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php[world] 2015 Schedule Announced
June 18, 2015 @ 12:07:23

The next php[world] conference is coming up in November of this year and they've just announced the full schedule for their 2015 event.

In keeping with the cross-community theme, they've gathered speakers from the general PHP, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Zend Framework, Symfony and CakePHP communities together in one place. Sessions at this year's event include:

  • "HTTPS is Coming: Are You Prepared?"
  • "Test, Create, Secure, Repeat"
  • "Scrummy Bums: Adventures in Agile Process"
  • "Using Lessons Learned to Create Web-Manageable Symfony Apps"
  • "Invented Here: Migrating Legacy Data to Drupal 8"
  • "Magento 2 Dependency Injection, Interceptors, and You"
  • "Dev Divas: Amazing Women Who Shaped Computer Tech"

There's also keynotes from well known community members Andrew Nacin, Tessa Mero, Lorna Mitchell and Taylor Otwell. You can see the full lineup here and, if you want to pick up tickets of your own, you can do it directly from the site.

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Link: https://world.phparch.com/schedule/

Community News:
PHPUnit 5.0 Drops Support for PHP 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5
June 05, 2015 @ 10:15:58

According to a wiki announcement made on the PHPUnint GitHib repository, the next major version of the popular unit testing tool will only support PHP 5.6 and above.

According to our release process, PHPUnit must be compatible with all versions of PHP that are actively supported by the PHP project.

Active support for PHP 5.4 ended on September 14, 2014 and active support for PHP 5.5 will end on June 20, 2015. The active support for PHP 5.3 already ended on July 11, 2013. By the time PHPUnit 4.8 will be released, the only actively supported version of PHP will be PHP 5.6. The next version after PHPUnit 4.8 will not support PHP 5.3, PHP 5.4, and PHP 5.5 anymore. As PHPUnit follows Semantic Versioning the major version number must be incremented when the minimum required version of PHP is increased.

This will be a major change for many projects out there used to just fetching the latest version of PHPUnit for their projects. With PHP 5.3 and 5.4 making up such a major part of the currently installed versions, this could really help to push those hosts/companies using these unsupported versions for upgrades. It's good to see a prominent project like PHPUnit pushing the community to supported versions.

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Link: https://github.com/sebastianbergmann/phpunit/wiki/Release-Announcement-for-PHPUnit-4.7.0#phpunit-50

Community News:
Pacific Northwest PHP Conference 2015 Speakers Posted
June 05, 2015 @ 08:48:30

The Pacific Northwest PHPConference, happening later this year in Seattle, Washington, has officially announced their speakers for this inaugural event.

Thank you so much for your submissions to our CfP for the Pacific Northwest PHP (PNWPHP) Conference. We received over 250 submissions from which we had to select less than 30 to fit into the PNWPHP program.

It was hard to choose. There were so many high-quality proposals, but ultimately we made the tough decisions to make sure we included the talks and speakers that we thought would create the best conference program for our audience here in the Pacific Northwest, while also staying within our budget.

Among those slated to speak are several well-known PHP community speakers like Adam Culp, Beau Simensen, Cal Evans, Davey Shafik and Jeremy Mikola. They've also listed out the sessions and their summaries too. You can pick up your tickets now, but act quickly - the Early Bird pricing ends at the end of June!

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Link: http://pnwphp.com

Symfony Blog:
Call for Papers for SymfonyLive London, Berlin and Paris Announced
May 14, 2015 @ 10:12:40

On the Symfony blog today they've announced the opening of the Call for Papers for SymfonyLive London, SymfonyLive Berlin and SymfonyLive Paris (happening in September, October and December respectively).

The Call for Papers for SymfonyLive London, SymfonyLive Berlin and SymfonyCon Paris are currently all open! If you ever wanted to speak at a Symfony conference, you have now 3 chances to make your dream comes true.

The post includes details about each of the conferences including the dates, an overview of the event, the speaker package and - of course - a link to the respective Call for Papers. There's also a few helpful tips for speakers wanting to increase their chances of being selected (such as submitting more than one talk or submitting on unique subjects).

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Link: http://symfony.com/blog/speak-at-a-symfony-conference

Laravel News:
Announcing Lumen
April 15, 2015 @ 10:23:12

The creators of the Laravel framework (Taylor Otwell and crew) have just released a new micro-framework based on some of the ideals and components that power the full version of Laravel - Lumen. In this post to the Laravel News site they talk some about the framework and what it has to offer.

Lumen is a brand new PHP framework from Taylor Otwell designed for building lightning fast micro-services and API's. When speed is a necessity, Lumen should be your first choice.

One of the neat things about the framework is you can still use all the Laravel features you love like Eloquent, caching, queues, validation, routing, middleware, and the powerful Laravel service container. Plus if you start your project with Lumen and eventually need even more power, moving to the full featured Laravel is a simple process.

They interviewed Taylor about the framework answering:

  • What made you decide to create Lumen?
  • Where did the name Lumen come from?
  • Being able to upgrade right into Laravel is huge. Was this the plan from the beginning?
  • How were you able to get the framework so fast, while still keeping so many great features?

Check out the full post for the answers and more details about the framework itself.

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Link: https://laravel-news.com/2015/04/lumen/

Community News:
Laravel 5 Released
February 04, 2015 @ 11:16:24

According to this new post on the Laravel News site the latest major version of the Laravel framework has been released - Laravel 5.

Several new features come in this release including:

  • A new, more granular directory structure
  • Changes to the Blade templating library
  • The introduction of Contracts for core services
  • Commands & Events
  • Routing updates
  • Controller method injection

...and plenty more. You can find out about all of these new features (along with some code examples) in this release announcement on the Laravel News site.

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Link: https://laravel-news.com/2015/01/laravel-5/

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php[tek] 2015 Schedule Announced
January 26, 2015 @ 13:43:50

php[architect] has just announced the full schedule for their upcoming php[tek] conference happening in May (18th-22nd) in Chicago, Illinois.

php[tek] is a PHP conference like no other: it brings together great technology content and great people and mixes them up in a wonderful cocktail of PHP fun. We like to think of php[tek] as a professional conference with a community flair. You will find a high-quality presentations by the brightest experts in the PHP world, coupled with a welcoming and friendly community of attendees and speakers.

Sessions at this year's event cover a wide range of topics including:

  • Managing Dependencies with Composer
  • A Toolbox for APIs and Integrations
  • MySQL Replication for Beginners
  • Testing as Regression Prevention
  • Navigating Your Git Repository
  • Dependency Injection, Dependency Inversion, and You
  • Impostor Syndrome and Individual Competence

You can pick up your tickets for the event directly from the main conference website.

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Link: http://tek.phparch.com/schedule/

php[architect]:
Announcing php[tek] 2015 & the Open Call for Papers
December 17, 2014 @ 13:34:02

php[architect] has a quick post on their site today announcing their latest conference, php[tek] 2015 and the opening of its Call for Papers.

Today we've opened up the Call for Papers (as well as registration) for our upcoming conference php[tek] 2015. This conference will once again take place in Chicago, IL, from the dates of May 18th to May 22nd. The call for papers is only open until January 19th however. So don't delay in submitting those talk ideas to us!

The conference will be happening at its usual spot in Chicago, Illinois and there's "big plans this year to be the biggest best php[tek] ever." If you're interested in the event, check out the the main site or last year's site for more information.

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Link: http://www.phparch.com/2014/12/announcing-phptek-2015-and-our-call-for-papers/

Community News:
Argentina PHP Conference Schedule Announced
October 08, 2014 @ 10:41:56

The Argentina PHP conference has officially announced their full schedule for their next event (happening November 7th and 8th in Buenos Aires). Talks on the list for tis year's conference include:

  • "Death to Cookies, long live JSON Web Tokens" (Matías Woloski)
  • "API Pain-Points" (Phil Sturgeon)
  • "The Future of Programming" (Nate Abele)
  • "Phalcon 2 and Zephir" (Andres Gutierrez)
  • "Bulletproof development environments" (Pablo Gillari Cés)
  • "Consistent development environments with Vagrant" (Mitchell Hashimoto)
  • "The modern developer toolbox" (Pablo Godel)

You can find out more information about these and the other great talks for this year on the official schedule or just the main conference site for more details and to pick up your tickets.

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phpconargentenia14 schedule announcement

Link: http://2014.phpconference.com.ar/schedule/?lang=en

php[architect]:
php[world] Conference Five Amazing Keynotes
August 21, 2014 @ 10:33:24

The php[architect] group has officially announced the five keynote speakers they'll be having at this year's php[world] conference conference.

We are excited to announce today the amazing keynote speakers that we have lined up for our php[world] conference this November. We've worked hard to find the best speakers and talks that cover the breadth of the PHP experience. We want php[world] to be a conference that pulls together all the different fragmented communities of PHP into one place to share ideas, and our keynotes reflect that mission.

The keynote speakers for this year come from a wide range of communities:

  • Luke Stokes: "Turning Your Code Into a Company: The Parts They Don't Tell You."
  • Angela Byron: "Drupal 8: A Story of Growing Up and Getting Off the Island"
  • Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire: "Idealism as code: From philosophy to empowerment"
  • Andrew Nacin: "Trust, Community, and Automatic Updates"

The final "keynote" is actually a panel of seven developers representing some of the major projects in the PHP ecosystem: WordPress, Drupal, Magento, Joomla!, Symfony, Laravel, and Zend Framework. You can find out more about these keynotes here or just check out the conference on the main conference site.

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Link: http://www.phparch.com/2014/08/phpworld-conference-five-amazing-keynotes/


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