PHP Middleware: A Journey to the Center of The App

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Middleware is a term to describe the layers wrapped around your application logic. With the adoption of PSR-15, PHP's common interfaces for handling HTTP requests and middleware components, you can now easily add community-developed Middleware modules to your app or framework or create your own.

What you will learn:
-What is Middleware?
-The journey your HTTP request makes to the center of your application logic
-Why it's useful to encapsulate pieces of your application logic using middleware.


Sarah Carroll is a full-stack developer at Wayfair, mostly writing PHP and some React code. Previously, she worked for two different universities in Florida, also using PHP and Drupal. She thinks sloths are really awesome.

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Public transportation is recommended: Orange line to Back Bay Station or Green line to Copley Station.
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Copley Place is across the footbridge from the Prudential Mall or across the street from Back Bay station.