Interview with Terri Morgan

Eric and John chat with Terri Morgan about her article on project metrics in the September 2020 issue.

Topics Covered

  • Providing valid metrics for project managers.
  • Establishing “where you want to go” as your project goal.
  • Defining deliverables and when you’ll have them.
  • Managing scope creep.
  • Speaking and attending conferences.
  • Being a polyglot programmer.

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Document databases, MySQL, JSON-Schema validation, and PHP types

In this Episode

Eric, John, and Oscar discuss the August 2020 issue, Data Discipline.

Topics Covered

  • Using SQL with non-relational databases.
  • Data integrity with UUIDs and primary keys.
  • Connecting and working to databases directly.
  • Rolling dice with PHP
  • Thinking about data types.
  • Using Windows or Linux as your daily driver.

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Interview with Dave Stokes on JSON-Schema, and MySQL

In this Episode

Dave Stokes joins Eric Van Johnson and John Congdon to talk about MySQL and databases.

  • The correct pronunciation(s) of MySQL.
  • The impact of open-source software on their careers.
  • Upcoming EOL support for MySQL 5.x and upgrading to MySQL 8.
  • Working with JSON documents and the value of validating data early.
  • When and where to normalize data.
  • MySQL clients and password encryption.

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Test Driven Development, Event-Driven Design, and Concise Code

In this Episode

Eric, John, and Oscar chat and review the July 2020 issue, Warp Driven Development

Topics Covered

  • Getting started with Test-Driven development and testing legacy code.
  • Bears near Oscar’s house.
  • What is Event-Driven Design?
  • Making your presentations better – wether they’re conference talks or office meetings.
  • Solutions for last month’s loot-drop problem.
  • Should you ever remove curly brackets?
  • Using tokens to work with sensitive information.
  • Twig and front end templating in PHP.

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Interview with Edward Barnard

In this Episode

Edward Barnard returns to talk with Eric van Johnson and John Congdon about writing columns for the magazine and more.

  • How he got started programming with CRAY supercomputers and then web development first with PERL and then PHP.
  • Rescuing his first article submission from the spam bin.
  • The inspiration and focus for his latest column, Sustainable PHP.
  • Who’s going to agile conferences.
  • His first book, The Fizz Buzz Fix, about how to think like a computer and pass coding interviews.
  • Experiences adding tests to legacy applications.

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Asynchronous PHP, Frameworks, and Conferences

In this Episode

Eric, John and Oscar sit down to go over the June 2020 issue, “Advanced Design & Development

Topics Covered

  • Applications for Asynchronous PHP
  • The Browser APIs no one told you about
  • PHP callables and functional programming
  • Frameworks – Slim and CodieIgniter.
  • Agile development and sustainable ways to build applications
  • The future of conferences

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Interview with Eric Mann, Security Corner contributor

In this Episode

Eric van Johnson and John Congdon talk to Security Corner contributor Eric Mann about keeping your website secure.

  • How a breach sparked his interest in security.
  • The value of tokens and nonces.
  • What area of security needs more attention.
  • How to use end-to-end encryption for communication.
  • Using Linux as your daily driver i.e Operating System.
  • What frameworks he prefers to work with.
  • WordPress security.
  • PHP’s core security.
  • Tips for working securely at home.

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Episode 33: Machine Learning with Liam Wiltshire

In this interview, Eric and John talk to Liam Wiltshire about his Machine Learning articles (Part two here) in the April and May 2020 issues of the magazine.

Topics Covered

  • How he transitioned from music into building web sites.
  • Speaking at PHP conferences.
  • Using machine learning with PHP and why he wrote this series.
  • Assessing the quality of your input data.
  • Ethical considerations when using machine learning.
  • Laravel and Liam’s contributions to the PHP community

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