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The Development Hell Podcast

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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Episode 48: Old as Dirt

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Princes Lane looking south, The Rocks

Our guest this week is Elizabeth Smith, PHP internals veteran and guru of PHP on Windows (she says “I wish every company was as good at giving back to open source as Microsoft”). We talk about being Old as Dirt in relation to a blog post Ed made last week, how to mentor up and coming developers, and the history of PHP on Windows.

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Episode 47: NOT the BEES

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Girl dressed like a bee

This time around we are blessed by the presence of Eryn O’Neil, Tech Lead at Clockwork. We talk about the importance of UX for programmers, getting started speaking at conferences, and BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES BEES.

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Episode 46: Php[tek] 2014

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New York City Welcomes the Apollo 11 Astronauts

php[tek] was once again upon us, so we did our annual live show! Special guest Paul Reinheimer of WonderNetwork joins us for much frivolity!

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Episode 45: Single Quotes for Web Scale

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Trees cocooned in spiders webs, an unexpected side effect of the flooding in Sindh, Pakistan

This week is all about PERSONAL BRANDING and WEB SCALE with special guest Steve Corona. We talk about Steve’s book Scaling PHP. We also reminisce about the old days of Twitter API dev, until Steve humiliates Ed by not knowing what Spaz was.

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Episode 44: Gorf Fever

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Gorf Sign

This weeks brings us a new guest and a new sponsor! Paddy Foran is an old friend of Chris and Ed’s who makes his first appearance on the show, talking about the Go programming language, software architecture, open source projects, and his new book “Your API is Bad.” We also welcome new sponsor Roave!

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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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