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March 9th, 2016

041: The PHP-FIG: Past, Present & Future

The PHP-FIG has really helped the PHP community get onboard the collaboration train with really great standards like the PSR-4 autoloading standard and the PSR-7 HTTP message interfaces.

We discuss PSR-0 through PSR-13 and th


The PHP Framework Interop Group: Past, Present & Future Show Summary

> Show note merge conflict. For this episode, both Chris Shaw and Ken Guest sent in a pull request with the show notes which created quite a merge conflict. :) But I'm very happy for your

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Cal Evans

Paul Jones

  • Has been working with PHP since 1999, and in that time has been everything from a junior developer to a VP of engineering.
  • Modernizing Legacy Applications in PHP is a step-by-step guide to refactoring an include-oriented page-based spaghetti mess of an application into one that is autoloaded, dependency-injected, unit-tested, layer-separated, and front-controlled.
  • Solving the N+1 Problem in PHP is guide to identifying and resolving a particularly nasty performance problem related to building domain objects using SQL queries.
  • Aura for PHP is a collection of truly-independent library packages; not only are they decoupled from any framework, they are also decoupled from each other so that none of them have any dependencies.
  • Blogs at

Paul Dragoonis

  • PHP-FIG member
  • team member and a key player in the new modernization of
  • PPI Framework Engine, which takes concepts such as hexagonal architecture and microservices, it lets you choose which parts of frameworks you wish to use on a per-feature basis. As such each feature makes its own independent decisions, allowing you to pick the best tools from the best PHP frameworks.

Chris Tankersley

Michael Cullum

  • Legacy projects (e.g. phpBB or WordPress) you've not looked at in a while to see if they've improved
  • PHP South Coast Conference in the UK

Matthew Weier O’Phinney

Show Notes Credit

Thank you Ken Guest for authoring the show notes for this episode!

If you'd like to contribute show notes and totally get credit for it, check out the show-notes repo!