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Matthew Weier O'Phinney:
Deployment with Zend Server (Part 2 of 8)
August 29, 2014 @ 11:55:04

Matthew Weier O'Phinney has posted the second part of his series with some tips around application deployment with Zend Server. In this latest post he shares his second tip related to recurring jobs.

This is the second in a series of eight posts detailing tips on deploying to Zend Server.The previous post in the series detailed getting started with zf-deploy to create ZPK packages to deploy to Zend Server. Today, I'm looking at how to created scheduled/recurring jobs using Zend Server's Job Queue; think of this as application-level cronjobs.

Instead of running the jobs as cron tasks (which may or may not be installed if there's multiple servers), he opts for a software-based approach. He walks you through the use of the Zend Server Job Queue to create a simple reoccurring execution to run a PHP script at a certain time. He includes some code examples with one showing just the scheduling of a job and the other showing how to detach previous jobs and add only the new ones that weren't scheduled before.

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Link: http://mwop.net/blog/2014-08-28-zend-server-deployment-part-2.html

Cal Evans:
Step 0 when hiring PHP developers online. Get this right!
August 12, 2014 @ 09:25:31

Cal Evans has a new post to his site with a great suggestion for those looking to hire PHP developers: get your jobs page right and show that you have a good "developer culture" to attract good, solid talent.

When building an online strategy for finding developers to hire, start with your web site. It is amazing that so many companies miss this totally or mess this step up. Make sure you have a top level menu item that is easy to identify as "this is where we post jobs". Call it "Jobs", "Careers", "Work with us" whatever, just make sure it's in the top level of your menu and not something that people have to dig down into your site to get to.

He also suggests that you treat the "Jobs" page as an important part of the site. Vague or incomplete descriptions of the positions turn off developers and will make them move on to something else. Link to the deeper details and don't overwhelm the viewer with it all up front. He gives two examples of companies that he thinks have gotten it right and how it reflects on their investment in developer culture.

So step 0 in the process of finding developers to work on your team is to build a culture of respect. If you get this right, attracting developers - attracting the best developers - will be easy. Get this wrong though, nothing else will matter. Remember, developer talk to each other within their community. They will know if you are not a good place to work.
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Link: http://blog.calevans.com/2014/08/11/step-0-when-hiring-php-developers-online-get-this-right/

Reddit.com:
Where do people put good PHP job ads now?
June 14, 2013 @ 11:08:46

On Reddit.com there's a post sharing some opinions on where to look for PHP jobs and find "the good ones" out of the sea of positions.

I don't want to make this a "hire me" post, because that would and should get downvoted, but where would a person go to find interesting PHP related job ads in 2013? Some of the older big job sites like Monster and Dice are a barren wasteland of boring recruiters hiring for defense contractors, health insurance companies and low end agencies. Github has a small but decent section. Stack Overflow has some decent ones. Hacker news has a monthly thread, but a strong anti-PHP hipster bias. Reddit, at least from search has so few that I find 2 year old ones.

The responses range from links to specific companies looking for people out to some more general resources like LinkedIn, Craigslist, and yes, even recruiters (just be sure to pick a good one).

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Link: http://www.reddit.com/r/PHP/comments/1g59kb/where_do_people_put_good_php_job_ads_now

Community News:
Atlanta PHP Jan 2013 Meeting - Current Trends of the PHP & Open Source Job Market
December 20, 2012 @ 09:35:29

The Atlanta PHP User Group has announced their January 2013 meeting, a loo at the "Current Trends of the PHP and Open Source Job Market" (from Ari Waller):

The presentation will be an overview of the current employment market and outlook specifically for PHP developers (as well as other Open Source related Open Source trends), based on the current supply and demands in the market place, as well as career oriented topics via Q&A (Resumes, Interviews, and overall job hunting tips and strategies). Ari will cover a year by year comparison from his previous talk and discuss changes and new trends going into 2013. He will also discuss how to work with recruiters as effectively as possible (if at all), as well as questions you have always wanted to ask regarding the the inner workings of IT Staffing.

Despite it being presented by a recruitment company, they have promised an open and honest conversation about the topic, not a sales pitch. If you'd like to attend, check out this page on the Atlanta PHP site for more information - including a new meeting location.

Have a user group meeting or event you'd like announced? let us know!

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Lorna Mitchell's Blog:
Using Gearman from PHP
February 16, 2011 @ 09:51:07

Lorna Mitchell has a new post today about using a popular backend processing tool, Gearman, from inside of PHP. Her example gives a full overview of how to add a new job and write the worker for it to make things happen.

Basically, this application generates some PDFs from a variety of data sources, makes images, and emails it. Since the whole data processing, image handling, PDF generation process is fairly heavy, I'm putting the requests to generate these onto a gearman queue and having some workers process the jobs.

You'll need to have the Gearman server and extension installed (sample instructions here for Ubuntu) to use the sample code she gives using the Gearman_Client and GearmanWorker objects to create the pieces of the puzzle. You can find out more about the Gearman PECL extension here.

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NetworkWorld.com:
10 best IT jobs right now
February 04, 2010 @ 08:02:10

As most people involved in the IT sector know, demand is growing all the time for qualified people to fill the spots companies really need. In a new article from NetworkWorld.com they talk about some of the current trends as to what skills companies are really looking for right now including people with solid experience with Open Source development and tools.

Industry watchers report that while an economic recovery won't guarantee that IT jobs return to pre-recession levels, increased interest in emerging and existing technologies will drive internal training and external hiring decisions. [...] Here we examine 10 IT job titles that could gain traction in 2010 as new technology demands require evolving IT skills.

The list includes specializations like security specialists, capacity planning, network engineers, business process engineers and Open Source specialists that have the knowledge and the skills to either create or bring in the Open Source tools that would fit the need the best. They even quote Dice.com about the increase in popularity those sorts of postings/searches have been getting lately.

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Community News:
A Look Back at 2008
January 01, 2009 @ 07:51:42

2008 was a great year for the PHP community - lots of growth, enhancements and improvements have lead us to where we are today. The language is stronger than ever and attracting more developers than it ever has. Let's take a look at just some of the things that made 2008 what it was:

  • Plenty of criticism and comparisons of PHP
  • The rise in popularity of the elePHPants
  • Growth in the PHP Women group (like the article contest and their 2nd brithday)
  • 2008 - the Year of the Framework
  • PEAR Bug Traige event
  • Zend Framework's Dojo and AMF integration
  • A growing emphasis on unit testing and debugging
  • The last release in the PHP 4 series
  • Ibuildings launches their Center for Expertise (and Cal Evans is appointed Director)
  • Several major companies - like Microsoft and Adobe - show more interest in the PHP community
  • Lukas Smith launched his emPHPower iniative
  • php|architect launched their C7Y community website
  • this site made the move to the Solar Framework
  • PHPers participated once again in Google's Summer of Code
  • PEAR elctions were held
  • The Great Namespace Debate of 2008
  • Plenty of podcasts were released - PHP Abstract and the P3 Podcast
  • php|architect got a major overhaul of the site, the magazine and the structure of the company
  • Zend launched a new certification - Zend Framework Certified Engineer
  • Zend buyout rumors (no, it didn't happen)
  • the elePHPant World Tour
  • Continuing development on PHP 5.3

Conferences

  • CakeFest
  • PHP Brasil
  • PHP London
  • Dutch PHP Conference
  • Zend/PHP Conference & Expo
  • php|tek
  • php|works/PyWorks
  • PHP Quebec
  • PHP Appalachia
  • FrOSCon
  • International PHP Conference
  • PHP Camp
  • OpenExpo
  • PHP North West
  • SymfonyCamp
  • PHP Barcelona
  • PHP Security Camp

Our own job postings

  • Included companies like: CNet Networks, Ibuildings, Ning, InvestorGuide.com, Yahoo! and Schematic
  • In places like: Paris, UK, Nashville, Barcelona, New York, Zurich, Dallas and Chicago
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Site News:
Opinions on the Job Postings
August 14, 2008 @ 14:25:54

I just wanted to take a second and get some opinions from the readers out there around the job postings that this site has been doing for a while now. They've become more popular in the recent months and I'm concerned that they might be "interrupting the flow" of the news around them.

I wanted to get your thoughts on them and on an idea I'm considering - splitting them off into their own sub-site sort of thing. Right now, you can go to jobs.phpdeveloper.org and get to the latest job postings without the news items. Do you, opinionated readers, think that they should stay over there and not be included with the news? Or do you like having them all in one place, all in one feed?

Post your opinions in the comments - I'll be interested to see what you think...

UPDATE: Several people in the comments have mentioned it, but I wanted to point out one option on the RSS feed - the filtering I have built in. It's tag based, so if you didn't want the job posts in there, you could subscribe to this feed: http://phpdeveloper.org/feed/tag/-job-post. That filters out the job posts for you. It wouldn't be hard to translate this into another "jobless" feed.

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