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php[architect]:
php[world] Conference Five Amazing Keynotes
August 21, 2014 @ 10:33:24

The php[architect] group has officially announced the five keynote speakers they'll be having at this year's php[world] conference conference.

We are excited to announce today the amazing keynote speakers that we have lined up for our php[world] conference this November. We've worked hard to find the best speakers and talks that cover the breadth of the PHP experience. We want php[world] to be a conference that pulls together all the different fragmented communities of PHP into one place to share ideas, and our keynotes reflect that mission.

The keynote speakers for this year come from a wide range of communities:

  • Luke Stokes: "Turning Your Code Into a Company: The Parts They Don't Tell You."
  • Angela Byron: "Drupal 8: A Story of Growing Up and Getting Off the Island"
  • Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire: "Idealism as code: From philosophy to empowerment"
  • Andrew Nacin: "Trust, Community, and Automatic Updates"

The final "keynote" is actually a panel of seven developers representing some of the major projects in the PHP ecosystem: WordPress, Drupal, Magento, Joomla!, Symfony, Laravel, and Zend Framework. You can find out more about these keynotes here or just check out the conference on the main conference site.

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Link: http://www.phparch.com/2014/08/phpworld-conference-five-amazing-keynotes/

PHPMagazin:
Okay, so the cloud. But what's in it for me and my business.
November 13, 2013 @ 12:40:06

On the PHPMagazin.de site today, they've posted the video from this year's International PHP Conference of the panel discussion of "the cloud" and what's in it for businesses (note: original page is in German).

Who really needs the cloud? [...] Speaker Rainer Stropek (software architect at gmbh), Frank Muller (Canonical) and Glen Campbell (Rackspace) spoke on a keynote panel in Munich at the 2013 IPC about the cloud and its opportunities for business cases. It was less about basics, how to get the concepts of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS, or propaganda, like the eternal question of the data (un) reliability of the cloud, but much more about a sense of which business scenarios cloud are ready.

You can watch the full keynote video either through the in-page player or over on YouTube as well as several other interviews and videos from this year's IPC (2013).

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Link: http://phpmagazin.de/videos/Okay-the-Cloud-But-whats-in-it-for-me-and-my-business-168918

Davey Shafik:
Keynoting at ZendCon Europe
November 04, 2013 @ 10:58:47

Davey Shafik has a new post about doing the closing keynote at this year's ZendCon Europe conference (happening November 18th through 20th in Paris, France).

In a little under three weeks I will be giving the closing keynote at ZendCon Europe. This will my first keynote and I'm excited to be talking about The Evolution of DevOps.

His talk will cover how the DevOps role has come into its own over the past few years and what kinds of changes to expect, as a developer, in the upcoming years. If you'd like to hear this and lots of other great talks, there's still time to pick up your tickets for either just the conference or for both the conference and tutorials. You can even opt to take the Zend certification while you're at the event.

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Link: http://daveyshafik.com/archives/68854-keynoting-at-zendcon-europe.html

Zend Blog:
Rise of the Native Cloud Developer - ZendCon Keynote
October 11, 2013 @ 12:54:22

If you weren't able to make it to this year's ZendCon conference that just happened in Santa Clara, you can get at least a little piece of it from this new post to the Zend blog. It's a video from a keynote session from Peter Magnusson titled "Rise of the Native Cloud Developer."

At his keynote session at ZendCon, he shared some of the important and sometimes unexpected lessons Google learned while building for the cloud - such as the importance of lightweight execution containers, relying on failure, and how to overcome the speed of light when building distributed systems.

And then he went ahead to discuss about the rise of the "Cloud Native" developer - how engineers and organisations large and small now using these principles to build truly robust and scalable services, and businesses.

You can watch it embedded in the post or full size on Youtube.

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Link: http://blog.zend.com/2013/10/10/rise-native-cloud-developer/

The PHP.cc:
A Framework is No Architecture
June 20, 2013 @ 09:52:08

On the PHP.cc site today Stefan Priebsch has shared a video of a presentation he made called "A Framework Is No Architecture":

Back in April I presented a keynote titled "A Framework Is No Architecture" at the Inspiring Flow conference. [...] Frameworks solve common problems, and thus allow rapid application development. Agile and incremental software development, however, does not magically create architectures as you go. We will prove the point that your favourite framework does not provide you with an application architecture, and analyze what implications this has.

You can watch the video in-page or over on YouTube if you'd like a bit larger view.

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Link: http://thephp.cc/viewpoints/blog/2013/06/a-framework-is-no-architecture

Community News:
Sunshine PHP Announces Keynote Speaker - Rasmus Lerdorf
November 06, 2012 @ 09:29:41

The Sunshine PHP Conference has announced their opening keynote speaker for this year's conference (in Miami, Florida February 8th and 9th) - Rasmus Lerdorf, creator of the PHP language.

SunshinePHP Developer Conference is proud to announce the opening keynote speaker Rasmus Lerdorf. In February 2013 when it is cold in most places around the world, it is still sunny and beautiful in Florida. So come down to Miami for a few days and enjoy sun, community, and learn all in one great conference.

Tickets for the event are already on sale with an Early Bird price (pre-November 30th) of $159.95 USD. If you're more inclined towards speaking at the event, their Call for Papers is only open until December 1st so hurry and get those submission in!

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Community News:
ZendCon Keynotes Live Stream
October 23, 2012 @ 08:27:35

If you weren't able to make it to this year's ZendCon conference (happening right now in Santa Clara, CA) you can at least get a little taste of it though their live video stream of the keynotes.

There's five sessions they'll be sharing via the stream starting today and running through the 25th:

  • Opening Keynote - Andi Gutmans (Zend)
  • Open Source Cloud Technologies - Jimmy Guerrero (Red Hat, Inc.), Adrian Otto (Rackspace) and Peder Ulander (Citrix Systems)
  • The Media Industry and Moving to PHP - Raghu Bala (Source Interlink), Brent Pearson (UBM Technology)
  • PHP in the Cloud: Choice, Scale, Code, Simplify - Simone Brunozz (Amazon Web Services)
  • Zend Framework 2 - Practical Experience from the Trenches - Matthew Weier O`Phinney (Zend Technologies), Shawn Stratton (Discovery Communications, Inc.), Evan Coury (SouthwestMedical.com) and Mike Willbanks (CaringBridge)

The Opening Keynote starts at 8:30am PDT, so keep your eyes here for that broadcast.

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DPCRadio:
Episode #2012-01 - Douglas Crockford, Programming Style and Your Brain
October 15, 2012 @ 10:21:57

The DPCRadio podcast series has returned with recordings from the 2012 edition of the conference. In this first recording they share the keynote given by Douglas Crockford at the start of the combined Dutch PHP and Dutch Mobile Conferences.

Computer programs are the most complicated things that humans make. They must be perfect, which is hard for us because we are not perfect. Programming is thought to be a "head" activity, but there is a lot of "gut" involved. [...] The systems in our brains that make us vulnerable to advertising and propaganda also influence our programming styles. This talk looks systematically at the development of a programming style that specifically improves the reliability of programs. The examples are given in JavaScript, a language with an uncommonly large number of bad parts, but the principles are applicable to all languages.

You can listen to this episode either using the in-page player, downloading the (rather large) mp3 or just subscribe to their feed to get the latest.

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Nodeable Blog:
Marten Mickos The LAMP Stack is Dead, and Cloud has Killed It
April 20, 2012 @ 08:17:56

In this recent post to the Nodeable Blog, they suggest that the days of the typical LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) are numbered because of what many of the cloud services have to offer.

For the past 10 years, the LAMP stack has laid waste to proprietary software stacks. Yes, Microsoft has held onto gargantuan profits, but LAMP has become the foundation for leading web services, whether Google or Facebook or [Insert Big Web Brand Here]. LAMP is the future. Or was. That is, until cloud killed it, as Eucalyptus CEO (and former MySQL CEO) Marten Mickos posits in a great keynote from the Percona Live: MySQL Conference & Expo 2012.

In the keynote he pointed out that it's becoming less about the whole setup and more about combining technologies to get the results you need - less "stack" and more "linked technology" (and not always the same tech for every node). He pointed to the Amazon AWS service as a prime example of a platform that allows endless flexibility as to what software can be installed and how it can be used, all with a few clicks of a mouse.

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Ibuildings techPortal:
DPC Radio Keynote - First Class APIs
September 13, 2011 @ 11:13:02

The Ibuildings techPortal has started back up with their DPC Radio recordings from last year's Dutch PHP Conference with a recording of a keynote from Helgi, "First Class APIs".

APIs are commonly an afterthought, like a hot tub awkwardly attached to a house  - a shoehorned approach that produces a suboptimal app with scarce support that lacks documentation. In effect, APIs are the ugly stepchild of the Web.

He talks about why APIs are commonly an afterthought and some suggestions on how you can change that in your current and future applications. You can listen to this latest episode either by using the in-page player, by downloading the mp3 or by subscribing to their feed. You can also see the slides over on Slideshare.

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