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Joshua Thijssen:
PHP Phragmentation
July 31, 2013 @ 12:35:16

In this most recent post Joshua Thijssen looks at an interesting subject - fragmentation in the PHP community due to a higher level of regional user groups...and how it could actually result in isolation.

Until a few years ago, The Netherlands (wrongly called Holland) had only one single usergroup : PHPGG. After a few years a decision made to merge this Dutch group and the Belgium version of it into a single usergroup: PHPBenelux. [...] But there is a trend going on in the PHP world, especially in the Netherlands. There are usergroups popping out of the ground lately, mostly centered on a specific city. And it's easy: goto meetup.com, sign up, create your group et voila, you are born. If you are a high-end group, you even will register a domain-name as well.

He suggests that, because of these groups, the overall number of attendees in all groups is dropping - even the larger ones. This fragmentation of groups is also breaking down things into more specific technologies, reducing the number of people coming to the more general "web oriented" groups as well. He encourages developers to attend a user group that doesn't involve PHP and learn something new (and maybe even talk about it to other PHP developers).

Inspire attendees, not only talk about the same subjects over and over again. KEEP the userbase, get them enthusiastic, have them bring new people with.. GROW your userbase, not splinter it..
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Link: http://getoffmylawn.nl/php-phragmentation

IBuildings Blog:
TestFest 2009
May 08, 2009 @ 08:46:47

On the IBuildings blog there's a new post by Soila Patajoki taking a brief look at TestFest events around the world.

The PHP TestFest is a gathering by PHP enthusiasts that get together to write automated test cases for PHP. These test cases help prevent future incompatibilities and bugs in PHP. The event has grown global over the course of the years, with user groups everywhere in the world participating.

She points out some of the European TestFest events that Ibuildings is helping out with including ones in London, Manchester and Belgium. You can find out more about TestFest-ing and see if there's a group in your area participating on the TestFest page off the main PHP QA site.

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Michelangelo van Dam's Blog:
BugHuntDay or fixing bugs for fun
October 16, 2008 @ 11:10:09

In a new post to his blog today Michelangelo talks about a joint effort between the Dutch PHP user group phpGG and the PHP Belgium group - BugHuntDay.org.

Fixing bugs is mostly considered the least favorite part of open-source projects, which often delays a good project growing into a great one. And this is a pity, because fixing bugs can really be fun and is very educative.

The Bug Hunt Day is planned for November 8th (2008) for those in the Netherlands. Here's how it'll go:

A typical BugHuntDay is started with a small presentation by a code contributor to that framework or library, followed by a group effort fixing bugs while being assisted by experts. This way attendees learn a bit of the framework or library, the process of fixing bugs and the process of quality assurance (QA).

If you're around the Roosendaal area and want to participate, check out the Bug Hunt Day website and find out how to get involved.

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Job Posting:
Ibuildings Seeks Test Engineer (Netherlands)
August 13, 2008 @ 13:45:34

Company Ibuildings
Location Netherlands (near Utrecht, Amsterdam, Sittard or Vlissingen)
Title Test Engineer
Summary

Ibuildings is looking for a Test Engineer. This position is primarily focused on quality assurance for all our PHP projects (from standard websites via challenging high-traffic projects to complex business critical web applications).

The test engineer will be involved in several types of quality assurance, such as performance benchmarks, usability-, acceptance- and unit tests. The test engineer will work with one of the Ibuildings development teams to write test plans, conduct tests, process the results and help find solutions for issues that were found.

We are looking for a tester with a keen eye and a focus on the needs of the customer. He or she should be a real teamplayer and should not avoid confrontation.

Profile

  • Customer focus
  • Good communication skills
  • Experienced in Quality Assurance
  • Experienced in Software Engineering
  • Familiarity with internet technology
  • A good amount of 'common sense' regarding web applications
  • Experience with PHPUnit and/or SimpleTest, and CruiseControl/phpUnderControl would be prefered
  • Familiarity with open source development tools
  • Able to work both in a team or individually

We offer:
A very challenging environment with passionate coworkers that constantly operate on the edge of technology. Ibuildings values personal development and promotes knowledge growth of its employees. Apart from that, we offer a competitive salary and a benefits package tailored to the personal needs of the employee.

Applications:
Interested? Please send your application with CV to:

Saskia van Ooijen
e-mail: saskia@ibuildings.nl

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Symfony Blog:
symfony Camp 2008
August 08, 2008 @ 16:09:59

The Symfony blog has officially announced this year's symfony camp happening September 12th and 13th:

This year again, DOP organizes the symfony camp. The event takes place on the 12th and 13th of September. This is a unique opportunity to meet the community. The camp will start with a training on symfony 1.1, given by Nicolas Perriault (symfony 1.1 release manager). The second day is packed with great talks.

Speakers already lined up for the event include Dustin Whittle, Fabian Lange, Lambert Beekhuis and Ian Christian. Check out the official site for more information on where it's happening and to reserve your spot today.

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Ivo Jansch's Blog:
Small country, big in PHP
April 29, 2008 @ 12:03:26

If you're in the area of The Netherlands and you're into PHP, consider yourself lucky - just look at all the events that Ivo Jansch mentions in one of his more recent blog entries:

PHP is still growing in The Netherlands (according to nexen.net, 46% of Dutch domains use PHP). A good indicator of PHP's growth is the number of conferences and other events that are organized this year. [...] This year alone, there are already 6 major (>50) events; 3 done, 3 to go.

Some of the events (like Dutch Joomla Days and the PHP Business Seminar) have already passed but there's still a chance to get in on a few others like Kings of Code and the Dutch PHP Conference.

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Zend Developer Zone:
IBuildings/Sogeti PHP Business Seminar
April 25, 2008 @ 07:52:36

Cal Evans (of the Zend Developer Zone) has written up a summary of an event he recently attend and spoke at in the Netherlands - the PHP Business Seminar.

I've just returned from my second trip to the Netherlands and, as with the first one, I had a wonderful time. This time, I was honored to speak at the PHP Business Seminar put on as a joint project by IBuildings and Sogeti.

He talks about the conference, some of the presentations (a bit of which he caught, they were all in Dutch) and his experience presenting - twice, once with Red Bull and once without. If you want a bit more detail (and the slides from his talk) check out Cal's post on his personal blog too.

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Job Posting:
Ibuildings Seeks Senior PHP Developer/Consultant (UK or Netherlands)
November 15, 2007 @ 16:14:19

Company Ibuildings
Location United Kingdom (London) or The Netherlands (Amsterdam, Vlissingen, Sittard)
Title Senior PHP Developer/Consultant
Summary

Ibuildings is a PHP service company based in the Netherlands and the UK. We do large-scale development projects and various PHP related professional services, such as application audits, implementation/optimization of development methodologies, architecture of web clusters and training.

PHP is our basis and core technology, but we cover the entire stack from operating system to web browser.

All of our offices have enthusiastic teams of PHP professionals working on interesting and challenging projects for a wide range of customers.

What we look for in potential candidates:

  • A solid background in software engineering (oop, ooa/ood, design patterns)
  • Affinity with scripting languages
  • Affinity with open source
  • Affinity with database technology
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Eagerness to learn and not afraid to explore the unknown
  • Creativity
  • Communication skills

Zend and/or MySQL certifications are preferred, but not required. We do however require new employees to become certified within the first six months (at our expense).

Please send your resume to jobs@ibuildings.com, or contact Saskia van Ooijen, +31 (0) 88 00 24 000 for more information

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Job Posting:
Dutch Open Projects BV Seeks Experienced PHP Developer (Leusden, The Netherlands)
April 19, 2007 @ 12:26:00

Company Dutch Open Projects BV (DOP)
Location Leusden, The Netherlands
Title Experienced PHP Developer
Summary

As an experienced PHP Developer you are working in a variety of self-steering Project teams. You will take an active part in developing, building and implementing custom built applications for a variety of customers and a diversity of products and services. Customer satisfaction is key in doing our business right the first time and we expect you to having the same mind setting. As experienced PHP Developer you are co-responsible for project scope including budget, adhering to deadlines and quality of produced PHP code and functionality. You are able to motivate your junior Developers and give them guidance and are able to answering their queries.

You are accustomed to translate Functional Design to proper solutions and functionality.

Within the application product range we offer for example websites, components and custom built (web based) applications. Also DOP makes use of a full suite of Open Source/Open Standards Software such as CRM, administrative/logistics tools and a full range of web shop applications. All with custom build front-end interfaces, databases en external connections as required. Finally maintenance and expanding of existing (ASP) applications is part of the job description. This is a position in our Leusden-based office.

What are we looking for?

  • Intellectual and working capacity on Bachelor or Academic level. Demonstrable by a related Bachelor's or Academic degree or sound working experience. Your resume shows a clear track-record.
  • You are a proven PHP Guru in code, Functional Design, CSS and MySQL;
  • You are keen on the Open Source Community. Possibly you are already an active member of Open Source Communities?;
  • You have a sound experience with one or more of the following techniques: Linux, Kubuntu, Subversion, AJAX, Joomla!, Symfony, PHP5, Zend Studio, Factory, Singleton, Agile Development, deployment, Table-less lay-lout and Tux;
  • Experience with PostgreSQL or Oracle is a plus;
What do we offer?
  • An informal working culture;
  • Professional self-steering project teams;
  • Development with Zend Studio;
  • Possibility of acquiring your Zend (PHP5) certificate;
  • Guidance and means to your personal development to becoming for example a (Agile) Project leader or Information Analyst.
  • Working in a forest environment with our own swimming pool;
  • Remunerate according to knowledge and level of experience.

Are you feeling appealed to working in this professional but informal Open Source/Open Standards Organization with a bunch of geek colleagues and interesting products? Please contact us. We will gladly have an appointment with you giving you the possibility to talk to your future team members.

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