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Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Larry E. Masters
May 24, 2017 @ 11:17:07

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest show host Cal Evans talks with Larry Masters

In this episode Cal and Larry talk about Cake PHP and some of the backstory on how it was started and where it is now. They also talk about some of the features of the framework (including built-in internationalization support). Larry also talks about the interchangeable pieces of the framework and how the Cake PHP Development Corporation fits into the overall picture. He also shares about some of the training resources the group provides and the conference they host.

You can listen to this latest show either using the in-page audio player or you can download the mp3 for 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.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview podcast larrymasters calevans cakephp

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2017/05/23/interview-with-larry-e-masters/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Michelangelo van Dam (#3)
May 22, 2017 @ 12:24:15

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by Cal Evans has posted their latest episode with an interview of a member of the PHP community. In this latest show Cal talks with Michelangelo van Dam, a well-known PHP conference speaker and organizer of PHP Benelux.

They talk about why Michelangelo speaks at conferences and what he gets out of both presenting and being at the events. They also talk about conferences in general and, more specifically, the Lone Star PHP Conference (having had their last one this year, 2017). They also talk about the PHP Benelux conference, what they try to provide to their attendees and sponsors and how cultural differences play a part.

You can listen to this latest episode either through 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 for updates when the latest shows are released.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview podcast michelangelovandam calevans

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2017/05/16/interview-with-michelangelo-van-dam-3/

CloudWays Blog:
Anna Filina On PHP Trainings And Future Of PHP Frameworks
May 16, 2017 @ 12:09:55

On the Cloudways blog they've posted another interview with a member of the PHP community. This time they talk with Anna Filina, a well-known speaker and one of the organizers of the Confoo conference that happens in both Montreal and Vancouver.

Today we are honored to have Anna Filina for this interview. She was a vice president at FooLab and an organizer for ConFoo, a world-renowned conference for developers in Montreal and Vancouver area. Additionally, Anna speaks regularly at international PHP conferences, provides training and consultancy to the developers around the world.

In the interview Anna answers questions about:

  • How she got started in development
  • What topics she usually covers in her training sessions
  • Her favorite framework
  • Her opinions on conferences

The interview finishes with Anna talking about some of the things she does to unwind and relax when she's not training or running Confoo.

tagged: cloudways interview community annafilina training framework

Link: https://www.cloudways.com/blog/anna-filina-interview/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Eric Poe & John Kary
May 04, 2017 @ 11:11:49

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by Cal Evans, has posted a new interview with two members of the PHP community: Eric Poe and John Kary

In the episode Cal, Eric and John talk about setting up and managing a user group (they're both co-organizers of the Kansas City PHP user group). They discuss why they help organize the user group and how they go about finding speakers and encourage them in the group. They also share things that they do to help foster speakers and get them to get up and take the leap into being a speaker. John also shares a story about how he mentored Eric and helped him get into programming and make a transition into a new career. The show wraps up with each of them talking about their own experience speaking at conferences.

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

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview ericpoe johnkary podcast

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2017/05/02/interview-eric-poe-john-kary/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Adam Englander
Apr 26, 2017 @ 12:52:14

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by PHP community member Cal Evans, has posted its latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest show Cal talks with Adam Englander, Senior Engineer at Iovation.

Cal and Adam talk about the work Adam does in cryptography circles and some of the main issues he sees developers using over and over. They also talk about some of the current PHP functionality around hashing, multi-factor authentication, the use of JWT/JOSE for authentication. They also talk about the Lets Encrypt service and how it's helping to make the web a safer place.

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

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview adamenglander podcast

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2017/04/25/interview-adam-englander/

CloudWays Blog:
Phil Sturgeon Talks About API Development, PHP-FIG, PHP Books And The Future Of PHP
Apr 25, 2017 @ 12:34:44

On the Cloudways blog there's a new post sharing an interview with Phil Sturgeon with some of his thoughts about API development, the PHP-FIG organization, PHP-related books and the future of the language.

Today we are super excited to have Phil Sturgeon with us for this interview. Phil is a cool dude and an experienced API dev. He has a lot of experience in creating API for different platforms. Right now, he is working at WeWork as a Platform Engineer. He has written an excellent book on creating API, “Build APIs You Won’t Hate”. He has worked with popular PHP tools and frameworks including CodeIgniter, FuelPHP, PyroCMS. Phil also contributed to PHP The Right Way and PHP-FIG.

Phil also speaks at PHP conferences and often mentors budding developers. In this Interview he talks about his development experiences, workflows and experience with API development.

In the interview Phil answers questions about:

  • how he got started in PHP development
  • his opinions on PHP 7.x
  • preferred development workflows
  • his (previous) involvement with the PHP-FIG
  • his speaking and the topics he usually covers

Check out the full interview for answers to these and other questions.

tagged: cloudways interview philsturgeon development api phpfig books language

Link: https://www.cloudways.com/blog/phil-sturgeon-php-interview/

CloudWays Blog:
Stefan Priebsch Talks About ThePHP.Cc, His Experience With PHP Development, PHP 7 &
Apr 14, 2017 @ 12:50:39

The CloudWays blog has posted another in its series of interviews with members of the PHP community. In this latest article they talk with Stefan Priebsch of thePHP.cc (a consulting company) and some of his experiences, past and present, in the world of PHP.

Today, We are honoured to have Stefan Priebsch for this interview. He is a cofounder of thePHP.cc, a well known PHP consulting firm. He is also an entrepreneur, university lecturer and a thought leader in modern software application architecture. Stefan specializes in PHP powered enterprise applications and has built an enviable reputation as one of the best trainers in Germany.

Additionally, Stefan speaks regularly at international PHP conferences and wrote a book PHP 7 Explained with Sebastian Bergmann and Arne Blankerts. In this interview, he talks about his career, PHP 7 ebook and the latest developments in the industry.

In the interview Stefan answers questions about the benefits of the PHP 7.x releases, his work at thePHP.cc, his book, what development tools he uses and how he spends his free time. You can read his answers to these questions and more in the full interview.

tagged: cloudways interview stefanpriebsch thephpcc experience php7 book development

Link: https://www.cloudways.com/blog/stefan-priebsch-interview/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Matthew Weier O'Phinney (#4)
Apr 14, 2017 @ 11:07:04

On the Voices of the ElePHPant podcast host Cal Evans once again talks with Matthew Weier O'Phinney, the lead developer on the Zend Framework (and Zend Expressive) project.

Cal and Matthew talk about Matthew's work on the Zend Framework project and when he moved into the role as lead developer. They also talk about what the difference between Zend Framework 2 and Zend Framework 3 (hint: not too much, mostly project-related changes not functional). They then move on to one of the other recent projects from Zend, Apigility. Finally, they discuss the most recent framework-related effort from the Zend Framework team: Zend Expressive.

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

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview matthewweierophinney podcast

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2017/04/04/interview-with-matthew-weier-ophinney-4/

Laravel News:
Five Minutes with Justin Jackson
Mar 21, 2017 @ 11:05:28

The Laravel News site has posted an interview with Justin Jackson, one of the speakers at the upcoming Laracon US conference and creator of Marketing for Developers (among other things).

Laracon US is still a few months away and this year it has an awesome line up of speakers. One of the new faces is Justin Jackson, who is what you could call a habitual maker. He launches more products than I have ideas.

Justin is a former Product Manager and has now transitioned into a full-time product person. He builds products such as Marketing for Developers, runs the MegaMaker podcast, and sells a book named Jolt! What follows is a quick interview with Justin to share some insights into making products and what to expect during his Laracon talk.

In the interview Justin answers questions about his background, his talk at Laracon US and launching products.

tagged: interview fiveminutes justinjackson laraconus speaker marketing

Link: https://laravel-news.com/justin-jackson

Tighten.co:
Q&A With The Speakers From Laracon Online 2017
Mar 13, 2017 @ 10:15:37

On the Tighten blog there's an interview posted with some of the speakers from the recent Laracon Online conference that included Jeffrey Way, Evan You, Jason McCreary and Taylor Otwell.

Wednesday was the inaugural Laracon Online, an online conference devoted to bringing great Laravel teaching to folks who may not be able to attend an in-person conference. Tighten co-founder Matt Stauffer spoke on Laravel's service container, along with Taylor Otwell, creator of Laravel; Jeffrey Way, creator of Laracasts; Adam Wathan, Tighten alum; and several more excellent speakers.

During the session, conference attendees asked questions for the speakers to answer after their talks were over. However, the Slack channel was a fast-paced mix of conversations and Q&A, so we wanted to aggregate the Q&A sessions that did happen together in a single place.

The interview consolidates the questions asked of each of the eight speakers including in some cases links to the resources mentioned.

tagged: laracon online conference speaker qa interview

Link: https://blog.tighten.co/q-and-a-with-the-speakers-from-laracon-online-2017