PhpStorm – Reformat Code…

For my recent job interview with PhpStorm, I was asked to create a video screencast. I’m interested in creating and selling high quality video content and have been looking around for a platform to help me achieve that, so I decided to release the PhpStorm sample video on Vimeo; mainly to see if it fits my needs.

I’d love to get feedback on the style and content of the video, the production and hosting platform.

Let me know what you think!

PHP Versions

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.

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On Codes of Conduct

Disclaimer: This is all personal opinion and as such, should be taken as my view of the world, and not fact.

If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll have noticed me banging on a lot about conferences and codes of conduct lately. You’ll probably be a bit bored about my constant posturing by now, and I know I’ve lost followers because of it, so I’d like to brain dump what I think of codes of conduct, and why, in my opinion, they are so important.

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Composer Basics

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.

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