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#DC4D Brings You Debugging Beyond The var_dump() Approach

‘A Lil bit’ About #DC4D, And May Be ‘A Lil bit’ more.. Oh wait, what’s #DC4D you ask? Let me tell you that you are doing it wrong if you don’t know about it! Aye elePHPant!! Day Camp 4 Developers is a virtual ‘mini’ PHP conference. Meaning you can watch in realtime 5 awesome speakers, […]

Pacific Northwest PHP Conference | Sneak Glance At The Pre-Event!

Purpose Of This ‘PHP Conference Interview’ Concept This is the #4th set of Know Thy PHP Conference in an attempt to create more awareness of: what is $this PHP Conference about + get to know the people behind it what is a PHP Conference in general what is involved in organizing a PHP Conference what is a PHP UnConference (I will try […]

[2] #20YearsOfPHP – Let’s Hear It From Ben Ramsey

What Is This About? This is the 2nd serie of our #20YearsOfPHP ! YES $this->year[‘2015’] needs to be over-brimmed with lots and lots of love and happiness to celebrate this amazing unique moment. All that PHP has achieved today, is the hard work of myriads of PHP rockstar from all over the world. It’s also because of a super-fantastic […]

#20YearsOfPHP – Let’s Hear It From Cal Evans

What Is This About? As most of you know, PHP celebrated it’s 20th birthday on the 8th June 2015. Chris Cornutt is already doing an awesome task of maintaining a list of all the PHP stories of people who are part and parcel of PHPc – see the whole list here (click)! Here over 7PHP, […]

Happy NewYear2015 Message From Stefan Koopmanschap To The PHP Community

Who’s Stefan Koopmanschap? I previously did a PHP interview with Stefan aka Skoop on twitter, which you can read here! And as I also mentioned in my November 2014 post, I was honored to meet him in person back in Oct 2014.   Let’s Hear The New Year Message From Stefan Koopmanschap! >> Hey Skoop! How has […]

Know Thy PHP Conference Know The PHP South Coast Conference – It’s All ‘About & For’ The PHP Community

Purpose Of This ‘PHP Conference Interview’ Concept This is the #3rd set of Know Thy PHP Conference in an attempt to create more awareness of: what is $this PHP Conference about + get to know the people behind it what is a PHP Conference in general what is involved in organizing a PHP Conference what is a PHP UnConference (I will try […]

The Black AmsterdamPHP elePHPant – A New PHPamily Member Is Born

What Is This About Today I have the pleasure and honor to welcome Rafael Dohms the 2nd PHP ninja turtle (the other one being of course Michelangelo van Dam) on 7PHP, after his first which dates back to April 2012. Rafael has recently come up with an awesome initiative (some days back): the elePHPant family will soon witness the […]

7PHP Attended PHP North West In Oct 2014 – Emotions & Review of #PHPNW14

A Small Intro.. PHP North West 2014 was the first PHP Conference ever that I attended. I was full of emotions and excitement – this conference has a special meaning to me, it was like a ‘magical dream but in reality!‘ (Urm, I hope you get that craziness, passion involved here). I was sponsored fully to attend […]

A Glaring Example Of The Unique Spirit of The PHP Community => 7PHP Says Thanks To The PHP Community For PHPNW!

What Is This About? In October 2014, I attended my first ever PHP Conference which was at PHP North West in London / Manchester. But few of you actually know that this whole thing was magically made possible because of The PHP Community & it’s valiant members. #CommunityGivesBack My Passion – I Somehow also PHPleep […]

A Comprehensive Interview About Slim The Micro PHP Framework

What is this all about.. Last time, I’ve introduced the Captain America of The PHP Ecosystem to you, aka Josh Lockhart, via a 7PHP ‘PHP Interview series to help drive thy PHP aspirations‘. This time we go a little bit further with Josh to find out ‘as much as we can‘ about his little masterpiece, […]

Lone Star PHP 2014 Review 02 :: Spotlight On Jeremy Lindblom’s Stay @ #lsp14 – Let’s Continue To Learn & Share #CommunityWorks

What Is This All About? Lone Star PHP is a PHP conference which takes place yearly in Dallas/Texas. This year, it took place some weeks back on the 25th-26th April 2014. So what was the buzz, the happenings and the PHPing all about in there? To serve this purpose, 7PHP brings you some reviews based on […]

PHP Interview With Michael Wallner A Full-Time Core PHP Developer – Try To Understand How Things Work & Why They Work That Way

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #37th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Corey Ballou Co-Organizer Of The Queen City PHP Meetup Group – Start A Web Development Blog & Write About New Things You Learn

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #35th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

Know Thy PHP User Group Know The PHP Hampshire User Group – Find An Independent Venue Rather Than Conference Venues

Purpose Of This ‘PHP User Group Interview’ Concept This is the #2nd set of ‘Know Thy PHP Usergroup‘ in an attempt to create more awareness of: what is $this PHP UG about + get to know the leaders/Founders/Community behind it what is a PHP User Group in general to personally know all the PHP user groups […]

PHP Interview With Phil Sturgeon The Man Behind PyroCMS – Follow A Standard It Doesn’t Have To Be PSR-1 or PSR-2

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #34th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Vito Chin Lead Maintainer Of Gmagick Extension For PHP – Learn More About The Ecosystem That PHP Is Usually Part Of

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #33rd set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

How To Start A PHP User Group – Hear It From Craig Willis Founder Of The LeedsPHP Usergroup – “The Meetup Must Have A Theme”

Purpose Of This ‘How-To PHP User Group’ Concept This is the #1st set of How To Start A PHP user group in an attempt to help PHP guys all around the world to spring out a local PHP user group if they do not have one nearby. So before you embark on this journey, you […]

Know Thy PHP User Group Know The Leeds PHP User Group (LeedsPHP) – “Choose A Sponsor That Is Actually Interested In Promoting PHP In The Community”

Purpose Of This ‘PHP User Group Interview’ Concept This is the #1st set of ‘Know Thy PHP Usergroup‘ in an attempt to create more awareness of: what is $this PHP UG about + get to know the leaders/Founders/Community behind it what is a PHP User Group in general to personally know all the PHP user […]

Know Thy PHP Conference Know The Dutch PHP Conference (DPC) & The Dutch Mobile Conference (DMC) – “If You Can Do It Ahead Of Time, No Matter What It Is, Do It!”

Purpose Of This ‘PHP Conference Interview’ Concept This is the #1st set of Know Thy PHP Conference in an attempt to create more awareness of: what is $this PHP Conference about + get to know the people behind it what is a PHP Conference in general what is involved in organizing a PHP Conference what […]

PHP Interview With Jakub Vrana Co-Author Of The Official PHP Manual – Learn How To Use Arrays + Use Classes In A Smart Way

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #32nd set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Manuel Lemos Founder Of PHPClasses.org – Focus On The Problems Rather Than The Means To Solve Them

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #31st set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Lineke Kerckhoffs-Willems Co-Founder Of ProTalk.me – Start Learning PHP Properly First Before Diving Into Any Frameworks

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #30th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Stefan Priebsch A Co-Founder Of The PHP Consulting Company aka thePHP.cc – Look Beyond PHP!

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #29th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Paul Dragoonis CTO At BestBuys.com – Expand Your Connections Via Twitter, IRC & Google Plus

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #28th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Timothy Boronczyk The Managing Editor of PHPmaster.com – No Substitute For Real-Life Experience Of Writing & Debugging Code

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #27th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Derick Rethans The Father Of The PHP Swiss-Army Knife aka Xdebug – Get Familiar With PHP Security!

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #26th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Ligaya Turmelle Co-Founder Of PHPwomen.org – Find A Mentor #php-mentoring

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #25th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

Interview With Musketeers.me On Taking Over PHP|Architect – Goal Is To Make Existing Processes More Efficient With Fresh Bloods

A Small Intro.. If you were having a sky-diving on planet Mars since the past months, or if you were too enthusiastic in getting lost within The Hobbit’s World – wake up Sid! There’s news concerning PHP Land! On “its” 10th birthday, last December 2012, your “PHP Magazine for PHP Professionals”  (The one & only […]

PHP Interview With Adam Culp The Organizer Of The South Florida PHP User Group & The Sunshine PHP Conference – Don’t Be Afraid To Break Anything

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #24th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

Everything You Should Know About The PHP Master Series Vol 1 – Get Prepared To Ask Your Questions Beforehand!

You Are A PHP Fan… If you are reading this article, you are passionate about PHP and you are linked with PHP and The PHP Community in one form or the other. Just like me, you are eager to attend a PHP conference, wants to get excited about it, wants to meet, talk and get […]

PHP Interview With Francesco Fullone The President Of The Italian PHP User Group GrUSP – Confrontation Is The first Step To Enlightenment

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #23rd set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Rob Allen The Main Author Of The Book Zend Framework in Action – Learn Security Best Practices From The Beginning

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #22th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Matthew Weier O’Phinney Project Lead of Zend Framework – Read Code, Ask questions, Write Lots Of Code & Be Humble

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #21th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Patrick Allaert Creator Of Alternative PHP Monitor aka APM – Come To PHP Conferences

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #20th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Eli White Chief Technical Officer Of Musketeers.me – Just Get In There, Hack Some Code And Enjoy Yourself

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #19th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Matthew Turland Co-Author Of ‘PHP Master:Write Cutting Edge Code’ – Learn How To Write PHP Without Using A Third-party Framework First

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #18th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Ian Barber A Developer Advocate For Google+ – Try To Dip Your Toe Into Other Languages As Well

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #17th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Jacques Woodcock A Leader In The Nashville PHP User Group – Engage In Conversation With Smarter People

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #16th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Taylor Otwell The Creator Of Laravel PHP 5.3 Framework – Learn Good Design Patterns

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #15th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Davey Shafik The Original Author Of PHAR (The PHP Archive) – The Best Thing About PHP Is The Community

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #14th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Chris Cornutt The Hero Behind PHPdeveloper.org – Don’t Ever Stop Learning

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #13th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Rafael Dohms The Brazilian PHP Evangelist – To Really Learn Go Outside Your Comfort Zone Try New Technologies New Frameworks

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #12th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Sebastian Marek Software Architect at Plusnet A Sheffield based ISP – Learn From The Best And Don’t Take Shortcuts

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #11th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Lorna Jane Mitchell The Project Lead Of Joind.in – Get started! Stop reading! Start doing!

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #10th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Stuart Herbert The Lead Engineer Of Phix for PHP – Become A Software Archaeologist

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #9th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Amit Singh Organizer Of The Biggest Un-Conference In Pune For Indian PHP developers – If Everything Is An Experiment You Cannot Fail

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #8th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Chris Hartjes The Grumpy Programmer Of The PHP Community – Learn By following PHP Developers On Twitter

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #7th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Cal Evans The Undeniable Icon Of The PHP Community – Get Involved If You Want To Be A Pro PHPer

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #6th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Ivo Jansch Founder & CEO of Mobile Technology Egeniq.com – Use A PHP Framework So You Don’t Re-Invent The Wheel

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #5th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Stefan Koopmanschap Symfony Community Manager – Don’t Be Shy To Ask Others For Help

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #4th set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

PHP Interview With Michelangelo van Dam President Of PHPBenelux PHP User Group – Give And Expect Nothing In Return

Purpose Of This Interview This is the #3rd set of PHP Interview to help aspiring PHP developers and PHP fans alike to get inspired by listening from those PHP guys who are already highly involved into the PHP Ocean and being ‘there’ taming the waves and surfing better than ever to make themselves an Awesome […]

Building Your PHP Geek Cred To Publicly Be An Awesome PHP Developer

If you’ve read the PHP|Architect Magazine – March 2011 Edition, you have surely enjoyed the nice article by Jason Austin (a PHP developer from Raleigh, NC) titled “Good PHP help is hard to find“. Jason talks about ‘the why‘ and ‘the how‘ to distinguish yourself as a qualified PHP Professional from the crowd. And the […]

Should The RFC Be Adopted, A Huge win It Will Be For PHP

PHP releases have always been done spontaneously, in a somehow chaotic way. Individual(s) decided when a release will happen and what could or could fit in. Release managers role are unclear and the way to nominate them is not clearly defined either.

The goals of this RFC aim to solve these issues while giving to us, our users and 3rd parties (distributions, contributors, etc.) more visibility and the ability to actually have a roadmap, or plan developments…

How Relevant Are Business Goals In PHP Software Architectures In An Era Of PHP-Loving Web-Based Systems

Business goals change so fast due to the rapid evolving nature of the Internet’s ecosystem, to understand the relevance of business goals in software architectures with respect to the PHP ecosystem, Periklis Tsirakidis and Johann-Peter Hartmann of MayFlower carried out a survey..