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Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Adam Harvey
Aug 23, 2016 @ 09:41:24

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted another interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest episode host Cal Evans talks with Adam Harvey, a core developer on the PHP project. This episode is a video recorded at the php[tek] 2016 conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

Cal and Adam talk about the pre-RFC "wild west" days of work on the PHP language, what he sees as better and what he sees as worse since the RFC process has been introduced. They talk about some of the "differences of opinion" that have happened on the php.internals mailing list, citing the strict type hinting conversations as an example. They also talk about the migration guides and Adam's contributions to them.

You can watch and listen to this latest episode either through the in-page video player or audio player. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for updates when new shows are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/08/23/interview-adam-harvey/

Laravel News:
Laracon EU – Interview with speaker Freek Van der Herten
Aug 18, 2016 @ 10:37:20

The Laravel News site has published an interview with one of the speakers for the upcoming Laracon EU Conference, happening at the end of this month (August 2016). In the interview they talk with well-known Laravel-er Freek Van der Herten.

This year’s Laracon EU has a fantastic speaker lineup including twenty-two speakers from all across the world. Tickets are still available and it’s one you will not want to miss.

Freek Van der Herten (@freekmurze) is one of those speakers and he graciously took a break from releasing new packages to allow me the opportunity to ask him a few questions about his talk and the conference experience.

Freek answers questions about his previous experience at Laracon EU, his Laravel-related backup package, other talks he's excited about and words of encouragement to those attending the conference. Check out the full post for his answers to these and other questions.

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Link: https://laravel-news.com/2016/08/laracon-eu-interview-with-speaker-freek-van-der-herten/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Matthew Turland (#2)
Aug 17, 2016 @ 11:03:59

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by PHP community member Cal Evans, has posted their latest episode, another in their series of interviews with a member of the PHP community. In this latest show Cal talks with Matthew Turland, a leader on the Phergie project.

Cal and Matt talk about Matt's role with the Phergie project and some of the history behind the project. Matt also shares some of his "lessons learned" about the project including bringing in other members of the community to help. They also talk about where Matt currently works - at When I Work - and what he does there.

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 for updates when the latest episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/08/16/interview-matthew-turland/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Woody Gilk
Aug 10, 2016 @ 09:53:33

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode with host Cal Evans interviewing a member of the PHP community. In this latest show Cal talks with Woody Gilk, a speaker at Midwest PHP 2016.

Cal and Woody talk about it talk about Midwest PHP covering domain-driven development and application architecture. They also talk about a package that he works heavily on - the OAuth2 server from League of Extraordinary Packages - and why he got involved. They also talk about some of the other packages in The League and their own personal experiences.

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 and follow them on Twitter for updates when new episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/08/09/interview-woody-gilk/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with John Kelly
Aug 04, 2016 @ 10:32:41

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 latest show Cal talks with John Kelly.

Cal and John talk about the talk John presented at the Midwest PHP Conference covering dependency injection. They also talk about the PHP package he helps to maintain, the php-amqplib library (AMQP handling for RabbitMQ) and the PHP User Group he's an organizer of: Portland PHP. The interview ends with Cal asking John about some tips for those wanting to start and maintain a user group in their area.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the []in-page audio player(https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/08/02/interview-john-kelly/) or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get updates when the latest episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/08/02/interview-john-kelly/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Vesna Kovach
Aug 02, 2016 @ 13:19:15

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by PHP community member Cal Evans, has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest episode Cal talks with Vesna Kovach, one of the speakers at the Sunshine PHP Conference 2016.

Cal and Vesna talk about her "passion project" centered around the focus of women in technology. They cover a bit of history of code, comuting and the roles that women played. They discuss three examples involving working at NASA, computer science in education and the application of computers to "crunching numbers".

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 and follow them on Twitter to get the latest updates when new interviews are posted.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/07/29/interview-vesna-kovach/

CloudWays Blog:
Josh Lockhart Discusses Slim Framework And Photography
Jul 29, 2016 @ 12:30:58

The Cloudways blog has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community that has made major contributions. This time they talk with Josh Lockhart, the creator of the popular Slim framework and contributor to the PHP: The Right Way guide.

Josh Lockhart is the creator of Slim Micro Framework for PHP, a well known framework for writing powerful API and web apps. He is also managing PHP The Right Way, a project that provides best practices and quality information about PHP in one place. He works as a senior web developer and special project director at New Media Campaigns.

In this interview Josh talks about his experience with PHP. He also describes how he came up with the Slim Framework and offers great advice to PHP newbies.

In the interview Josh answers questions about:

  • his own history and experience in PHP development
  • how he sees PHP has progressed over the years (and where it's heading)
  • why he created the Slim framework and what makes it different
  • the tools/software he uses to do his work

He also shares some recommendations to beginners with the language and suggests some software for those looking at things like content management systems. The interview finishes up with Josh sharing some about his own passion for photography and his own work environment.

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Link: http://www.cloudways.com/blog/josh-lockhart-interview/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Steve Grunwell
Jul 27, 2016 @ 09:47:48

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by PHP community member Cal Evans, has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest show Cal talks with Steve Grunwell, a senior web engineer at 10up.

Cal and Steve talk about his presentation at this year's Sunshine PHP conference (2016) about "taking the web offline". Steve talks about the reasoning behind his group originally making an offline application and how it works. Steve also talks some about his background with WordPress and trying to get it to do "non-Wordpress-y things" in the past. They also commiserate over some of the client work they've each done in the past when they say "I just need....". They also talk about the WPEnforcer plugin he's created to enforce coding standards in a more automated way.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the interview and want to hear more, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get updates as the latest shows are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/07/26/interview-steve-grunwell/

Laravel News Podcast:
LN 22: The Laracon Interview Episode
Jul 25, 2016 @ 09:39:30

The Laravel News podcast, hosted by Eric Barnes, has posted the latest episode of their show (#22) with The Laracon Interview Special.

A special “Laracon” edition of the podcast.

In this episode, we chat with all the speakers that are scheduled to give the first-day workshops. These include Taylor Otwell, Evan You, Adam Wathan, and Chris Fidao.

The topics include information about their talks, projects they’re working on, getting the most out of the conference and more. There’s great stuff here, even if you’re not attending!

Projects mentioned include Forge, Envoyer, Evan on Patreon and Chris' Servers for Hackers book. You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player.

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Link: https://laravel-news.com/2016/07/ln-22-laracon-interview-episode/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Robert McFrazier
Jul 22, 2016 @ 10:31:39

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by PHP community member Cal Evans, has posted their latest in their series of interviews with a member of the PHP community. In this latest episode Cal talks with Robert McFrazier.

In the show Cal and Robert talk about his presentation at the 2016 edition of the Sunshine PHP conference introducing Docker to PHP developers that may not have used it before. They also talk about some of the technical editing he's done on books covering Cassandra. Robert briefly summarizes what Cassandra is and how it can be used (and why it might be used over a relational database). Finally they talk about one of Robert's other passion - music.

You can listen to this latest interview 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 and follow them on Twitter for updates when the latest shows are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/07/22/interview-robert-mcfrazier/