wish all of their colleagues would read, watch or listen to. The question was intended to capture the skills and insights Earthlings value as tech and software professionals....
Earthlings Predict Tech in 2018

Earthlings Predict Tech in 2018

Happy New Year from Earthling Interactive! We asked Earthlings to share their tech forecasts, speculations, and predictions for the coming year. From hopeful to apocalyptic, they delivered. Connected devices will become more prevalent but also more invisible and...

HODL! HODL! HODL! Merry Cryptomas!

In mid-November bitcoin began a wild climb, rising nearly 2000% since the beginning of 2017. With the holidays coming up, company leadership thought it would be fun to gift staff with a token amount of bitcoin. A stroke of luck meant that our initial buy of $50 per...
Simcockify: A Typo Generator Plugin

Simcockify: A Typo Generator Plugin

Earthling’s CEO Adam Simcock keeps a lot of balls in the air but multitasking is hard and I think sometimes a lack of thread synchronization causes problems. My working theory is that when Adam’s communicating with instant messaging, there are two threads running in...
Organizing Earthlings

Organizing Earthlings

There are many challenges to keeping a large development team organized, especially because we work on multiple projects at a time. We have seven CMS developers on the Earthling Business Services (websites and ecommerce) team and we use a ticketing system to coral all...