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PEAR Blog:
PEAR 1.10.0 with PHP7 support is out
Oct 07, 2015 @ 12:55:22

In a quick post on the PEAR blog there's an announcement about the release of a version of the tool with full PHP 7 support, version 1.10.0.

After a year of development, PEAR [version 1.10.0](http://pear.php.net/package/PEAR/download/1.10.0) has been released. It works on PHP7 and is [E_DEPRECATED](http://php.net/manual/en/errorfunc.constants.php#errorfunc.constants.errorlevels.e-deprecated-error) and [E_STRICT](http://php.net/manual/en/errorfunc.constants.php#errorfunc.constants.errorlevels.e-strict) compatible.

Apart from those big changes, a number of annoying bugs have been fixed and some features implemented – have a look at the release notes and the roadmap. Thanks to Ferenc Kovacs, Hannes Magnusson, Remi Collet and Ken Guest for their patches.

The post includes the commands you'll need to do to upgrade to this latest version, a simple two-step process of clearing the current cache and performing the upgrade. If you're installing PEAR for the first time, you can follow along with the documentation to get up and running quickly.

tagged: pear php7 support release announcement

Link: http://blog.pear.php.net/2015/10/07/pear-1-10-0/

Symfony Blog:
Pre-conference workshops at SymfonyCon Paris 2015 are announced!
Sep 30, 2015 @ 11:45:34

The Symfony blog has announced the pre-conference workshops that will be happening at this year's SymfonyCon Paris happening December. These workshops will run December 1st and 2nd with the main conference following from the 3rd through 5th.

Symfony3 is arriving soon, so we want you to be trained on the latest version of Symfony, get more skills and learn new tips and tricks with the framework. The good news is that we have finally got the entire workshop schedule!

Pre-conference workshops at SymfonyCon Paris 2015 will be organized on December 1st and 2nd. This year, we’re pleased to offer 8 different workshop combos which give you 8 different possibilities of Symfony training before the conference. Each workshop is composed of 2 days of workshops, if you register for a workshop, you register for 2 days according to the topics you’ve selected. You can be trained on 6 different topics, some of which are brand new topic workshops organized exclusively for SymfonyCon Paris 2015.

Topics covered in this year's workshops include Symfony forms, Symfony 3's new features, Doctrine 2, REST and plenty more. If you're interested in the sessions and the speakers check out the workshops page on the SymfonyCon Paris 2015 site (and maybe pick up your tickets while you're there).

tagged: preconference symfonycon15 paris session announcement

Link: http://symfony.com/blog/pre-conference-workshops-at-symfonycon-paris-2015-are-announced

Symfony Blog:
Finally out, discover the schedule for SymfonyLive San Francisco 2015!
Sep 16, 2015 @ 12:27:52

On the Symfony blog they've announce the schedule for SymfonyLive San Francisco at their 2015 event happening October 27th through 30th at the Crunchyroll offices in downtown San Francisco.

Today, we’re super happy to unveil the conference schedule. On October 29th and 30th, meet Yitzchok Willroth, Sarah Khalil, Jordi Boggiano, Ryan Weaver, Beau Simensen, Jessica Mauheran and Fabien Potencier, to name just a few. They will talk about their Symfony experience or about real user cases of Symfony they’ve come across. Listen to Nicolas Grekas who will be presenting Migrating to Symfony 3.0, Kevin Dunglas talking about Leveraging a cloud computing infrastructure to build high performance Symfony webapps and Jonathan Johnson speaking about Building a Symfony API to support Ember.js (or anything else).

There will also be pre-conference workshops (those happen on the 27th and 28th) about Mastering Symfony Forms, Migrating to Symfony 3.0 and more. Check out the full schedule for more information on the event and summaries of each of the sessions. You can also grab some tickets if you'd like to attend.

tagged: symfonylive15 sanfrancisco schedule announcement

Link: http://symfony.com/blog/finally-out-discover-the-schedule-for-symfonylive-san-francisco-2015

Community News:
Sunshine PHP 2016 Call for Papers Now Open
Aug 31, 2015 @ 10:14:10

The 2016 edition of the Sunshine PHP conference, happening in Miami, Florida between February 4th and 6th, has officially opened their Call for Papers for their upcoming event.

We’re pleased to announce our conference, SunshinePHP is one of the best PHP conferences where community members from around the world come together to learn and share information about the latest trends and technologies in professional PHP development.

The speaker package for their 2016 event includes an all-access pass to the conference itself, airfare/travel to the event, two hotel nights and lunch provided on regular conference days. They're accepting submissions until midnight (EST) on September 30th and highly advise submitting more than one session idea. They also have a few suggested topics they'd like to see at this year's event including:

  • Virtualization and environments
  • Development principles
  • User Experience/Usability
  • Continuous Integration
  • Debugging
  • Teamwork and/or Developer Management
  • Professional development

It may be a PHP-centric conference but they're looking for a wide range of other topics to round it out too. If you have an idea for a session you'd like to present, be sure to submit as soon as possible!

tagged: sunshinephp16 conference callforpapers cfp open announcement

Link: http://cfp.sunshinephp.com/

Symfony Blog:
SymfonyCon Paris’ schedule is out!
Aug 06, 2015 @ 10:51:10

The Symfony blog has a post officially announcing the release of the SymfonyCon Paris schedule for their 2015 event (happening December 1st through 5th).

And here it is! After a month of deliberations and thoughts, we finally selected all the speakers for SymfonyCon Paris 2015! It’s been very difficult to choose among all the great talk proposals we received, thank you again to all the people who took the time to submit a talk idea. The complete schedule of the conference is out! For Symfony’s 10th birthday, be ready to listen to super exciting talks.

Speakers at this year's event include:

  • Nicolas Grekas (about Symfony 3)
  • Ryan Weaver (Symfony as a microframework)
  • Several members of the core team including Sarah Khalil, Benjamin Eberlei and Kris Wallsmith

You can find the full schedule on the SymfonyCon Paris website or just pick up your ticket now!

tagged: symfonyconparis15 speaker announcement schedule december conference

Link: http://symfony.com/blog/symfonycon-paris-schedule-is-out

Laravel News:
Laracon (US) Schedule Announced
Jul 07, 2015 @ 09:51:25

On the Laravel News site they've posted an announcement about the release of the Laracon US schedule for their 2015 event (happening August 11th and 12th).

Laracon US will be held next month in Lousiville KY and time is running out to get a ticket. Currently, 350+ have been sold and will be the biggest Laracon yet. The full schedule has now been posting on the Laracon site and the topics sound outstanding.

The list of sessions for this year's event include:

  • Matt Stauffer on Leveraging Laravel
  • Adam Wathan on Chasing “Perfect”
  • Jeffrey Way Things Laravel Made Me Believe
  • Brian Webb on Open Source and Company Culture
  • Yitzchok Willroth with Talmudic Maxims to maximize your growth as a developer

This year's event will also feature "Artisan Jeopardy" hosted by Jeremy Mikola, one session each day. If you're interested in attending, you can pick up your tickets now.

tagged: laracon15 laraconus schedule announcement kentucky laravel

Link: https://laravel-news.com/2015/07/laracon-schedule-announced/

Community News:
php[world] 2015 Schedule Announced
Jun 18, 2015 @ 12:07:23

The next php[world] conference is coming up in November of this year and they've just announced the full schedule for their 2015 event.

In keeping with the cross-community theme, they've gathered speakers from the general PHP, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Zend Framework, Symfony and CakePHP communities together in one place. Sessions at this year's event include:

  • "HTTPS is Coming: Are You Prepared?"
  • "Test, Create, Secure, Repeat"
  • "Scrummy Bums: Adventures in Agile Process"
  • "Using Lessons Learned to Create Web-Manageable Symfony Apps"
  • "Invented Here: Migrating Legacy Data to Drupal 8"
  • "Magento 2 Dependency Injection, Interceptors, and You"
  • "Dev Divas: Amazing Women Who Shaped Computer Tech"

There's also keynotes from well known community members Andrew Nacin, Tessa Mero, Lorna Mitchell and Taylor Otwell. You can see the full lineup here and, if you want to pick up tickets of your own, you can do it directly from the site.

tagged: phpworld15 schedule announcement conference

Link: https://world.phparch.com/schedule/

Community News:
PHPUnit 5.0 Drops Support for PHP 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5
Jun 05, 2015 @ 10:15:58

According to a wiki announcement made on the PHPUnint GitHib repository, the next major version of the popular unit testing tool will only support PHP 5.6 and above.

According to our release process, PHPUnit must be compatible with all versions of PHP that are actively supported by the PHP project.

Active support for PHP 5.4 ended on September 14, 2014 and active support for PHP 5.5 will end on June 20, 2015. The active support for PHP 5.3 already ended on July 11, 2013. By the time PHPUnit 4.8 will be released, the only actively supported version of PHP will be PHP 5.6. The next version after PHPUnit 4.8 will not support PHP 5.3, PHP 5.4, and PHP 5.5 anymore. As PHPUnit follows Semantic Versioning the major version number must be incremented when the minimum required version of PHP is increased.

This will be a major change for many projects out there used to just fetching the latest version of PHPUnit for their projects. With PHP 5.3 and 5.4 making up such a major part of the currently installed versions, this could really help to push those hosts/companies using these unsupported versions for upgrades. It's good to see a prominent project like PHPUnit pushing the community to supported versions.

tagged: phpunit release announcement unsupported deprecated version compatibility

Link: https://github.com/sebastianbergmann/phpunit/wiki/Release-Announcement-for-PHPUnit-4.7.0#phpunit-50

Community News:
Pacific Northwest PHP Conference 2015 Speakers Posted
Jun 05, 2015 @ 08:48:30

The Pacific Northwest PHPConference, happening later this year in Seattle, Washington, has officially announced their speakers for this inaugural event.

Thank you so much for your submissions to our CfP for the Pacific Northwest PHP (PNWPHP) Conference. We received over 250 submissions from which we had to select less than 30 to fit into the PNWPHP program.

It was hard to choose. There were so many high-quality proposals, but ultimately we made the tough decisions to make sure we included the talks and speakers that we thought would create the best conference program for our audience here in the Pacific Northwest, while also staying within our budget.

Among those slated to speak are several well-known PHP community speakers like Adam Culp, Beau Simensen, Cal Evans, Davey Shafik and Jeremy Mikola. They've also listed out the sessions and their summaries too. You can pick up your tickets now, but act quickly - the Early Bird pricing ends at the end of June!

tagged: pnwphp15 pacific northwest conference speaker announcement

Link: http://pnwphp.com

Symfony Blog:
Call for Papers for SymfonyLive London, Berlin and Paris Announced
May 14, 2015 @ 10:12:40

On the Symfony blog today they've announced the opening of the Call for Papers for SymfonyLive London, SymfonyLive Berlin and SymfonyLive Paris (happening in September, October and December respectively).

The Call for Papers for SymfonyLive London, SymfonyLive Berlin and SymfonyCon Paris are currently all open! If you ever wanted to speak at a Symfony conference, you have now 3 chances to make your dream comes true.

The post includes details about each of the conferences including the dates, an overview of the event, the speaker package and - of course - a link to the respective Call for Papers. There's also a few helpful tips for speakers wanting to increase their chances of being selected (such as submitting more than one talk or submitting on unique subjects).

tagged: callforpapers cfp symfonylive london berlin paris announcement

Link: http://symfony.com/blog/speak-at-a-symfony-conference