Interview with Evan Coury

Blog: http://blog.evan.pro/
Twitter: @evandotpro

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Episode 8: Do you even polyglot?

In this episode Jeff and Matt talk about the idea of polyglotism, the benefits, practical advice about choosing which languages to learn and how to be successful while learning new languages. You should go out and find a new language and prepare to give it the time it deserves. It’s best to find a mentor or someone to help you and step out of your language or paradigm comfort zone.

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Episode 5: The One Where Everyone Is Going to London

Beau and Dave discuss having been selected to Symfony Live London and how they
plan to bring their families with them so everyone can hang out in person for
the first time. Beau discusses his other upcoming talks including Nomad PHP EU
and php[world] and Dave talks a bit about his pair programming setup. Both agree
that rewriting code from another project is a great way to really understand how
the thing ticks.

Apologies for some of the audio quality in this episode, at times it sounds
like we’re fading out or it’s been heavily edited, but I just made some mistakes
with the post-processing. ^D

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Episode 48: Old As Dirt

Princes Lane looking south, The Rocks

Our guest this week is Elizabeth Smith, PHP internals veteran and guru of PHP on Windows (she says “I wish every company was as good at giving back to open source as Microsoft”). We talk about being Old as Dirt in relation to a blog post Ed made last week, how to mentor up and coming developers, and the history of PHP on Windows.

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Episode 28: Loosley Coupled Mashup

In this episode, Ben and Phil join forces with Loosely Coupled to talk about Open Source, burn out and briefly discuss their favorite open source projects. Jeff was out of action for a lot of it due to unexpected wifi troubles (in San Francisco of all places) so he sadly did not get to take part as much as he would have liked.

Questions this time around:

How do you deal nicely with someone who’s too reliant on you for solving problems and is too quick to ask you rather than figure it out themselves?
– TazeTSchnitzel

How do you guys explain OSS to non tech people? My wife finds it strange that I do work for “free”
– Chuck Reeves

As a contractor, how do you feel about “OSS” clauses (that your work can/will be open sourced) in contracts?
– Davey Shafik

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Episode 2 – Let’s talk about tests

After an amazing response to our first episode, we once again cram up in the conference room to bring you our second episode. We go through the news, bring you hidden gems from Symfony, we talk about tests with Kacper Gunia, and find out what’s going on i

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Episode 7: Building a Testing Culture

In this is episode Matt and Jeff discuss how to build a testing culture in your company. They discuss organization resistance, the importance of testing and how to move forward when the rest of your company is less than excited.

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Episode 6: PHPTownHall Mashup

In this episode, Matt and Jeff join forces with PHPTownHall to talk about Open Source, burn out and briefly discuss their favorite open source projects. Jeff had a spell of bad luck with the wifi at the AirBnB he stayed at in San Franciso, so you may not get as much of him as you’d like.

If you’ve not checked out PHPTownHall, you can do so here PHPTownHall

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Episode 4: The One where ORMs are Dead

Beau and Dave discuss Beau’s recent exploration into the DDD world, leading him away from ORMs and into Events.

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Episode 27: Josh Lockhart and Jeremy Mikola

This episode is a long one, but we are back to improved audio and the video is not just one dude eating pzza for an hour. Josh Lockhart of PHP The Right Way and Slim fame, and Jeremy Mikola who is well known for banging on about clouds and playing magic the gathering. Oh, he also works for MongoDB.

Warning: Puns and occasional swears.

Some projects have been discovering they use language which can be offensive like master/slave. How do they deal with it, and how should they deal with it?

We ask Joshua what the plans for are for Slim 3, and talk a bit about the differences between Slim and Silex. We also ask him about the history of PHP The Right Way: how it got started and how it has evolved over time with contributions and huge efforts from the PHP community.

Phil rants about illuminate/pagination having hard dependencies and tries to make excuses up for not sending a pull request, then comically days later caves and sends a pull request.

The whole gang discuss difficulties of managing pull requests, covering how to handle the expectations of the pull “requester” and the pull “requestee”, how to handle feedback and a few other bits and bobs.

This is a fairly chunky episode but these guests were long overdue, and they’re such nice guys we had to chat and answer as many questions as we could.

The video is less edited than the audio, so download and listen for a slightly shorter and more relevant version.

As always, you can subscribe to the channel and follow us on Twitter for announcements about when new live shows will be recorded.

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