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Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Leanna Pelham and Ryan Weaver
Sep 11, 2018 @ 09:34:19

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by PHP community member Cal Evans, has posted their latest episode. In this new show Cal interviews the "dynamic duo" of Leanna Pelham and Ryan Weaver of KnpUniversity.

They talk about KnpUniverity, the training it offers and some of the recent happenings with the Symfony framework. They also talk about the process they follow to produce the training. There's also some mention of the PHP Detroit conference and Detroit itself.

You can listen to this latest episode either using the in-page audio player or by download the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the show be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get updates when new shows are released.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant podcast leannapelham ryanweaver detroitphp community

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2018/09/04/interview-with-leanna-pelham-and-ryan-weaver/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Barracuda Networks Team
Aug 28, 2018 @ 11:33:22

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by PHP community member Cal Evans, has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest show Cal is joined by the Networks Team from Barracuda.

Cal and the team talk about what Barracuda uses PHP for in their products. They also talk about which open source (and closed source) components they use. They also talk about how they're using process management using their own tool. They also cover some of the services that Barracuda provides.

You can listen to this latest episode either using the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get updates when new shows are release.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2018/08/28/interview-with-barracuda-networks-team/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Adam Culp (#4)
Aug 20, 2018 @ 10:46:52

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by PHP community member Cal Evans, has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest show Cal welcomes back previous guest Adam Culp.

In the episode Cal and Adam talk about the upcoming Sunshine PHP conference (Feb 7th - 9th, 2019) and the launch of the Call for Papers for the event. They also talk about the theme for this year's event: "Lead" (as in leadership). They also talk about what kind of talks they're looking for at this year's event, the yellow elePHPants, and how people can make the decision to attend the conference (or submit talks of their own).

You can listen to this episode either using the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the show be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get updates when new episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2018/08/15/interview-with-adam-culp-4/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Chris Rowe
Aug 09, 2018 @ 12:16:16

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by Cal Evans, has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest show Cal talks with Chris Rowe, Director of Business Development at Yochana IT Solutions.

In this episode Cal and Chris talk about recruiting firms and how conferences (and the community) look from their perspective. They also talk about some of the "bad recruiters" out there that can make it harder for good, quality recruiting firms to attract good talent. They also talk about the job/tech scene there in Detroit and

You can listen to this latest episode either using the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 of the show directly. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for updates when new shows are released.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant podcast chrisrowe community recruiter

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2018/08/08/interview-with-chris-rowe/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Joe Ferguson (#2)
Aug 03, 2018 @ 11:26:56

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this episode host Cal Evans has a returning guest: Joe Ferguson.

In this episode Cal and Joe mention the Modernizing Legacy Applications In PHP book by Paul Jones, the Laravel training Joe has presented at several conferences and the Open Sourcing Mental Illness (OSMI) organization he's a part of.

You can listen to this latest episode either using the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly and listening at your leisure. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get updates when new shows are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2018/08/01/interview-with-joe-ferguson-2/

PHP Roundtable Podcast:
Episode 076 - Concurrency, Generators & Coroutines - Oh My!
Jul 30, 2018 @ 10:49:14

The PHP Roundtable podcast, hosted by PHP community member Sammy Kaye Powers, has posted their latest episode - Episode #76: Concurrency, Generators & Coroutines - Oh My!. In this episode Sammy is joined by Cees-Jan Kiewiet, Sergey Zhuk and Brent Roose.

PHP has had support for coroutines since PHP 5.5 and it allows you to do some really cool non-blocking stuff. We chat about concurrency in PHP and how we might be able to use it to speed up our apps.

You can watch this latest episode either using the in-page video player or you can watch it directly over on YouTube. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for updates on when new shows are released.

tagged: phproundtable ep76 podcast sammykayepowers community concurrency

Link: https://www.phproundtable.com/episode/concurrency-generators-coroutines-oh-my

Symfony Blog:
Symfony website updates #3 - Events
Jul 23, 2018 @ 11:26:38

On the Symfony blog they've posted about an additional update they've made to bring more information to the community: an Events section.

Following the new features we've added in May in the Events & Meetups section, we're pleased to introduce a brand new section within the main website menu: Symfony Events. This will enable you to find a Symfony event near you more easily.

[...] The Events section itself has also been improved, again! We've added a map where you can see at a glance where are organized all the upcoming Symfony events. You can find on the map: all the upcoming official Symfony conferences pinned in red and all the upcoming Symfony community events pinned in blue.

They also added a feature that will automatically pull in Symfony events from the Meetup.com site so there's no need to list them in both places.

tagged: symfony community blog enhancement website events list map

Link: https://symfony.com/blog/symfony-website-updates-3

Tomas Votruba:
6 Reasons Why Doctrine is Alive and Kicking
Jul 10, 2018 @ 09:43:51

Tomas Vortuba has a new post to his site sharing a few reasons why he thinks that Doctrine isn't dead and is still "alive and kicking" with things still changing in the project.

Almost 1,5 year ago I wrote Why is Doctrine Dying. I didn't use dead, because it's is just state of time being. Open-source projects - like people - tend to find themselves on the top, being stuck or struggling with the right path from time to time. It's a completely normal process of evolution.

I don't know if that post helped it, but since then many things changed for better in Doctrine project. Saying that this post deprecates my old view and celebrate changes.

May this be an inspiration for open-source projects that find themselves stuck and the maintainers that find themselves unhappy.

His list includes reasons like:

  • Bump PHP 7.1 Without Waiting for Major Release
  • Cut the Weight to Save Yourself
  • From Talks and Post Evangelization to Code Improvements
  • New Release as a Baseline

For each point, he provides a little clarification and background from commits to the code and statistics about the community around the project.

tagged: doctrine project orm community alive reasons list

Link: https://www.tomasvotruba.cz/blog/2018/07/09/6-reasons-why-doctrine-is-alive-and-kicking/

Reddit.com:
Whats the most weirdest program you have written with PHP?
Jul 06, 2018 @ 10:12:05

Sometimes it's just fun to talk about all of the odd things we've done with PHP in the past. In this thread on /r/php on Reddit, developers have shared some of the "weirdest programs" they've created with the language. Here's just a sampling:

  • a script which automatically wish for friend's birthday on midnight in facebook using Graph API
  • a page counter
  • a video watermarking and streaming tool
  • a counter-bot script for preventing bot spam accounts in a game
  • generate Flash SWF files
  • a pulling an image from a webcam for a "real-time" Facebook cover photo
  • solving quadratic equations for homework
  • a "cat fax" service
  • a Quake game browser

There's many, many, many more in the full post and it's interesting to see what all other developers have done. Head on over and share your weirdest PHP scripts too!

tagged: reddit weird script community feedback

Link: https://www.reddit.com/r/PHP/comments/8ufxp2/whats_the_most_weirdest_program_you_have_written/

7PHP.com:
Interview with Matthew Weier O'Phinney (Principal Engineer at Zend Technologies)
Jul 02, 2018 @ 09:04:02

On the 7PHP.com site Khayrattee Wasseem has posted an interview he recently had with a member of the PHP community and lead on the Zend Framework/Zend Expressive projects: Matthew Weier O'Phinney.

This is the #39th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers & PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves, surfing better than ever to make themselves an awesome PHP Expert both in their own eyes (for self-accomplishment) and for the PHP Community.

On the other side, this is an opportunity for new PHPers to get to know their “PHP Elders“. I hope you will derive as much fun to read my interviews as I’m having by interviewing those #PHPantastic guys.

He starts in with a brief introduction of Matthew before getting into the Q&A. Matthew answers questions about:

  • his own background
  • the "components" that make up Zend Framework
  • their PHP 7.2 compatibility goals
  • the volunteers that work with Zend on maintaining the framework
  • the release process for the framework
  • monolithic frameworks
  • Zend Expressive v3

You can check out all of Matthew's answers to these and more questions in the full post.

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Link: https://7php.com/making-zf-components-compatible-php7/