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Matthew Weier O'Phinney:
On 10 Years at Zend
Sep 21, 2015 @ 17:53:36

Matthew Weier O'Phinney has spent the last ten years of his career working for Zend as a part of their Zend Framework team. In this post to his site he looks back over the years, how it all started and where he is today.

10 years ago, as I write this, I was on a plane from Burlington, VT, to San Jose, CA, where I'd be starting work at Zend Technologies the next day as a PHP Developer.

He talks about where he started out at Zend (the eBiz team) and the kind of work he was given. It was early on that he started working with an internal, new project at the time: Zend Framework. He looks at some of his early contributions to the project and his "trial by fire" when he was asked to help give a tutorial about it at that year's ZendCon. He also mentions some of the people he's worked with along the way and gives thanks to the founding Zend team. Zend Framework was one of the first major frameworks out there and paved the way for the framework-driven environment we find ourselves in now. With Zend Framework v2 it encouraged a component-based system that spread quickly across the entire PHP community. Thank you Matthew for all of your hard work over the years, not just in the Zend Framework ecosystem but in the PHP community as a whole.

tagged: matthewweierophinney zend decade zendframework team development

Link: https://mwop.net/blog/2015-09-19-zend-10-year-anniversary.html

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Matthew Weier O'Phinney
Jun 16, 2015 @ 09:11:21

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode interviewing a member of the PHP community. This time host Cal Evans talks with Matthew Weier O'Phinney of the Zend Framework team.

In this new episode Cal and Matthew talk about a conversation they were involved in about Conduit, a "middleware for PHP" project. It came from some of his testing with Node.js and wondering why PHP didn't have something similar. This lead to the PSR-7 proposal from the PHP-FIG group with a standardized HTTP request and response structure. They also talk about how these concepts are being integrated into frameworks like Zend Framework and how it's helping improve performance. They also talk about how this move will effect major projects like WordPress or Drupal. They wrap things up talking about Zend Framework v3 and the work that's currently being done to split up the components and lock down the framework as a "meta-package" with specific versions of the components.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 for listening at your leisure. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed to get this and future episodes as they're released.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview matthewweierophinney podcast

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2015/06/16/interview-with-matthew-weier-ophinney-3/

PHP Roundtable:
022: All About PSR-7
Jun 12, 2015 @ 10:21:00

The PHP RoundTable podcast has posted their latest episode - Episode #22: All About PSR-7 (the recently accepted PHP-FIG standard for an HTTP interface layer).

PSR-7 is the latest accepted member to the PHP FIG's standards library. We discuss what PSR-7 is, how it utilizes streams, immutability & middleware, and how it will affects you as a developer.

You can catch this latest episode either through the embedded video player or directly on YouTube. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed or follow them on Twitter.

tagged: phproundtable ep22 psr7 http larrygarfield matthewweierophinney beausimensen

Link: https://www.phproundtable.com/episode/psr-7-streams-immutability-middleware-oh-my

Zend Developer Zone:
Review: Day Camp 4 Developers Performant PHP - PSR-7 Video
May 01, 2015 @ 09:21:36

The Zend Developer Zone site has posted a review of a recent Day Camp 4 Developers event, specifically the PSR-7 presentation from Matthew Weier O'Phiney (PSR-7 is the proposed standard for HTTP request/response interfaces).

Having a keen interest in PSR-7 myself, I was delighted to see that Matthew Weier O'Phinney (the Supreme Allied Commander of Zend Framework) was going to be speaking on it himself at the latest Day Camp 4 Developers day. [...] PSR-7 deals with specifying interfaces to define HTTP messages (namely request and response messages), and in this talk Matthew introduces the concepts around HTTP messaging, and the PSR-7 implementation that models them. Matthew is the current editor of the proposed PSR-7 standard so this talk was obviously going to be given straight from the horse's mouth.

The author (Gary Hockin) walks you through the content provided in the video including:

  • an overview of the proposal
  • how other languages solve the same problem
  • how PST-7 will solve these same problems

Overall Gary found the talk well-presented and full of good content, especially for those just learning about PSR-7. You can find out more about Day Camp for developers and future events on their site.

tagged: daycamp4developers performantphp session video psr7 matthewweierophinney review

Link: http://devzone.zend.com/5173/review-day-camp-4-developers-performant-php-psr-7-video/

Interview with Matthew Weier O'Phinney - Project Lead of Zend Framework
Oct 29, 2012 @ 08:58:30

On the 7PHP.com site today they've posted their latest community interview with one of the members of the Zend Framework development team - the lead on the project, Matthew Weier O'Phinney.

In this edition I talked with [Matthew Weier O'Phinney @weierophinney], the project Lead of Zend Framework at Zend Technologies Ltd. [...] Matthew has been a speaker at so many PHP conferences and user groups. He also regularly performs and host webinars, the last one (if I’m not wrong) was about ZF2, which I missed out unfortunately. You will find more details about all those presentations on his personal blog here.

In the interview we get answers to things like:

  • How he got started with PHP
  • When and how he got involved in the community
  • Advice to someone new to PHP
  • Recommended resources and tools
  • and some of his work at Zend and on the Zend Framework
tagged: matthewweierophinney zendframework interview community


Webinar: Getting started with ZF2
Sep 11, 2012 @ 08:42:51

If you're interested in the latest release from the Zend Framework project (2.0.0 stable) you should check out this webinar from Zend. Matthew Weier O'Phinney, project lead on the Zend Framework team, will be presenting all about this latest version of the popular framework.

ZF2 is here! Learn the basics so you can get started developing with ZF2 today. We'll cover the basics of creating your first controllers and views, as well as some core principles such as manipulating services and listening to events.

The webinar is happening tomorrow (Sept 12th) at 9am PDT and you can sign up here (Zend login required).

tagged: webinar zendframework2 introduction matthewweierophinney


Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Matthew Weier O'Phinney
Feb 21, 2012 @ 08:38:12

On the Voices of the ElePHPant podcast today Cal Evans has posted the latest interview with a member of the PHP community. This time it's Matthew Weier O'Phinney, lead on the Zend Framework project.

Cal's "three questions" for Matthew were:

  • Since Zend Framework is the opposite of the ideals behind the Micro PHP Manifesto, what are your thoughts on it?
  • Zend Framework 2 is close but not done - should a new project go with v1 or v2?
  • What's your local user group and it's URL (hint: there's not one yet)

You can listen to this latest episode either via the in-page player, by downloading it directly or by subscribing to their feed.

tagged: matthewweierophinney zendframework interview community podcast


Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Matthew Weier O’Phinney and Ralph Schindler
Jun 22, 2011 @ 08:57:38

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast is back with a new episode - an interview with two well-known members of the Zend Framework community, Matthew Weier O'Phinney and Ralph Schindler. The recording was made at the Jump In! Camp that's currently being held by Microsoft.

They spend most of the time talking about dependency injection - defining what it is and some of the plans there are to integrate it into the Zend Framework (including where the dependencies are created and used).

As always, you can either listen to this latest show via the in-page player or by downloading the mp3 for listening at your leisure. You can also subscribe to their feed to make it even easier to get this and future episodes.

tagged: matthewweierophinney ralphschindler zendframework dependencyinjection


Zend Developer Zone:
ZendCon Sessions Episode 041: Documents, Documents, Documents
Mar 07, 2011 @ 08:47:05

On the Zend Developer Zone today they've published the latest episode in their ZendCon Session series (as recorded at ZendCon 2010), a talk from Matthew Weier O'Phinney about document databases - Documents, Documents, Documents.

Welcome to the ZendCon 2010 edition of the ZendCon Sessions. The ZendCon Sessions are live recordings of sessions that have been given at previous Zend Conferences. [...] In this series we will be releasing sessions from ZendCon 2010! This episode of The ZendCon Sessions was recorded live at ZendCon 2010 in Santa Clara, CA and features Matthew Weier O'Phinney giving his talk: "Documents, Documents, Documents"

You can listen in one of a few ways - either via the embedded player on the Devzone site, by grabbing the mp3 itself or by subscribing to their feed to get this and other great episodes.

tagged: podcast zendcon10 matthewweierophinney document database


Zend Developer Zone:
Podcast: Interview with Matthew "last name is:" Weier O'Phinney
Feb 04, 2011 @ 08:49:11

On the Zend Developer Zone today there's a new interview by Kevin Schroeder (of Zend) with Matthew Weier O'Phinney of the Zend Framework project.

Late in December 2010 I started interviewing people for what will hopefully be a consistent stream of awesome podcasts. The first of those interviews was with Matthew Weier O'Phinney. In the interview he tells a little about himself, talks about Zend Framework (seriously?) where things have been and where things are going. It was quite an interesting interview to do and I am sure you will find listening to it just as interesting as it was to record it.

You can either listen in-page or you can download the mp3 of the interview to listen.

tagged: interview matthewweierophinney zendframework podcast