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Voices of the ElePHPant Podcast:
Interview with Davey Shafik
July 03, 2012 @ 11:57:38

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted a new interview with a member of the PHP community. This time its Davey Shafik, an engineer at EngineYard (with their PHP PaaS Orchestra).

  • You work on a project called FRAPI, give a summary of it
  • With PHP and Ruby both in the same environment, talk about the cultural issues with the integration of the two communities
  • You write as well as speak, tell us some about that (and what you're working on now)

You can listen to this latest episode either using the in-page player, by subscribing to their feed and get the latest.

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7php.com:
Interview with Davey Shafik, The Original Author of Phar
April 23, 2012 @ 08:18:48

On the 7php.com blog today they've posted the latest in their series of PHP community interviews - a few questions with Davey Shafik, the original author of phar.

In this edition I talked with Davey Shafik (@dshafik), who is one of the Founding Contributor of PHP Zend Framework. He has been a co-author of several prominent books, namely: php|architect's PHP 5 Zend Certification Study Guide, PHP Master: Write Cutting Edge Code, The PHP Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks. He is also a well-known speaker at several world-wide PHP Conferences - You can find his incoming conference schedules on his website.

In his answers we find out about:

  • Where he feels his place is in the PHP community
  • What he's excited about in PHP 5.4
  • Some advice to beginners about "scratching an itch"
  • Recommendations about profiling your code
  • Resources he suggests
  • His admiration of Sebastian Bergmann for the hard work he does

You can read more about these and the rest of his answers in the full interview.

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PHPWomen.org:
Book review PHP Master
January 10, 2012 @ 08:19:03

On the PHPWomen blog today there's a new book review of SitePoint's latest major PHP publication - "PHP Master" (by Lorna Mitchell, Davey Shafik and Matthew Turland).

At 357 pages (375 including index), this book provides a thorough grounding in the key topics todays PHP developer should strive to know, and know well. The back cover ambitiously states that the book is "guaranteed to take your PHP skills to the next level". Keep reading to find out whether or not I agree.

She walks you through the contents of the book, noting that, despite her being an experienced developer, there were still things that she found new.

Despite the stated demographic, I think this book has a lot to offer novice developers. It would be a real challenge to properly digest and understand the wide range of topics covered, but an achievable and worthwhile one nonetheless. [...] If you're still undecided, my advice is buy the book - you won't regret it.
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SitePoint Blog:
Book Release - "PHP Master Write Cutting-Edge PHP Code"
October 21, 2011 @ 09:58:25

As is mentioned in this new post to the SitePoint blogs, a new book has been released (by SitePoint press, naturally) about "writing cutting-edge PHP code" by a few well known authors in the PHP community - Lorna Mitchell, Davey Shafik and Matthew Turland.

Savvy PHP web developers can now keep ahead of the game and ensure that their PHP code is safe, secure, and well-structured for the future with the latest release from SitePoint: "PHP Master: Write Cutting-edge Code" by Lorna Mitchell, Davey Shafik, and Matthew Turland.

The book covers a wide range of topics (somewhat replacing SitePoint's usual "anthology" type of book) including:

  • An introduction to OOP
  • Working with databases
  • Creating and working with APIs
  • Design patterns
  • Security
  • Automated testing

As part of a special offer, you can pick up your print+ebook bundle for the price of just the book, about $40 USD. If you'd like a sample before purchasing, they've posted three sample chapters.

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Zend Developer Zone:
PHP Abstract Podcast Episode 35 An Advanced Look at APIs
February 22, 2008 @ 08:25:00

The Zend Developer Zone has posted their latest episode in their PHP Abstract podcast series today - an advanced look at using APIs in PHP from Davey Shafik.

Today's special guest is Davey Shafik. Davey Shafik is a full time developer with 10 years experience in PHP and related technologies. He is an author of both books and magazines and no stranger to the regular listeners of PHP Abstract. Today, Davey is going to talk to take an advanced look at APIs.

You can grab this latest bit of PHP audio goodness three ways - from the on-page player, via a subscription to the podcast feed or just by downloading the mp3.

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Zend Developer Zone:
PHP Abstract Podcast Episode 24 Web Services
November 01, 2007 @ 15:52:17

The Zend Developer Zone has published the latest podcast in their PHP Abstract series today - an episode hosted by Davey Shafik talking about web services in PHP.

Today's special guest is Davey Shafik. Davey is a regular on PHP Abstract and I've receited his bio enough so that those of you who listen regularly can probably recite along with me. [...] Today Davey is going to talk to us today about Web Services.

As always, you can either pull down the mp3 by itself and listen to the show right away (or use the embedded player for that matter) or you can subscribe to the feed and get this and other great episodes (including a previous vidcast from Davey) delivered right to your desktop.

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Zend Developer Zone:
PHP Abstract Podcast Episode 18 Davey's API Rant
September 07, 2007 @ 07:17:00

The Zend Developer Zone has posted episode eighteen of their PHP Abstract podcast series - another episode from Davey Shafik. This time he goes on an "API rant".

Todays special guest is Davey Shafik. If you are a regular listener of PHP Abstract, you will recognize Davey's name from previous podcasts. For those of you new to PHP Abstract, Davey is a full time PHP Developer with 10 years experience in PHP and related technologies. He is an author of both magazine articles and books. Davey keeps his mind sharp by trying to tackle problems from his unique perspective. Today, Davey is going to rant a bit about APIs.

The show can either be downloaded directly, listen to the show via the built-in web player, or you can subscribe to the podcast's feed to get this and more great content from PHP Abstract.

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PHP Thinktank Blog:
SPL and php.NET (phalanger) IRC logs
November 27, 2006 @ 08:02:00

The #php.thinktank channel on the Freenode IRC network has started their talk series with two new topics, the logs for which have been posted to the thinktank website.

The two topics so far have been:

You can also grab these over on the Google group for the thinktank.

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