88: Holi-delay

Recorded December 21, 2017


139: Mobile Internet isn’t Cheap! with Joe Watkins

In this episode we catch up with Joe Watkins to discuss all things PHP. We start off discussion with his recent move to Spain, the pain of getting a good Internet connection and PHP TestFest. This leads us on to highlight some recent work he is doing with adding PHP bindings to Bicoin’s Secp256k1 library and a Generic Traits idea. From here we touch upon the additions that made it into PHP 7.2 and some that have already been accepted for 7.3. Finally, we get Joe’s opinion on a couple of RFC’s (Call-site pass-by-reference and Operator functions).

Episode 5: Talking Code

In this episode

A look at the Talking Code issue for the month of December 2017 issue featuring articles on building an Alexa voice skill and chatbots with Laravel’s Botman project. Share your thoughts on the topics covered and leave a comment below.


  • Eric and John discuss the December features on chat interfaces, machine learning, PHP_CodeSniffer, PHP 7.2, and more
  • An interview with Katy Ereira about building Chatbots with PHP.

The post Episode 5: Talking Code appeared first on php[architect].

138: Everything Serverless with Andy Raines

In this weeks episode we chat to Andy Raines about all things Serverless. We start off by discussing what Serverless actually means, advantages of using such a model, design constraints it employs and how it scales. From here we touch upon the history of how we got to the compute/infrastructure we use today: from on-premise servers, IaaS, PaaS and FaaS/BaaS. This leads us on to highlight the 12-factor app methodology, how immutability has vast benefits in many contexts and how FaaS platforms work under-the-hood. Finally, we mention the Serverless PHP project Andy is working on, the motivations behind it and future development he would like to see take place.

87: We Forget John

Recorded December 14, 2017


MageTalk Episode 153 – The “Epancimation” of Mimi

Show Notes

In MageTalk Episode 153 we cover Magento 2.2.2(.’s release – and the guys get down and dirty into the features which make it one of the best (and most impressive) releases of Magento 2 yet. “Dogfooding” leads to increased understanding of problems and leads to better product ownership. Phillip talks about in-house ecommerce directors at solutions partners like Something Digital, and Kalen talks about the importance of brand and how social proof will replace brand.

Partner program

  • Congrats to Ali Ahmed and Imagination Media for becoming Magento Solution Partners

Improvements to MageTalk Website!


  • Karen’s article – http://webshopapps.com/blog/2017/12/strategy-magento-2018/

  • Natural tension between platform and apps in platform ecosystem as it matures – facebook, twitter, etc. Same will happen with shopify
  • Marketplace needs work – continuous integration
  • Partner program engagement

Magento 2.2.2(.

  • MFTF http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.2/magento-functional-testing-framework/introduction.html
  • In the FTF you get used to code in PHP and XML to write tests. With MFTF you need XML only! – No need to learn PHP for tests writers anymore.

How many full time ecom developers have actually setup/run their own store

  • Dogfooding….In-house ecom manager role with agencies?

    • Kristof / Fooman on Dogfooding
    • https://store.fooman.co.nz/blog/planning-your-move-to-magento-2-scoping.html

Thread on brands / naked brands

  • Thread: https://twitter.com/david_perell/status/939618974509228032
  • “Naked brands” – https://twitter.com/david_perell/status/939942771540025345


Coming Soon!

137: Putting all your Fish in one Basket

In this weeks episode Mick and Edd first touch upon the many new services/features that have been released at AWS re:Invent. We then move on to discuss Serverless architecture, Server architectural patterns, Amazon Cognito and security/encryption that is available within Amazon Web Services. This leads us on to highlight the impact of relying on a single company for all your compute/infrastructure needs and ‘putting all your fish in one basket’. Finally, Mick tells us what Santa might be bringing him for Christmas.

86: Making things up

Recorded December 7, 2017


MageTalk Episode 152 – “My Spiritual Gift is Asking 300 Questions”

What would trigger an M1 to M2 upgrade? Magento are having a content renaissance – a “content explosion”; Kalen buys Bitcoin.

Show Notes

  • MageTitans Videos Available
    • https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwB4Uz_0hoVNmTFotx5HG1D19QiIyYBWM
  • M1 to M2 migrations vs other platforms

  • Net neutrality – what it means for smaller retailers

    • https://twitter.com/catvalente/status/932678730065031168
  • https://twitter.com/kalenjordan/status/932594895428124677
    • Shopify have wonky data? Black Friday?

###Have we mentioned ecom-aholic yet?
– https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSH4_56yf5khLwTK9q71IGw

MageTalk Improvements

  • Show notes
  • Community Effort! Help us improve!
  • New Around Here category
  • Album artwork
  • Feed updates
  • Community Favs
  • Sherrie
  • David


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