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Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Heather White
Aug 04, 2015 @ 08:58:39

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode, another in their series of interviews with members of the PHP community. In this latest show host Cal Evans interviews Heather White from php[architect]

In the episode Cal and Heather talk about her as a speaker at the 2015 Lone Star PHP conference and what her session was about. They also talk some about her interaction with the PHP community now that she's becoming more involved, both through php[architect] and community participation.

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 and want to hear more, be sure to subscribe to their feedif you want to hear more or just catch up on previous episodes (and get new ones as they're released).

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2015/08/04/interview-with-heather-white/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
PHP South Coast Wrap-Up
Jul 28, 2015 @ 11:57:55

The Voices of the ElePHPant has posted their latest episode, a wrap-up of the PHP South Coast, a conference that just wrapped up in the UK earlier in July.

Host Cal Evans talks with the organizers of the conference, Rich Sage, Dave Baker and James Titcumb, about why they started the conference and what they hope to provide. Cal also asks about the bad side of things, what was the worst thing that happened as a part of planning the event. He also asks them about the speaker selection and how they handled the rejection letter. To counter, he also asks them about what the best part about planning and putting on the event was. Finally he asks each of them about their local user groups, when and where they meet and what their format looks like.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly for listening offline. Be sure to subscribe to their feed too if you enjoy the episode!

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview podcast phpsouthcoast richsage davebaker jamestitcumb

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2015/07/28/php-south-coast-wrap-up

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Jacques Woodcock
Jul 21, 2015 @ 08:45:49

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode in their series of community interviews. In this latest show host Cal Evans talks with Jacques Woodcock,

Jacques and Cal talk some about his work in the leadership of the Nashville PHP user group. They also talk about how he's grown and what he's learned while he was organizing the group. There's also a mention of the "all user group leadership" meetup they have in the Nashville area, bringing together a cross-functional representative group of the local tech groups. Cal also asks Jacques about the work he's doing at a startup as CTO and how he actively works on the developer happiness of the team.

You can listen to the episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 to listen at your leisure. Be sure to subscribe to their feed too and get the latest episodes as they're released.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview jacqueswoodcock podcast

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2015/07/21/interview-with-jacques-woodcock-2/

Larvel News:
Laravel Sydney – Live with Jeffrey Way
Jul 15, 2015 @ 08:56:15

The Laravel News site has posted a video from a recent Laravel Sydney meeting featuring Jeffrey Way, owner and operator of the popular Laracasts screencast tutorial service.

The Laravel Sydney user group had a special guest in their latest meeting. At 5:30am, his time, Jeffrey Way complete with blood-shot eyes and a massive coffee jar did a live question and answer interview with the group led by Ben Corlett.

You can watch the video either through the in-page player or by heading over to YouTube to watch it there directly.

tagged: laravelsydney jeffereyway laracasts video interview question answer meetup framework

Link: https://laravel-news.com/2015/07/laravel-sydney-live-with-jeffrey-way/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Ben Marks
Jul 14, 2015 @ 11:47:32

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode in their series of interviews with members of the PHP community. This time host Cal Evans talks with Ben Marks, a developer evangelist for Magento.

Cal and Ben talk about the work Ben does as a developer evangelist and how he got into the role. They also talk about how he handles the balance between the need to be social and the need to keep "doing the job" (and burnout). Ben also talks about what responsibilities he feels the role has. They also mention the eBay split (Magento is/was a part of eBay's products) and the work that's put in from that perspective to make it a good product.

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

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview benmarks podcast magento

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2015/07/14/interview-with-ben-marks/

Amasty.com:
PHP 7 and script languages future: insights from lead Zend.com developer
Jul 13, 2015 @ 11:21:02

The Amasty.com site has posted an article featuring an interview with Dmitry Stogov about his background and the next major release of PHP - PHP 7.

PHP is used on 81.9% of websites all over the world and has celebrated its 20th birthday some time ago. We talked to the PHP 7 lead developer and Zend Technologies Chief Performance Engineer – Dmitry Stogov. He spoke about the newest trends in PHP development and the world of script languages.

He answers questions about:

  • How and why he started coding
  • Why he chose PHP and ended up at Zend
  • The work he's contributed to PHP and more specifically PHP7

This includes the work done on the PHPNG performance improvements for the language that was integrated into the main codebase. He talks about some of the testing and development hurdles they had to overcome and what the most important features are to an end user. They also talk some about the future of PHP, it's overall perception in programming communities and some of the features he finds best in modern PHP development. They end the post asking Dmitry about some of his own interests and any advice he can give to more junior developers.

tagged: dmitrystogoy interview php7 phpng performance background features language

Link: https://blog.amasty.com/php-7-and-script-languages-future-insights-from-lead-zend-com-developer/

7PHP.com:
#20YearsOfPHP - Let’s Hear It From Ben Ramsey
Jul 07, 2015 @ 08:41:18

On the 7PHP.com site Khayrettee Wasseem has posted a new interview with Ben Ramsey about the recent anniversary of the PHP language - "20 Years of PHP".

This is the 2nd serie of our #20YearsOfPHP ! YES $this->year[‘2015′] needs to be over-brimmed with lots and lots of love and happiness to celebrate this amazing unique moment. All that PHP has achieved today, is the hard work of myriads of PHP rockstar from all over the world. It’s also because of a super-fantastic group (they know who they are!) of dedicated people who are doing their utmost best to keep shaping, giving consistence to and above all safeguarding the magical community that is The PHP Community! [...] Here over 7PHP, I’m taking this a step further by interviewing some of the PHP rockstars about what they have to say about #20YearsOfPHP

In the interview Ben answers questions about some of his own experience in the PHP community, lessons he's learned over the years, why he thinks PHP has survived so long and his advice to new PHPers just starting out.

tagged: 7php interview community benramsey series 20yearsofphp

Link: http://7php.com/20yearsofphp-benramsey/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Sammy K. Powers
Jun 30, 2015 @ 08:50:28

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by Cal Evans has posted their latest episode featuring yet another interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest episode Cal talks with Sammy Powers.

Cal and Sammy talk about his PHP Roundtable podcast and why he (Sammy) started it up. Cal also asks Sammy his opinion of the PHP community as he's a relatively new addition to conferences and the wider community as a whole.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page player or by downloading the mp3. You can also subscribe to their feed to get the latest episodes as they're released. Also be sure to check out the PHP Roundtable podcast!

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2015/06/30/interview-with-sammy-k-powers/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Ben Ramsey
Jun 23, 2015 @ 08:30:16

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by Cal Evans has posted their latest in their series of interviews with members of the PHP community. In this new episode Cal talks with Ben Ramsey, a long-time member of the PHP community.

In the episode Cal and Ben talk some about Ben's own experience in the PHP community with a bit of a "retrospective" and how he felt good being a part of something good. He also talks about his experience getting back into the community and publishing an open source library. They also talk about his experience contributing to the core PHP language and his involvement with the VirtPHP project.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 for listening offline. If you enjoy the episode, be sure to subscribe to their feed.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview benramsey podcast

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2015/06/23/interview-with-ben-ramsey/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Matthew Weier O'Phinney
Jun 16, 2015 @ 09:11:21

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode interviewing a member of the PHP community. This time host Cal Evans talks with Matthew Weier O'Phinney of the Zend Framework team.

In this new episode Cal and Matthew talk about a conversation they were involved in about Conduit, a "middleware for PHP" project. It came from some of his testing with Node.js and wondering why PHP didn't have something similar. This lead to the PSR-7 proposal from the PHP-FIG group with a standardized HTTP request and response structure. They also talk about how these concepts are being integrated into frameworks like Zend Framework and how it's helping improve performance. They also talk about how this move will effect major projects like WordPress or Drupal. They wrap things up talking about Zend Framework v3 and the work that's currently being done to split up the components and lock down the framework as a "meta-package" with specific versions of the components.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 for listening at your leisure. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed to get this and future episodes as they're released.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview matthewweierophinney podcast

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2015/06/16/interview-with-matthew-weier-ophinney-3/