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122. Podcast Lately in PHP - Episode 1

Posted on: 2010-05-13

This is the inaugural episode of the Lately in PHP podcast hosted by Manuel Lemos and Ernani Joppert. It covers some of the latest happenings in the PHP world.

This episode covers the top active PHP user groups, interview with Guilherme Blanco of the Doctrine project, finding and posting great PHP jobs, Yahoo Hack Day event, the Yahoo Query Language, Google Developer Day event, the winners of the PHP Programming Innovation Award edition of March 2010, the article about PHP developers switching from Internet Explorer and Firefox to Google Chrome, and the plans for Firefox 4.


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120. Launched the winning design of the Web Design 2.0 contest

Posted on: 2010-03-31

The PHPClasses site had Web Design 2.0 contest, i.e. a design contest that allowed the users to propose new designs, allowed the users to try the proposed the designs in real pages, and allowed the users vote on their preferred design. Now the winning design is finally being launched.

This article talks about the initiative and interviews the finalists that disputed the second turn of the election. They gave their opinion about the present and future editions of the site redesign contest.


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116. PHP Innovation Award 2009 results

Posted on: 2010-02-18

The results of the PHP Programming Innovation Award of 2009 were computed and the winner is Sam Shull.

This article presents an interview with Sam, so we may learn more about him and his work with PHP.


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107. PHP in Arabic

Posted on: 2009-11-15

The use of Arabic in Web sites has been growing in a significant way in the latest years.

This is an idiom that requires special care due to the nature of its writing.

This article presents an interview with Khaled Al-Shamaa, the leader of Ar-PHP, a project that aims to simplify the lives of developers that want to build Arabic sites using PHP.


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102. Microsoft promotes the careers of PHP professionals

Posted on: 2009-09-30

Microsoft is launching a new initiative to promote the careers of PHP professionals.

This article presents an interview with a Microsoft manager to explain in more details what is this initiative and how the PHP professionals may take advantage of it.


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100. PHP on Windows Azure

Posted on: 2009-08-06

PHP is now officially supported as a language for developing applications that can run on Windows Azure, Microsoft's cloud operating system.

This article is an interview with Teoni Valois, an independent PHP and .NET expert that answered some questions to give an overview of the PHP support on Windows Azure.

He also talks about the advantages and disadvantages of running PHP applications on this environment when compared to regular Windows or Linux based hosting or other cloud computing environments.


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99. India will become number 1 source of PHP developers soon

Posted on: 2009-07-30

The number of Indian PHP developers has been growing at a large pace in the last few years, when compared to other countries. A few years ago, India was just one of the top ten countries with more PHP developers. Now India is number 2 and is almost surpassing United States, which is still number 1.

This article presents a reflection about why this growth happened just in the latest years, as well what it means for the PHP world.

Sandeep Kadam, a leader of the PHP community in India gave an interview to help clarifying this subject.


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94. Upcoming PHP 5.3 features and beyond

Posted on: 2009-04-28

PHP 5.3 release candidate 1 was released a few days ago. The final version is expected to be released in the upcoming weeks.

This article presents an interview with core PHP developer Lukas Kahwe Smith that has pushed many of the new features of PHP 5.3 as release manager.

Lukas talks about PHP 5.3 new features such as lambda functions, closures and PHAR support. He also explains what are traits, which for now it is a feature that was left out of PHP 5.3.

He also talks about future PHP 5.x and PHP 6, as well how anybody can help in the development of PHP to make it come out faster.


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93. Winner of PHP Programming Innovation Award of the year announced

Posted on: 2009-04-21

The winner of PHP Programming Innovation Award of 2008 was announced.

Now there is also a ranking of the innovation award of all time that considers the score of each author since the award started in 2004. There are also new rankings of author countries for each year and all time.

Cesar Rodas won the 2008 award. Here he gives an interview telling about many good things that happened since he won last year. He also shares his secrets to contribute so many innovative classes appreciated by the users that voted on them and made possible to win the 2008 award.


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85. What is Microsoft up to with PHP?

Posted on: 2008-12-18

Microsoft has been participating in several initiatives that benefit PHP. This post talks about such initiatives.

It includes an interview with an Microsoft Open Source Labs leader, and a review of a what happened at summit that Microsoft organized in their headquarters in Redmond with several influential PHP community people.


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