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The PHP Roundtable is a podcast of web developers discussing PHP, JavaScript, community, open source, and anything else PHP nerds care about. It is broadcast live from Google Hangouts On-Air. For complete show notes or to watch the episodes in video format visit PHPRoundtable.com. And join the conversation live! Just subscribe to the newsletter and never miss a live show.

The PHP Roundtable is a podcast of web developers discussing PHP, JavaScript, community, open source, and anything else PHP nerds care about. It is broadcast live from Google Hangouts On-Air. For complete show notes or to watch the episodes in video format visit PHPRoundtable.com. And join the conversation live! Just subscribe to the newsletter and never miss a live show.
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The PHP Roundtable is a podcast of web developers discussing PHP, JavaScript, community, open source, and anything else PHP nerds care about. It is broadcast live from Google Hangouts On-Air. For complete show notes or to watch the episodes in video format visit PHPRoundtable.com. And join the conversation live! Just subscribe to the newsletter and never miss a live show.

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Episodes

075: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1

7/20/2018
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New accessibility guidelines are coming down the pipe that will impact our apps with the new WCAG 2.1. We chat about what the guidelines are and how we can start preparing our apps for them.

Duration:00:55:39

074: Secrets, Secrets, Are No Fun

6/27/2018
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Secrets, secrets, are no fun, all they do is cause pain when trying to deploy to production. By secrets, we're talking about database passwords, API keys, and other credentials that we want to keep from prying eyes. There are a number of solutions out there to keep our secrets out of the codebase and in a more secure area. We discuss the options we have for managing secrets and the tradeoffs for using them.

Duration:00:43:16

073: PHP Static Analysis

6/12/2018
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Static analysis is a fancy word to describe a tool that looks at our code and gives us helpful hints on how to improve it. We'll be discussing what static analyzers do, which tools the PHP community has access to, and how we can incorporate the tools into our daily development flow.

Duration:00:56:48

072: Secret Project Revealed!

5/30/2018
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We finally unveil the super-secret project to the world! Listen in to find out what it is and how you can get your hands on one.

Duration:00:44:44

071: Extra, extra: PHP 7.2 released!

5/23/2018
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The next major version of PHP is here! PHP 7.2 comes with a nice set of upgrades, performance enhancements, and a brand new crypto library right out of the box. We discuss some of the features and breaking changes that we should be aware of before upgrading to PHP 7.2.

Duration:00:59:34

070: All things WordPress

5/16/2018
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We chat about backwards compatibility, Gutenberg, and the WordPress ecosystem.

Duration:01:11:54

069: Catching Up With PHP Friends

3/10/2018
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We're still alive! We come off our hiatus to have an informal catch-up session with some PHP friends. And proof of the secret PHP Roundtable project is revealed to Chris & Joe.

Duration:00:53:24

068: PHP's Dirty Little Segfault Secret

10/20/2017
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PHP is known for running really bad code really well. But it has a dirty little secret: deep within its code is a hidden "stack bomb". You can cause PHP to completely crash with just a few lines of code. Today we discuss why this happens and what we can do to fix the issue.

Duration:01:01:37

067: Imposter syndrome and the Dunning-Kruger effect

10/6/2017
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In an industry like software engineering where it seems like there's always something else to learn, it's easy to come down with a case of imposter syndrome. We chat about imposter syndrome's impact on the PHP community and contrast it with the Dunning-Kruger effect.

Duration:00:56:37

066: Docker: Drinking the Kool-Aid

8/29/2017
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After years of resisting, SammyK finally drank the Docker Kool-Aid for his everyday client work. We talk about his transition from Vagrant to Docker and some bumps he hit along the way.

Duration:01:04:10

065: TestFest 2017

7/24/2017
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Adding tests to php-src is a great way to get involved with PHP internals. Don't know how to get started? You're in luck. TestFest 2017 is going to be a thing in September. User groups and individuals around the world are going to organize to learn how to add tests to PHP and become official internals contributors. It has been 7 years since the last TestFest in 2010. We chat about how to get involved with TestFest 2017.

Duration:00:47:27

064: PHP 7 Source Code: A Deep Dive

7/7/2017
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We take a deep-dive into the underlaying structure of the the PHP source code and talk about the scanner, parser, the new AST layer (and the evil things we can do with it), and the Zend engine. Let's see how the PHP sausage is made!

Duration:01:15:12

063: A php[tek] 2017 Special

5/25/2017
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We have a mashup recording with PHPUgly and PHP Town Hall during the community night at php[tek] 2017. We chat about OSMI, UUID's, git, product development, getting involved in the PHP community and funky socks.

Duration:01:01:52

062: All things Laravel

4/27/2017
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We chat all things about the Laravel ecosystem.

Duration:00:58:26

061: Dependency Injection

4/14/2017
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Dependency Injection has been a design principle that the PHP community has embraced more fully than a lot of other programming communities. There's even an official PHP-FIG standard being discussed called PSR-11 which will standardize dependency injection containers. Today we chat all things dependency injection.

Duration:01:04:46

060: Logging & Crash Reporting in PHP

3/28/2017
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No matter how experienced you are as a programmer, at some point your app will generate errors and crash. Fixing problems with your app quickly is paramount in order to affect as little of your user base as possible. We discuss what is involved with implementing effective logging and crash reporting techniques in PHP to help you keep your apps up and running like a well-oiled machine.

Duration:00:59:34

059: PHP 7.1

1/23/2017
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PHP 7.1, the latest minor version of PHP, was released on December 1st. We discuss some things that went on behind-the-scenes that brought this new version to a stable release and we look at some new features that we can start taking advantage of today.

Duration:01:01:58

058: HTTPlug, Guzzle & API's

1/5/2017
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Guzzle has become the de-facto HTTP-client library for PHP. But recently a number of open source projects have been switching to HTTPlug which boasts itself as an HTTP-client abstraction. We chat about the problems HTTPlug aims to solve, the plans for its future and the reasons behind why some library maintainers have chosen to adopt it or not.

Duration:00:54:19

057: All things Zend

12/20/2016
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There's a lot more going on at Zend other than Zend Framework. We chat about the Zend ecosystem, from Apigility to Zend Certification and what Zend's role is in PHP internals.

Duration:01:05:14

056: Hourly vs Value-Based Pricing

11/7/2016
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There are two seemingly contradicting philosophies about how to charge clients for programming work. The hourly camp suggests that the client is paying for your skill and hiring you for your time. The value-based pricing camp suggests that the programmer should price a project based on its value to the client instead of the hours it will take to build it. Today we chat about these two ideas and discuss the pros and cons of both.

Duration:00:50:41