Episode 15 – Generics and php[world]

In this Very Special Episode

Eric Van Johnson, John Congdon, Chris Holland, and Oscar Merida recorded this episode live at php[world] just last week. Share your thoughts on the topics covered and leave a comment below.

You can read Chris Holland’s The Case for Generics in PHP article online for free.

Topics

  • Eric, John, and Oscar talk about snowy weather in Virginia.
  • The value of attending conferences and user groups, both in attending talks and networking.
  • Preparing and finding writers for the magazine and selecting talks for conferences.
  • Chris Holland explains the value generics would bring to PHP.

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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.

Topics

  • 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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Episode 13 – PHP 7.3

In this Episode

Fresh off of hosting WavePHP in San Diego, Eric van Johnson and John Congdon put the finishing touches on the latest episode. Share your thoughts on the topics covered and leave a comment below.

Topics

  • Eric and John talk about stickers, forthcoming PHP 7.3 improvements like garbage collection, how to make estimates, penetration testing for security, job hunting, and more.
  • Sammy Kaye Powers joins to discuss podcasting, swing dancing, and challenges when upgrading legacy applications. He touches on why you should upgrade,receiving active support from the PHP internals team, the upgrade path once you’re on PHP 7, deprecated features which most projects have to face, handling exceptions, and dealing with uniform variable syntax. Finally, he previews what might be added in PHP 8.

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Episode 12: Whole lot of Xdebug

In this Episode

Our twelfth episode is in the can, thanks to Eric van Johnson and John Congdon. Share your thoughts on the topics covered and leave a comment below.

Topics

  • Eric and John discuss freelancing and how it changed John’s life, regular expressions, PhpStorm, and how the PHP community gets together.
  • Oscar talks about trying to use Xdebug regularly and the value of debugging tools in general.
  • An interview with Mark Niebergall on his Xdebug article, his day to day work, and working remotely.

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Episode 11

In this Episode

After a summer holiday, Eric van Johnson and John Congdon return with a new format. Share your thoughts on the topics covered and leave a comment below.

Please note we recorded this episode before the php[world] Call for Speakers closed but were unable to release it until now.

Topics

  • Eric and John discuss conference speaking, static analysis with external services like Scrutinizer and CodeClimate, using MySQL’s JSON document store, and more.
  • Oscar talks about using Static Analysis to assess code quality, how it compliments tests, and the now closed php[world] Call for Papers.
  • A chat with Barney Hanlon about Domain Driven architecture.

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Episode 10: Treasure, Old and New

In this Episode

Our hosts, Eric van Johnson and John Congdon review Treasure, Old & New which is the May 2018 issue of php[architect] magazine. Share your thoughts on the topics covered and leave a comment below.

Topics

  • Eric and John discuss Deadpool, clean code, migrating to AWS, Packagist picks, BDD testing, and more.
  • Oscar takes a look at recent Drupal and WordPress developments.
  • An interview with Steve Grunwell, about Technical Debt, conference speaking, his work at Liquid Web, and more.

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Episode 9: Testing in Practice

In this Episode

Our hosts, Eric van Johnson and John Congdon dive into Testing in Practice and the April 2018 issue of php[architect] magazine. Share your thoughts on the topics covered and leave a comment below.

Topics

  • Eric and John discuss unit testing, test suites, static analysis, authentication with Laravel and more.
  • Oscar talks about the importance of training for employees, rants against image carousels, and requirements gathering.
  • An interview with Robert Basic, one of the contributors to Mockery.

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Episode 8 – Long Running PHP

In this Episode

Our hosts, Eric van Johnson and John Congdon look at Long Running PHP the March 2018 issue of php[architect] magazine. Share your thoughts on the topics covered and leave a comment below.

Topics

  • Eric and John go over the March features about writing daemons with PHP, Linux containers beyond Docker, accessibility, code reviews, and more.
  • Oscar shares his experience recently upgrading a PHP 5 application to PHP 7.
  • An interview with Chris Pitt, about the community in South Africa and his article on Evolving PHP.

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Episode 7: Know Your Tools

In this episode

Eric and John dive into the Know Your Tools issue for the month of February 2018 . Share your thoughts on the topics covered and leave a comment below.

Topics

  • Eric and John go over the February features on containers, tools, Drupal, Symfony, Search with Scout, and more.
  • Oscar talks with php[tek] conference co-chair Eli White about the new venue in downtown Atlanta.
  • An interview with Edward Barnard, the new author of the Education Station column.

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Episode 6: Setting Up to Succeed

In this episode

A look at the Setting Up to Succeed issue for the month of January 2018 issue featuring articles to start the new year right. Share your thoughts on the topics covered and leave a comment below.

Topics

  • Eric and John discuss the January features on background processing with queues, securing your website with Burp Suite, PHP Generators and more and more
  • Oscar looks at what 2018 has in store for PHP, particularly when support for PHP 5 and PHP 7.0 will end and the RFCs proposed for inclusion an an upcoming release.
  • An interview with Joe Ferguson about his monthly Artisanal column and Laravel Collections.

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