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Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Beau Simensen
May 24, 2016 @ 09:18:27

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest interview with another member of the PHP community: Beau Simensen, a developer on the Sculpin static site generator project. This is another in their series of video interviews done live at the [php]world conference.

Cal and Beau talk some about Sculpin and some of the responsibility that comes with working on a large, popular open source project. They also talk about burnout and some of the things that Beau has done in his own life to help avoid it. There's also some discussion about Beau's new role at Monii.com and the experience of moving to the UK from the US (along with his family).

You can catch this latest episode in a few different ways - either by downloading the mp3 of the show directly or using the in-page audio or video players. If you enjoy the show be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/05/24/beau-simenson/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Amanda Folson
May 18, 2016 @ 09:47:30

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode today, another in their series of (audio) interviews with members of the PHP community. In this latest show host Cal Evans talks with Amanda Folson, a developer evangelist at PagerDuty.

Cal and Amanda start off talking about some of her own experiences being a developer evangelist. They also talk about the travel involved, what kinds of events she normally attends. They also discuss the company she works for, PagerDuty, and what they provide as a service. Cal asks Amanda about some of her own advice for those out there looking to either get started speaking at conferences (or improve if you already do).

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.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant interview calevans amandafolson community phpworld15

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/05/17/interview-amanda-folson/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Helen Hou-Sandí
May 17, 2016 @ 10:05:20

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode recorded live from the 2015 edition of the php[world] conference with host Cal Evans. In this latest show Cal talks with *Helen Hou-Sandí, a core developer on the WordPress project.

Cal and Helen talk about WordPress, her role in the 4.0 release and some of the duties involved. They also talk about how she first got involved in the WordPress project and when she made the move into being on the core development group.

You can catch this latest episode a few different ways: either by downloading the mp3 or using the in-page audio or video player. If you enjoy the episode be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get updates as the latest shows are released.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant interview calevans helenhousandi community phpworld15

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/05/10/interview-helen-housandi/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Rachel Baker
May 04, 2016 @ 09:41:09

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this new episode (another video interview from php[world] 2015) host Cal Evans talks with Rachel Baker, a developer on the WordPress API project

They talk about why and when the REST API project was started up and some about the current status of the work (mostly moved into core). Rachel also fills Cal in on why it migrated from the "JSON API" over to to the "REST API" to help prevent some confusion between it and other features. They also spend some time talking about some of the merging of developer communities an open API can help foster (like between the wider PHP community and the WordPress community).

You can listen (or watch) this latest episode either through the in-page players, both video and audio, or you can download the mp3 if you want to listen to the audio offline. If you enjoy the episode, be sure to also subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get updates as new episodes are released.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview rachelbaker podcast

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/05/03/interview-rachel-baker/

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/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Juliette Reinders Folmer
Apr 26, 2016 @ 09:38:22

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode with host Cal Evans interviewing a member of the PHP community. In this new (video) interview Cal talks with Juliette Reinders Folmer,

Cal and Juliette talk about some of the work that she does with WordPress plugins and some of her recent activity on the TGM Plugin Activation project. This project aims to help bring in some of the package/plugin management idea that Composer has for the wider PHP community. They also talk about the Yoast SEO plugin and her contributions there.

You can watch this latest episode either through the in-page video player or directly over on YouTube. If you're more audio inclined you can also use the in-page audio player or download the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the interview, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview juliettereinderfolmer podcast

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/04/26/juliette-folmers/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Taylor Otwell about Spark
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:47:36

In the latest episode of the Voices of the ElePHPant podcast host Cal Evans talks with Taylor Otwell, creator of the Laravel framework about Spark, the Laravel-based package that provides many of the basic features needed to run the business around your application.

Cal and Taylor start off talking about why Taylor wanted to create Spark and where the need came from in his own development work. He wanted to share the results and make it faster for people to work on the application and not these features around it. They also talk about some of the features that are included in Spark and why they exist. There's also a discussion about why he chose to go with Vue.js for the frontend of the application, the user impersonation feature and

This is a live video interview that Cal did with Taylor you can watch either through the in-page audio player or directly over on YouTube. If you enjoy the interview be sure to follow their feed and keep up with them on Twitter.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview taylorotwell podcast spark laravel

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/04/20/interview-taylor-otwell/

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

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Mark Story
Apr 19, 2016 @ 09:17:56

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest in their series of video interviews with members of the PHP community recorded at the php[world] 2016 conference, Mark Story, a developer on the CakePHP project.

*Cal and Marks talk about CakePHP in general, Mark's involvement in it and some of the recent advancements in the project. They also talk about his role at FreshBooks and how PHP is used there. They also talk about Mark's session there at the php[world] conference and the Magic: The Gathering games he participated in at the game night there at the conference.

You can listen (or watch) this latest episode either through the in-page video or audio player or directly over on YouTube. If you enjoy the episode be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to find out about the latest episodes as they're released.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview markstory podcast

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/04/19/interview-mark-story/