I can clearly remember when I was a Ghost Programmer – clocking in and out of 9 to 5 jobs, and switching off when I got home. Like most jobbing coders, I used to have ideas that I’d play around with when I knocked off the job, some half-arsed side projects and the odd little job for friends or family, but largely I’d not think about coding on evenings and weekends. There must be thousands and thousands of developers just like this working on PHP projects right now.
I’m not sure how much I’m just normal here, or how much of my inner self I’m revealing, but I’d like to share some strange motivational cycles I’ve been having over the last eighteen months or so.
From my experiences in #zftalk Zend Framework support channel on Freenode, it seems that lots of people still don’t understand the fundamental rules of using Composer in production. So I thought I’d run through some of the basic ideas behind using composer in development and production.
I gave this talk at PHPUK and they did an excellent job of editing it into some that makes me look almost knowledgable. So here it is in all it’s glory.
The deed is done. I’ve formally given the nice people at Yamgo/AdSpruce my notice to leave the company. While this is really a sad day for me overall, it’s also an exciting one. I’ve had a great time here in Swansea Bay and feel like I’ve made an amazing contribution to the development of an SDK that is now delivering 10m requests daily.
(or how I stopped blindly including shit in my composer.json)
I have absolutely no doubt this post will be largely disagreed upon by many in the PHP community, but I’ve had a terrible day and I’m hoping that the process of just getting this off my chest will be therapeutic in some way.