Community News: ZendCon 2016 Call for Papers Opens

The ZendCon conference has just announced the opening of the Call for Papers for their 2016 event. The conference will once again be happening at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada in October (18th-21st).

We’re pleased to announce the ZendCon 2016 PHP Conference, the most anticipated PHP centric event of the year, where community and enterprise PHP developers from around the world gather to share and learn the latest hot trends and technologies in today’s professional PHP development.

We know speakers are key to the success of a conference and hope you will submit a talk. In appreciation for the efforts provided, our speakers package ensures they will not need to worry about anything other than delivering the best talks.

They’re not just looking for PHP topics either. They’ll consider a wide range of topics including PHP frameworks, devops, source control, continuous delivery and many more. The Call for Papers ends May 31st, 2016 so be sure to get those submissions in early (and often) before time runs out.

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Sound of Symfony Podcast: Episode 12 – Building a stronger community

The Sound of Symfony podcast, with hosts Magnus Nordlander and Tobias Nyholm, has posted their latest episode: Episode #12 – [Building a stronger community](Episode 12 – Building a stronger community).

This time we’re talking about the Symfony Community, how we can make it better, and what we can learn from other communities.

Other topics mentioned in this episode include:

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the show directly. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed to get the latest shows as they’re released.

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Cloudways Blog: Michelangelo Van Dam Digs Deep Into The PHP Community

On the Cloudways blog there’s a new post spotlighting a well-known member of the PHP community, Michelangelo van Dam and talking with him about his experiences and involvement in the community.

Michelangelo van Dam is the co-founder and CEO of in2it. He has been working with the PHP community for many years and has become an expert on PHP and Zend Framework.

Recently, Cloudways got a chance to interview him regarding his experience and how he got involved in the PHP community. He also shared different things related to PHP, including the change of WordPress from PHP to NodeJS and how it will change the internet landscape.

In the interview Michelangelo (DragonBe) answers questions about:

  • his experience as a coach in CoderDojo Mechelen
  • the easiest way to change your code from mysql to mysqli
  • opinions on WordPress‘ move towards NodeJs
  • advice to students thinking of starting a career as a developer

Check out the full post for more on these and the answer to other questions with this great member of the PHP community!

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Community News: Bulgaria PHP Conference 2015 Videos Posted

This year’s Bulgaria PHP Conference has officially posted the videos from all of their sessions at this year’s event to the official conference website. There’s lots of great sessions from this year’s event including talks from Larry Garfield, Ilia Alshanetsky and Beth Tucker Long. The full list of videos is a bit long to have here, but here’s a sampling:

You can check out the rest of the videos on the conference website or directly over on their Vimeo channel.

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Community News: Recent posts from PHP Quickfix (11.04.2015)

Recent posts from the PHP Quickfix site:

  • Running LDAP tests on travis-ci
    #phpquickfix, #ldap, #test, #travisci, #unittest, #pear
  • Improving Your PHP Project Structure with Dependency Injection Part 1: How it Works? – PHP Dependency Injection Container package blog – PHP Classes
    #phpquickfix, #phpclasses, #dependency, #injection, #part1, #container
  • 10 less-known (but awesome!) Laravel Collections methods – Laravel Daily
    [object Object] #laravelquickfix, #collections, #methods, #top10, #awesome, #phpquickfix
  • Feral Concurrency Control: An Empirical Investigation of Modern Application Integrity | the morning paper
    #phpquickfix, #feral, #concurrency, #control, #application, #integrity
  • Changing Author Homepage URL Properly in WordPress | The Storyteller
    #phpquickfix, #wordpress, #author, #homepage, #url, #change
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to SQL Injection protection
    #phpquickfix, #sqlinjection, #sqli, #protection, #guide, #tutorial
  • PHP Package Checklist
    #phpquickfix, #package, #checklist, #development, #opensource
  • SymfonyCon Paris 2015 welcomes an additional track to its schedule! (Symfony Blog)
    #phpquickfix, #symfony, #somfonycon, #paris, #track
  • Running Symfony Applications with PHP-PM | Symfony Finland
    #phpquickfix, #symfony, #application, #phppm, #tutorial
  • Changing Apigility’s auth token expiry | Rob Allen’s DevNotes
    #phpquickfix, #apigility, #authentication, #token, #expire, #change
  • New in Symfony 2.8: Deprecated service definitions (Symfony Blog)
    #phpquickfix, #symfony2, #deprecated, #service, #definition, #feature
  • How to Securely Allow Users to Upload Files – Paragon Initiative Enterprises Blog
    #phpquickfix, #security, #file, #upload, #user, #tutorial, #websecquickfix
  • New Training: Symfony Forms Best Practices – webmozart.io
    #phpquickfix, #training, #symfony, #forms, #bestpractices
  • PHP 7 Nested Anonymous Classes Tutorial – PHP Classes blog – PHP Classes
    #phpquickfix, #phpclasses, #anonymous, #class, #php7, #nested
  • Container-Interop support for Prophiler > bitExpert AG
    #phpquickfix, #container, #interoperability, #support, #prophiler
  • How to examine the reports files for Magento | ESchrade – Kevin Schroeder’s Blog
    #phpquickfix, #magento, #report, #files, #examine

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  • Community News: Recent posts from PHP Quickfix (09.02.2015)

    Recent posts from the PHP Quickfix site:

  • random_bytes() in PHP 5.6 and 5.5 | Rob Allen’s DevNotes
    #phpquickfix, #random, #bytes, #randomint, #randombytes, #polyfill
  • Experimental Mac OS X Support « HHVM
    #phpquickfix, #hhvm, #experimental, #osx, #support, #hiphop
  • Calculating Periodical Events in PHP Part 1: The Problem Challenges – PHP Sweepstakes package blog – PHP Classes
    #phpquickfix, #phpclasses, #perioding, #event, #series, #part1, #problem, #challenge
  • What to Learn First In PHP | Nomad PHP
    #phpquickfix, #nomadphp, #learn, #first, #tessamero, #screencast, #presentation
  • PHP: rfc:callable-types
    #phpquickfix, #rfc, #callable, #type, #argument, #list
  • Postcards From My Life > Blog Archive Culture of Respect Printed Edition Now Available
    #phpquickfix, #cultureofrespect, #print, #edition
  • WeCamp Day 1 – Left On The Web
    #phpquickfix, #wecamp15, #conference, #day1, #summary
  • Laracon EU 2015 Recap – Laravel News
    #laravelquickfix, #phpquickfix, #laraconeu15, #recap, #freekvanderherten
  • WeCamp Day 2 – Left On The Web
    #phpquickfix, #wecamp15, #conference, #day2, #summary
  • PHP: rfc:range_checks_for_64_bit
    #phpquickfix, #rfc, #range, #check, #external, #internal, #api, #64bit
  • PHP: rfc:core-function-exceptions
    #phpquickfix, #rfc, #core, #function, #throw, #exception, #php7
  • Reviews – Title: Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript: With jQuery, CSS & HTML5
    #phpquickfix, #phpclasses, #bookreview, #oreilly, #learning, #mysql, #javascript, #jquery, #css, #html5
  • Owl Framework – Extreme High Performance PHP Framework for Awesome Apps
    #phpquickfix, #owl, #framework, #zephir
  • Frank de Jonge: Frontin like-a-backer – Laravel News
    #laravelquickfix, #phpquickfix, #frankdejonge, #frontinlikeabacker, #slides, #laraconeu15

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  • Larry Garfield: Just how insular is the PHP community?

    In this post to his site Larry Garfield takes a look at how insular the PHP community is and, instead of just expressing personal opinions on the subject, looks at data around some of the "same old faces" comments recently pointed at the PHP community.

    Periodically, there is a complaint that PHP conferences are just „the same old faces“. That the PHP community is insular and is just a good ol‘ boys club, elitist, and so forth. It’s not the first community I’ve been part of that has had such accusations made against it, so rather than engage in such debates I figured, let’s do what any good scientist would do: Look at the data!

    He starts with a look at the Joind.in conference feedback site and the data it has to offer. This is what he’s basing is research on, pulling the information from the site’s JSON API to work through it locally. While the detailed information is attached on another page he does share a summary of his findings. Interestingly enough, just a bit over half of the speakers at these events were first-time speakers. His results show that there’s an average of 13.1% of new speakers at each event too.

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    Community News: PEAR 1.10.0dev1 brings PHP 7 compatibility!

    As was announced on both the [PEAR blog](http://blog.pear.php.net/2015/07/25/pear-1-10-0dev1/) and [Christian Weiske](http://cweiske.de/tagebuch/pear-1.10.0dev1.htm)’s blog, the PEAR project has made a major update to add PHP7 support preparing it for the upcoming major release.

    The new PEAR installer release adds PHP 7 support while dropping support for PHP 4 – 5.3. It also fixes a nasty SSL issue that made it hard to use on PHP 5.6. With the update, strict warnings about static calls to a non-static PEAR::isError() are a thing of the past.

    I’ve just published the first preview version: PEAR 1.10.0dev1.

    Upgrading your version of the PEAR installer is as simple as a call to `pear upgrade` specifying this dev1 release (command is included in the post). He also links to some pre-release versions of the `go-pear` and `pear-nozlib` installers.
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    DigitalOcean Community Blog: Horizontally Scaling PHP Applications: A Practical Overview

    On the Digital Ocean blog there’s a new post with a „practical overview“ of how to effectively scale PHP applications, specifically as it relates to horizontal scaling not vertical.

    Shipping a website or application to production has its own challenges, but when it gets the right traction, it’s a great accomplishment. It always feels good to see the visitor numbers going up, doesn’t it? Except, of course, when your traffic increases so much that it crashes your little LAMP stack. […] But fear not! There are ways to make your PHP application much more reliable and consistent. If the term scalability crossed your mind, you’ve got the right idea.

    The article starts with a brief overview of what scalability is and the main difference between horizontal and vertical scaling (scaling out vs scaling up). They then get into a bit more detail about what horizontal scaling is and how it commonly works in relation to the average PHP application (complete with diagrams). They also talk about some things you can do inside your code to help make things flow a bit more smoothly including decoupling between services and user session/file consistency measures. There’s also a bit at the end about load balancing but as that depends a good bit on what technology you’re using and the actual load, they just provide an overview and some links to other articles and tutorials with more information.

    Link: https://www.digitalocean.com/company/blog/horizontally-scaling-php-applications/
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