php[tek] 2019 Schedule is Live

by · January 18, 2019

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php[tek] 2018 May 21-23 in Atlanta, GA

We’ve posted the schedule for php[tek] 2019 over at tek.phparch.com. We’ll be returning to Atlanta, Georgia for a third year this May. Read on to see the new tracks format, planned sessions, and meet our speakers.

Education Station: DevOps and You

by · January 15, 2019

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Dev Ops and You by Chris Tankersley

The tech industry is always awash with new ideas that are actually old. One which gained traction in the last ten years is the idea of “DevOps.” This term is the combination of “Development” and “Operations” and is meant to show these two roles can be combined for more efficiency.

January 18 – Beyond Performance

by · January 9, 2019

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Day Camp 4 Developers If you’re selling widgets, offering a service, or publishing information a slow web page or application will cost you in the long run. User’s don’t wait and if your page takes too long to load, they’ll go somewhere else. Just one second slower will drop page views, customer satisfaction, and conversions. […]

It’s About Time

by · December 21, 2018

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By Colin DeCarlo As applications scale and gain adoption, dates and time become much more of a concern than they once were. Bugs crop up, and developers start learning the woes of time zones and daylight saving time. Why did that reminder get sent a day early? How could that comment have been made at […]

The Case for Generics in PHP

by · November 20, 2018

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By Chris Holland In 2016, Ben Scholzen and Rasmus Schultz published their PHP RFC: Generic Types and Functions, aka The Generics RFC. Having worked with generics in other languages, I was very grateful and thrilled to come across this RFC, as I could immediately see the tremendous benefits this would bring to the PHP ecosystem. […]

Episode 15 – Generics and php[world]

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Episode 15 - Generics and php[world]

In this episode: generics, conferences, and more. A special live-recording with Eric van Johnson, John Congdon, Chris Holland, and Oscar Merida at php[world].

Generics and Project Success – November 2018

by · October 31, 2018

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In this issue: Generics in PHP, Maintainable Laravel, Starting with PHP, Project Success, security code reviews, and more

Episode 14 – Prototyping with PHP

by · October 29, 2018

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In this Episode Eric van Johnson and John Congdon wrapped up recording on episode 14. Share your thoughts on the topics covered and leave a comment below. Topics Eric and John talk about stickers (again), PHP internals, understanding framework trade offs, John explains MySQL 8 window functions, burning out, sub-domain takeovers, and more. Oscar shares […]

The Dev Lead Trenches: Burning Out

by · October 25, 2018

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The tech industry is a double-edged sword. On the one side, we (generally) have well-paying jobs with nice perks, but on the other, we can easily slip into not only boring, repetitive work but figurative death marches. The former is used by most companies as an offset to the latter, but that rarely works out well. This leads many developers to come face-to-face with burnout.

Episode 13 – PHP 7.3

by · October 4, 2018

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Fresh off of hosting WavePHP in San Diego, Eric van Johnson and John Congdon put the finish touches on the latest episode.They talk about stickers, forthcoming PHP 7.3, finding a job, and more. Sammy Kaye Powers joins to discuss the challenges in upgrading legacy applications.

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