Migrating Frameworks, Depression and Mental Health, Laravel Vapor and Michael Akopov

In Episode 27

For December 2019, we take a look at this month’s issue “Expedition PHP.” Our guest this month is Michael Akopov.

Topics

  • 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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Puphpeteer, 25 Years of PHP, and Joe Ferguson

In Episode 24

Eric, John, and Oscar discuss some of the articles in the September 2019 issue “Master of Puppets”.

Topics

  • 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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Symfony 4, Legacy Code, the Future of PHP, and Karl Hughes

In Episode 23

Eric, John, and Oscar go through the August 2019 issue.

Topics

  • 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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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 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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