In this edition I talked with [Eli White @EliW], who is currently the Founding Partner and Chief Technical Officer Of Musketeers.me - a consulting firm. Eli was previously the CTO at the social career management platform known as mojoLive and has been working for numerous famous high profile web projects, namely Digg and TripAdvisor amongst others. He was also (back in 2009) the PHP Community Relations Manager and DevZone Editor-in-Chief for Zend Technologies Inc. Elliott White is also the author of the PHP book - PHP 5 in Practice and has attended 30 conferences (at the time of this writing) in which he was a presenter for 49 sessions.
In his answers, Eli talks about things like:
- Some of his interests outside of programming (like Medieval Reenactment)
- What he sees as the current "good parts" and "bad parts" of the PHP language
- He recommendations of resources for PHP beginners
- Software he recommends (testing, CMS, e-commerce)
- The best way he sees to get involved in the community (conferences, user groups, etc)