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Three Devs & A Maybe:
Episode 110 - Getting Started using Composer with Jonathan Klein
Nov 30, 2016 @ 13:35:02

The Three Devs and a Maybe have released an episode with guest Jonathan Klein talking about getting started using the Composer package manager.

In this weeks episode we are joined by Jonathan Klein to discuss his recently released Composer Pluralsight course. We start off by discussing the problem Composer is trying to solve, followed by past attempts at trying to solve it in the PHP landscape. Following this, we move on to discuss how the composer.json and composer.lock files work, the importance of versioning, the Semantic Versioning standard and how autoloading works. Finally, we delve into a couple of lesser-known Composer features, such as the event life-cycle, scripts and the plugin architecture that is present.

You can listen to this 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 to get more information on new episodes as they're released.

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Link: http://threedevsandamaybe.com/getting-started-using-composer-with-jonathan-klein/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Sara Golemon & Elizabeth Smith
Nov 29, 2016 @ 09:34:36

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by PHP community member Cal Evans, has posted a joint interview recorded at the ZendCon conference 2016 with guests Sara Golemon and Elizabeth Smith.

Cal, Sara and Elizabeth talk about SAPIs (Server Application Programming Interface) and how the core of the language uses it to work with the server it runs on (web server, command line, etc). With a bit of definition out of the way, they they start talking about the creation of custom and new SAPIs for PHP (and "middleware SAPIs"). Sara takes more of the side that no new SAPIs are really needed but Elizabeth offers opinions from the other side and how the "middleware" state layer could improve the language.

You can listen to this interview 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 episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/11/29/interview-sara-golemon-elizabeth-smith/

Sound of Symfony Podcast:
Episode 16 - Building a better bundle
Nov 28, 2016 @ 10:35:54

The Sound of Symfony podcast, hosted by Magnus Nordlander and Tobias Nyholm, has posted their latest episode - Episode #16: Building a better bundle.

In this episode we discuss what makes a good Symfony bundle, and how you as a bundle author can build a better bundle.

You can listen to this latest episode either using the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the show, be sure to follow them on Twitter and subscribe to their feed to get the latest on new shows as they're released. You can also view the archives from the main page of the site.

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Link: http://www.soundofsymfony.com/episode/episode-16/

PHPUgly Podcast:
Episode 37 - Cold Feet
Nov 22, 2016 @ 11:08:23

The PHPUgly.com podcast, hosted by Eric Van Johnson, Tom Rideout and John Congdon, has posted their latest episode - Episode #39: Cold Feet.

Topics mentioned in this episode include:

  • Burn out in PHP
  • Framework tribalism
  • Microsoft becomes a Platinum Member of the Linux Foundation
  • You can now Skype without a Skype Account
  • AdultFriendFinder hacked

You can listen to this latest episode using the Soundcloud player or you can watch the video of the live Hangouts recording over on YouTube. If you enjoy the show be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for updates when new shows are released.

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Link: https://soundcloud.com/phpugly/episode37

Free the Geek Podcast:
Episode 19 - Talking Trump, Brexit, and Getting Started as a Freelancer
Nov 21, 2016 @ 09:11:19

The Free the Geek podcast is back with its latest episode from host Matthew Setter. In episode #19 Matt talks about several topics including Donald Trump, Brexit and some advice on getting started as a freelancer.

n this episode I decided to go a little off track and have a bit of a rant, a bit of an “letting go” session in light of the recent US election and Brexit. I’m no fan of either, and I share why in the first half of the episode.

In part two, the more serious part of the episode, I share my key learnings on how to get started as a freelancer, the essential things that you need to know. Everything from how to find the right path, to the key apps you need, to some of the core steps you need to take.

Grab your favourite beverage and your comfy chair, and get ready for a rousing fireside chat.

You can listen to this latest episode either using the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the show and want to hear more episodes as they're released, be sure to subscribe to their feed and get new show info as its posted.

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Link: http://freethegeek.fm/episode/episode-0019

That Podcast:
Episode 34: Say What?
Nov 18, 2016 @ 09:26:33

That Podcast, hosted by Beau Simensen and Dave Marshall, has posted their latest episode today - Episode #34: Say What?.

Beau and Dave talk about Beau's trip to the last True North PHP conference, trolls, writing and social media automation.

Topics mentioned (besides the ones above include) TV and movies (Dr Who, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, X-Files, Dr Strange), the new MacBook Pros, Hootsuite and the SayWhat.co service. 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 it, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for updates when new shows are released.

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Link: https://thatpodcast.io/episodes/episode-34-say-what

PHPUgly Podcast:
#36 - Election Edition
Nov 14, 2016 @ 09:35:29

The PHPUgly podcast, hosted by Eric Van Johnson, Tom Rideout and John Congdon, has released their latest episode - Episode #36: Election Edition

Topics discussed in this latest episode include:

You can listen to this latest episode either using the in-page audio player or over on Soundcloud. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for updates when new shows are released.

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Link: https://phpugly.com/blog/36election-edition

PHP Roundtable:
056: Hourly vs Value-Based Pricing
Nov 10, 2016 @ 10:56:50

The PHP Roundtable podcast, hosted by Sammy Powers, has posted its latest episode. In this new show he's joined by Keith Casey, Tim Lytle and Mike McDerment to talk about hourly versus value based pricing when charging for freelance development work.

There are two seemingly contradicting philosophies about how to charge clients for programming work. The hourly camp suggests that the client is paying for your skill and hiring you for your time. The value-based pricing camp suggests that the programmer should price a project based on its value to the client instead of the hours it will take to build it. Today we chat about these two ideas and discuss the pros and cons of both.

You can catch this latest episode either using the in-page audio or video player or by watching the live recording directly over on YouTube. If you enjoy the show and want to see more like it, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for information about the most recent and upcoming shows (and live recordings).

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Link: https://www.phproundtable.com/episode/hourly-vs-value-based-pricing

PHP Roundtable:
055: Acceptance Testing with Behat
Nov 08, 2016 @ 11:56:10

The PHP Rountable podcast has posted its latest episode featuring a discussion about Behat and acceptance testing in your PHP applications. This time host Sammy Powers is joined by Jessica Mauerhan and Konstantin Kudryashov.

We chat about the open-source Behavior-Driven Development framework called Behat. We get a brief overview of how Behat can help us write more reliable code and also explore some best-practices when writing automated tests.

You can catch this episode in a few different ways - either using the in-page audio or video player or you can watch the live recording (Google Hangout) directly over on YouTube. If you enjoy the show be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for updates when new shows are released and when the next shows will be recorded.

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Link: https://www.phproundtable.com/episode/acceptance-testing-with-behat

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Todd Ross
Nov 08, 2016 @ 10:26:05

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest show host Cal Evans talks with Todd Ross, a developer at Answers.com.

Cal and Todd talk about what the technology stack looks like at Answers.com, the "second largest PHP-based site" on the web. Technologies mentioned include Java (for search indexing), Varnish for caching and various database technologies. They also cover the talk he presented at this year's php[tek] (2016) about deploying large scale PHP applications.

You can listen (and watch) this episode either through the in-page audio or video player. If you'd like to listen offline, you can download 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/2016/11/08/interview-todd-ross/