Author Archives: Cal Evans

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 1.33, 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 http://blog.calevans.com and is the founder and host of Nomad PHP

Play with PHP7 the easy way

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Are you interested in playing with PHP7? If so, here is a quick way to get setup and running without risking any of your existing environment and without risking any of your existing environments and without having to install VMs, containers, etc. Setup a free account at koding.com. Koding.com is a cool system for quickly spinning up development environments. You… Read more »

Podcasters on Podcasting

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Recently several PHP podcasters got together and recorded a “MetaCast”. The discussion centered around the Hows and Whys of podcasting. Here is the recording of the MetaCast, posted here with permission of “Voices of the ElePHPant”. Sammy K Powers @SammyK Matt Stauffer @stauffermatt Chris Hartjes @dev_hell Ben Edmunds @benedmunds Kayla Daniels @kayladnls Beau Simensen @beausimensen Cal Evans @calevans Show Notes… Read more »

Supreme Allied Commander of Zend Framework on Voices of the ElePHPant

The longest running PHP podcast, Voices of the ElePHPant, released an interview with Matthew Weier O’Phinney, the architect of Zend Framework. In the interview we – I am the interviewer – discuss the now passed PSR7 standard. The entire interview is 15 minutes long. Pop it on your magical listening device and check it out over lunch one day.

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Here at Zend we strive to find new ways to keep PHP developers sharp and on the leading edge of development bast practices. To that end, we have created our first “JumpStart” class, PHP7 JumpStart. A JumpStart class is different from our normal format. It is only one day and there are no interactive exercises. JumpStart classes are designed to… Read more »