World Backup Day

Scott Keck-Warren has a contribution in honor of this month’s World Backup Date, Backups For Beginners. Follow along for some inspiration in making sure you have a complete backup system. Ken Marks continues his series, How to Hack Your Home with a Raspberry Pi, with an article showing how to actually hook up your accelerometer to your Pi and start storing the data into a database on the Raspberry Pi.

Our columnists also drive home the point of strengthening our weaknesses. In Understanding Supply Chain Security, Eric Mann will have you realizing that even our code has a supply chain and that its security is crucial to our success. Joe Ferguson’s, Queues With Horizon will help us make our application more robust by offloading some processing to give our application the appearance of higher performance. Chris Tankersly brings us into the Education Station with Software History is Licensing. Oscar Merida helps us strengthen our abilities while testing out a fun PHP Puzzle, Finding Prime Factors. Edward Barnard continues in the DDD Alley with Better Late Than Never, where he talks about his own theories around testing. Our newest column by Frank Wallen, PSR Pickup, will start to teach us about the PHP PSR’s starting with PSR 0 and 1. And finally{}, brought to you by Beth Tucker Long is a great piece on burnout titled I Just Can’t.

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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”.


  • 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 (

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Frontend Fundamentals and Chris Hartjes

In Episode 19

Eric, John, and Oscar record together again to discuss the April 2019 issue on the new frontend fundamentals, php[tek], and quite a lot more about web browsers than anyone anticipated.


  • Eric and John get a look behind the scenes into what goes into producing each magazine issue.
  • From the March magazine issue: new features of CSS, caching application output, templating and Twig, managing support issues, and more
  • Chatting with Chris Hartjes, php[tek] testing track chair, podcasting, community conferences and getting the most out of one, and working at Mozilla.

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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.


  • 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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MageTalk Episode 84 – A “Clothing Optional” Environment (feat. Kevin Schroeder)

Show Notes

  • 01:33 – Magento Masters
  • 14:13 – Kevin Schroeder