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PHP Roundtable:
023 PHP's Major "Bus Factor" Problem
July 02, 2015 @ 08:27:16

The PHP Roundtable podcast has posted their latest episode - #23: PHP's Major "Bus Factor" Problem, hosted by Sammy Powers with guests from the PHP community: Samantha Quiñones, Davey Shafik, Chris Tankersly and Michelangelo van Dam.

Inspired by a lively Open Spaces session at php|tek 2015, we discuss how PHP's ecosystem could be threatened by a not-so-obvious bus factor and what we can all do to keep things thriving.

You can catch this latest episode either through the in-page video player or directly on YouTube. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed too!

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Link: https://www.phproundtable.com/episode/how-the-bus-factor-may-negatively-impact-the-php-ecosystem

Community News:
Dutch PHP Conference Video - 42 Tips & Tricks for PHPStorm
July 01, 2015 @ 08:40:25

The Laravel News site has linked to a presentation from Mikhail Vink at the recent Dutch PHP Conference in Amsterdam. The video they've linked to was a presentation he gave showing 42 Tips & Tricks for PHPStorm, a popular PHP IDE.

With the PhpStorm IDE buzzing in modern PHP community, there are always many neat things to learn for better synergy with your every-day tool for web development. This session will give you an insight on 42 powerful tips and tricks that will make you more productive and efficient. From lightning-smart navigation to debugging and testing hidden tricks, from making UI of the IDE even more suitable for presentations to some handy tools integrations - all of those tips will find a good use in your development workflow.

You can watch the video of the full presentation over on YouTube. The video is a full-on screencast so you get to see every move he makes including special keystrokes, general IDE functionality, settings changes and built in tools like a REST client and integration with other external tools.

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Link: https://youtu.be/J9emzl_VmIs

Community News:
PHP UK 2015 Conference Videos Posted
June 22, 2015 @ 08:44:13

The PHP UK Conference has just posted videos of all the 2015 sessions over on YouTube. The PHP UK Conference this year was a two-day event in London that featured some of the best speakers and sessions the PHP community has to offer. Videos posted include:

...and many more. There were some great sessions at this year's PHP UK and if you weren't abel to make it, these videos are the perfect chance to catch up.

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Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_aPVo2HeGF_VdlTpUF6ViNgLC7Raph0i

PHP Roundtable:
021 From Idea To Production Part 1
May 29, 2015 @ 12:17:24

The PHP Roundtable podcast, hosted by Sammy Powers, has a new show posted (#21) staring off a series about moving from just an idea to a production application. His guests for this episode are Steven Maguire, Jocelyn Lopez and Glen Hinkle.

We discuss an idea for a web app and identify ways to turn it into a real-life product on the web.

We start with describing the domain and the problems the app should solve. Then we identify the personas that will interact with the app. We discuss the features features the app should have to fix the problems and we sort all the features by priority. Finally we talk about timeline, deliverables and next steps. The app we discuss will be launched to production by the next airing of this multi-part series of taking an idea to code.

You can watch this latest episode either through the in-page video player or directly over on YouTube

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Link: https://www.phproundtable.com/episode/part-1-turning-an-idea-into-code-for-production

FogCreek.com:
How to Find, Hire, and Retain Developers - Interview with Cal Evans
May 15, 2015 @ 08:58:54

On FogCreek.com they've posted a new interview they recorded with PHP community member Cal Evans about how to find, hire and retain developers for your business.

We've interviewed Cal Evans, author of 'Culture of Respect', and we discuss how to find, hire, and retain Developers. He gives tips on where to find great developers, how to write job ads which appeal to them and how best to interview them. We also discuss ways to build a great team culture that can help startups and growing businesses compete with the big guys for talent.

You can catch the interview in a few different ways - either through the in-page video recording, audio-only over on SoundCloud or you can download it for listening offline.

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Link: http://blog.fogcreek.com/how-to-find-hire-and-retain-developers-interview-with-cal-evans/

PHP Roundtable:
019 The Business of PHP
May 01, 2015 @ 11:52:23

The PHP Roundtable podcast has posted their latest episode hosted by Sammy Powers and featuring guests Michael Kimsal, Gary Hockin, Yitzchok Willroth and Matt Stauffer. In this new episode they talk about the "Business of PHP".

We discuss freelancing as a PHP developer, managing client expectations, niches, good customer service, project scope & scope creep, hourly rates vs value based pricing, and whether or not to run a SaaS.

You can catch this latest episode either through the in-page video player or by heading over to YouTube and catching the video there. If you enjoy the roundtable, be sure to subscribe to their feed.

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Link: https://www.phproundtable.com/episode/the-business-side-of-php-clients-customer-service-pricing-oh-my

Zend Developer Zone:
Review Day Camp 4 Developers Performant PHP - PSR-7 Video
May 01, 2015 @ 09:21:36

The Zend Developer Zone site has posted a review of a recent Day Camp 4 Developers event, specifically the PSR-7 presentation from Matthew Weier O'Phiney (PSR-7 is the proposed standard for HTTP request/response interfaces).

Having a keen interest in PSR-7 myself, I was delighted to see that Matthew Weier O'Phinney (the Supreme Allied Commander of Zend Framework) was going to be speaking on it himself at the latest Day Camp 4 Developers day. [...] PSR-7 deals with specifying interfaces to define HTTP messages (namely request and response messages), and in this talk Matthew introduces the concepts around HTTP messaging, and the PSR-7 implementation that models them. Matthew is the current editor of the proposed PSR-7 standard so this talk was obviously going to be given straight from the horse's mouth.

The author (Gary Hockin) walks you through the content provided in the video including:

  • an overview of the proposal
  • how other languages solve the same problem
  • how PST-7 will solve these same problems

Overall Gary found the talk well-presented and full of good content, especially for those just learning about PSR-7. You can find out more about Day Camp for developers and future events on their site.

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Link: http://devzone.zend.com/5173/review-day-camp-4-developers-performant-php-psr-7-video/

Acquia Blog:
PHP Reset, PHP Renaissance Unify everything in PHP with Composer
April 30, 2015 @ 08:19:15

On the Acquia blog there's a new post today with another of Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire's interviews with a member of the PHP community. In this latest interview he talks with Jordi Boggiano, a lead developer on the Composer project that's changed the way people use and install PHP packages.

It was great to get the chance to sit down and talk with Jordi Boggiano at SymfonyCon Madrid 2014. Jordi is responsible for Composer, one of the most important pieces of technology that is driving PHP interoperability and the PHP "renaissance" of the last couple of years. He's also on the Symfony2 core team.

Jeffrey gives a brief overview of some of the main points that Jordi makes in his interview including the suggestion of "using what you know" and thinking of the people/users of the tool, not just the technology of it. He also mentions Jordi's response to the "PHP Renaissance" (and note that he sees it as more of a PHP Reset instead). You can watch the full interview video either through the embedded player or on YouTube, You can also use the in-page audio player or download the mp3 if you'd like an audio-only version.

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Link: http://www.acquia.com/resources/podcasts/acquia-podcast-192-php-reset-renaissance-unify-everything-composer

PHP Roundtable:
018 F8 Afterglow & The PHP SDK
April 27, 2015 @ 11:35:38

The PHP Roundtable Podcast has posted their latest episode today, hosted by Sammy Powers and featuring guests Fosco Marotto and Nathan Stokes. In this new episode they talk about their experiences at the Facebook F8 conference and their PHP SDK.

A short afterglow discussion about the 2015 F8 Facebook Developer Conference in San Francisco, CA & a look at the new Facebook PHP SDK and where it's headed.

You can catch this latest episode through the in-page video player. If you enjoy the episode, be sure to subscribe to their feed to get the latest as they're released.

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Link: https://www.phproundtable.com/episode/f8-2015-facebook-developer-conference-and-the-new-php-sdk

Microsoft Channel 9:
A Peek of the PHP Ecosystem Today
April 06, 2015 @ 10:43:19

In this recent video on the Microsoft Channel9 video series, host Cory Fowler shares a presentation from Pierre Joye with a "peek of the PHP ecosystem today".

This week Cory is joined by Pierre Joye, from the Open Source Technology Center at Microsoft, to talk about the current state of the PHP Ecosystem. There are many different projects in PHP which are making news, Pierre explains what they are and how they are changing the shape of the PHP Ecosystem.

You can watch the episode through the in-page video player or you have numerous options for downloading just the audio as high/low quality as mp3 or mp4.

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Link: http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Web+Camps+TV/A-Peek-of-the-PHP-Ecosystem-Today


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