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227. The Debate About All PHP Frameworks that Suck - Lately in PHP podcast episode 44

Posted on: 2014-02-17

The video and the article about when Rasmus Lerdorf stated that in his opinion all PHP frameworks suck had great reprecussion. In this podcast the debate about reasons for this opinion continued with Manuel Lemos, Cesar Rodas and Yasir Siddiqui, the winner of PHP Innovation Award edition of 2013.

They also talked about the the Uniter PHP interpreter written in JavaScript, plans to remove the MySQL and IMAP extension in PHP 5.6, whether the next major PHP version should be PHP 6 or PHP 7.

Now listen to the podcast audio, or watch the hangout video or read the transcript to learn more about these and other interesting PHP discussions.


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225. Is Facebook HHVM going to Replace Zend Engine in PHP 6 - Lately in PHP podcast episode 43

Posted on: 2014-01-20

The Facebook HipHop Virtual Machine, HHVM, has been evolving a lot, so PHP developers are considering it as a possible replacement for Zend Engine in PHP 6.

This was one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and CÚsar Rodas in the episode 43 of the Lately in PHP podcast.

They also discussed other topics like FastCGI support in HHVM, having PHP function naming consistency plans for PHP 6, TLS peer verification for secure connections, and using Composer to install JavaScript, CSS and images for PHP projects.

Listen to the podcast, or watch the hangout video, or read the transcript to learn more about the details of these PHP discussions.


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218. More New Features for PHP 5.6 - Lately in PHP podcast episode 40

Posted on: 2013-10-15

The proposals of new features for PHP 5.6 continue to come. Several new interesting features are being discussed like named parameters, anonymous classes, nested classes, among other proposals.

This was the main topic discussed by Manuel Lemos and Ernani Joppert in episode 40 of the Lately in PHP podcast.

Now listen to the podcast, or watch the hangout video, or read the transcript to learn what are all the new proposed features and what they think about them.


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217. PHP 5.6 Roadmap and New Features - Lately in PHP podcast episode 39

Posted on: 2013-09-10

Now that PHP 5.5 stable versions were released, it is time to plan the roadmap of features for PHP 5.6.

This was the main topic discussed by Manuel Lemos and Cesar Rodas in episode 39 of the Lately in PHP podcast.

They also commented about a new PHP core developer that was hired by SmugMug to work full time on PHP development as a sort of sponsorship of the PHP project.

Listen to the podcast, or watch the hangout video or read the transcript to learn about these interesting discussions on the PHP present and future.


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209. PHP 5.5 Release Date Imminent - Lately in PHP podcast episode 36

Posted on: 2013-06-17

The PHP 5.5.0 final release is about to happen. After about 16 months of development PHP 5.5 is bringing even more maturity to the PHP language, which by Google numbers is present in 75% of the Web sites.

This was one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Ernani Joppert in the episode 36 of the Lately in PHP podcast.

They also discussed some new features proposed for PHP 5.6 like incremental decoding of large JSON data streams and overloading arithmetic operators for arbitrary precision math.

They also debated the meaning of Google finally adding support to PHP in their cloud hosting platform Google AppEngine.

Also in this episode it was discussed an article about good practices to quickly detect and fix PHP code bugs that only show up in production environments.

Listen to the podcast, or watched the Google hangout video, or read the text transcript to learn more about these very interesting PHP topics.


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205. Top Version Control Systems used by PHP Developers

Posted on: 2013-04-29

Version Control Systems are important tools that every developer should be using. However, for many developers version control systems do not make part of their development tool set.

Read this article to learn what are version control systems, why they are so important to be used by all developers, and what are the most popular systems used by PHP developers.


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204. A Better PHP Feature Voting Process - Lately in PHP podcast episode 34

Posted on: 2013-04-10

The current PHP feature voting process causes problems to those that do not know why features are approved or rejected by each voter. A better solution was proposed to require justification for each feature vote.

This was one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Cesar Rodas on the episode 34 of the Lately in PHP podcast.

They also discussed about the latest PHP releases, updating PHP with minimized downtime, as well how brilliant are some developers for creating pure PHP components that overcome PHP limitations without upgrading to a newer PHP version.

Listen to the podcast, or watch the hangout video or read the transcript to learn more about these interesting PHP discussions.


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203. 26 Ways to Show that PHP Can Be Better Than PHP

Posted on: 2013-03-21

The fact that PHP has limitations does not mean that it is not possible to overcome some those limitations with alternative solutions that use only pure PHP code and do not require a newer PHP version.

Read this article to learn about many creative solutions that several PHP developers implemented to overcome some of the PHP limitations.


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201. 6 Reasons Why PHP is a Hobbit

Posted on: 2013-02-18

Sometime ago a user of the Quora site asked a question if there was a language war, which languages you support and why.

Another user gave a very creative response comparing programming languages with characters of the Lord of the Rings story of JRR Tolkien.

Read this article to understand why PHP or its fans should be compared with Hobbits.


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199. Test Driven Development brings Stability to Zurmo Open Source CRM

Posted on: 2013-01-17

Employing a Test Driven Development (TDD) methodology when building a complex application may be tedious and take twice as much time, but the upshot is scalable stability as the tortoise beats the hare.

As lead developers of Zurmo, an Open Source Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application, we are driven by the need to build rock solid, reliable software, something that is hard to come by in our field.

In order to accomplish our goal, we decided to bite the bullet and sweat it out with Test Driven Development - TDD.

Zurmo is written in PHP and utilizes jQuery, the Yii Framework, and RedBeanPHP. With 1700+ unit tests running across eight server configurations, Zurmo is built with a passion for software engineering best practices.

Read the article to find out why it is beneficial to be in the habit of testing, testing, and more testing.


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