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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.

iTunes Ratings

9 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Great source of information on php

By Axeman199 - Feb 15 2019
Read more
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
Read more
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 Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 004: All About API's

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All about web API's: designing your API with RAML, authentication with OAuth and discussing the hypermedia-constraint (HATEOAS).

Sep 22 2014

1hr 28mins

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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: 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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Rank #8: 005: PHP Internals - Past, Present & Future

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How the sausage is made. Taking a look at PHP's history and where it's going in the future.

Oct 20 2014

1hr 14mins

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Rank #9: 062: All things Laravel

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We chat all things about the Laravel ecosystem.

Apr 27 2017

58mins

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Rank #10: 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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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: 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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Rank #13: 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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Rank #14: 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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Rank #15: 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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Rank #16: 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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Rank #17: 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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Rank #18: 056: Hourly vs Value-Based Pricing

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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.

Nov 07 2016

50mins

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Rank #19: 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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Rank #20: 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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