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CloudWays Blog:
Phil Sturgeon Talks About API Development, PHP-FIG, PHP Books And The Future Of PHP
Apr 25, 2017 @ 12:34:44

On the Cloudways blog there's a new post sharing an interview with Phil Sturgeon with some of his thoughts about API development, the PHP-FIG organization, PHP-related books and the future of the language.

Today we are super excited to have Phil Sturgeon with us for this interview. Phil is a cool dude and an experienced API dev. He has a lot of experience in creating API for different platforms. Right now, he is working at WeWork as a Platform Engineer. He has written an excellent book on creating API, “Build APIs You Won’t Hate”. He has worked with popular PHP tools and frameworks including CodeIgniter, FuelPHP, PyroCMS. Phil also contributed to PHP The Right Way and PHP-FIG.

Phil also speaks at PHP conferences and often mentors budding developers. In this Interview he talks about his development experiences, workflows and experience with API development.

In the interview Phil answers questions about:

  • how he got started in PHP development
  • his opinions on PHP 7.x
  • preferred development workflows
  • his (previous) involvement with the PHP-FIG
  • his speaking and the topics he usually covers

Check out the full interview for answers to these and other questions.

tagged: cloudways interview philsturgeon development api phpfig books language

Link: https://www.cloudways.com/blog/phil-sturgeon-php-interview/

PHP Town Hall Podcast:
Episode 51: Good Riddance
Jan 18, 2017 @ 09:44:27

The PHP Town Hall podcast has posted their 51st episode: Good Riddance. The most notable happening in this episode is the announcement of co-host Phil Sturgeon moving on and Amanda Folson taking his place.

In this episode Ben and Phil discuss what’s new in their pathetic little lives, the state of the PHP-FIG, and bid an ecstatic.. ahem.. sad farewell to Phil as he departs the podcast. Starting with Episode 51 [Amanda Folson](https://twitter.com/AmbassadorAwsum) will be taking over as co-host. Ben is staying so don’t worry, we know he’s your favorite.

Phil, Thanks for 51 fucking fantastic episodes, 5 years of podcasting together, way too much booze, and a lot of fun.

You can catch this latest episode in a few different ways: either through the in-page audio or video player, directly on YouTube or by downloading the mp3 of the show to listen offline. If you want to keep up with the latest episodes and happenings from the podcast, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get the latest updates.

tagged: phptownhall ep51 podcast amandafolson philsturgeon good ridance

Link: https://phptownhall.com/episode-51-good-riddance/

PHP Town Hall Podcast:
Episode 48: Code of Conduct
Feb 18, 2016 @ 12:45:49

The PHP Town Hall podcast, hosted by PHP community members Phil Sturgeon and Ben Edmunds, has posted their latest episode - a discussion with Jenny Wong about Codes of Conduct and more specifically the effort to try to adopt one for PHP.

Whilst all three of us think a Code of Conduct is a good idea, we talk through some of the various for and against reasoning that people have, and try to outline the logical failures behind some of the FUD being spread around during this discussion.

We cover a few things, from the intent of a Code of Conduct, explain it’s reach is not as scary as many seem to think, outline a few things that a Code of Conduct does not try to do, and talk about some of the problems minorities have at conferences and online which could be simplified over time with a useful CoC.

The goal behind the show is to try and help "open some minds" and bring a constructive approach to discussing the Code of Conduct without the usual (and unfortunate) reactions we've already seen from the community. You can listen to this latest podcast through the in-page video player or directly on YouTube. If you enjoy the show and want to check out past and future shows you can subscribe to their RSS feeds.

tagged: phptownhall ep48 benedmunds philsturgeon codeofconduct coc discussion video podcast

Link: https://phptownhall.com/episode-48-code-of-conduct/

PHP Town Hall Podcast:
Episode 46: Christmas Theraphpy
Feb 08, 2016 @ 09:26:23

The PHP Town Hall podcast has returned with their latest episode, the first in 2016: Episode 46: Christmas Theraphpy.

Ben and Phil have a little catch-up to try and get things back on track after a little 2015 lag. Basically this episode is just Sober Phil having a massive vent about daft people are on the Internet.

For some reason he accidentally read some /r/lolphp and got into an argument about how they think that PHP 7 is purely a cosmetic change. This was a good excuse to re-emphisize what an awesome set of fundamental changes PHP 7 really was.

You can catch this latest episode either through the in-page video player, the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3. If you enjoy the episode, be sure to subscribe to their feed or follow them On Twitter to keep up with the latest shows as they're released.

tagged: phptownhall ep46 christmas theraphpy philsturgeon rant

Link: http://phptownhall.com/blog/2015/12/27/episode-46-christmas-theraphpy/

7PHP.com:
Happy New Year 2016 Message From Phil Sturgeon To The PHP Community
Jan 04, 2016 @ 10:09:33

The 7PHP.com site is back with their first interview with a member of the PHP community in 2016. In this latest article Phil Sturgeon answers some questions from Khayrattee about his background, how is 2015 was and what he sees coming for the PHP community in 2016.

A little more than over 2 years ago (in June 2013), I did my 34th 7PHP interview with a young dynamic (can very much say as explosive as a dynamite as well – explosive in the good sense) named as Phil Sturgeon. I still remember at that time while I hit the “publish” button and tweeted above that interview, I unconsciously wrote Phil Surgeon instead of Sturgeon. We had a good twitter moment. Time flies and in Feb 2015, I was even able to meet Phil in person at SunshinePHP Conference in Miami.

Phil answers questions about his previous year (2015) and how the PHP community helped him through some issues he had between 2014 and early 2015. He also shares his thoughts on the current state of the PHP community and language. He mentions the difficulties happening around the PHP-FIG group and some of his predictions and advice for the PHP community in the coming year.

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Link: http://7php.com/newyear2016-philsturgeon/

Three Devs & A Maybe:
Episode 61 - Conference Experiences, RFC's & The PHP League with Phil Sturgeon
Apr 20, 2015 @ 08:58:40

The Three Devs and a Maybe podcast has posted an episode recently talking about some of their own experiences at conferences, RFCs and an interview with special guest Phil Sturgeon.

This episode we are fortunate enough to have Phil Sturgeon back on the show. Originally recorded on the 11th Feb and only now being released (blame Edd), the show starts of with a comparison between Phil and Fraser's snowboarding injuries. We then move on to discuss standing desks, Sunshine PHP, American weather, and conference experiences. Following this DDD (Development Driven Development...) is touched upon, along with a look at the current stack Phil is using at work. Finally we chat about the 'attack-of-the-clone' packages Phil has noticed around the PHP community (ultra-tiny-small-restful frameworks etc.) and how far the 'The League of Extraordinary Packages' has grown.

They talk some about The League but also about other topics including the No Capes podcast, the PHP UK Conference, the domain-driven design community and scalar type hints. You can listen to this recent episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the show, consider subscribing to their feed too.

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Link: http://threedevsandamaybe.com/conference-experiences-rfcs-and-the-php-league-with-phil-sturgeon/

Full Stack Radio:
13: Phil Sturgeon - Designing and Testing APIs, Go and PHP 7
Apr 06, 2015 @ 08:58:54

The Full Stack radio podcast has posted their thirteenth episode with guest Phil Sturgeon. In this latest show they talk about designing APIs, Go and PHP 7.

n this episode, Adam talks to Philip J. Sturgeon about designing and testing APIs at Ride. They also talk about building microservices with Go, and some of the new features coming in PHP 7.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the audio player in the post or by downloading the mp3 of the episode for listening at your leisure. Be sure to subscribe to their feed if you enjoy the episode too!

tagged: fullstackradio philsturgeon api go php7 podcast deign test

Link: http://fullstackradio.com/episodes/13/

PHP Town Hall Podcast:
Episode 39: Hi Josh!
Mar 20, 2015 @ 09:12:28

In the latest episode of the PHP Town Hall podcast, episode #39, hosts Phil Sturgeon and Ben Edmunds talk with Josh Lockhart, author of the recently released "Modern PHP" book and most well known as the author of the Slim framework.

Phil and Ben catch up with Josh Lockhart who has been on the show a few times before. Josh is involved in some great projects and interested in some new tools, which all kinda wind in together. PHP, FIG, League, etc.

You can catch this episode in a few different ways, either through the in page audio player, by downloading the mp3 or you can watch the video of the live recording. If you enjoy the episode, consider also subscribing to their feed to get the latest episodes as they're released.

tagged: podcast phptownhall joshlockhart philsturgeon benedmunds

Link: http://phptownhall.com/blog/2015/03/12/episode-39-hi-josh/

PHP Town Hall:
Episode 32: Ben and Phil Catch Up
Nov 05, 2014 @ 09:32:17

The PHP Town Hall podcast has posted their latest episode today, Episode #32 in which Ben and Phil catch up with each other after a while of being too busy to record.

This week Ben and Phil take some time to catch up on each others lives and let you listen in. Ben doesn’t remember how to code. Phil is leaving PHP for Rails. They’re both moving again.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player, by downloading the mp3 or you can watch the live video recording of the Google Hangout. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed too.

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Link: http://phptownhall.com/blog/2014/11/04/episode-32-ben-and-phil-catch-up/

Three Devs & A Maybe Podcast:
The PHP-FIG/RFC, CodeIgniter 3 and PyroCMS with Phil Sturgeon
Jun 16, 2014 @ 09:42:13

The Three Devs & A Maybe podcast has released a new episode, #29 - The PHP-FIG/RFC, CodeIgniter 3 and PyroCMS with Phil Sturgeon with (obviously) guest Phil Sturgeon.

This week we are lucky to have the one n' only Phil Sturgeon on the show. Starting off conversation with how he got into programming, we move on to his time using and contributing to the CodeIngiter and FuelPHP projects. This leads us on to discuss the current status of CodeIgniter 3.0 and his experiences with porting PyroCMS to Laravel. Among other things we then touch upon the 'Wordpress positive feedback loop', the PHP-FIG (Framework Interop Group) and the PHP-RFC (Request for Comments) process. We wrap up the show with some sound and interesting advice to any budding/new developer.

Besides Phil's own background and PyroCMS they also talk about CodeIgniter, PHP: The Right Way, methods on primitive types and PHPBridge. You can listen to this episode either using the in-page player or by downloading the mp3. You can also subscribe to their feed for this and other great shows.

tagged: threedevsandamaybe podcast ep29 phpfig rfc codeigniter philsturgeon

Link: http://threedevsandamaybe.com/posts/the-php-fig-rfc-codeigniter-3-and-pyrocms-with-phil-sturgeon/