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The Development Hell Podcast

Episode 43: Erotic Art the Right Way

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minotaurus

Our latest episode features someone who we’re been trying to get on for a while: Josh Lockhart, the developer of the Slim Framework for PHP and the founder of the PHP The Right Way project. We also have a new sponsor in Nude New Relic!

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Episode 42: Hacking Difficult People

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1991ish - Clint - Wooodbridge High - Mr. Linz's physics class - funny face - look at all the preppy people - 0454

For episode 42 we are blessed by the wonderful and talented Laura Thomson, Senior Engineering Manager at Mozilla. Laura drops science on managing engineers, Minimum Viable Bureaucracy, HHVM and Hack, and her mid-Atlantic coast accent. This is a must-listen for folks who manage tech teams.

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Episode 41: Let Me Wet My Beak

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Mustang Mentoring

This week we’re joined by David Rogers, aka @al_the_x, to hear how he’s teaching PHP in college courses for brand-new progammers. We also talk about what possessed Ed to develop his own unit testing framework.

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Episode 40: Poly Life Mentoring

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Mustang Mentoring

The big four-oh hits us, this time with our special Fictive Kin friend Sean Coates. We talk lots about deploying web applications in various languages, the imapct Composer has had on PHP development, formal and informal mentoring, and how to get accepted to speak at conferences.

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Episode 39: Animal Style

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Double-Double Animal Style

Okay, first off, this episode sounds like crap. We weren’t really prepared to record and used half-assed equipment and stuff. Sorry guys. It should at least be listenable.

Anyway, this was recorded the night before SkiPHP started, which was an awesome PHP conference in Salt Lake City. We ramble about a lot of stuff, including our first conferences, America’s first serial killer, our approaches for giving talks, and Chris’ secret identity.

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Episode 38: Dark Secret Branding

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Dark secret

In this podcast recorded AFTER True North PHP, Chris and Ed are joined by the esteemed Jonathan Snook, web developer extraordinaire. We talk about the heady days of Twitter app dev, how Jonathan got to be a Big Deal, and why there are so many Snooks in web dev.

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Episode 37: Jets vs Sharks

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... Jets and Sharks- in the kitchen!

In this podcast recorded before True North PHP, we talk to Paul M Jones, creator of the Solar framework and Aura component library. Lots of stuff about confusing things like dependency injection and human behavior in tribes. Probably someone will get mad about this episode.

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Episode 36: Maybe PHP Isn’t as Lame as We Thought

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PHP Rock Stars

So our pace is a little slower due to work crap, but DEV HELL LIVES. Episode 6d6 kicks off with us waxing about what’s exciting in PHP development nowadays. We also talk about upcoming appearances at TrueNorth PHP, NomadPHP and SkiPHP. Then we get into the discussion of alcohol consumption at tech conferences, and malware on the PHP.net site.

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Episode 35: Summer of Funksanity

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Bring back Funk

FINALLY! We’re back from the Summer of Funksanity hiatus with a new show. We talk about Ed’s speaking tour stops at OSCON, Distill, and Madison Ruby. We also discuss the exciting new mental illness awareness campaign Engine Yard has started, called Prompt. PHP Internals jabbering gets touched on a little, and Chris’s softball league.

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In our usual epic-length conversation we talked about:

Episode 34: Is Sara Pissed?

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Angry squirrel

This time out our Very Special Guest is Sara Goleman, long-time PHP core contributor, author of the only good book on writing extensions for PHP and the driving force behind that open source projects of HipHop for PHP, a virtual machine, runtime and Just-In-Time compiler for PHP that powers much of Facebook’s infrastructure.

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In our usual epic-length conversation we talked about:

Also, as a totally random thing from the show notes, you might want to take a look at Blue Hackers