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7PHP.com:
What Secret Tools Does The Grumpy Programmer ‘Chris Hartjes’ Harness, To Be So grumpy?! It
Jul 20, 2016 @ 10:05:21

On the 7PHP.com site there's a new interview posted in their "It's the Tools Talking" series , this time with Chris Hartjes a.k.a. the "Grumpy Programmer". In the interview Khayrattee Wasseem asks Chris about some of his "tools of the trade" he uses in his everyday work.

In this #2nd edition, I’m overwhelmed but also quite ‘on my guard‘ as I talk with The Grumpy PHP Programmer aka Chris Hartjes – the #unitTesting rockstar of our beloved PHP Community. If you don’t know Chris, I’ll tell you in one line: “He’s The Eric Cantona of Manchester United” (full stop). Never heard of Cantona as well? Tough luck you’ve been too much focused on Go Pokémon GO (huh?), have a read about The Rockstar Unit Testing Evangelist Chris in this interview which I did with him back on the 19th Jan 2012 – yup that long time ago, but equally evergreen in everything! ????

In the interview Chris answers questions about:

  • himself and his involvement in the PHP community
  • what his workstation is like
  • what OS/VM software he uses
  • tools he uses for documentation, code beautification and time management

He ends the interview talking about two "community tools" he sees as the most important in the PHP ecosystem right now: Composer and Twitter (well, the community of PHP developers there).

tagged: itsthetoolstalking 7php interview chrishartjes grumpyprogrammer tools development

Link: http://7php.com/itsthetoolstalkingwith-grumpy/

/Dev/Hell Podcast:
Episode 79: Unlikely Hero Fails to Press Mute
Jul 12, 2016 @ 09:56:24

The /Dev/Hell podcast, hosted by PHP community members Chris Hartjes and Ed Finkler, has posted their latest episode: Episode #79: Unlikely Hero Fails to Press Mute.

This time out we spoke with Noelle Daley who shared her experiences at New Relic moving developer relations to being a developer via a programming bootcamp. We also discussed Ed’s latest round of work promoting OSMI and Noelle’s talk she gave at OSBridge in Portland.

There's also a few other topics mentioned including the "super-chill" Perl 5 release manager and the PHP Southcoast conference. You can listen to this latest show either using the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. Be sure to subscribe to their feed if you like what you hear too!

tagged: devhell podcast ep79 mute hero chrishartjes edfinkler noelledaley

Link: http://devhell.info/post/2016-07-11/unlikely-hero-fails-to-press-mute/

/Dev/Hell Podcast:
Episode 78: Who Leaves Velveeta and No Beer in a Fridge?
Jun 15, 2016 @ 09:28:49

The /Dev/Hell podcast, hosted by PHP community members Chris Hartjes and Ed Finkler, has posted their latest episode: Episode 78: Who Leaves Velveeta and No Beer in a Fridge?.

It’s rare that we have some folks who work for the same employer back-to-back on the show, but this time out we spoke with Jessica Rose. Jessica is Tracy Osborne’s boss (Tracy was on the show in Episode 77) and talked about her own experiences creating a different kind of developer relations team at Dream Factory.

Along the way we found out how much better Chris handled jet lag at the same Australian conference Jessica was at and how thankful she is her husband pays zero attention to Twitter.

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 too and get the latest updates as new shows are released.

tagged: devhell podcast ep78 jessicarose chrishartjes edfinkler

Link: http://devhell.info/post/2016-06-08/who-leaves-velveeta-and-no-beer-in-a-fridge/

/Dev/Hell Podcast:
Episode 77: Escaping to the Canadian Hellscape
May 26, 2016 @ 09:41:30

The /Dev/Hell podcast, hosted by PHP community members Chris Hartjes and Ed Finkler, has posted their latest show - Episode #77: Escaping to the Canadian Hellscape.

On the 77th episode of you favourite comedy podcast about technology and aging programmers, Chris and Ed spoke with Tracy Osborn about her new job in developer relations, living the sweet rent-free life in the Bay Area and how she is making the smart move of relocating with her Kanuckistanian husband to Toronto.

You can listen to this latest show either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the episode, be sure to also subscribe to their feed to get the latest news on new episodes as they're released.

tagged: devhell podcast ep77 canadian hellscape chrishartjes edfinkler tracyosborn

Link: http://devhell.info/post/2016-05-24/escaping-to-the-canadian-hellscape/

/Dev/Hell Podcast:
Episode 76: No, YOU'RE a Tool
May 10, 2016 @ 11:23:15

The /Dev/Hell podcast, hosted by PHP community members Chris Hartjes and Ed Finkler, has posted its latest episode: Episode #76: No, YOU'RE a Tool.

Chris and Ed sit down to talk about their recent travels to conference both near and far and to also discuss what tools and languages they have been using at their day jobs.

Some of the topics mentioned include:

  • Editors like PHPStorm, Nano and Vim
  • Libraries/tools like Vue.js, HTTPie and Docker
  • Languages besides PHP including Javascript and Python

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 of the show. If you enjoy it, be sure to subscribe to their feed and get the latest shows as they're released.

tagged: devhell podcast ep76 tool library chrishartjes edfinkler

Link: http://devhell.info/post/2016-05-08/no-youre-a-tool/

Free the Geek:
Episode 16 - Talking Testing and Building YOUR Dream with Chris Hartjes
Apr 20, 2016 @ 09:13:51

The Free the Geek podcast, hosted by Matthew Setter, has posted their latest episode (#16), a chat with Chris Hartjes about testing and "building your dream" based on some of his own experiences.

In this episode I chat with Chris Hartjes, the Grumpy Programmer himself, about the ins and outs of testing and what it’s like to spend part of your working week building your dreams, instead of someone else’s.

Amongst the talk on testing, we cover a range of interesting points, such as monkey patching, mutation testing, and how TDD is more a design process than anything else. When it comes to building your dream, Chris shares some personal insights in to what prompted him to build grumpy learning, and who some of his greatest mentors have been.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 of the show for listening at your leisure. If you enjoy the show be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for more updates when new shows are released.

tagged: freethegeekpodcast ep16 chrishartjes testing dream community interview

Link: http://freethegeek.fm/episode/episode-0016

/Dev/Hell Podcast:
Episode 74: Raise MentalHealthError
Mar 28, 2016 @ 11:16:01

The /Dev/Hell podcast, hosted by PHP community members Chris Hartjes and Ed Finkler, has posted its latest episode: Episode #74 - Raise MentalHealthError.

In this episode we were extremely lucky to get Kenneth Reitz on the show to discuss his experiences when he had a mental health event that resulted in a stay in the hospital and some major life changes as a result.

Normally we’re a comedy podcast that focusses on technology, but issues surrounding mental health are very important to us. We’re extremely grateful that Kenneth came on and was very open about what happened to him. We hope you enjoy what was a great, open, freewheeling discussion about how the symptoms of some mental illnesses appear beneficial from the outside.

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 too and get this and more great shows as they're released.

tagged: devhell podcast ep74 mentalhealth kennethreitz interview chrishartjes edfinkler

Link: http://devhell.info/post/2016-03-25/raise-mentalhealtherror/

That Podcast:
Episode 27: A little less Grumpy
Mar 25, 2016 @ 09:20:01

In the latest episode of That Podcast (episode #27) hosts Beau Simensen and Dave Marshall talk with Chris Hartjes a.k.a. the "Grumpy Programmer".

Beau and Dave talk to Chris Hartjes, commonly known as the Grumpy Programmer. They talk about how Chris grew his personal brand to support his collection of educational products, testing and testing tools, frameworks and components, and OpenCFP.

Other topics mentioned in this episode include the Paircasts, Chris' "Minimum Viable Tests" book and Marionette, an automation tool used to control the UI of a Gecko-based browser (like Firefox). You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 of the show. Be warned, though, that there were technical difficulties and the show is shorter than usual. If you enjoy listening, though, be sure to subscribe to their feed for information on new episodes as they're released.

tagged: thatpodcast ep27 podcast interview chrishartjes grmpyprogrammer

Link: https://thatpodcast.io/episodes/episode-27-a-little-less-grumpy

/Dev/Hell Podcast:
Episode 73: Old Guys Last Longer
Mar 14, 2016 @ 11:17:47

The /Dev/Hell podcast, hosted by PHP community members Chris Hartjes and Ed Finkler, has posted their latest episode - Episode #73: Old Guys Last Longer.

This time out we had PHP community icon Cal “Doesn’t Follow Chris On Twitter” Evans on to discuss the traveling minstrel show known as NomadPHP, the awesomeness of Day Camp 4 Developers, his thoughts on how Mailchimp handled The Mandrill Issue, and helped trigger Chris in to an epic rant. Chris also hopes that Cal has not noticed he hadn’t finished that thing he was supposed to do for him yet. It will be done really soon!

Other topics mentioned include Day Camp 4 Developers, the Slim framework, Icicle and other PHP community members like Josh Lockhart, Rob Allen and Sara Golemon. 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 episode, consider subscribing to their feed to get the latest updates as future episodes are released.

tagged: devhell podcast ep73 oldguys calevans chrishartjes edfinkler

Link: http://devhell.info/post/2016-03-12/old-guys-last-longer/

Full Stack Radio:
37: Chris Hartjes - Getting Started with Testing
Mar 09, 2016 @ 13:22:10

The Full Stack Radio podcast has posted their latest episode, Episode #37, featuring an interview with Chris Hartjes, most well known for his promotion and teaching about writing tests (unit, functional, integration, etc) for your applications.

n this episode, Adam talks to the Grumpy Programmer himself about getting started with testing PHP applications.

Topics include: recommended testing tools, PHPUnit vs. phpspec, Mockery vs. Prophecy, the benefits of defensive programming and how to convince your manager to let you write tests.

They also mention Chris' new book "Minimum Viable Tests" and the Patchwork monkey patching library. You can listen to this latest episode either using the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 of the episode directly. Be sure to subscribe to their feed or follow them on Twitter for more information as new episodes are released.

tagged: fullstackradio chrishartjes testing gettingstarted tools defensive programming manager

Link: http://www.fullstackradio.com/37