New on the Ibuildings techPortal today they've posted the latest DPCRadio episode as recorded at the Dutch PHP Conference 2010 - Helgi Thormar Thobjoernsson's talk "Plant Pyrus in your system - A guide to a plugin system".
One of the biggest parts of any plugin system is the part that deals with discovery, installation, upgrading, dependency handling, infrastructure and other equally boring things. An essential part of any plugin system yet everyone dreads writing it, and few actually take on the task of writing it. With Pyrus (the new PEAR installer) these tasks will not only be easy to do but also a joy. By embedding Pyrus in your application with its lavish new APIs you can use a tried and tested solution that hundred of thousands of people use every day on their command line, but you will be able to provide it right IN your tool,
You can listen to the episode in different ways - either via the in-page player or by downloading the mp3. If you'd like to listen to other great recordings from the conference you can also check out the full list of episodes.