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CloudWays Blog:
Phil Sturgeon Talks About API Development, PHP-FIG, PHP Books And The Future Of PHP
Apr 25, 2017 @ 12:34:44

On the Cloudways blog there's a new post sharing an interview with Phil Sturgeon with some of his thoughts about API development, the PHP-FIG organization, PHP-related books and the future of the language.

Today we are super excited to have Phil Sturgeon with us for this interview. Phil is a cool dude and an experienced API dev. He has a lot of experience in creating API for different platforms. Right now, he is working at WeWork as a Platform Engineer. He has written an excellent book on creating API, “Build APIs You Won’t Hate”. He has worked with popular PHP tools and frameworks including CodeIgniter, FuelPHP, PyroCMS. Phil also contributed to PHP The Right Way and PHP-FIG.

Phil also speaks at PHP conferences and often mentors budding developers. In this Interview he talks about his development experiences, workflows and experience with API development.

In the interview Phil answers questions about:

  • how he got started in PHP development
  • his opinions on PHP 7.x
  • preferred development workflows
  • his (previous) involvement with the PHP-FIG
  • his speaking and the topics he usually covers

Check out the full interview for answers to these and other questions.

tagged: cloudways interview philsturgeon development api phpfig books language

Link: https://www.cloudways.com/blog/phil-sturgeon-php-interview/

CloudWays Blog:
Stefan Priebsch Talks About ThePHP.Cc, His Experience With PHP Development, PHP 7 &
Apr 14, 2017 @ 12:50:39

The CloudWays blog has posted another in its series of interviews with members of the PHP community. In this latest article they talk with Stefan Priebsch of thePHP.cc (a consulting company) and some of his experiences, past and present, in the world of PHP.

Today, We are honoured to have Stefan Priebsch for this interview. He is a cofounder of thePHP.cc, a well known PHP consulting firm. He is also an entrepreneur, university lecturer and a thought leader in modern software application architecture. Stefan specializes in PHP powered enterprise applications and has built an enviable reputation as one of the best trainers in Germany.

Additionally, Stefan speaks regularly at international PHP conferences and wrote a book PHP 7 Explained with Sebastian Bergmann and Arne Blankerts. In this interview, he talks about his career, PHP 7 ebook and the latest developments in the industry.

In the interview Stefan answers questions about the benefits of the PHP 7.x releases, his work at thePHP.cc, his book, what development tools he uses and how he spends his free time. You can read his answers to these questions and more in the full interview.

tagged: cloudways interview stefanpriebsch thephpcc experience php7 book development

Link: https://www.cloudways.com/blog/stefan-priebsch-interview/

CloudWays Blog:
How To Add ReCAPTCHA To Symfony 3 Forms
Oct 05, 2016 @ 12:19:31

The Cloudways blog has a tutorial posted helping you add CAPTCHA functionality of your Symfony 3 form handling. In this case they're adding the Google reCAPTCHA handling to a registration form for users of your system.

Websites use different techniques and methods to validate contact, login and user registration forms. Some opt for custom validation methods while a large majority deploy third-party validation techniques.

Google provides a well known and proven validation tool known as reCAPTCHA. In this tutorial, I will demonstrate how to add Google reCAPTCHA to a Symfony 3 registration form. Hence, if you’re looking for a Recaptcha Symfony union, you’ve got it!

They start by helping you set up a Cloudways PHP application and install the latest version of the Symfony 3 framework on it as a sample application. They then walk you through the steps required to create a reCAPTCHA application and hooking it into your Cloudways server's hostname. With that set up they move over into the Symfony application, generating the User entity via Doctrine and creating the matching view/controller to handle the reCAPTCHA output. The registration form is then created and the handling is added to verify the CAPTCHA value submitted against the Google servers.

tagged: cloudways recaptcha symfony3 form registration tutorial google

Link: https://www.cloudways.com/blog/add-recaptcha-to-symfony-3-forms/

CloudWays Blog:
“PHP 7 Has Done Wonders For The Language”, Says Stefan Koopmanschap Of PHPBenelux
May 03, 2016 @ 11:29:22

The Cloudways.com blog has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this new interview they talk with Stefan Koopmanschap about some of his background in development and thoughts about the community and language.

Stefan is the co-founder of PHPBenelux and speaker of many PHP conference around the world. He has a vast experience of development. He was the community manager of Symfony framework. Stefan is the Zend Certified and have also contributed in Zend Framework. He is the co-founder and trainer at Tech Academy and the podcast host at Dutch Web Alliance.

In his interview with Cloudways Stefan talks about his career start, share his experience as a speaker. What he contributed in Zend Framework. Comparing NodeJS with PHP 7 and Zend with Symfony. Giving advice to students and telling us which people to follow in PHP community.

In the interview Stefan answers questions about:

  • How he started out his career as a developer and mentors that helped
  • Speaking at conferences and where he got his start
  • Thoughts comparing Zend Framework and Symfony
  • His avid use of GitHub
  • Recommendations of people to follow in the community
  • Advice to beginners just starting in the language

They also mention Stefan's other passion - DJing for On Air Radio - and how he got started there. You can read the answers to these and other questions in the full interview.

tagged: cloudways community interview stefankoopmanschap

Link: http://www.cloudways.com/blog/stefan-koopmanschap-interview/

CloudWays Blog:
“The Biggest Improvement In Our Ecosystem Is The Composer” Proclaims Laravel Develop
Apr 27, 2016 @ 12:31:59

The CloudWays blog has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this new article they talk with Freek Van Der Herten.

Freek is a Laravel enthusiast and a PHP developer. Also, he has been writing on his blog. He is a developer at Spatie. He lives in Belgium and is a Zend Certified Engineer. He was a speaker at the “Uncon” of PHP Benelux conference 2016.

In the interview Freek answers questions about:

  • How he originally got into computers/programming
  • His opinions on the Laravel ecosystem
  • His views on the overall PHP community growth
  • The web development competition in Belgium

There's also a bit about his own hobbies and interests including music, writing articles for "P-Magazine" and reading up on the latest in programming blogs. You can read the full interview with answers to these and many more questions here.

tagged: cloudways interview freekvanderherten laravel community

Link: http://www.cloudways.com/blog/freek-van-der-herten-interview/

CloudWays Blog:
Samantha Quiñones Shares Insights On APIs, Elasticsearch And R-Language Programming
Apr 18, 2016 @ 09:05:32

On the Cloudways blog they've posted another interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest post they talk with Samantha Quiñones, a principal software engineer at AOL and user group organizer.

Samantha Quiñones is the principal software engineer at AOL, organizer of DC PHP user group and a speaker. She is a certified R-programmer with vast experience in developing REST APIs. In her interview with Cloudways she talks about the early years of her career, her experience as a speaker and in the end gives advice on who to follow in the PHP community.

In the interview Samantha answers questions about:

  • how she got started in her career as a developer
  • why she started speaking and where she'll be speaking
  • her experience as a security developer at Saint
  • what she enjoys doing when not programming

Finally, she makes a recommendation of someone to follow if you want to get involved in the wider PHP community or just want a good person to start with: Cal Evans.

tagged: cloudways interview samanthaquinones api rest elasticsearch rprogramming community

Link: http://www.cloudways.com/blog/samantha-quinones-interview/

CloudWays Blog:
“The Main Thing I Stress Is That You Determine Your Real Needs” Reveals MySQL Expert
Apr 05, 2016 @ 10:16:58

The Cloudways blog has posted an interview today with Dave Stokes, the MySQL Community Manager at Oracle and frequent speaker at PHP conferences and user groups.

Dave Stokes is MySQL Community Manager at Oracle and a certified MySQL 5.6 database administrator. He has vast experience of DB administration and has been MySQL Certification Manager at SUN. In his interview with Cloudways, he talks about the start of his career, compares MySQL with MariaDB and other MySQL forks in some detail, also talks about NoSQL in detail and, in the end, he gives wonderful advice to students. Enjoy the wide-ranging interview.

Dave answers questions about:

  • How he got started as the MySQL Community Manager
  • His suggestions for choosing one fork of MySQL for you needs
  • How MySQL competes with other database types (like MongoDB)
  • Where people can follow the MySQL community
  • His advice to beginners and students looking to build a career in database development

You can read Dave's answers to these and more questions in the full interview.

tagged: cloudways interview davestokes mysql community oracle

Link: http://www.cloudways.com/blog/interview-dave-stokes/

Cloudways Blog:
Laravel Expert Dries Vints Converses About Frameworks, IDEs & Community
Mar 21, 2016 @ 12:07:44

The Cloudways blog has posted another in their series of community interviews today. This time they talk with Dries Vints, an active member of the Laravel community.

Dries Vints is a Lead Developer at BeatSwitch, a festival management software. He maintains the Laravel.io community portal as well. He has been the publisher of Laravel Weekly. He is the creator of Lock, a popular PHP ACL package. He is living and working in Antwerp, Belgium.

In the interview Dries answers questions about:

  • His own career and history as a developer
  • His work at BeatSwitch and the Lock library
  • When he first discovered Laravel
  • Opinions on the Laravel and PHP communities
  • Some of his own hobbies and interests

You can check out the full interview with answers to these and more questions about Dries.

tagged: cloudways interview driesvints laravel community laravelio

Link: http://www.cloudways.com/blog/laravel-expert-dries-vints-interview/

CloudWays Blog:
Joomla Ace Tessa Mero Shares About PHP, Community & Offers Advice To Students
Mar 02, 2016 @ 10:48:11

The Cloudways blog has posted a new interview in their series of talks with members of the PHP community. In their latest interview they talk with Tessa Mero of the Joomla project.

Tessa Mero is Joomla Extension Directory(JED) Assistant Manager and a contributor to different PHP open source projects. She performs as a speaker in different PHP conferences and she is also an instructor and PACE-IT Mentor at Edmonds Community College. You can also contact her and she can provide you best guidance for your career. In this interview, she talks about her initial career, developers to follow in the PHP community and also gives useful consultancy to students.

In the interview Tessa answers questions about:

  • How she got started in her career as a PHP developer
  • How she became involved in conferences (both in attending and speaking)
  • Her experiences at Sunshine PHP
  • People in the community that have influenced her
  • How she sees Joomla fitting in with other similar software like WordPress and Drupal

You can read her answers to these and other questions in the full interview.

tagged: speaking developer joomla community interview tessamero cloudways conference

Link: http://www.cloudways.com/blog/interview-tessa-mero/

Cloudways Blog:
The Speed Of The New PHP 7 Engine Truly Sets The Stage Going Forward, Says Adam Culp
Feb 24, 2016 @ 09:13:07

The Cloudways blog has posted an interview they've done with Adam Culp a senior consultant with Zend and organizer of both the Sunshine PHP conference and ZendCon.

Adam Culp is a very experienced PHP developer currently associated with Zend Technologies. He has been a trainer and speaker at various PHP events. He was the organizer of SunshinePHP 2016. He is also the member of Zend Certification advisory board and contributor to Zend framework. He is an expert developer of LAMP, Windows, IIS, MYSQL, CSS, AJAX, Javascript, and HTML. Without waiting anymore, let’s explore his life experiences and ideas.

In the interview Adam answers questions about:

  • His past and how he got in to software development
  • How he feels being a part of the Zend certification advisory board
  • Questions about the Sunshine PHP Conference and SoFloPHP user group
  • Why he prefers open source software
  • What trends he sees coming and where he sees current software standing in the big picture

You can read Adam's answers to these and other questions in the full interview.

tagged: sunshinephp zend adamculp interview cloudways developer php7

Link: http://www.cloudways.com/blog/interview-adam-culp/