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Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Robert McFrazier
Jul 22, 2016 @ 10:31:39

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by PHP community member Cal Evans, has posted their latest in their series of interviews with a member of the PHP community. In this latest episode Cal talks with Robert McFrazier.

In the show Cal and Robert talk about his presentation at the 2016 edition of the Sunshine PHP conference introducing Docker to PHP developers that may not have used it before. They also talk about some of the technical editing he's done on books covering Cassandra. Robert briefly summarizes what Cassandra is and how it can be used (and why it might be used over a relational database). Finally they talk about one of Robert's other passion - music.

You can listen to this latest interview 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.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/07/22/interview-robert-mcfrazier/

7PHP.com:
What Secret Tools Does The Grumpy Programmer ‘Chris Hartjes’ Harness, To Be So grumpy?! It
Jul 20, 2016 @ 10:05:21

On the 7PHP.com site there's a new interview posted in their "It's the Tools Talking" series , this time with Chris Hartjes a.k.a. the "Grumpy Programmer". In the interview Khayrattee Wasseem asks Chris about some of his "tools of the trade" he uses in his everyday work.

In this #2nd edition, I’m overwhelmed but also quite ‘on my guard‘ as I talk with The Grumpy PHP Programmer aka Chris Hartjes – the #unitTesting rockstar of our beloved PHP Community. If you don’t know Chris, I’ll tell you in one line: “He’s The Eric Cantona of Manchester United” (full stop). Never heard of Cantona as well? Tough luck you’ve been too much focused on Go Pokémon GO (huh?), have a read about The Rockstar Unit Testing Evangelist Chris in this interview which I did with him back on the 19th Jan 2012 – yup that long time ago, but equally evergreen in everything! ????

In the interview Chris answers questions about:

  • himself and his involvement in the PHP community
  • what his workstation is like
  • what OS/VM software he uses
  • tools he uses for documentation, code beautification and time management

He ends the interview talking about two "community tools" he sees as the most important in the PHP ecosystem right now: Composer and Twitter (well, the community of PHP developers there).

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Link: http://7php.com/itsthetoolstalkingwith-grumpy/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Phil Jackson
Jul 19, 2016 @ 11:05:51

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by Cal Evans has posted their latest episode, another interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest episode Cal talks with Phil Jackson, a member of the South Florida Magento user group.

Cal and Phil start the episode briefly talking about "nicknames" and the podcast that Phil hosts: MageTalk (a Magento-related podcast). They talk some about how he got into creating and hosting the podcast and what their shows are like. Phil also shares some insight of what the Magento community is like and how it has built up around the Magento product. They wrap up the show by talking about communities and Phil's own passion for music.

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

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/07/19/interview-phil-jackson/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Michael Moussa
Jul 18, 2016 @ 09:49:04

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by PHP community member Cal Evans, has posted the latest in their series of interviews with a member of the PHP community. In this new show Cal talks with Michael Moussa.

Cal and Michael talk about his session at this year's Sunshine PHP conference covering graph databases. He talks about the Neo4j database (the most popular graph database right now) and what kinds of functionality exists for integrating it with PHP. They also talk about a hobby that Michael has: brewing his own beer. He talks about how he got into it and how he's advanced in his methods (and that he's entered in competitions too).

You can listen to this latest episode either using the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the interview 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/2016/07/15/interview-michael-moussa

Cal Evans:
Q&A on Public Speaking with Jessica Rose
Jul 14, 2016 @ 09:10:45

PHP community member Cal Evans recently talked with Jessica Rose, a well-known speaker at technology conferences all about public speaking and some of her own thoughts and advice to potential speakers.

This week my guest is Jessica Rose. Jessica speaks at developers events all over Europe and the US.

She took time out from her busy schedule to join me to answer questions on public speaking. We talk abut her first talk, preparing for talks, speaking to audiences whose first language is not English, and so much more.

Their conversation was recorded as a live Google Hangout and can be viewed either through the in-page video player or by heading over to YouTube.

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Link: https://blog.calevans.com/2016/07/13/qa-public-speaking-jessica-rose/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Matt Stauffer
Jul 12, 2016 @ 11:24:14

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest interview featuring a conversation with a member of the PHP community. In this latest show host Cal Evans talks with Matt Stauffer in a recording from Sunshine PHP 2016.

Cal and Matt start off talking about his presentation covering going from "idea to application" quickly with the Laravel framework as the backend. They also talk about moving from Laravel if the need arises and some of the other tools in the Laravel ecosystem (like the Socialize package and Force/Envoyer for server management). They also talk some about the podcasting that Matt does (5 Minute Geek Show and Laravel Podcast) and they "geek out" over their gear. Matt also shares some about these shows and the motivation he had to create each.

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 the latest episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/07/11/interview-matt-staufer/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Ligaya Turmelle (#2)
Jul 11, 2016 @ 09:37:21

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In his latest show host Cal Evans talks with Ligaya Turmelle, a long-time member of the community.

Cal and Lig talk about the history of their own relationship in the PHP community and he current role as a MySQL support technician. Lig goes through how she ended up in the role and some of the duties that it includes. Cal also asks Lig about her favorite feature of the latest version (at the time of the post) of MySQL (5.7). They finish their conversation talking about Lig (and her husband's) love of off-roading Jeeps.

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 to get updates when the latest shows are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/07/08/interview-ligaya-turmelle-2/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Jessica Dunbar
Jul 08, 2016 @ 09:43:35

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest episode host Cal Evans talks with Jessica Dunbar, a keynote speaker at the 2016 edition of the Sunshine PHP Conference.

Cal and Jessica talk about her keynote presentation at Sunshine PHP where she shared some of her own stories about being involved in Open Source. They also discuss translation issues and priorities in work/development versus life. They both share some thoughts on cultural differences, diversity and how it makes an impact on projects. Jessica also talks about her work as a technical evangelist at concrete5. They end by mentioning "cat people" versus "dog people" and her own cat (an asian leopard cat mix).

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

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/07/05/interview-jessica-dunbar/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Ibis Arrastia
Jul 07, 2016 @ 09:29:09

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted another in their series of interview with a member of the PHP community from Sunshine PHP 2016. In this new episode host Cal Evans talks with Ibis Arrastia.

Cal and Ibis start off talking about the work she does with women in technology in her role as an organizer for her local Girl Develop It group. Ibis also talks about the group itself - what the group is about, how many members it draws in and their activities. They also talk about her presentation at this year's Sunshine PHP - "APIs for the Brain".

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 to get the latest updates when new episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/07/01/interview-ibis-arrastia/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Dave Stokes
Jun 28, 2016 @ 09:48:56

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by Cal Evans, has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In their latest show Cal talks with Dave Stokes of Oracle (MySQL) recorded at the 2016 edition of the Sunshine PHP Conference.

Cal and Dave talk about the work that he does as a "MySQL Community Manager" for Oracle and how he got into it. They also talk about the importance of having "that person" to touch base with in a community (or at a company), much like Dave is for MySQL/Oracle. They both mention how happy they are that the PHP community is as open and sharing as it is, especially with things like Composer and PHPUnit.

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 episode be sure to subscribe to their feed or follow them on Twitter.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/06/28/interview-dave-stokes/