Interview with Brian Fenton

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PHP Articles and Book Reviews Report November 2015 Edition

By Manuel Lemos
This is the November edition of the podcast hangout recorded by Manuel Lemos and Arturs Sosins to comment on the latest outstanding PHP Articles and Book Reviews published recently.

They commented on articles about creating Microsoft Word DOCX documents from HTML, PHP 7 Anonymous classes and nested classes, tracking accesses to your site API using Google Analytics, and reading and writing Microsoft Excel files using PHP stream handlers.

They also commented on the review of the Hack and HHVM book.

Listen to the podcast, or watch the hangout video to learn more about these PHP articles and book reviews.

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MageTalk Episode 70 – Kind of Butch, Innit?

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79: Foo, bar, baz…

In this week’s show we start off discussion with Lew’s upgraded audio and Mick’s side-project ‘Smuddle’ which hopes to help fill a void in the shopping comparison site area.
We then move on to touch upon third-party email delivery solutions, task scheduling abstractions and queuing implementations.
API’s and the tooling around them is next on the list along with how the JavaScript stack can be quite intimidating when you first delve into it.
Finally, we chat briefly about Hypermedia API’s and look into developing and deploying web applications outside of the PHP ecosystem.

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035: Immutable PHP

Immutability plays a huge role in functional programming and many languages support immutability directly; like the readonly keyword in C#. It is possible to create immutable objects in PHP, but the language lacks inherent immutable features for scalar variables and class properties. We discuss how to bring functional programming concepts to PHP and brainstorm some features that could possibly be added to future versions of PHP to offer better immutability support.

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Interview with Sebastian Bergmann

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30: Evan You – Diving Deep into Vue.js

In this episode, Adam talks to Evan You, the creator of Vue.js. Evan talks about his time at Google Creative Lab and the sort of work that inspired him to create Vue. He also explains in depth how data binding works in Vue, and how it’s different and more performant than Angular. Additionally, Evan discusses the benefits of Vue over React, why Vue works so well in both SPAs and traditional server-side web applications, and strategies for testing Vue components.

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Periscope – Sebastian Bergmann

At PHP World 2015, we ran an experiment, we “Periscoped” all of our recordings. The audio recordings will still be released as part of the feed, however, the video will be posted here for archival purposes.

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78: PHP Internals catch-up with Joe Watkins

On this weeks show we are lucky to be joined by recurring guest and friend of the show Joe Watkins.
We start of discussion with the upcoming PHP 7 release, reasoning behind why it has been postponed, the bright future of adoption to the release compared to previous versions and how the release gets packaged up for different distributions.
We then move on to touch upon uopz (User Operations for Zend), how it helps aid getting code ‘under-test’ and the progress made to make it compatible with PHP 7.
The pthreads polyfill and work on a new project called ‘inspector’ are next on the list, with the history behind how inspector started from the concept of serialising functions/closures.
Finally, we chat about the recent APCu events and additions, highlighting different forms of locking in the process – followed by what interesting topics he wishes to explore in the future.

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Episode 9 – The past and future of Symfony

Sound of Symfony is back from its unplanned hiatus and launching a new format. We’re also switching things up, and add two new co-hosts, Ryan Weaver and Jared Farrish.

This episode’s topic is “How has Symfony kept up”.

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