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Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Shawn Mayzes
Jan 20, 2017 @ 12:52:47

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by Cal Evans, has posted their latest in the series of interviews with members of the PHP community. In this latest show Cal interviews Shawn Mayzes.

Cal and Sean talk about how Sean got into programming, starting from some original tinkering around to his education through to his work as a professional developer. They also talk about Sean being hard of hearing and how it has had an effect on his career. There's also a mention of the project Sean is a part of, the Larachat.co community. They finish up talking about Sean's participation in the Canadian Deaf Ice Hockey Federation as a player.

You can listen to this latest interview either using the in-page audio or video player, by downloading the mp3 or watching it directly on YouTube. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get the latest updates as new shows are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2017/01/18/interview-shawn-mayzes/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Taylor Otwell & Joe Ferguson
Jan 03, 2017 @ 10:19:49

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode in their series of interviews with members of the PHP community. In this latest show host Cal Evans talks with Joe Fergeuson and Taylor Otwell to chat about all things Laravel.

Cal and Taylor talk about some of the origins of Laravel and why he created it. He goes through some of the early days of the framework and why he included the features that he did. They also talk about the ecosystem around the framework itself both on the free and paid sides including Laravel Cashier, Homestead, Valet and Forge. Joe also talks about his approach to the framework back in the Laravel 3 days and how he came into the community and, eventually, started helping out with the Homestead project.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio or video player you can also download the mp3 directly for listening offline. 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/2017/01/03/interview-taylor-otwell-joe-ferguson/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Beau Simensen (#2)
Dec 27, 2016 @ 09:36:09

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode, another in their series of interviews with members of the PHP community. In this latest show host Cal Evans talks with Beau Simensen of SensioLabs.

Cal and Beau talk about Beau's work at SensioLabs and some of his recent interactions with the community. They also talk about the difference between PHP conferences and Symfony conferences and why they vary so widely in audience size. They also talk about Symfony Flex (introduced in a recent keynote) and what it provides to make it simpler to bootstrap a new application. They also talk about SensioCloud, a new hosting platform geared for developers with a mostly command-line interface.

You can catch this latest episode either using the in-page audio or video player or you can download the mp3 of the show directly. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for updates as new episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/12/27/interview-beau-simensen/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Paul Jones (#2)
Dec 21, 2016 @ 11:51:26

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 Paul Jones in the first live online interview for the show.

Cal and Paul talk about one of Paul's new projects, the "PHP Package Development Standards" project including why he started up the initiative and what kind of goals he has for it going forward. He also talks about the research done before making the proposal and if there's an intent for this to become a new method for standards definition. Paul also talks about issues with standards definitions overall and the difference between non-code and code-based standards.

You can listen to/watch this latest episode either through the in-page audio and video player or you can watch over on YouTube directly. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to keep up with announcements of new shows as they're released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/12/20/interview-paul-m-jones/

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/

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/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Steve Grunwell (#2)
Nov 01, 2016 @ 09:13:38

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted the latest in its series of interviews with members of the PHP community. In its latest episode host Cal Evans talks with Steve Grunwell.

Cal and Steve talk about WordPress and the ElasticPress plugin for more effecting searching in WP applications. They talk about how the plugin came to be at 10up. They also chat about Steve's presentation at php[tek] 2016 about "professional development for professional developers". They cover some of the points that he covers in his talk and how passion fits into the overall picture.

You can listen to this latest 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 and follow them on Twitter to get updates when new episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/11/01/interview-steve-grunwell-2/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Larry Garfield (#2)
Oct 25, 2016 @ 10:49:10

The Voices of the ElePHPant has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest show host Cal Evans interviews Larry Garfield, a well-known developer and member of the Drupal community.

Cal and Larry talk about Larry's work on the PHP-FIG overhaul (PHP-FIG v3), how it changes the structure of the group and how it effects its members. He talks about the "member projects", the "core community" and what's changing in the workflow related to these two groups. He also explains the new workflows the group's work will follow and the move of the group to include a wider focus on the entire PHP community ecosystem. They also talk about Larry's work at Platform.sh and what kind of services they offer.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 of the show directly. If you enjoy the interview, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twiiter when new episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/10/25/interview-larry-garfield/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Kirsten Hunter
Oct 20, 2016 @ 11:09:17

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this new show host Cal Evans talks with Kirsten Hunter at the php[tek] 2016 conference.

Cal and Kirsten talk about her work as an API evangelist with Akamai. They also discuss her work across tech communities and different technologies as a "polyglot" developer. They also talk about some of the current technology in the PHP ecosystem and how it relates to making and maintaining APIs. Kirsten also talks some about her opinions on versioning in APIs and usability.

You can listen to this latest episode either through 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 for updates when new shows are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/10/14/interview-kirsten-hunter/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Michael Heap
Oct 18, 2016 @ 12:55:19

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 interviews Michael Heap, one of the speakers at the php[tek] 2016 conference.

Cal and Michael talk about the presentation he gave at the conference covering profiling PHP applications. They cover the "proper" way to do it (hint: not var_dump or die) and some of the biggest issues Michael has seen people doing in their code. They also cover Michael's other talk about "code archeology" and some of his advice on where to start and tips on being productive.

You can listen (and watch) this latest episode through the in-page players or you can download the mp3 for listening at your leisure. If you enjoy the interview, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for updates when new episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/10/18/interview-michael-heap/