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Laravel News:
Laracon US 2018 Announces Speaker Robert C Martin
Jan 16, 2018 @ 13:45:23

The Laracon US conference, being held in Chicago, Illinois in July (2018) has just announced a very special addition to their lineup for this year's event: Robert C Martin (a.k.a. "Uncle Bob").

Laracon US officially announced that Robert C Martin (colloquially known as Uncle Bob) is speaking at Laracon 2018 this year!

Uncle Bob is a well-known software developer, author, and public speaker. He runs a consulting firm Uncle Bob Consulting and cleancoders.com which is home of videos on agile software development and writing clean code, among other software topics.

The post also lists out some of his books and other publications. It also mentions some of the other speakers that will be joining him including Matt Stauffer, Adam Wathan and Taylor Otwell. Their Call for Papers is still open and you can find out more about the conference on the laracon.us website.

tagged: laraconus18 conference robertcmartin speaker announcement unclebob

Link: https://laravel-news.com/laracon-uncle-bob

Symfony Blog:
Symfony 4.0.0 released
Dec 01, 2017 @ 10:05:57

On the Symfony blog they've posted the official announcement about the release of Symfony 4.0.0, the latest major version of the popular framework.

Symfony 4.0.0 has just been released. [...] Read the Hello Symfony 4! blog post for a quick overview of the best new features of Symfony 4 and the best way to upgrade your existing applications to Symfony 4.

The post includes a listing of the items fixed since the previous version and links to an upgrade guide that can help you bring your apps up and working in this latest version.

tagged: symfony framework v4 release announcement

Link: http://symfony.com/blog/symfony-4-0-0-released

Laravel News:
Announcing Laracon Australia 2018
Nov 27, 2017 @ 12:53:03

The organizers of the Laracon conferences have just announced the latest addition to the conference family - Laracon Australia happening in 2018. In the post Paul Redmond talks with Michael Dyrynda about the conference.

On the Laravel News Podcast #50, Michael Dyrynda announced Laracon’s first trip “down under” in October 2018. The venue will be right in the heart of Sydney, Australia.

Michael answers questions about the venue they're thinking about using, potential speakers, how long it will be and the role that sponsorships will play. You can find out more about the event on the main conference site and follow them on Twitter for the latest updates as they're announced.

tagged: laravel conference laracon australia announcement

Link: https://laravel-news.com/laracon-australia-2018

Laravel News:
Announcing Laracon Online 2018
Oct 25, 2017 @ 13:50:22

On the Laravel News site they've posted the official announcement of the return of the popular online Laravel conference: Laravel Online 2018.

Coming back for 2018 is the one-day Laracon Online conference that will be held on February 7, 2018. Just like last year, the event will be hosted entirely online and no matter where you live you can now take part in a Laracon. No hotels, no airfare, just signup and spend the day watching some of the best speakers right from your computer.

Speakers at this year's event include Taylor Otwell, Matt Stauffer, Adam Wathan, Chris Fidao and many more. The event will run from 9:45am - 6:45pm EST and will include a Slack "backchannel" for the attendees to chat about sessions or ask questions about the topics covered. You can register now for the event and pick up an Early Bird ticket for just $12 USD ($25 after Early Bird).

tagged: laravelonline2018 laravel conference online announcement

Link: https://laravel-news.com/announcing-laracon-online-2018

Laravel News:
Laravel Certification Program Announced at Laracon 2017
Sep 05, 2017 @ 09:33:10

On the Laravel News site there's a recent post covering something that was announced at the Laracon US 2017 conference: the Laravel Certification Program.

A licensed Laravel certification platform was announced at Laracon EU this week, and a new landing page is up at The post also lists out some of the topics included in the certification test including framework basics, Blade templating, service use and localization. There's also sections asking about Laravel best practices and more general PHP topics. You can find out more information about the certification and get some answers to questions in their FAQ.

tagged: laravel certification program announcement laraconus17

Link: https://laravel-news.com/laravel-certification

Laravel News:
Introducing Laravel Horizon
Jul 26, 2017 @ 09:42:19

On the Laravel News site today they have a post announcing a new member of the Laravel family that was announced at the current Laracon conference: Laravel Horizon.

The moment everyone in the Laravel community has been waiting for has finally arrived! Laravel Horizon is software to “supercharge your queues with a beautiful dashboard and code-driven configuration.”

[...] Laravel Horizon is designed to make it easy monitor your queues from a web interface and receive notifications when things go wrong.

They list out some of the key features including auto-balancing, code-driven configuration, queue monitoring and a notification system. They briefly describe each of these features and what they see as the "most awesome part" - that the entire thing is open source and 100% free.

tagged: laravel horizon queue management interface release announcement

Link: https://laravel-news.com/introducing-laravel-horizon

Master Zend Framework:
Announcing the new Zend Expressive Essentials Book & Course
May 16, 2017 @ 09:45:18

If you've ever wanted to get into the world of Zend Expressive and haven't known where to start, Matthew Setter is offering something that might just fit the bill. He's announced a new course and book that introduces you to the framework and the essentials to get up and running quickly.

Perhaps you've not seen the news on Twitter, Facebook, or the mailing list. If so, you may not know that I'm actively working on a new book and course about Zend Expressive.

It's called: Zend Expressive Essentials.

Ever since ZendCon 2016, I've been thinking about turning my Zend Expressive talk into a book and course. I had a load of reasons both for and against. But I just couldn't shake the excitement around doing so. And have decided to do it!

His post talks about some of what the course and book will cover, providing a solid foundation for getting up to speed with Zend Expressive. The course/book is coming soon so you can subscribe for more information as updates are released.

tagged: announcement zendexpressive book course essentials matthewsetter

Link: http://www.masterzendframework.com/announcing-zend-expressive-essentials/

Anna Filina:
ConFoo Vancouver Call for Papers
Apr 14, 2017 @ 10:11:50

As Anna Filina mentions in this recent post to her site, the Call for Papers for the Vancouver edition of the ConFoo conference is currently open.

ConFoo is happy to open the call for papers for the Vancouver 2017 edition! Proposals can be submitted until May 8th. Advisors will review all the proposals and publish the list of talks on June 5th.

Talks are 35 minutes for the topic and 10 minutes for Q&A, for a total of 45 minutes. Check out the list of themes. ConFoo will cover travel and hotel for the speakers who require it.

ConFoo is a multidisciplinary conference that covers a wide range of topics including languages (PHP, Java, .NET, etc) and different platforms and best practices. You can find out more information about the conference and get your submissions in over on the Call for Papers site. There's less than a month left so get on over and get those topics submitted!

tagged: confoo vancouver conference cfp callforpapers announcement

Link: http://afilina.com/confoo-vancouver-cfp/

Zend Framework Blog:
Announcing Expressive 2.0
Mar 07, 2017 @ 11:43:29

On the Zend Framework blog today Matthew Weier O'Phinney has posted the official announcement of the release of Zend Expressive v2.0, the latest major release with several large changes.

Today we're excited to announce Expressive 2.0! What has changed since 1.0 was released last year? The short version: we've been providing changes that standardize, simplify, and streamline application development in Expressive.

Updates in this latest version include:

  • PSR-11 (ContainerInterface) support
  • Programmatic pipelines
  • An emphasis on modularized applications
  • Extensible routing and dispatch middleware

The post gets into details on each of the above topics and several others. It also shows how to install this latest version via Composer (or install the skeleton application to get up and running quickly).

tagged: zendframework zendexpressive v2 release announcement major version

Link: https://framework.zend.com/blog/2017-03-07-expressive-2.html

Community News:
ZendCon 2017 Call for Papers Opens
Mar 03, 2017 @ 13:35:12

Zend has officially announced the opening of the Call for Papers for their 2017 event happening in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 23rd through 26th at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

We’re pleased to announce the ZendCon 2017 Conference, the most anticipated event of the year combining the best of PHP and open source. ZendCon is where community and enterprise developers from around the world gather to share and learn the latest hot trends and technologies in today's professional PHP and open source development.

[We are] now accepting talks on any topic or technology related to PHP, the enterprise web stack, frameworks, security, API design & management, IBM i, DevOps, people & processes, and much more.

The CFP is open until April 14th (11:59pm UTC) and, if your submissions are accepted, you will be provided with a speaker package that includes a conference pass, airfare and hotel nights depending on the type of session you're presenting. You can find out more about the conference and the CFP on the Call for Papers site. Get those submissions in early and often - the deadline will come up sooner than your expect!

tagged: zendcon17 zend conference callforpapers cfp open announcement

Link: http://cfp.zendcon.com