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Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Juliette Reinders Folmer
Apr 26, 2016 @ 09:38:22

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode with host Cal Evans interviewing a member of the PHP community. In this new (video) interview Cal talks with Juliette Reinders Folmer,

Cal and Juliette talk about some of the work that she does with WordPress plugins and some of her recent activity on the TGM Plugin Activation project. This project aims to help bring in some of the package/plugin management idea that Composer has for the wider PHP community. They also talk about the Yoast SEO plugin and her contributions there.

You can watch this latest episode either through the in-page video player or directly over on YouTube. If you're more audio inclined you can also use the in-page audio player or download the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the interview, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/04/26/juliette-folmers/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Taylor Otwell about Spark
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:47:36

In the latest episode of the Voices of the ElePHPant podcast host Cal Evans talks with Taylor Otwell, creator of the Laravel framework about Spark, the Laravel-based package that provides many of the basic features needed to run the business around your application.

Cal and Taylor start off talking about why Taylor wanted to create Spark and where the need came from in his own development work. He wanted to share the results and make it faster for people to work on the application and not these features around it. They also talk about some of the features that are included in Spark and why they exist. There's also a discussion about why he chose to go with Vue.js for the frontend of the application, the user impersonation feature and

This is a live video interview that Cal did with Taylor you can watch either through the in-page audio player or directly over on YouTube. If you enjoy the interview be sure to follow their feed and keep up with them on Twitter.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/04/20/interview-taylor-otwell/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Mark Story
Apr 19, 2016 @ 09:17:56

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest in their series of video interviews with members of the PHP community recorded at the php[world] 2016 conference, Mark Story, a developer on the CakePHP project.

*Cal and Marks talk about CakePHP in general, Mark's involvement in it and some of the recent advancements in the project. They also talk about his role at FreshBooks and how PHP is used there. They also talk about Mark's session there at the php[world] conference and the Magic: The Gathering games he participated in at the game night there at the conference.

You can listen (or watch) this latest episode either through the in-page video or audio player or directly over on YouTube. If you enjoy the episode be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to find out about the latest episodes as they're released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/04/19/interview-mark-story/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Tessa Mero
Apr 12, 2016 @ 11:55:07

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode, another video interview taken live at php[world] with a member of the PHP community. In this new episode host Cal Evans talks with a speaker at the event and Joomla fan, Tessa Mero.

Cal and Tessa talk about the keynote that she presented at the event and provides a bit of introduction as a "new" speaker at many PHP conferences. They also talk about how being a part of the video gaming community she was a part of first and how it shaped her for her participation now in PHP. They also talk about how "bad behavior" has been handled in both communities. Tessa shares how she got into the Joomla community and her experiences there. Finally, they talk about the PHP conference she's involved with, the Pacific Northwest PHP Conference.

You can listen (and watch) this latest interview either through the in-page video or audio player or by downloading the mp3 for listening offline. If you enjoy the episode, be sure to subscribe to their feed or follow them on Twitter to get information about the latest episodes as they're released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/04/12/interview-tessa-mero/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Damien Seguy
Apr 05, 2016 @ 09:24:57

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by Cal Evans, has posted their latest episode today - another video interview recorded live from this php[world] conference (2016). In this new interview talks with Damien Seguy.

Cal and Damien talk about his latest venture, a static analysis tool used to check PHP code for various markers in the code. They also talk about the various places that Damien has lived recently and how he's a "French Canadian with a Netherlands address and a Chinese passport".

You can catch this episode a few different ways: their using the in-page audio player, using the in-page video player or directly over on YouTube. If you enjoy the episode, be sure to subscribe to their feed either using the RSS or through iTunes.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/04/05/interview-damien-seguy/

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/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Mike Willbanks
Mar 23, 2016 @ 10:55:30

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by Cal Evans, has posted their latest episode featuring an interview with Mike Willbanks an organizer of the Midwest PHP Conference.

Cal and Mike talk about his presentation at this year's ZendCon about Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and how it compares to microservices. Mike covers some of the things he covered in his talk and some of the basic concepts behind it and splitting up services. They also talk about Mike moving back to Minnesota and joining back up with the Midwest PHP Conference/User Group events. They also talk about some of the concerns around conference management and feedback around the events/talks presented.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio 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 information about the latest shows as they're released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/03/22/interview-mike-willbanks/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Jeff Carouth (2)
Mar 15, 2016 @ 09:40:47

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. This time host Cal Evans talks with Jeff Carouth, one of the hosts of the Loosely Coupled podcast.

Cal and Jeff talk about Jeff's talk at this year's ZendCon about anti-patterns and some examples of what this means, mostly related to the focus of the topic: object oriented development. They also talk about Jeff's position at Liftopia and the trade-offs he's having to make between being a manager and still developing code. They also talk about the Loosely Coupled podcast and some of his experience dog training.

You can listen to this latest episode either using the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the episode and want to hear more, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for the latest updates.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/03/15/interview-jeff-carouth-2/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
It's the Booze Talking - User Groups
Mar 08, 2016 @ 09:13:19

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode in their "It's the Booze Talking" series of rountable discussions. In this latest episode host Cal Evans talks with many members of the PHP community all about user groups.

Guests for this episode are:

Other topics mentioned in the episode include Sculpin, Icicle, HelpMeAbstract.com and the PHP User Group site. You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3. If you enjoy the episode and want to hear more like it (and other interviews with PHP community members) be sure to subscribe to their feed or follow them on Twitter.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/03/08/booze-talking-user-groups/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Christian Wenz
Mar 01, 2016 @ 12:23:09

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by PHP community member Cal Evans, has released their latest episode interviewing another member of the PHP community. In this latest episode Cal talks with Christian Wenz

They talk about Christian's work with the core of the PHP language and its internals and his recommendation to those listening to help support it as well. They also talk about how he first got involved in contributing to the core of the language. Cal and Christian talk about his contributions to the Zend Certification Guide and bootcamp he (Christian) presents at the ZendCon conference to help teach people the information to pass the ZCE exam. They also talk some about their own experiences speaking at conferences.

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 either subscribe to their feed or follow them on Twitter.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/03/01/interview-with-christian-wenz/