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Laravel News Podcast:
LN 04: Fallout 4, Homestead, and more
Nov 18, 2015 @ 09:49:11

The Laravel News site has posted the latest episode of the Laravel News Podcast, hosted by Eric Barnes - Episode #4: Fallout 4, Homestead, and more.

Features of this episode include Fallout 4, Laravel Homestead, Lets Encrypt, some new Laravel packages, tutorials, and more…

Other topics mentioned include PHP Saturday and the Captain hooks package. You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by subscribing to the RSS and getting the latest episodes as they're released.

tagged: laravelnews laravel podcast news ep4 ericbarnes

Link: https://laravel-news.com/2015/11/ln-04-fallout-4-homestead-and-more/

Laravel News:
Announcing the Laravel News Podcast
Oct 26, 2015 @ 15:45:40

The Laravel News site has been a good source for Laravel-related happenings and updates for that portion of the community. They've announced an expansion to their offerings today with the addition of a new podcast with updates about the Laravel community and ecosystem over the past few weeks.

I’m happy to announce a new Laravel News Podcast and the first two episodes are now live. My co-host on this podcast is Jack Fruh and the goal is to discuss some of the highlights of the news over the past few weeks. The current goal is to create an episode every other week.

They've posted the first two episodes already featuring Eric and Jack talking about things like:

You can listen to these first two episodes either through the in-page audio player or you can subscribe in iTunes to get these and future shows as they're released.

tagged: laravelnews laravel podcast news ep1 ep2 ericbarnes jackfruh

Link: https://laravel-news.com/2015/10/announcing-the-laravel-news-podcast/

PHP 7.0.0 Alpha 1 Released
Jun 12, 2015 @ 12:50:11

The first release on the path to PHP7 has officially been released according to this new post on the main PHP.net website - PHP 7.0.0 Alpha 1.

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.0.0 Alpha 1. This release marks the beginning of the PHP 7 major series. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs and incompatibilities in the bug tracking system. PHP 7.0.0 Alpha 1 comes with new version of the Zend Engine with features. [...] For more information on the new features and other changes, you can read the NEWS file or the or the UPGRADING file for a complete list of upgrading notes. These files can also be found in the release archive.

As with other alpha PHP releases, you can download this preview version from the downloads page or windows.php.net/qa website for the binaries.

tagged: php7 alpha1 release version download preview news upgrading

Link: http://php.net/archive/2015.php#id2015-06-11-3

Laravel News:
The Artisan Files: Chris Gmyr
Jan 09, 2015 @ 09:51:27

The Laravel News site has posted their latest in the "Artisan Files" series today, this time spotlighting Chris Gmyr, author of the larave-messenger package.

This week I’m happy to have Chris Gmyr share a little about himself in this weeks Artisan Files interview.

They talk some about Chris and his background as a developer as well as:

  • Why he originally created the laravel-messenger package
  • His thoughts on using Laravel and AngularJS
  • What his favorite Laravel feature is
  • Some of his "must have" apps

He also shares his thoughts on how development could change in the next ten years. Check out the full post for the answers to these and other questions.

tagged: artisanfiles laravel news chrisgmyr messenger interview

Link: https://laravel-news.com/2015/01/artisan-files-chris-gmyr/

Laravel News:
75 Laravel Tutorials, Packages, and Resources from 2014
Dec 30, 2014 @ 10:32:57

The Laravel News site has posted their own kind of wrap-up of 2014 in this latest post sharing a monthly list of tutorials, packages and resources they've found useful for the Laravel community.

2014 is coming to a close and to celebrate I put together this post of all the greatest hits each month. This features cool packages, resources, and tutorials that came out over the year.

Among the items on their list are things like:

Check out the full post for the complete list.

tagged: laravel news top75 list package resource tutorial 2014

Link: https://laravel-news.com/2014/12/75-laravel-tutorials-packages-resources-2014/

Laravel News:
The Artisan Files: Sara Bine
Dec 15, 2014 @ 11:43:56

The Laravel News site has posted their latest interview in their "Artisan Files" series with this look into the world of Sara Bine, a developer from Denver, Colorado.

In the interview she answers questions about:

  • Her background in development and how she got started
  • What some of her favorite open source packages are
  • Her "must have" desktop and mobile applications are
  • Hobbies outside of development
  • Tips for people looking to make a career out of programming

She advises developers to try one new thing every day and building projects around things that interest you. Also...

As far as career advice goes, while I’m not far into my own career I’ll pass on the best advice I’ve received so far: it’s not up to you to decide if you’re qualified for a job, so don’t be afraid to apply.

If you're interested in other interviews with members of the Laravel community, check out the rest of the Artisan Files too!

tagged: artisanfiles laravel news sarabine community interview

Link: https://laravel-news.com/2014/12/artisan-files-sara-bine/

Laravel News:
The Artisan Files: Mathias Hansen
Dec 08, 2014 @ 10:46:48

The Laravel News site has published the latest in their "Artisan Files" interview series with members of the Laravel community. In this new post they talk with Mathias Hansen, a "developer, maker, and runs the Capital Laravel group."

In the interview Mathias answers questions about:

  • His background in development
  • What his day-to-day is like
  • The work he does running the Capital Laravel Group
  • Some of his favorite applications

You can find the answers to these and other questions in the full interview. If you enjoyed this look into the life of a Laravel-er, be sure to check out the archives.

tagged: artisanfiles laravel news mathiashansen community interview

Link: https://laravel-news.com/2014/12/artisan-files-mathias-hansen/

Three Devs & A Maybe Podcast:
The Big Five-Zero
Nov 21, 2014 @ 09:23:30

The Three Devs and a Maybe podcast has released their latest episode, #50! In the Big Five-Zero hosts Michael Budd, Fraser Hart, Lewis Cains and Edd Mann talk about a wide range of topics including web unicorns, application composition and the state of CodeIgniter 3.

This week we celebrate the 50th episode of the podcast in style, by... not even remembering it is the 50th episode till half way through (whoops). We start off discussion with our differing views on working from home, web unicorns and running shoes. Leading on from this, we bring up a couple of news topics that have been making the rounds in the PHP world recently - along with a proposed Unix command-line series that Mick is keen to do. We then move on to some of the great feedback we have received from you guys this past week, and somehow this leads to Edd rambling on about the Unix philosophy/application composition again. Finally, we discuss the state of CodeIgniter 3, how Git works under-the-hood and Objective-C/Swift's memory management model.

Other topics mentioned in this episode include:

You can listen to this latest episode either via the in-page player or by downloading the full mp3. If you enjoy the show, consider subscribing to their feed too.

tagged: threedevsandamaybe podcast ep50 news unix codeigniter3 git objectivec swift

Link: http://threedevsandamaybe.com/the-big-five-zero/

Laravel News:
The Artisan Files: Yitzchok Willroth
Oct 24, 2014 @ 12:26:13

On the Laravel News site today they've posted an interview with a member of the PHP community: Yitzchok Willroth, aka @coderrabbi. They talk some about his past, how he came to be a developer and what tools he works with on a daily basis.

This week I’m happy to introduce you to the most interesting developer in the world, Yitzchok Willroth aka @coderabbi. Yitzchok is the organizer of the ShorePHP User Group, an active participant in the PHPMentoring Initiative, and a conference speaker.

They start with a look at his past and how he made the transition over from rabbi to developer, mainly based around a major change in his family's life. He talks about the classes and programs he took to improve his skills and how he found some of his first work. They also talk about his contributions to mentoring other developers and where he sees the value in it. They talk about his upcoming php[world] talk, how he came to find and work with Laravel and what a typical day is like for him and his work.

tagged: artisanfiles laravel news yitzchokwillroth community interview

Link: http://laravel-news.com/2014/10/artisan-files-yitzchok-willroth/

PHP News You May Have Missed
Apr 24, 2014 @ 10:30:22

PHPMaster.com has posted some news you might have missed that's happened in the development and open source communities recently. In the post Bruno Skvorc covers updates to projects, resources and various online tools/environments related to PHP.

The last month or two have been chock full of small news and releases not warranting a full story in their own right but still interesting, I’ve decided to make a small compilation and direct your attention to the interesting developments around us. Just because we don’t cover something immediately, doesn’t mean we don’t notice or care.

Included in the post are updates about:

  • Ubuntu 14.04. LTS
  • Google App Engine 1.9.1 – 1.9.3
  • Hack
  • Phalcon 2 beta 1
  • the Zend Framework 2 Certified Architect certification
  • Zend Framework 3 Progress

...and several more. Check out the full post for more information on these and several other recent happenings around the web.

tagged: news recent stories tools environment resource project

Link: http://www.sitepoint.com/news-may-missed