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Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Sara Golemon & Elizabeth Smith
Nov 29, 2016 @ 09:34:36

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by PHP community member Cal Evans, has posted a joint interview recorded at the ZendCon conference 2016 with guests Sara Golemon and Elizabeth Smith.

Cal, Sara and Elizabeth talk about SAPIs (Server Application Programming Interface) and how the core of the language uses it to work with the server it runs on (web server, command line, etc). With a bit of definition out of the way, they they start talking about the creation of custom and new SAPIs for PHP (and "middleware SAPIs"). Sara takes more of the side that no new SAPIs are really needed but Elizabeth offers opinions from the other side and how the "middleware" state layer could improve the language.

You can listen to this interview either using the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the episode, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get updates when the latest episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/11/29/interview-sara-golemon-elizabeth-smith/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Todd Ross
Nov 08, 2016 @ 10:26:05

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest show host Cal Evans talks with Todd Ross, a developer at Answers.com.

Cal and Todd talk about what the technology stack looks like at Answers.com, the "second largest PHP-based site" on the web. Technologies mentioned include Java (for search indexing), Varnish for caching and various database technologies. They also cover the talk he presented at this year's php[tek] (2016) about deploying large scale PHP applications.

You can listen (and watch) this episode either through the in-page audio or video player. If you'd like to listen offline, you can download the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for updates when the latest shows are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/11/08/interview-todd-ross/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Steve Grunwell (#2)
Nov 01, 2016 @ 09:13:38

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted the latest in its series of interviews with members of the PHP community. In its latest episode host Cal Evans talks with Steve Grunwell.

Cal and Steve talk about WordPress and the ElasticPress plugin for more effecting searching in WP applications. They talk about how the plugin came to be at 10up. They also chat about Steve's presentation at php[tek] 2016 about "professional development for professional developers". They cover some of the points that he covers in his talk and how passion fits into the overall picture.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get updates when new episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/11/01/interview-steve-grunwell-2/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Larry Garfield (#2)
Oct 25, 2016 @ 10:49:10

The Voices of the ElePHPant has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest show host Cal Evans interviews Larry Garfield, a well-known developer and member of the Drupal community.

Cal and Larry talk about Larry's work on the PHP-FIG overhaul (PHP-FIG v3), how it changes the structure of the group and how it effects its members. He talks about the "member projects", the "core community" and what's changing in the workflow related to these two groups. He also explains the new workflows the group's work will follow and the move of the group to include a wider focus on the entire PHP community ecosystem. They also talk about Larry's work at Platform.sh and what kind of services they offer.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 of the show directly. If you enjoy the interview, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twiiter when new episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/10/25/interview-larry-garfield/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Kirsten Hunter
Oct 20, 2016 @ 11:09:17

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this new show host Cal Evans talks with Kirsten Hunter at the php[tek] 2016 conference.

Cal and Kirsten talk about her work as an API evangelist with Akamai. They also discuss her work across tech communities and different technologies as a "polyglot" developer. They also talk about some of the current technology in the PHP ecosystem and how it relates to making and maintaining APIs. Kirsten also talks some about her opinions on versioning in APIs and usability.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the episode be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for updates when new shows are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/10/14/interview-kirsten-hunter/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Michael Heap
Oct 18, 2016 @ 12:55:19

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest show host Cal Evans interviews Michael Heap, one of the speakers at the php[tek] 2016 conference.

Cal and Michael talk about the presentation he gave at the conference covering profiling PHP applications. They cover the "proper" way to do it (hint: not var_dump or die) and some of the biggest issues Michael has seen people doing in their code. They also cover Michael's other talk about "code archeology" and some of his advice on where to start and tips on being productive.

You can listen (and watch) this latest episode through the in-page players or you can download the mp3 for listening at your leisure. If you enjoy the interview, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for updates when new episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/10/18/interview-michael-heap/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Katie McLaughlin
Oct 11, 2016 @ 13:38:26

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this new interview host Cal Evans talks with Katie McLaughlin at the php[tek] 2016 conference.

Cal and Katie talk about the session she presented at the conference and "being nice to people" - basically how you can be friendly in open source work and your project. They also talk about Katie's experience getting started as a speaker at conferences, a talk covering some work she did on software in the past. They also talk about the differences in the PHP and Python communities and some of her own experiences.

You can listen to this latest interview either using the in-page audio player or download the mp3 directly for listening at your leisure. If you enjoy the interview, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get updates when the latest episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/10/11/interview-katie-mclaughlin/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Junade Ali
Oct 07, 2016 @ 09:12:49

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted another interview in their series recorded at the php[tek] conference in 2016. In this latest episode host Cal Evans talks with Junade Ali.

They talk about the tutorial he presented at the conference covering design patterns in PHP. Cal also asks Junade about the biggest issue he sees in most development practices as it relates to design patterns. They also talk about the work that Junade does at Cloudflare and what it's like working there in a community advocate role. The interview wraps up with a bit of discussion about HTTP/2 and what they're seeing as far as the adoption rate so far.

You can watch and listen to this latest episode either using the in-page audio/video players or you can download the mp3 directly for listening at your leisure. If you enjoy the interview, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get updates when the latest shows are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/10/07/interview-junade-ali/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Joe McGill
Oct 04, 2016 @ 10:20:47

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode in their series of interviews with members of the PHP community from php[tek] 2016. In this latest show host Cal Evans talks with Joe McGill.

Cal and Joe talk some about Joe's work at the University of St. Louis on the Digital Marketing Team (Public Affairs) and their use of WordPress for hosting over 300 sites. They also talk about some of the functionality they use for the University sites and the plugins installed and used. They also talk about Joe's work as a "guest committer" for the WordPress project's core functionality and what it's like working with the core development group.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio/video player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the interview, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get updates when the latest episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/10/04/interview-joe-mcgill/

The Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Jeremy Mikola
Sep 30, 2016 @ 10:34:14

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest show host Cal Evans talks with Jeremy Mikola at the 2016 edition of the php[tek] conference.

Cal and Jeremy talk about Jeremy's keynote at php[tek] 2016 and how it came to be. They also talk about the tradition Jeremy helped start related to PHP conferences: Wurstcon.

You can listen to this latest show either by using the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. To get the latest updates when new episodes are released, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/09/30/interview-jeremy-mikola/