PHP Town Hall

By Ben Edmunds, Phil Sturgeon

About this podcast   English    United States

Town Hall a way for PHP developers to raise questions about current events (or upcoming things) in the PHP community, with different guests each week.
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PHP Town Hall


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Jan. 11, 2018
Amanda Folson and Ben Edmunds are joined by Phil Sturgeon to discuss what’s new in the world of API development. Make sure to check out his new book Talking To Other People’s APIs. Sponsor We’re sponsored this episode by the Southeast PHP Conference: Southeast PHP Community Conference in Nashville, TN is happening August 16th and 17th right in downtown Nashville. Our CfP opens February 15th with a theme around the modern PHP toolbox. Come hang out with us, listen to awesome speakers talk about a wide variety of topics, meet new friends and of course, try some hot chicken. and @southeastphp on twitter. If you or your company is interested in sponsoring, contact us at [email protected]
Nov. 14, 2017
Amanda Folson and Ben Edmunds are joined by Mike Wales and Michael Lopp to discuss the hardest problem in software - people. Also make sure to check out the books recommended during this episode: Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High Nine Minutes on Monday: The Quick and Easy Way to Go From Manager to Leader Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager
Aug. 21, 2017
Amanda Folson and Ben Edmunds are joined by Daniel Cousineau, Tracy Hinds, Ian Littman, and Matt Trask to discuss the good, bad, and ugly of conference organizing. Make sure to check out the kickstarter for the Longhorn PHP Conference.
April 12, 2017
Amanda Folson and Ben Edmunds are joined by Jessica Rose to discuss developer relations, travel, and bedbugs.
Jan. 19, 2017
Amanda Folson officially takes the co-host reins! We ease you in to the transition by Ben grilling… ahem… interviewing Amanda a bit so you can get to know her better.
Jan. 7, 2017
In this episode Ben and Phil discuss what’s new in their pathetic little lives, the state of the PHP-FIG, and bid an ecstatic.. ahem.. sad farewell to Phil as he departs the podcast. Starting with Episode 51 Amanda Folson will be taking over as co-host. Ben is staying so don’t worry, we know he’s your favorite. Phil, Thanks for 51 fucking fantastic episodes, 5 years of podcasting together, way too much booze, and a lot of fun.
June 27, 2016
An all star cast this episode, as Ben and Phil are joined by regular guest Anthony Ferrara - thinker of good ideas and long-time part-time side-line contributor to the PHP-FIG, Woody Gilk - one-speed rider & BDFL of Kohana, and Beau Simensen - author of a bunch of stuff including StackPHP. Here we’re talking about some awesome stuff the PHP-FIG is working on: PSR-15 (HTTP Middleware). This PSR is in Draft mode, and is potentially not as well known about as some others. There was a bit of a cuffufle getting it started as before it had even passed an entrance vote there were alternatives and rewrites suggested, but now the major players are on the same page and things are moving forward. We discuss all this, and the reason PSR-7 (HTTP Message) is not enough for the ecosystem to benefit from shareable middleware. Jumping away from PSR-15 for a second there is an interesting bit of insight into why the PHP-FIG didn’t just slap a “PSR” sticker on Symfony’s HTTP Kernel or HTTP Foundation. Woody provides a bit of the decision-making process in a very tricky aspect of the FIGs job, which is: should standards be built entirely to match existing implementations, or should standards try to improve on the learnings of the existing implementations to better them all as implementations change to support the standard. It’s all a bit chicken and egg, but a very worthy discussion to have. All About Middleware - Anthony posts about PHP HTTP Middleware Why Care About PHP Middleware? - Summary of the initial Anthony vs Woody approaches and background on the HTTP middleware concept StackPHP - Composing HttpKernelInterface middlewares since 2013! Equip - Equip is a tiny and powerful PHP micro-framework created and maintained by the engineering team at When I Work
March 16, 2016
The notes for this episode were lost when Phil spilt some really hipster orange juice over his laptop and bricked the whole thing. We do remember that returning guest Chris Boden and Chris Pitt swing by to talk async in PHP. In a future episode we’ll probably talk about data backup strategies. Benchmarking Codswallop: NodeJS vs PHP - An oldie but a goody, why NodeJS isn’t magically better at async than PHP Ratchet - WebSockets for PHP A Case for Async PHP - Chris Pitt wrote about this stuff on Medium - Write asynchronous code using synchronous coding techniques in PHP
Feb. 15, 2016
User-group and meet-up organizer Jenny Wong swings by for a chat about the PHP RFC for a Code of Conduct. Whilst all three of us think a Code of Conduct is a good idea, we talk through some of the various for and against reasoning that people have, and try to outline the logical failures behind some of the FUD being spread around during this discussion. We cover a few things, from the intent of a Code of Conduct, explain it’s reach is not as scary as many seem to think, outline a few things that a Code of Conduct does not try to do, and talk about some of the problems minorities have at conferences and online which could be simplified over time with a useful CoC. This is one of our best episodes yet. Even if you hate Phil and think he’s turned into some sort of social justice warrior white knighting whatever, listen to this and see if the conversation is starting to make more sense to you. The goal here is to open a few minds, and bring people to the table so a useful conversation can be had, instead of the usual reaction to Code of Conducts which is immediate screaming into the keyboard, mashing out wall-o-text’s about freedom of speech, and assuming people are only interested in inclusivity to impress women… We can make our community a better place, and Jenny has a few tips on how you can help with that goal.
Feb. 7, 2016
Another SunshinePHP, and another rotating panel of excellent guests talking about stuff like podcasting, making a bit of money on the side from projects like books and whatnot, and we get some folks on to cover the FIG Secretary positions, which will hopefully help the FIG solve their identity problems. Oh and Ben Marks was definitely talking about Magento again.
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