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SitePoint PHP Blog:
Liking, Watchlisting and Uploading through Vimeo’s API
Nov 26, 2015 @ 10:26:40

The SitePoint PHP blog continues their series looking at using the Vimeo API from PHP with the second part of their series, enhancing the previous functionality. In this new tutorial they show you how to hook in to the Vimeo API and "like" videos, add them to watchlists and even push them through as uploads.

In a previous post, we used the Vimeo API to build a rudimentary video application with Silex and Twig. We added login and user feed functionality and wrapped it all up with a video searching feature. In this one, we’ll add in liking a video, adding a video to a watchlist for later, and uploading videos via the Vimeo API.

You'll need to have the functionality from part one in place first. From there they take off running, showing you how to interact with videos to perform the "like" and "add to watchlist" actions. The interaction with the API is fired from Javascript on the page and passed through a backend script through to the API. They follow this with the handling for the uploads, using a standard file upload form for input with a few validations once submitted. The code then uses the library to pull in the contents of the file and push it through to the API.

tagged: vimeo api tutorial part2 series watchlist like upload video

Link: http://www.sitepoint.com/liking-watchlisting-and-uploading-through-vimeos-api/

Thijs Feryn:
In interview in the Nevada desert with ContinuousPHP: tech & community in Luxembourg
Nov 25, 2015 @ 10:47:16

In his latest video interview Thijs Feryn talks caught up with the ContinuousPHP team out in the Nevada desert while at this year's ZendCon.

I did a fair number of interviews while I was at Zendcon in Las Vegas. The entertainment capital of the world is located in the desert. So it seemed fun to do this interview in the desert.

ContinuousPHPThis week’s episode features Frédéric Dewinne and Oswald De Riemaecker from ContinuousPHP. We talk about how they met and how they almost instantly founded the company. ContinuousPHP is a Platform As A Service that focuses on continuous delivery and continuous deployment in the PHP space.

They talk about ContinuousPHP, how it started out and where some of the funding came from initially. They also talk about life as a startup and growing a community around the service and the PHP community there in Luxembourg. You can check out this latest episode either through the in-page video player, directly on YouTube or, for the audio-only version, over on Soundcloud.

tagged: thijsferyn interview video continuousphp luxembourg zendcon15

Link: http://blog.feryn.eu/2015/11/23/in-interview-in-the-nevada-desert-with-continuousphp-tech-community-in-luxembourg/

SitePoint PHP Blog:
Building a Basic Video Search App with Vimeo’s API and Slim
Nov 24, 2015 @ 12:02:15

The SitePoint PHP blog has a new tutorial posted showing you how to integrate the Vimeo API with Slim to create a simple web application allowing you to search for videos matching a simple query string.

In this tutorial, you’ll get to know the basics of the Vimeo API. With it, you can fetch information on a specific user or get information on the videos uploaded by the user. If the video is private, you can only get it from the API if the user has given permission to your app.

They start with helping you create a new application on the Vimeo developer site and introduce you to the API playground for trying out various API queries and fetching the results. Following this the tutorial starts in on the application itself, helping you get a Slim application up and running with Twig templating and the Vimeo API library. They bootstrap the application with your Vimeo application credentials and how to log into the API via access tokens. The flow then allows the user to connect their Vimeo account to your Slim application. With this connection in place the user can then view their profile information and execute a search on the "videos" endpoint with a simple query string.

tagged: tutorial api vimeo video slim framework search results apiplayground application

Link: http://www.sitepoint.com/building-a-basic-video-search-app-with-vimeos-api-and-slim/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Sebastian Bergmann
Nov 24, 2015 @ 11:47:29

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has release their latest episode interviewing a member of the PHP community. In this latest interview host Cal Evans talks with Sebastian Bergmann of PHPUnit fame.

Cal and Sebastian talk about why he originally wrote the PHPUnit software and where it grew out of. They also talk about the work he does with thePHP.cc (the PHP Consulting Company), how it was founded and the services they offer. They also talk about one of Sebastian's hobbies: Amiga Retrocomputing

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. There's also a special way to check out the episode via a live video recording done via Periscope during the php[world] 2015 event.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview sebastianbergmann podcast video periscope

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2015/11/24/interview-with-sebastian-bergmann/

Community News:
php[world] Keynote Videos Posted
Nov 20, 2015 @ 10:49:30

If you missed it or weren't able to attend this year's php[world] the keynote from Taylor Otwell, creator of the Laravel framework, has been posted: "Laravel - Lessons Learned".

In four years, Laravel has become one of the most popular application development frameworks for PHP. In addition to the framework itself, a vibrant community has emerged including Laracon, Laracasts, Laravel Forge, Envoyer, and more. In this session, we'll discuss the history of the framework, its core philosophies, and what makes its community so passionate.

You can watch it either though the in-page video player or directly over on YouTube. There's also other videos posted from the conference (keynotes) from Tessa Merro (of the Joomla project) and Lorna Mitchell (on open source communities).

tagged: phpworld15 keynote video youtube livestream conference

Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUEzH08rDNBfljD9PGVZujg

Drupal 8.0.0 released
Nov 20, 2015 @ 09:16:35

If you're already a Drupal user you know the latest and greatest news. If not, here's the scoop - the latest major version of Drupal has been released with major reworks and updates across the board: Drupal 8.0.0.

Happy Drupal 8 Day! It has been a long time coming, and we couldn't be more excited to step into this next phase of Drupal development. There's no doubt it will usher in a new era of digital experiences, and we can't wait to see how it all unfolds.

Dries discussed what the release of Drupal 8.0.0 means for the community, and you can read his full post here. We also caught him traipsing through the streets of Belgium wearing a sombrero... for your viewing pleasure!

The post includes a video of the interview with Dries. The linked post also describes the updates and "transformation' Drupal has gone through in this latest release.

tagged: drupal8 release announcement interview driesbuytaert video

Link: http://www.acquia.com/blog/drupal-8/drupal-800-released/19/11/2015/3290246

Alfred Nutile:
Laravel Training: The Laravel Maven and the Laravel Novice
Nov 11, 2015 @ 11:09:22

Alfred Nutile has posted information about a series of Laravel-related training videos that aim to help you go from "Laravel 0 to Deploy" as they walk you through the creation and deployment of a simple blog based on the Laravel framework features.

The two of us come together in this raw footage of building a Blog in Laravel. You get both the insights of an experienced Laravel Software Writer (Alfred Nutile) and the questions of a WordPress developer new to Laravel, (Joe Bacal)

As of the time of this post there's four episodes in the series with more planned:

Other topics to come include working with Homestead, managing Gulp dependencies, creating a contact form and working with single page applications.

tagged: laravel training screencast introduction beginner video series blog application

Link: https://alfrednutile.info/trainings/laravel

Thijs Feryn:
Interviewing Adam Culp from Zend (ZendCon, SunshinePHP, SoFloPHP & Ultra Running)
Nov 09, 2015 @ 10:44:34

Thijs Feryn has posted his latest video interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest episode he talks with Adam Culp, organizer of the ZendCon and Sunshine PHP conferences as well as the SoFloPHP user group, while they were both at this year's ZendCon conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

I’ve started a good habit of releasing new episodes of my podcast and video blog on a weekly basis. Let’s continue to do that! This week’s episode features Adam Culp from Zend. Adam is a community animal.

They talk about the conferences Adam organizes, his involvement in the PHP-FIG and contributions to the Zend Framework project. You can watch this latest video either through the in-page video player or directly on YouTube. If you're more audio-inclined, you can listen over on Soundcloud too.

tagged: thijsferyn interview adamculp zendcon sunshinephp soflophp organizer conference video

Link: http://blog.feryn.eu/2015/11/09/interviewing-adam-culp-from-zend-talking-about-zendcon-sunshinephp-soflophp-ultra-running/

Thijs Feryn:
Interviewing Gary Hockin from JetBrains (Dev Evangelism, travel, PHPStorm & PHP cons)
Nov 06, 2015 @ 13:13:33

Thijs Feryn has posted his latest in his series of video interviews with members of the PHP community. In this latest episode he talks with Gary Hockin of JetBrains about developer evangelism, the PHPStorm IDE and community conferences.

A couple of weeks ago I was in Las Vegas for Zendcon where I had to opportunity to chat with a lot of friends from the PHP community. This week’s episode features Gary Hockin, developer evangelist at JetBrains. Gary advocates the PHPStorm project and is a proud Welshman.

Because Gary and I are both evangelists, one of the central themes of the interview is developer evangelism. We talk about the life, the travel, the public speaking, but also about the not so glamorous parts of the job. Throughout the conversation we also talk about PHPStorm and PHP community conferences.

You can watch the video either through his in-page video player or over on YouTube. If you prefer the audio-only route, you can also listen on SoundCloud. You can also check out previous interviews Thijs has done in this category on his site.

tagged: community travel evangelism phpstorm ide jetbrains garyhockin thijsferyn video interview conference zendcon

Link: http://blog.feryn.eu/2015/11/06/interviewing-gary-hockin-from-jetbrains-talking-about-developer-evangelism-travel-phpstorm-php-community-conferences/

Thijs Feryn:
Interviewing Christian Wenz, talking about PHP, .NET & Las Vegas
Oct 28, 2015 @ 12:14:40

Thijs Feryn has posted his latest interview video he recoded while at the Zendcon conference in Las Vegas recently. In this new episode he talks with Christian Wenz about PHP, .NET and Las Vegas in general.

Last week I was in Las Vegas for Zendcon. I had the pleasure of catching up with my buddy Christian Wenz.

Christian lives in Munich and he co-owns Arrabiata Solutions. He’s also a consultant and focuses mainly on the web in general. The thing with Christian is that he is both a Microsoft MVP and an established PHP community member.In the interview we talk about the difference between PHP & .NET for web projects and also about both communities.

The second part of the interview is about Las Vegas. Sin City is a place you can love and hate at the same time. We talk about hotels, shows and more.

You can catch this latest episode either through the in-page video player or just the audio over on Soundcloud. If you enjoy the interview, be sure to check out the others he's done so far with other members of the PHP (and other) community.

tagged: thijsferyn interview christianwenz dotnet drupal drupalcon video

Link: http://blog.feryn.eu/2015/10/26/interviewing-christian-wenz-talking-about-php-net-las-vegas/