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php[architect]:
php[tek] 2016 Conference : Speaker Previews
Apr 26, 2016 @ 11:27:20

If you've been considering attending the php[tek] conference this year but aren't quite sure what it's all about, you should check out these speaker preview videos for a bit more detail.

A number of our speakers for our php[tek] 2016 conference have graciously offered to make preview videos for us, showcasing what their talk will be out.

We started releasing them a few days ago and will be continuing to do so over the coming week. You can see a full playlist of these from Youtube below. Make sure to pick up your ticket soon, the conference is just 4 short weeks away!

You can find the current list of videos in this playlist over on YouTube that includes speakers like:

  • Cal Evans
  • Joe Ferguson
  • Tim Lytle
  • Jeff Geerling
  • Doris Chen

If you're ready to pick up a ticket of your own, check out the main conference site for more details about the event, sessions and to order your tickets.

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Link: https://www.phparch.com/2016/04/phptek-2016-conference-speaker-previews/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Chris Cornutt (#2)
Mar 29, 2016 @ 11:26:13

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their first video podcast recording taken live at php[world] 2015 with Chris Cornutt, organizer of the Dallas PHP user group and the Lone Star PHP Conference.

Cal and Chris talk about the Capture the Flag security competition he hosted at the php[world] conference to give attendees "hands-on" experience with security testing. They also talk about a recent job change Chris has had to work for Pardot as an application security developer. The episode finishes with Cal and Chris talking about their "news posting" history today between PHPDeveloper.org and the Zend Developer Zone.

You can listen to this latest episode either using the in-page audio player or the video of the live recording via YouTube. If you enjoy the episode, be sure to subscribe to their feed or follow them on Twitter to get the latest updates when new shows are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/03/29/interview-chris-cornutt-2/

Juozas Kaziukenas:
From PHP to Machine Code
Mar 28, 2016 @ 09:41:29

In his latest post Juozas Kaziukenas shares a video of his "From PHP to Machine Code" talk he presented at the PHP UK Conference earlier this year (2016).

I recently gave a talk at a few conferences titled “From PHP to Machine Code”. It explains how compilers and interpreters work in general, where are the performance gains to be found and how I applied all of that to build PyHP. PyHP is a little toy project which showcases the basics of taking source code of a programming language and executing it.

As I mention a few times in the talk, it is completely and utterly useless for practical use, but it’s one of the fundamental skill-sets for any programmer. I think knowing how a bunch of text makes a computer do things at the low level is required knowledge for everyone.

The video of the presentation is embedded in the post or you can watch it directly over on YouTube if you'd like. In it he walks you through the entire process that happens from the time the PHP is executed all the way down to opcodes and bytecodes.

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Link: https://juokaz.com/blog/from-php-to-machine-code.html

PHP Roundtable:
042: Staying Relevant For Web Development
Mar 24, 2016 @ 10:56:29

The PHP Roundtable podcast has posted their latest episode - Episode #42: Staying Relevant For Web Development. This time host Sammy K Powers is joined by Matthew Setter, Andy Huggins, Henning Glatter-Götz and Tom Oram.

The technologies that run the web are constantly changing. We discuss strategies for staying on top of the constant flux with continuous learning throughout your career, having mentors, engaging regularly with your peers, contributing to open source projects, voracious reading, and travel to programming events.

You can watch this latest episode either through the embedded video player or directly over on YouTube. Additionally they've also included an audio-only version you can listen to via an in-page audio player. If you enjoy the episode and want to see more, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for the latest show announcements.

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Link: https://www.phproundtable.com/episode/staying-relevant-in-an-ever-changing-web-development-world

PHP Roundtable:
041: The PHP-FIG: Past, Present & Future
Mar 10, 2016 @ 09:17:10

The PHP Rountable podcast, hosted by Sammy Kaye Powers has published their latest episode - Episode #41: The PHP-FIG: Past, Present & Future.

The PHP-FIG has really helped the PHP community get onboard the collaboration train with really great standards like the PSR-4 autoloading standard and the PSR-7 HTTP message interfaces.

We discuss PSR-0 through PSR-13 and the process they go through to become standards. We also discuss where the FIG came from and the possible big changes coming to the organization soon.

This episode features a large group of guests, all related to the PHP-FIG in some way:

You can watch this episode either through the in-page video player or directly over on Youtube. Be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for updates on when the latest episodes are being recorded and are released.

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Link: https://www.phproundtable.com/episode/the-php-framework-interop-group-past-present-future

PHP Roundtable:
039: From Idea To Production: Part 2
Mar 01, 2016 @ 09:50:43

The PHP Roundtable podcast has posted their latest episode, the second part of a series devoted to working "from idea to production" - Episode #39.

We get an update on status of the project we discussed in part 1 and discuss next steps to take our dance event management app idea to production.

Like in part one of the series, host Sammy Kaye Powers is joined by guests Steven Maguire, Jocelyn Lopez and Glen Hinkle. You can watch the recording of this live show either using the in-page video player or directly on YouTube. If you enjoy the show and want to see future episodes, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for updates as they're released.

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Link: https://www.phproundtable.com/episode/part-2-turning-an-idea-into-code-for-production

Thijs Feryn:
Derick Rethans – MongoDB, Xdebug & PHP
Feb 22, 2016 @ 12:07:52

Thjis Feryn has posted another in his series of video interviews with members of the PHP community during his travels. In this new episode he talks with Derick Rethans of Xdebug and MongoDb.

Derick Rethans is my guest for this episode. The interview was recorded at PHPBenelux Conference 2016 in the community village.

[...] Derick is a well-known and well-respected member of the PHP community. He is primarily known as the author and maintainer of Xdebug, a debugging extension for PHP. He also developed the DateTime extension. He even wrote a book about it. Derick works for MongoDB where he works on the MongoDB extension and the separate library.

You can catch this episode either via the video (in-page or on YouTube) or for the more audio-inclined over on SoundCloud. Be sure to check out his other interviews while you're at the site as well.

tagged: phpbnl16 community derickrethans interview thijsferyn video podcast

Link: https://blog.feryn.eu/derick-rethans-mongodb-xdebug-php/

PHP Roundtable:
038: RFC Show & Tell
Feb 19, 2016 @ 10:36:16

The PHP Roundtable podcast, hosted by PHP community member Sammy Kaye Powers has released their latest episode (#38) featuring several guests talking about RFCs and some of the proposed features of PHP 7.1.x.

New features of PHP get added via the request for comments process. We chatting with a few RFC authors about what features they are proposing for the next major version of PHP.

This episode features guests that are no strangers to the RFC process:

  • Phil Sturgeon
  • Scott Arciszewski
  • Andrea Faulds
  • François Laupretre
  • Davey Shafik

You can listen (and watch) this latest episode either through the in-page video player or directly over on YouTube. If you enjoy the show be sure to subscribe to their feed to get this and links to other great episodes.

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Link: https://www.phproundtable.com/episode/proposed-features-of-php-71

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.

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

Thijs Feryn:
Cal Evans – Personal branding, developer advocacy & community
Feb 15, 2016 @ 12:19:18

Thjis Feryn has posted another in his series of video interviews with a member of the PHP community. In this latest episode Thijs caught up with Cal Evans at this year's PHPBenelux conference.

The interview was recorded at PHPBenelux Conference 2016. Cal Evans was invited as the keynote speaker which he was very excited about. He had keynoted our very first edition back in 2010 and now he was back. Over the years there was quite some talk about inviting him back, but up until recently it never really worked out.

He obviously did a really good job.

They talk some about branding, being a "developer advocate" and being a member of the global PHP community (or just your local one). You can watch the video of the episode either in the in-page video player or directly on YouTube. If you're more audio-inclined you can also listen over on SoundCloud. If you'd like the show, you can check out other interviews on his site through the "interview" tag on his site.

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Link: https://blog.feryn.eu/cal-evans-personal-branding-developer-advocacy-community/