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PHP Town Hall:
Episode 17 Authors Galore, Conferences and Game Changers
December 31, 2013 @ 12:54:15

The PHP Town Hall podcast has posted their seventeenth episode today - Authors Galore, Conferences and Game Changers. In it they feature guest Cal Evans a well-known member of the PHP community and author of Signaling PHP.

Cal Evans talks with us about some of the great projects he is (and has) been involved with, including training days, writing books, speaking, organising conferences and a bunch more.

They also talk some about Phil's own book, the Sunshine PHP conference and much more. You can listen to this latest episode a few different ways - either the audio via the in-page player, by downloading the mp3 or you can watch the video of the live recording on their YouTube channel. If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe to their feed for more PHP community goodness.

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Link: http://phptownhall.com/blog/2013/12/30/episode-17-cal-evans-nomad-bat-shit

Cal Evans:
Signaling PHP
October 28, 2013 @ 09:21:42

Cal Evans has a new post to his site today about a book he's published covering a topic not really focused on in the PHP world - command-line usage. The book, "Signaling PHP" covers the use of the process control extension to handle command-line signals.

Most of the PHP I write these days is CLI scripts. I really wanted to be able to trap signals in some of my scripts. I struggled with this for a while; I even spent an entire weekend googling and reading only to find out that most of the information out there was either wrong, confusing, or incomplete. I decided that once I figured it out, I was going to put everything I learned together in one place to help others that were struggling with this topic as well.

The eBook is available for purchase and download now at a suggested price of only $5 USD. If you've been looking for a quick, concise guide to using process control in PHP, you should check it out.

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Link: http://blog.calevans.com/2013/10/27/signaling-php/

PHP Podcast:
Episode #1 - Cal Evans
March 29, 2013 @ 12:38:30

The first episode of a new PHP-related podcast, the "PHP Podcast" produced by Zend, has been released. This first episode, hosted by Joe Stagner features a well-known PHPer, Cal Evans.

Cal Evans has been referred to as "The Ubiquitous Face of the PHP Community". That's made Cal an obvious choice for the first guest on the PHPPodcast. In this episode we chat about the evolving face of the PHP community.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page player, by downloading the mp3 or by subscribing to their feed.

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Community News:
NashvillePHP Podcast 101 (Interview with Jon Wage)
May 08, 2012 @ 15:10:59

The Nashville PHP User Group has started up an interesting new series - the first in a (hopefully continuing) video series, the NashvillePHP Podcast 101. In this video, they interview Jon Wage, Director of Technology at OpenSky.

Cal Evans and Jacques Woodcock sit down with Jon Wage, Director of Technology at OpenSky, and chat about classic first person shooters that got him started in PHP, as well as, a bit about the OpenSky stack.

You can watch the interview over on Vimeo. Be sure to give them some feedback about the video in the comments!

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7php.com:
PHP Interview with Cal Evans - Get Involved if you want to be a Pro PHPer
February 13, 2012 @ 08:36:37

On 7php.com today there's a new interview with a well-known member of the PHP community - Cal Evans:

In this edition I talked with Cal Evans, the Icon Of The PHP Community. He is to the PHP Community what Pele is to the Football world, just to tell you about the influence he has on the PHP world. He shares, helps, mentors, propagates PHP wherever and as much as he cans. He was previously Chief editor of Zend Technologies (@Zend), worked for iBuildings (@ibuildings) one of the biggest PHP service companies in Europe where he lead the growth of a PHP Center of Expertise and ex Mister ZendCon (@zendcon).

In the interview questions ask include topics like:

  • How he started with PHP
  • His thoughts on the good and bad parts of the language
  • How he suggests getting involved in the PHP community
  • The best PHP book he's read
  • What tools he uses in his development
  • A framework recommendation
  • and how he defines "the PHP community"
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Zend Developer Zone:
I'm back...and I brought friends!
July 13, 2010 @ 15:31:12

In a new post to the Zend Developer Zone, there's an announcement from Cal Evans about his temporary return to Zend's Developer Zone site and provide it with some great content.

For the next few months Blue Parabola will be helping out by managing DevZone. We will continue the 5 year tradition of finding great PHP related content from around the Net and making sure you have access to it. Along the way we may even write some new articles and tutorials. So come back often. See what, Marco, Keith, Beth and I find and share with you.

Keep an eye on the Zend Developer Zone for some great content from this group. You can also check out some of their other efforts over on the php|architect site.

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php|architect:
OddWeek #7 Talking with a recruiter
April 30, 2010 @ 12:50:14

The latest episode of the php|architect OddWeek podcast series has been released today - Talking with a recruiter.

Cal Evans spends some time talking with Scott Gordon (the anti-pimp) about things to look out for and what you need to bring to the conversation. He also references a recent post from Scott with five stupid and five real interview questions

You can listen to this latest episode either by using the in-page player or by just downloading the mp3 directly to listen offline whenever you'd like. You can also subscribe to the show notes mailing list to get even more info about this and future episodes.

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php|architect:
Care and Feeding of Remote Developers (Webcast)
April 23, 2010 @ 08:06:11

As a part of this year's TEK-X webcast series, Cal Evans will be presenting today on a subject near and dear to his heart - working with (and correctly handling) remote developers for your projects. From the php|architect blog:

Come join us for this week's TEKĀ·X webcast as Cal Evans discusses the details of managing remote developers. Cal won't be speaking on why you should allow your developers to telecommute - he has done that already. For those who see the light, however, he will give practical advice on the tools and techniques to use when managing distributed teams.

The webcast will be happening today at 1pm (EDT) and there's still spots open, so if you want to get in on this great session, head over to the gotomeeting page and signup!

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Zend Developer Zone:
PHP Abstract Podcast Episode 43 Future of PHP and Standards
July 23, 2009 @ 11:57:41

On the Zend Developer Zone there's a new episode of the PHP Abstract podcast featuring a roundtable with Eli White, Keith Casey and Cal Evans talking about the future of the PHP language and standards that need to accompany it.

In this episode I sit around a table with Keith Casey and Cal Evans as we ramble on a bit discussing the future of PHP (including PHP 5.3 and PHP 6) as well as talking about the framework standards group that has been formed. This was recorded while at php|tek in Chicago, before PHP 5.3 was released.

As always, there's the same three methods for getting this new episode - grab the mp3, listen in-page or subscribe to the RSS to get this and other great past/future episodes of PHP Abstract.

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PHPClasses.org:
php|architect's Guide to Programming with Zend Framework
June 30, 2009 @ 08:15:27

PHPClasses.org has posted a new book review of a php|architect publishing book, their "Guide to Programming with the Zend Framework" (by Cal Evans).

But why was this book released? The answer is that now Zend Framework is one of the frameworks that satisfy the requirements of developers that need to build PHP project. Of course there are other frameworks that meet these requirements, but the team that keeps this project knows PHP and tends to build structures that can make the best use of language and avoid its pitfalls.

The reviewer talks about the contents of the book, giving a summary of each of its twelve chapters (as well as an appendix) and his opinion as to the quality of the book. You'll have to read the review yourself if you want to know how that turns out.

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