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Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Josh Butts (#2)
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:26:20

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted the latest episode in their series of interviews with members of the PHP community. In this latest episode host Cal Evans talks with Josh Butts, a developer from Austin, Texas and an organizer of the Austin PHP User group.

They talk about the presentation Josh gave at the Lone Star PHP Conference about "what your application is doing when you're not looking". Cal also asks Josh about a specific thing to keep an eye out for - in his example, it's handling exceptions thrown in your application correctly. They also talk about a presentation he presented at the Nomad PHP "virtual user group" about Redis (now passed, but you can find the video here).

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3. Also be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get information on the latest episodes as they're released.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview joshbutts podcast

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2015/08/25/interview-with-josh-butts-2/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Maurya Couvares
Aug 18, 2015 @ 08:52:02

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, with host Cal Evans, has posted their latest episode featuring another interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest episode he talks with Maurya Couvares

Cal and Maurya covers the session she gave at this year's Lone Star PHP Conference around how she started up the ScriptEd youth technology training program in New York. Cal also asked her what some of the main things she's learned are from starting the foundation and how it's helped to make the work they do a success.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. Be sure to subscribe to their feed if you enjoy the show.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview mauryacouvares podcast

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2015/08/18/interview-with-maurya-couvares/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Sandy Smith
Aug 11, 2015 @ 13:35:11

The Voices of the ElePHPant has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this new episode Cal talks with Sandy Smith, a member of the team at php[architect]

Cal and Sandy talk about the work he does at php[architect] as their CEO, helping to keep the magazine running on time and working with the company's training. They also talk about the transition they made from a previous venture into the team working on the magazine and putting on the conferences each year. They also talk about the newest conference in their list, php[world] now in its second year. They also cover some of the cross-community pollination it encourages.

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 check out some of their most popular episodes or subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview sandysmith podcast

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2015/08/11/interview-with-sandy-smith/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Heather White
Aug 04, 2015 @ 08:58:39

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode, another in their series of interviews with members of the PHP community. In this latest show host Cal Evans interviews Heather White from php[architect]

In the episode Cal and Heather talk about her as a speaker at the 2015 Lone Star PHP conference and what her session was about. They also talk some about her interaction with the PHP community now that she's becoming more involved, both through php[architect] and community participation.

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 and want to hear more, be sure to subscribe to their feedif you want to hear more or just catch up on previous episodes (and get new ones as they're released).

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview heatherwhite podcast

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2015/08/04/interview-with-heather-white/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
PHP South Coast Wrap-Up
Jul 28, 2015 @ 11:57:55

The Voices of the ElePHPant has posted their latest episode, a wrap-up of the PHP South Coast, a conference that just wrapped up in the UK earlier in July.

Host Cal Evans talks with the organizers of the conference, Rich Sage, Dave Baker and James Titcumb, about why they started the conference and what they hope to provide. Cal also asks about the bad side of things, what was the worst thing that happened as a part of planning the event. He also asks them about the speaker selection and how they handled the rejection letter. To counter, he also asks them about what the best part about planning and putting on the event was. Finally he asks each of them about their local user groups, when and where they meet and what their format looks like.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly for listening offline. Be sure to subscribe to their feed too if you enjoy the episode!

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview podcast phpsouthcoast richsage davebaker jamestitcumb

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2015/07/28/php-south-coast-wrap-up

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Jacques Woodcock
Jul 21, 2015 @ 08:45:49

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode in their series of community interviews. In this latest show host Cal Evans talks with Jacques Woodcock,

Jacques and Cal talk some about his work in the leadership of the Nashville PHP user group. They also talk about how he's grown and what he's learned while he was organizing the group. There's also a mention of the "all user group leadership" meetup they have in the Nashville area, bringing together a cross-functional representative group of the local tech groups. Cal also asks Jacques about the work he's doing at a startup as CTO and how he actively works on the developer happiness of the team.

You can listen to the episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 to listen at your leisure. Be sure to subscribe to their feed too and get the latest episodes as they're released.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview jacqueswoodcock podcast

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2015/07/21/interview-with-jacques-woodcock-2/

Larvel News:
Laravel Sydney – Live with Jeffrey Way
Jul 15, 2015 @ 08:56:15

The Laravel News site has posted a video from a recent Laravel Sydney meeting featuring Jeffrey Way, owner and operator of the popular Laracasts screencast tutorial service.

The Laravel Sydney user group had a special guest in their latest meeting. At 5:30am, his time, Jeffrey Way complete with blood-shot eyes and a massive coffee jar did a live question and answer interview with the group led by Ben Corlett.

You can watch the video either through the in-page player or by heading over to YouTube to watch it there directly.

tagged: laravelsydney jeffereyway laracasts video interview question answer meetup framework

Link: https://laravel-news.com/2015/07/laravel-sydney-live-with-jeffrey-way/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Ben Marks
Jul 14, 2015 @ 11:47:32

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode in their series of interviews with members of the PHP community. This time host Cal Evans talks with Ben Marks, a developer evangelist for Magento.

Cal and Ben talk about the work Ben does as a developer evangelist and how he got into the role. They also talk about how he handles the balance between the need to be social and the need to keep "doing the job" (and burnout). Ben also talks about what responsibilities he feels the role has. They also mention the eBay split (Magento is/was a part of eBay's products) and the work that's put in from that perspective to make it a good product.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the show. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and get the latest episodes as they're released.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview benmarks podcast magento

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2015/07/14/interview-with-ben-marks/

Amasty.com:
PHP 7 and script languages future: insights from lead Zend.com developer
Jul 13, 2015 @ 11:21:02

The Amasty.com site has posted an article featuring an interview with Dmitry Stogov about his background and the next major release of PHP - PHP 7.

PHP is used on 81.9% of websites all over the world and has celebrated its 20th birthday some time ago. We talked to the PHP 7 lead developer and Zend Technologies Chief Performance Engineer – Dmitry Stogov. He spoke about the newest trends in PHP development and the world of script languages.

He answers questions about:

  • How and why he started coding
  • Why he chose PHP and ended up at Zend
  • The work he's contributed to PHP and more specifically PHP7

This includes the work done on the PHPNG performance improvements for the language that was integrated into the main codebase. He talks about some of the testing and development hurdles they had to overcome and what the most important features are to an end user. They also talk some about the future of PHP, it's overall perception in programming communities and some of the features he finds best in modern PHP development. They end the post asking Dmitry about some of his own interests and any advice he can give to more junior developers.

tagged: dmitrystogoy interview php7 phpng performance background features language

Link: https://blog.amasty.com/php-7-and-script-languages-future-insights-from-lead-zend-com-developer/

7PHP.com:
#20YearsOfPHP - Let’s Hear It From Ben Ramsey
Jul 07, 2015 @ 08:41:18

On the 7PHP.com site Khayrettee Wasseem has posted a new interview with Ben Ramsey about the recent anniversary of the PHP language - "20 Years of PHP".

This is the 2nd serie of our #20YearsOfPHP ! YES $this->year[‘2015′] needs to be over-brimmed with lots and lots of love and happiness to celebrate this amazing unique moment. All that PHP has achieved today, is the hard work of myriads of PHP rockstar from all over the world. It’s also because of a super-fantastic group (they know who they are!) of dedicated people who are doing their utmost best to keep shaping, giving consistence to and above all safeguarding the magical community that is The PHP Community! [...] Here over 7PHP, I’m taking this a step further by interviewing some of the PHP rockstars about what they have to say about #20YearsOfPHP

In the interview Ben answers questions about some of his own experience in the PHP community, lessons he's learned over the years, why he thinks PHP has survived so long and his advice to new PHPers just starting out.

tagged: 7php interview community benramsey series 20yearsofphp

Link: http://7php.com/20yearsofphp-benramsey/