Engine Yard Blog: Engine Yard Is Sponsoring Composer

According to this new post to the EngineYard blog, they’re announcing their formal sponsorship of a tool that has revolutionized the way PHP libraries and packages are used: Composer.

Open source is a big deal at Engine Yard. Originally founded as a Ruby company, most of our early work was in the Ruby community. Since acquiring Orchestra in 2011, we have been investing in the PHP commmunity and are continually on the look out for ways to give back. So I’m thrilled to be sharing the latest news on this front. […] We care a lot about PHP and we want to continue our mission of supporting key pieces of infrastructure in the communities we serve.

Their support is coming in the form of a community grant provided over the next twelve months. This fund ($ 15k) will provide support for the continued development of the project and Nils Adermann, one of Composer’s principal developers.

Link: https://blog.engineyard.com/2014/engine-yard-sponsoring-composer
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Community News: Packagist Latest Releases for 08.23.2014

Recent releases from the Packagist:

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Voices of the ElePHPant: Interview with Beth Tucker Long

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode, another in their series of community interviews. This time it’s with Beth Tucker Long, an organizer of the Madison PHP Conference and former editor of the php[architect] magazine.

They talk some about her plans for the future (post-php[architect]), how she’s trying to get back into coding. She talks about her mentor, Beau Simenson, and the consulting work she has going on. They also talk some about the Madison PHP User Group and Conference and the other organizers.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe to the feed and get the latest episodes as they’re released.

Link: http://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2014/08/12/interview-with-beth-tucker-long/
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