Category Archives: developer life

Episode 016 – 10 bad things about consulting

Adam Culp (RunGeekRadio) shares 10 bad things about consulting, and why a consulting job might not be for everybody.

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Episode 014 – My predictions for PHP development in 2019

Adam Culp (RunGeekRadio) tells his predictions for what may be in store for PHP development in 2019. He also shares what his challenges were in 2018 that prevented him from podcasting more, and informs what his future plans are.

#1 – PHP will continue to gain popularity for web application development in 2019

#2 – PHP will continue to see new growth in the Enterprise for 2019

#3 – PHP communities will continue to grow and include more new people

#4 – Async in PHP will continue to increase as a need in 2019

#5 – Serverless PHP will get wider adoptions and usage in 2019

#6 – PHP Microservices, and Middleware, will continue to grow in usage for 2019

#7 – Unfortunately, beginners will experience a harder time finding new jobs in 2019

#8 – PHP version 8 will become more defined in 2019

#9 – Widespread PHP Frameworks will experience some decline in favor of componentized development in 2019

#10 – PHP will see larger API creation footprint in 2019, and wider adoption of standards that gained momentum in 2018.

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Episode 010 – Anxiety And How To Deal With It

In this episode Adam Culp shares what kept him from creating new posts these past couple of months. It also contains updates about his running and activity status, and also shares plans for the coming months.

This episode also shares thoughts and stories related to anxiety, panic attacks, and other associated things to dealing with anxiety. And closes with a call to those who do not deal with anxiety issues…yet.

Disclaimer: This episode is not intended to diagnose or recommend treatment, or a lack of treatment. If you feel you have some mental or physical problems, please seek help from a professional. This recording is intended to share experiences only.

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Episode 009 – Crawling Before We Can Walk

So many startups attempt to skip the crawling stages and the MPV (minimum viable product) as they push to become successful. Just as many developers attempt to skip the vital stages of learning and forge ahead to create bugs, security holes, and poor code. Adam Culp, the host of Run Geek Radio, talks about how important it is to crawl before we can walk.

Also covered is the ZendCon and SunshinePHP preparations and status of Adam speaking at some other upcoming conferences. Plus a brief update on the running front and training.

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Episode 007 – Don’t be a jerk

Adam Culp, the host of Run Geek Radio, relays his conference speaking plans for the next couple months. Following that he announces his plans to start training for the Keys100 in May. It has been more than 3 years since he has registered for a race, so really looking forward to this one. As long as he is able to continue training effectively through January he will register for it.

The topic for this episode is how developers treat other developers and consultants, and how we should strive to stick to the facts, stay professional, and not get personal. He shares a story of a friend and the trials they went through because another developer, in their haste to convince the client of their value, went on the attack of the consultant.

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