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The Development Hell Podcast

Episode 57: 57 Flavors of Hell

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Hell is not here to stay

This episode we are joined by PHP whiz kid Anthony Ferrara to discuss recent happenings on PHP Internals, where a productive community member stepped away entirely. We discuss the merits of the proposals (particularly the controversial Scalar Type Hints RFC), and what the PHP community could be doing better to prevent contributor burnout. Also I guess we talked about baby animals…?

Also STICKERS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! BUY SOME NOW AT devhell.info/shop!!!!

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Episode 56: Targeting the Amber Monochrome Market

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Vintage Computer Festival Midwest 84

The PHP Bard himself, Jeremy Lindblom, joins us for much discussion of fun things, like how PHP is used inside Amazon, the upcoming Pacific Northwest PHP Conference (PNWPHP), and what it’s like to be a bard in the age of automation. Also Ed bought a new TV and wrote some music once.

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Episode 55 REDUX: The Erotic Possibilities of the Holodeck

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Cowboys & Gumshoes

We’re republishing this episode to (hopefully) get the right episode out to listeners using feeds/podcasting tools. It was originally linked to Ep. 53’s audio, and some podcast aggregators may not get the updated version

Everything old is new again! Sort of! We chatter about Chris’ 1% car and how rough it is to upgrade. Then we babble about WebOS, LuneOS, and Ed’s experiences running the Spaz open source project. Chris made some open source stuff once too.

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Episode 55: The Erotic Possibilities of the Holodeck

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Cowboys & Gumshoes

Everything old is new again! Sort of! We chatter about Chris’ 1% car and how rough it is to upgrade. Then we babble about WebOS, LuneOS, and Ed’s experiences running the Spaz open source project. Chris made some open source stuff once too.

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Episode 54: Phil Is Still Wrong

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Our latest episode was special in two ways: we recorded video of it, and it was a simulcast with our friends at the PHP Town Hall podcast. What great people! They’re still wrong, but that’s okay. We talk about mouthing off in public, whether async features should be built into PHP, and the appropriate ways to encourage people to use current versions of PHP. Then Chris gets mad.

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Episode 53: Let’s Get This Thing Over With

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Saving Gas

Guest-less and listless, Chris and Ed slouch their way back to their studios. Chris talks about the time he tried to murder a disabled woman with his new luxury sedan, we discuss artisanal PHP-Nuke sites, and how we got our local user groups started. Then It really goes off the rails with a discussion of the awesomeness of Dragon Age: Inquistion, and what happens to games and other services that rely on Internet connectivity.

Correction: It looks like Ultima Online and Phantasy Star Online are still up!

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Episode 52: True North PHP 2014

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Snowshoeing Indian file, Mount Royal, Montreal, QC, 1879

On a cold winter’s night in the far north, Chris and Ed recorded a podcast at the True North PHP 2014 hackathon event. It was loud and fun! We’re joined by special guest Ben Ramsey and others to talk about organizing conferences and generally being awesome. Enjoy!

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Episode 51: Strange Loops for Serial Killers

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Washing The Horse

We’re joined for Episode 51 by Margaret Staples, backend programmer extraordinaire on Brunelleschi: Age of Architects. She shares her experiences doing indie game dev, traveling to the Strangeloop conference, and meeting geeks celebs. We also talk about serial killers and Ed’s new job (obviously).

This is our first episode released in stereo. The file size is larger, but man does it sound better. If you have any issues with playback, let us know.

Big thanks to our new sponsor Offload.io!! It’s a great resurce for finding and sharing contracting work.

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Episode 50: The Airing of Grievances

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FOUND: Oakland apartment grievances: "at least take a break from hot-boxing your apartment 24/7"

EPISODE FITTY!!!!! Learn the INSIDE SCOOP on THE ORIGINS OF DEVELOPMENT HELL! EXCLUSIVE BEHIND the SCENES ACCESS!!! WE SUMMARIZE HOW CRAPPY ALL THE EPISODES ARE!!! Also how Chris’ DNS got haxxored.

Big thanks to our new sponsor PancakeApp! If you do freelance work, it’s an awesome tool that saves you tons of time.

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Episode 49: Rogue Transmorpher

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Mystery Mouth Morphers

Our guest this week is Beth Tucker Long, the editor of PHP Architect magazine and respected PHP language trainer. We talk about her role as editor of the top PHP Magazine in the world, her experiences teaching people to code, the best PHP books for beginners, her awesome upcoming MadisonPHP conference, and XBox Kinect paranoia.

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