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127:Extortion Development

The week, Eric, John, and Thomas discuss

Episode 14 – Prototyping with PHP

In this Episode

Eric van Johnson and John Congdon wrapped up recording on episode 14. Share your thoughts on the topics covered and leave a comment below.


  • Eric and John talk about stickers (again), PHP internals, understanding framework trade offs, John explains MySQL 8 window functions, burning out, sub-domain takeovers, and more.
  • Oscar shares some lessons re-learned about software estimates and onboarding for a new project.
  • Marcia Burrows talks about writing learning games for Atari in assembler, picking up PHP and web development, why she’s known as “The Logical Woman”, speaking at Pacific Northwest, and how she used PHP+HTML5+MySQL to prototype and iterate on her board game.

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157: The Symfony Ecosystem with Nicolas Grekas

In this week’s episode Edd and guest co-host Neal Brooks chat to Nicolas Grekas about all things Symfony. We start off discussion with how he got interested in programming, his introduction to Symfony, and his journey to now working on the code-base almost daily. This leads us on to talk about how he helped build the performance profiler Blackfire, and the importance of quantitative measurements whilst making performance improvements. From here we highlight managing pull requests, the social factors when leading open-source projects and Symfony’s continuous migration path. Finally, we touch upon the recently released Messenger component and upcoming Symfony Contracts initiative.