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Cal Evans

Cal Evans is a veteran of the browser wars. (BW-I, the big one) He has been programming for more years than he likes to remember but for the past [redacted] years he's been working strictly with PHP, MySQL and their friends. Cal regularly speaks at PHP users groups and conferences, writes articles and wanders the net looking for trouble to cause. He blogs on an "as he feels like it" basis at Postcards from my life.

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…And the Winners Are

by · April 17, 2012


First, thank you to everyone who participated in our scavenger hunt on Friday. It was fun for us, and I hope it was fun for you as well. If you didn’t find the answer and you didn’t see the tweet giving it out, the answer was Blue Parabola’s own Keith Casey singing his own […]


Win a free ticket to tek ’12!

by · April 13, 2012


Ok PHP fans, we don’t do this often, but once a year we do give away a ticket to php|tek to one lucky programmer. This year, however, you are going to have to work for it. Starting Friday, April 13th, 2012, those of us who work at php|architect will tweet clues, and you are going […]


CodeWorks Slides

by · March 28, 2012


This past December and January, the php|architect crew took to the air for our annual traveling roadshow called CodeWorks. This year, for the third year in a row, we hit the road and made stops all over the country – but mainly on the coasts – presenting things we’ve learned over the past year.Each stop introduced us to new friends and at each stop we learned from a local developer sharing what they knew.


Voting for the 2012 Impact Awards has begun!

by · February 23, 2012


We at php|architect want to honor those who give of themselves so that we can work with PHP and in this great ecosystem. We are standing on the shoulders of giants and want to pause to say thank you.


The php|tek schedule is up!

by · February 10, 2012


If you have been in the PHP community for a while then you probably know how much fun php|tek is. You’ve either been there and seen it first hand, or you’ve watched on Twitter as your friends have attended. If you are new to PHP, boy have we got a treat for you. tek ’12 […]


php|tek Call for Papers is Now Open!

by · December 7, 2011


It’s that time of year again, time for the php|tek Call for Papers. Time to put on those thinking caps, pop the top of a bottle of your favorite beverage, and start submitting those ideas.


A Wholly Superficial Review of Stripe

by · December 5, 2011


Processing credit cards is hard. I mean really, really hard. For someone like me who manages his own server, writes his own code, and tries to keep all the balls in the air, the idea of maintaining a PCI-compliant server gives me the heebie-jeebies. I’ve looked at other systems and as much as I hate […]


Transactional Emails for Fun and Profit

by · November 18, 2011


I love APIs. A well-defined API can make short work of a complex problem. It’s even more fun when you find a cool API with a great wrapper to make it simple to use. That’s what I found when I started playing with Amazon’s Simple Email Service; a tool that was easy to work with, solved a problem I needed solved, and had a simple to use PHP wrapper.


Elephpant Ware arrives!

by · November 8, 2011


php|architect announces our latest project, Elephpant Ware: Wearable art for PHP developers.


What is “the Cloud”

by · October 17, 2011


Recently, I attended a panel of local business executives discussing “the Cloud”. Overall, it was an interesting discussion. Since they all managed what we would consider “Enterprise Scale” operations, it was a different viewpoint for me as I spend much of my time talking to smaller scale operations or start-ups. As the discussion played out, […]