Interview with Matthew Weier O’Phinney

Meanwhile, in another part of the Internet, I had the great privileged of sitting down with Matthew Weier O’Phinney Chief Architect (Supreme Allied Commander) of Zend Framework and recording an episode of “Voices of the ElePHPant” podcast. In this interview – as with all Voices of the ElePHPant interviews – I ask Matthew 3 questions:

  1. Since Zend Framework is the opposite of the ideals behind the Micro PHP Manifesto, what are your thoughts on it?
  2. Zend Framework v2 is close but not done – should a new project go with v1 or v2?
  3. What is the current state of Zend Framework 2?

If you are using Zend Framework or thinking about using it, invest the 20-30 minutes it takes to listen to this interview to get hints as to where things are going.

Give it a listen and leave us a comment. The best way to have your voice heard is get involved in the conversation.

About Cal Evans

Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer. (We're using the term "computer" loosely here, it was a TRS-80 Model 1) Since then his life has never been the same. He graduated from TRS-80s to Commodores and eventually to IBM PCs. For the past 10 years, Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux OSX, and when necessary, Windows. He has built on a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of "management by wandering around". Cal is happily married to wife 1.32, the lovely and talented Kathy. Together they have 2 kids who were both bright enough not to pursue a career in IT. Cal blogs at and is the founder and host of Nomad PHP