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Laravel News:
Laracon Online 2017 Recap
Mar 14, 2017 @ 10:45:56

The Laravel News site has posted a recap of the Laravel Online conference that happened back on March 8th (2017).

The first Laracon Online conference just wrapped up and based on feedback many loved the event. I want to personally thank the Laravel community for helping make this a reality.

[...] We had developers from all over the world hanging out in Slack, watching the live stream, and socializing. It got a little crazy at times but everyone behaved, and it was fun watching the room scroll so fast that even the world champion speed reader would have trouble keeping up.

The post includes feedback from the attendees of the conference, a brief summary of each of the talks presented and a list of sponsors and other resources to get more detail on the event.

tagged: laracon online conference recap 2017

Link: https://laravel-news.com/laracon-online-2017-recap

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

Laravel News:
Laracon Online – Last Day For Early Bird Tickets
Feb 22, 2017 @ 09:23:54

The Laravel News site has posted a new announcement today with a reminder that today (Feb 22nd) is the last day to get Laracon Online Early Bird tickets for just $10 USD. After this they'll go up to their normal price.

Today is the last chance for you to join over 3,000 developers and get an early bird ticket to Laracon Online for just $10. Each ticket purchase includes access to the live event video, conference swag, and a special Slack channel for hanging out and mingling during the event. With your ticket, you can sit on your couch and watch it all live!

Laracon Online will be held on March 8th, 2017 with opening remarks at 8:45 AM EST. If you can’t attend that day, all the talks will be recorded and available online for viewing at your convenience shortly after the conference ends.

The post also lists out some of the "conference swag" that will be provided to attendees including a discount on Linode services, a Blackfire.io discount and others that require a bit of action on your part but offer large discounts as a result. You can find out more about the event on the main conference website.

tagged: laracon online conference earlybird ticket ending

Link: https://laravel-news.com/laracon-online-last-day-for-early-bird

Community News:
Announcing Laracon Online
Feb 07, 2017 @ 09:52:50

The Laravel News site has a new announcement posted about a new online-only conference for the Laravel (and general PHP) community: Laracon Online.

Laracon Online is a brand new one-day conference that will be held entirely online. This means no matter where you live you can now take part in Laracon. No hotels, no airfare, just signup and spend the day watching some of the best speakers right from your computer.

The speaker list includes Taylor Otwell, Jeffrey Way, Matt Stauffer, Adam Wathan, Evan You, Rachel Andrew, Nick Canzoneri, and Jason McCreary. Covering everything from new Laravel features to Vue.js, CSS, and more.

The event is happening on March 8th starting at 9am EST and will run all day until around 6pm EST. The schedule hasn't been posted yet (other than the session times) but Early Bird registration is open and tickets are available for only $10 USD. If you can't attend, all sessions will be recorded and will be available post-conference. For more information, check out the conference website.

tagged: laracon online conference laravel tickets

Link: https://laravel-news.com/announcing-laracon-online

SitePoint PHP Blog:
Contributing to PHP: How to Contribute to PHP's Manual
Apr 11, 2016 @ 12:11:41

On the SitePoint PHP blog there's a tutorial posted helping you get started editing and updating the PHP.net documentation, one of the most widely used parts of the PHP ecosystem.

In this two-part article series, we’ll be covering how to contribute to the PHP project. This will hopefully clarify what steps need to be taken for those looking to become more involved with PHP.

This first part will be covering how to contribute to PHP’s documentation, including how to request a php.net Account and what to do once an account has been granted.

He starts with a bit about why you should contribute back to the PHP project and how the documentation is a great place to start. He then gets into the structure of the documentation, the DocBook structure it uses and points to the online editor for the first time contributors. He includes a video showing how to use the system to resolve this bug showing an incorrect MongoDB Client example. For those that would rather do it locally, he shows how to setup and configure the source and required tools. He then shows the flow of updating the documentation, building the result and verifying the update looks correct.

Finally he talks about requesting a php.net account to push the changes back upstream and provides some general tips on things like style guidelines, page ordering and correctly versioning files.

tagged: contribute project manual tutorial online local edit

Link: http://www.sitepoint.com/how-to-contribute-to-phps-documentation/

Community News:
The PHP Internals Book
Jun 11, 2013 @ 10:44:33

For those that are interested in how PHP works "under the covers" and maybe want to get started writing your own extensions for it, you should check out the PHP Internals Book. It's a collaborative effort between Julien Pauli, Anthony Ferrara and Nikita Popov.

There are three primary goals of this book: Document and describe how PHP internals work, how to extend the language with extensions, how you can interact with the community to develop PHP itself. This book is primarily targeted at developers who have experience in the C programming language. However, where-ever possible we will attempt to distill the information and summarize it so that developers who don’t know C will still be able to understand the content.

The book is a work in progress, but they're off to a good start. They already have sections covering some of the basics of working with classes and objects (including iterators and "magic interfaces").

tagged: internals book online introduction language development

Link: http://www.phpinternalsbook.com

Community News:
Nomad PHP - the Virtual PHP User Group
Apr 09, 2013 @ 12:41:21

If you've wanted to get involved in a PHP user group but either don't have one in your area or travel so much it makes it impractical, there's a new group that might interest you - Nomad PHP. It's a virtual user group that you can attend. It's still in the beginning stages, but you can express your interest and get more details as they come.

Tired of seeing all the great speakers other PHP User Groups are hearing and lamenting that there is no group near you? Nomad PHP User Group is just for you. We meet on-line, so you can participate wherever you are [and] will have well known as well as brand new speakers. You'll also get access to the recordings to review later.

They point out that this isn't intended as a replacement for a local user group if you have one - interaction with peers and being a part of the community is still important. This is just an alternative. If this sounds interesting, head over and enter your information to be contacted with more info about the group.

tagged: usergroup nomadphp virtual alternative online

Link: http://nomadphp.com

Community News:
Day Camp 4 Developers - Public Speaking for Developers
Mar 19, 2013 @ 13:12:35

If you're a developer and have considered getting out there and sharing your knowledge (via public speaking) but don't know where to start, you should check out the latest Day Camp 4 Developers happening this Friday (March 22nd).

Have you ever needed to give a presentation to your local user group? Do you need to present a topic to your team? Have you ever wanted to speak at a technical conference? If you answered yes to at least one of those questions then we are presenting Day Camp 4 Developers #5: Public Speaking for Developers just for you. We have selected 4 presenters that we feel are great at presenting technical topics. Each of them is a developer, each of them has a history of public speaking, and each of them has agreed to share what they have learned over the years.

This edition includes talks from some of the top well-known PHP community speakers:

  • Laura Thomson of Mozilla
  • Lorna Jane Mitchell
  • Elizabeth Naramore from Github
  • Keith Casey of Twilio

It's an online day-long event so you can participate from wherever you're at. You can still pick up tickets for the event from the main site - $40 USD for a single ticket, $100 USD for an "office party"

tagged: daycamp4developers public speaking day event online event

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James Fuller:
First Impressions: Cloud9 IDE + PHP
Dec 27, 2012 @ 13:41:24

James Fuller has posted a review of the online code editing tool Cloud9 and how well it works for his PHP development.

At first I though Cloud9 would be a simple editor, perhaps a nice showcase of what you can do with HTML5 and some well-written javascript but it quickly became evident that this app was packing a lot of powerful features. [...] Sounds pretty awesome if you think about it. You can even connect you own server via SSH instead of using the build in sandbox (this is a paid feature). Is this the Holy-Grail? Not Really, but it’s close. This is a very exciting product that almost reaches holy-grail status, but it falls short in a few key areas.

He includes a little bit about trying to use PHP 5.5 in the Cloud9 editing, and points out that while he was (eventually) able to get the PHP 5.5 alpha compiled, he wasn't able to get things like memcache compiled and working.

The Cloud9 team has done a great job removing the barriers to getting a simple idea out the door. I implemented FizzBuzz in PHP using Composer, PHPUnit, and some SPL interfaces and got it all done , and posted to GitHub in about an hour.
tagged: cloud9 editor online github composer code review

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Symfony Blog:
Symfony Live Paris 2012: The videos are online
Oct 11, 2012 @ 11:20:19

On the Symfony blog Fabien Potencier has posted a quick note about the Symfony Live Paris 2012 session videos being available online for free.

During SymfonyLive Paris 2012, we recorded all the sessions that were delivered in the two main rooms. That's a total of more than 15 hours of Symfony and PHP goodness. We promised a free access to all attendees, but we have decided to provide all the videos for free and for everyone. So, if you were not able to join us in Paris, this is a unique opportunity to watch all the great sessions we had.

Sessions presented at this year's event included:

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