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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 at www.phproundtable.com 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 at www.phproundtable.com and never miss a live show.

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Great source of information on php

By Axeman199 - Feb 15 2019
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Love the podcast and find the topics very interesting and useful. I get a chance to learn about areas and workings on php that I do not have a chance to explore myself in my position. Find this to be a very useful resource and am excited every time I see that a new episode is available!

Speaks to you like you're a professional

By Mrorbitman - Aug 04 2016
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This podcast hits the perfect balance between being accessible to new php developers while still being interesting to very experienced developers.

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Great source of information on php

By Axeman199 - Feb 15 2019
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Love the podcast and find the topics very interesting and useful. I get a chance to learn about areas and workings on php that I do not have a chance to explore myself in my position. Find this to be a very useful resource and am excited every time I see that a new episode is available!

Speaks to you like you're a professional

By Mrorbitman - Aug 04 2016
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This podcast hits the perfect balance between being accessible to new php developers while still being interesting to very experienced developers.

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The PHP Roundtable

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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 at www.phproundtable.com and never miss a live show.

009: Coding Securely In PHP

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With big security breaches becoming the norm these days, security is something we simply cannot ignore. In this discussion we'll ask the experts how we can become more responsible developers by learning about specific security threats we should be most concerned with.

Jan 13 2015

1hr 11mins

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050: PHP For Beginners

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If you're just starting with programming & PHP, this episode is for you. We discuss some helpful tips to get you started with PHP programming such as some helpful learning resources and some common pitfalls to watch out for when learning to program.

Aug 08 2016

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007: Git & Git-Flow - Open Source Part 1

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Part one of a multi-part series on open source. Today we discuss open source & code management with a version control system & explore the concept of git-flow.

Dec 16 2014

1hr 29mins

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021: From Idea To Production: Part 1

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We discuss an idea for a web app and identify ways to turn it into a real-life product on the web.
We start with describing the domain and the problems the app should solve. Then we identify the personas that will interact with the app. We discuss the features features the app should have to fix the problems and we sort all the features by priority. Finally we talk about timeline, deliverables and next steps.
The app we discuss will be launched to production by the next airing of this multi-part series of taking an idea to code.

May 28 2015

1hr 14mins

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053: Why I'm Afraid To Admit I Use PHP

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So you spend most of your time programming in PHP. You meet another programmer out in the wild. You begin explaining what you do. Do you find yourself using vague terms and actively trying to avoid the word "PHP?" Do you dread the question, "What language do you primarily code in?" Do you anticipate them scoffing at you when you say, "PHP?"
We discuss why PHP has such a bad rep in the eyes of many and why some of us feel the need to start conversations with, "I use PHP but let me explain..."

Sep 02 2016

1hr 12mins

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062: All things Laravel

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We chat all things about the Laravel ecosystem.

Apr 27 2017

58mins

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068: PHP's Dirty Little Segfault Secret

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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.

Oct 20 2017

1hr 1min

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064: PHP 7 Source Code: A Deep Dive

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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!

Jul 07 2017

1hr 15mins

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017: Modernizing Legacy Codebases in PHP

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We discuss practical ways of dealing with legacy codebases and address the question of, "to rewrite or to refactor"? We also talk about how we should manage client expectations when working with a legacy codebase. And finally we discuss some general strategies for refactoring a codebase to good, clean, modern PHP.

Apr 15 2015

1hr 10mins

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066: Docker: Drinking the Kool-Aid

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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.

Aug 29 2017

1hr 4mins

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022: All About PSR-7

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PSR-7 is the latest accepted member to the PHP FIG's standards library. We discuss what PSR-7 is, how it utilizes streams, immutability & middleware, and how it will affects you as a developer.

Jun 11 2015

1hr 15mins

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048: Docker & PHP

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The demand for DevOps skills is growing more and more in modern web development. But all the hype and demand is met with myriad DevOps tools. Staying abreast of how these tools can help make our jobs easier can be daunting. So today we take a closer look at one of these tools called Docker which takes a microservices-architecture approach to managing your servers.

Jun 23 2016

57mins

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046: Character Encoding and UTF-8 in PHP

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If you've ever gotten a number of weird looking characters in your database or on your website like, "�" and didn't know why, then this episode is for you. Those bizarre characters called "mojibake", rear their ugly heads when we don't account for a consistent character encoding. Today we discuss what character encoding is, how to accommodate for it in HTML, PHP & your database, and how we can ensure we'll never encounter an unexpected alien character in our web apps again.

May 30 2016

1hr 7mins

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011: Accessibility On The Web

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Accessibility is an important and often overlooked aspect of web development. In this episode we'll discuss why web accessibility is so important and how we can make the web more accessible.

Jan 27 2015

1hr 11mins

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058: HTTPlug, Guzzle & API's

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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.

Jan 05 2017

54mins

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071: Extra, extra: PHP 7.2 released!

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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.

May 23 2018

59mins

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059: PHP 7.1

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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.

Jan 23 2017

1hr 1min

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054: Security: Encryption, Hashing and PHP

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We chat about security in the the PHP community, encryption & hashing in PHP and a new-hotness crypto library called libsodium.

Oct 25 2016

1hr 10mins

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016: Contributing To PHP 7

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You don't need to be a C programmer in order to contribute to PHP internals. We'll be discussing how you can get involved with PHP internals, the GoPHP7-ext project and how you can help get PHP 7 ready for release.

Mar 30 2015

1hr 9mins

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014: A Midwest PHP Special

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A live recording from Midwest PHP in Minneapolis, MN. We talk about developer burn-out, the GoPHP7-ext project, why eval() is bad, the cons of the reflection class and announce the voting phase for an RFC for PHP7.

Mar 15 2015

1hr 28mins

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079: GDPR For PHP Devs

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The first major piece of legislation that we've seen attempt to regulate how our personal information is handled on the web is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Today we chat with some panelist who have gone down the GDPR-compliance road and they are going to help us PHP devs understand how the GDPR affects us and what we can do to make sure our technology stack is as GDPR-compliant as possible.

Oct 25 2018

58mins

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078: DocBlocks, Annotations, PSR-5 & The Like

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We discuss DocBlocks, PSR-5, Annotations, reflection, automatic API documentation generation, and their future in PHP.

Sep 27 2018

48mins

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077: Tech Interviews for Self-Taught PHP Programmers

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Self-taught PHP programmers, even those of us with decades of experience, would likely fail a tech interview in an epic way. If you've ever wanted to work for a big tech company like Google, Amazon or Facebook but have always been too nervous about the tech interview, this episode is for you.
We chat about what we need to do to be fully prepared for a tech interview. And maybe soon you'll be showing your friends how to reverse a binary tree on a whiteboard.

Sep 06 2018

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076: Concurrency, Generators & Coroutines - Oh My!

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PHP has had support for coroutines since PHP 5.5 and it allows you to do some really cool non-blocking stuff. We chat about concurrency in PHP and how we might be able to use it to speed up our apps.

Jul 26 2018

54mins

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075: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1

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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.

Jul 20 2018

55mins

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074: Secrets, Secrets, Are No Fun

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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.

Jun 27 2018

43mins

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073: PHP Static Analysis

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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.

Jun 12 2018

56mins

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072: Secret Project Revealed!

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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.

May 31 2018

44mins

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071: Extra, extra: PHP 7.2 released!

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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.

May 23 2018

59mins

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070: All things WordPress

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We chat about backwards compatibility, Gutenberg, and the WordPress ecosystem.

May 16 2018

1hr 11mins

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069: Catching Up With PHP Friends

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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.

Mar 11 2018

53mins

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068: PHP's Dirty Little Segfault Secret

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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.

Oct 20 2017

1hr 1min

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067: Imposter syndrome and the Dunning-Kruger effect

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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.

Oct 06 2017

56mins

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066: Docker: Drinking the Kool-Aid

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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.

Aug 29 2017

1hr 4mins

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065: TestFest 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.

Jul 24 2017

47mins

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064: PHP 7 Source Code: A Deep Dive

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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!

Jul 07 2017

1hr 15mins

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063: A php[tek] 2017 Special

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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.

May 26 2017

1hr 1min

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062: All things Laravel

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We chat all things about the Laravel ecosystem.

Apr 27 2017

58mins

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061: Dependency Injection

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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.

Apr 14 2017

1hr 4mins

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060: Logging & Crash Reporting in PHP

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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.

Mar 28 2017

59mins

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