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Zend Developer Zone:
30 Minutes With Wez Furlong
Nov 05, 2006 @ 08:48:03

Cal Evans has posted yet another illustrious interview with a member of the PHP community - Wez Furlong.

The fun part about the whole OSCON interview series was that almost one half of the interviews I did worked at OmniTI. Here's is my interview with Wez Furlong. As with others from OmniTI, Wez Furlong proved to be a fascinating subject to talk to.

They talk some about Wez's psat and how he got into PHP, what he's mainly working on now in the PHP core, some about streams and SQLite, Unicode in PHP6, and other questions.

He also finds out Wez's answer to a question he asks all of his interviewees - what technology are they looking forward to the most for the future. Of course, you'll need to read the interview to get that and the rest of the answers from this chat with Wez Furlong.

tagged: interview wezfurlong oscon2006 streams sqlite unicode php6 interview wezfurlong oscon2006 streams sqlite unicode php6

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Zend Developer Zone:
30 Minutes With Wez Furlong
Nov 05, 2006 @ 08:48:03

Cal Evans has posted yet another illustrious interview with a member of the PHP community - Wez Furlong.

The fun part about the whole OSCON interview series was that almost one half of the interviews I did worked at OmniTI. Here's is my interview with Wez Furlong. As with others from OmniTI, Wez Furlong proved to be a fascinating subject to talk to.

They talk some about Wez's psat and how he got into PHP, what he's mainly working on now in the PHP core, some about streams and SQLite, Unicode in PHP6, and other questions.

He also finds out Wez's answer to a question he asks all of his interviewees - what technology are they looking forward to the most for the future. Of course, you'll need to read the interview to get that and the rest of the answers from this chat with Wez Furlong.

tagged: interview wezfurlong oscon2006 streams sqlite unicode php6 interview wezfurlong oscon2006 streams sqlite unicode php6

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Zend Developer Zone:
30 Minutes with Jeremy Johnstone
Oct 19, 2006 @ 15:07:04

In the neverending stream of interview that comes out of the Zend Developer Zone, Cal Evans is back with notes from his talk with Jeremy Johnstone, a speaker at this year's OSCON.

I had nothing on Jeremy, all I knew was that he was speaking at OSCON and he worked at Yahoo. As it turns out, it was a very interesting interview. Not for the normal reasons though. If you want more, you’ll have to come inside and read the interview.

Well, I'll cheat a bit and tell you some of the topics they talked about such as:

  • Jeremey's experience and background
  • his experience at Yahoo!
  • some of the work he's done there (including the Address Book application)
  • Yahoo!'s move to PHP 5
  • everyone's favorite topic - "disaster recovery"
That's all I'm giving you, though - for the rest, you'll need to check out the full interview.

tagged: interview jeremyjohnstone oscon2006 yahoo address book interview jeremyjohnstone oscon2006 yahoo address book

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Zend Developer Zone:
30 Minutes with Jeremy Johnstone
Oct 19, 2006 @ 15:07:04

In the neverending stream of interview that comes out of the Zend Developer Zone, Cal Evans is back with notes from his talk with Jeremy Johnstone, a speaker at this year's OSCON.

I had nothing on Jeremy, all I knew was that he was speaking at OSCON and he worked at Yahoo. As it turns out, it was a very interesting interview. Not for the normal reasons though. If you want more, you’ll have to come inside and read the interview.

Well, I'll cheat a bit and tell you some of the topics they talked about such as:

  • Jeremey's experience and background
  • his experience at Yahoo!
  • some of the work he's done there (including the Address Book application)
  • Yahoo!'s move to PHP 5
  • everyone's favorite topic - "disaster recovery"
That's all I'm giving you, though - for the rest, you'll need to check out the full interview.

tagged: interview jeremyjohnstone oscon2006 yahoo address book interview jeremyjohnstone oscon2006 yahoo address book

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Zend Developer Zone:
30 Minutes with Andrei Zmievski
Aug 30, 2006 @ 13:34:14

Continuing in his series of interviews from this year's OSCON, Cal Evans has posted this new interview he did with Andrei Zmievski.

This is another entry in the series of interviews I did at OSCON 2006. This time, I was privileged to sit down with Andrei Zmievski and talk about Unicode, Yahoo and other PHP topics. Andrei is a native of Uzbekistan and came to the US to study when he was 16 years old. He now works at Yahoo on their Infrastructure team and is pursuing a Master's degree in Linguistics.

They talk about Unicode for PHP6 (Andrei's big push), the status and some specifics of the project, his work wth Yahoo!, a look towards the future of PHP, and some of Andrei's personal background - including how he came to the PHP community.

tagged: interview oscon2006 andrei zmievski unicode status details interview oscon2006 andrei zmievski unicode status details

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Zend Developer Zone:
30 Minutes with Andrei Zmievski
Aug 30, 2006 @ 13:34:14

Continuing in his series of interviews from this year's OSCON, Cal Evans has posted this new interview he did with Andrei Zmievski.

This is another entry in the series of interviews I did at OSCON 2006. This time, I was privileged to sit down with Andrei Zmievski and talk about Unicode, Yahoo and other PHP topics. Andrei is a native of Uzbekistan and came to the US to study when he was 16 years old. He now works at Yahoo on their Infrastructure team and is pursuing a Master's degree in Linguistics.

They talk about Unicode for PHP6 (Andrei's big push), the status and some specifics of the project, his work wth Yahoo!, a look towards the future of PHP, and some of Andrei's personal background - including how he came to the PHP community.

tagged: interview oscon2006 andrei zmievski unicode status details interview oscon2006 andrei zmievski unicode status details

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Zend Developer Zone:
Sometimes It's Not the Post, It's the Conversation.
Aug 14, 2006 @ 07:32:17

On the Zend Developer Zone today, Cal Evans looks back some more at his experiences at this year's OSCON and mentions his personal favorite session attended while there - the PHP Lightning talks.

The absolute best session I attended at OSCON 2006 was the "PHP Lightening Talks". Some of the presentations were interesting, others were hilarious. Theo Schlossnagle's Why PHP Sucks was both. Theo is a facilitating to sit and listen to, as you'll soon see when I post my interview with him. He's also quite funny when he wants to be. His presentation was interesting. It was part tongue-in-cheek and part dead serious but Theo left it to you to decide which was which.

He also points out another post about the talk from Chris Shiflett where a rather large discussion started about the contents of Theo's slides. And Cal hits the nail on the head:

The talk was good, don't get me wrong, but the conversation it inspired is much more interesting.
tagged: post lightning talk oscon2006 conversation why sucks post lightning talk oscon2006 conversation why sucks

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Zend Developer Zone:
Sometimes It's Not the Post, It's the Conversation.
Aug 14, 2006 @ 07:32:17

On the Zend Developer Zone today, Cal Evans looks back some more at his experiences at this year's OSCON and mentions his personal favorite session attended while there - the PHP Lightning talks.

The absolute best session I attended at OSCON 2006 was the "PHP Lightening Talks". Some of the presentations were interesting, others were hilarious. Theo Schlossnagle's Why PHP Sucks was both. Theo is a facilitating to sit and listen to, as you'll soon see when I post my interview with him. He's also quite funny when he wants to be. His presentation was interesting. It was part tongue-in-cheek and part dead serious but Theo left it to you to decide which was which.

He also points out another post about the talk from Chris Shiflett where a rather large discussion started about the contents of Theo's slides. And Cal hits the nail on the head:

The talk was good, don't get me wrong, but the conversation it inspired is much more interesting.
tagged: post lightning talk oscon2006 conversation why sucks post lightning talk oscon2006 conversation why sucks

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Zend Developer Zone:
An Interview with George Schlossnagle
Aug 10, 2006 @ 14:23:13

On the Zend Developer Zone today, there's yet another of the interviews Cal Evans did at this year's OSCON, this time with George Schlossnagle of OmniTI.

At OSCON 2006, I caught up with most of the principals of OmniTI. They each gave me some time out of their busy schedule to ask them about their history, the company, PHP and technology in general. One of the OmniTI gang I got to talk with was George Schlossnagle.

I was able to pry George away from speaking and taking pictures long enough to sit down and talk tech for a few minutes. Here's how our conversation went.

They talked about how George got started, both with PHP and at OmniTI, some about the company, and what kind of work he does there. They get into more PHP-type things when they talk about scalability, session management, PHP mistakes, updates and its use in the enterprise. Oh, and of course, the fun questions...

tagged: interview oscon2006 george schlossnagle interview oscon2006 george schlossnagle

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Zend Developer Zone:
An Interview with George Schlossnagle
Aug 10, 2006 @ 14:23:13

On the Zend Developer Zone today, there's yet another of the interviews Cal Evans did at this year's OSCON, this time with George Schlossnagle of OmniTI.

At OSCON 2006, I caught up with most of the principals of OmniTI. They each gave me some time out of their busy schedule to ask them about their history, the company, PHP and technology in general. One of the OmniTI gang I got to talk with was George Schlossnagle.

I was able to pry George away from speaking and taking pictures long enough to sit down and talk tech for a few minutes. Here's how our conversation went.

They talked about how George got started, both with PHP and at OmniTI, some about the company, and what kind of work he does there. They get into more PHP-type things when they talk about scalability, session management, PHP mistakes, updates and its use in the enterprise. Oh, and of course, the fun questions...

tagged: interview oscon2006 george schlossnagle interview oscon2006 george schlossnagle

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