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PHP Town Hall:
Episode 42 Paul and Vance
June 22, 2015 @ 11:08:48

The PHP Town Hall podcast, as hosted by Phil Sturgeon and Ben Edmunds, has posted their latest episode today - Episode 42: Paul and Vance. They're joined by guests Paul Dragoonis and Vance Lucas to talk several various subjects including their work and contributing to PHP.net.

After a little hiatus Phil and Ben back at it, joined this time by Paul Dragoonis and Vance Lucas. Paul does some fairly call stuff, manages the PPI framework and contributes to building the actual PHP.net website, the poor sod. Paul is also the winner in the "PHP developers from the UK who are hard to understand" contest two years running, only beating Phil to the title due to being slightly better at handling his booze. Vance works at NetSuite and has open-sourced a bunch of code things, most notably phpdotenv and frisby.

You can listen to this latest episode in a few different ways: through either the in-page audio or video player, by downloading the mp3 or subscribing to their feed. You can also follow them on Twitter to keep up with new updates and episodes as they're released.

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Link: http://phptownhall.com/blog/2015/05/22/episode-42-paul-and-vance/

7PHP.com:
Interview With PPI - The PHP Meta-Framework
February 18, 2013 @ 10:28:23

On the 7PHP.com site today they've posted the latest in their interview series, this time with Paul Dragoonis about his PPI framework. The PPI framework is an open source meta-framework made up of the good parts of components from Zend Framework v2, Symfony2 and Doctrine2.

If you are pretty much hooked to The PHP World and like to keep abreast with PHP frameworks, you have surely heard of The PHP Meta Framework called as The PPI Framework. It is said to be moulded by "taking the good bits from Symfony 2, ZendFramework 2 & Doctrine 2". PPI is creating quite some buzz around the PHP sphere recently; even The Symfony Super-man, Fabien Potencier, himself mentioned PPI in one of his article. That said, it sure promises some good things with a different approach. To have an idea about all these and to feed the curious minds (like myself) , I had a PPI chat with its creator: Paul Dragoonis.

They cover lots of things about the framework including:

  • When the project started and what it solves
  • What encouraged him to start a new framework project
  • Paul's thoughts about why someone should choose PPI
  • What kind of time he spends on the project
  • Some of his thoughts about dependencies in the framework
  • Some of the good and bad things about the project so far

You can read the rest of the interview with Paul here

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7PHP.com:
PHP Interview With Paul Dragoonis CTO At BestBuys.com
January 28, 2013 @ 11:15:43

7PHP.com has posted their latest PHP community interview, this time with Paul Dragoonis, Dragoonis CTO At BestBuys.com.

In this edition I talked with Paul Dragoonis who is the CTO at BestBuys.com. [...] With varied skill-sets and having his hand at so many aspects and projects as you will discover when you read through the interview. He is currently "Rising and Shining" with the new PHP meta framework, named PPI Framework - (stay tuned with me, I will bring you an exclusive interview on PPI soon!) The PPI Guy also brews his own Whisky, urmm.. organizes conferences under the entity named WhiskyWeb..

They talk about things like:

  • How he got started with PHP
  • Places he's involved with in the community
  • His advice to those wanting to be better developers
  • A mention of his PPI framework
  • Things he's learned from the community

    Check out the full interview here.

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