In Episode 30
In this episode, we dive into How Magento is Evolving and chat with Magento evangelist Ben Marks.
- The free magazine issue courtesy of Adobe and Magento.
- An interview with Ben Marks on how Magento went from an open-source project to its acquisition, the value of the community and ecosystem, how Magento 2 changed the landscape, how to get started working with the platform, and the future.
- Approaches for updating legacy codebases.
- Using asynchronous processes.
- How stepping away can help you when you’re stuck on a problem.
- Options for setting up development environments for a project.
- What exactly the term “Enterprise Software” means.
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In Episode 29
In the February episode, we dive into the issue Cultivating the Developer Experience and interview Jennifer Schrader.
- Benefits of structuring code reviews.
- The value of integration and functional tests.
- Content management systems in PHP
- Sulu CMS and its focus on Developer Experience (DX)
- Jennifer talks about her experiences trying out pair programming and working with PHP.
- TLS certificates and encryption with Lets Encrypt.
- Technical Debt, Y2K, and upcoming Unix timestamp bugs.
- Project Estimates and Costs.
- Interviewing and hiring programmers.
- Oscar’s editorials
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In Episode 27
For December 2019, we take a look at this month’s issue “Expedition PHP.” Our guest this month is Michael Akopov.
- php[tek] Call for Speakers and tips for submitting your talks.
- Migrating to a new framework.
- Mental health in technology.
- Why and how you can contribute to Open Source.
- Understanding how encryption ciphers works.
- A real-life example of how thinking like a computer helps to understand a bug.
- An interview with Michael Akopov about his background and diving into using serverless applications with Laravel Vapor.
- Further discussions about understanding and using the Dependency Injection pattern.
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In Episode 26
Just before the Thanksgiving holidays in the United States, we reviewed the November 2019 issue “Object Orientation.”
- Evolution of object-oriented programing in PHP and understanding how to use objects effectively.
- Avoiding career stagnation and networking at conferences and user groups.
- PHP 7.4’s release and what features we’re looking forwards to.
- Eric becomes the new Community Corner contributor.
- Chatting about building PHP extensions and CouchDB wiith Lochemem Bruno Michael.
- Thinking like a computer (sometimes too much?) and the value of abstractions.
- Understanding Dependency Injection and how to get it to “click.”
- The value of frameworks versus “plain” PHP.
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In Episode 25
Our crew sat down and snagged some interviews in the atrium at php[world] in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia. This episode packs a lot into one hour and 13 minutes.
- Practical static analysis tools like Psalm and PHPStan and moving away from DocBlocks to using native PHP 7 type hints.
- John reflects on how his first talk went and the keys to giving a good talk.
- Cal Evans on php[world], the breadth of the PHP community, new stuff in PHP 7.4, searching for PHP related information online, and his new role with SiteGround.
- Taylor Otwell discusses how Laravel started, what’s new in Laravel 6, the potential impact of PHP 7’s JIT compiler, focusing on open-source and educational efforts in 2020, and funding open-source work.
- Gary Hockin goes over his advice in Community Corner about getting started in public speaking, how speaking at conferences can impact your career, and how to choose talk topics.
- Samantha Quiñones chats about her keynote at php[world], the history of computing, COBOL, preparing talks, PHP’s strength as a web-first language, and working at SkillShare.
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In Episode 24
Eric, John, and Oscar discuss some of the articles in the September 2019 issue “Master of Puppets”.
- History of PHP, celebrating “25 Years of PHP”, and the Impact Awards at php[world]
- Using Puphpeteer to automate Chromium browser tasks and testing.
- Code style, and refactoring legacy code.
- Code editors from VIM (and why Eric thinks everyone must learn it) to PHPStorm and Visual Studio Code.
- Promoting speaker diversity at conferences.
- Joe Ferguson joins to chat about generating PDFs with PHP, networking via user groups and conferences, migrating to Laravel 6, Homestead, and Open Sourcing Mental Illness (osmi.org).
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In Episode 23
Eric, John, and Oscar go through the August 2019 issue.
- Getting started with Symfony 4
- Managing legacy codebases
- PHP++ and the future of PHP
- Karl Hughes talks about running the Chicago PHP User Group.
- Writing better object-oriented code
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In Episode 22
Eric, John, and Oscar talk about the July 2019 issue and this year’s php[world].
- John’s talks at php[world] in the fall and a few tips for preparing and rehearsing new talks.
- Getting started with Elasticsearch and working with specialized search solutions.
- Defensive coding practices and defending against insider threats.
- Maura Teal about her upcoming talk on WordPress Under Pressure: Tales of Sites at Scale, learning to program from her parents, WordPress’ reputation, and scaling large multi-site installs.
- Local development environments with Docker, Devilbox, as well as Amazon Linux.
- Preventing burn out with advice from Community Corner.
- WordPress, PHP, and semantic versioning.
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In Episode 21
Eric, John, and Oscar are back post-php[tek] to discuss the June 2019 issue.
- John and Oscar mention what they liked from speakers and sponsors at php[tek].
- Eric’s experience with serverless application performance and thinking about when and where to use it.
- A functional approach to taming arrays with PHP’s built-in functions for map, reduce, sort, and filter.
- Memoization and how you might already have used it to speed up function calls.
- Managing keys, secrets, and passwords securely.
- Chris Tankersley joins the episode to talk about writing for php[architect], going to conferences, and dives into the Data Structures extension he covered in this issue.
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In Episode 20
Eric, John, and Oscar are back talking about PHP, and the May 2019 issue.
- John and Eric discuss Serverless PHP, Deploying ReactPHP Applications, Mysql 8.o, and more.
- Oscar talks about using Composer with Magento and similar experiences with Drupal, network tunneling with ngrok.com, and a reminder that the php[world] Call for Speakers is open through June 7th.
- An interview with Rob K Allen (@akrabat) about using his first article on using PHP on AWS Lambda with Bref.
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