Category Archives: development practices

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 013 – Why developers and contractors suck

Adam Culp shares his latest schedule for speaking and a his recent realizations from dealing with poor contractors for his new home. Then reflects on how this has helped him focus more on how he deals with customers, as a web developer and consultant.

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Episode 011 – Refactor saves time and debugging

This episode shares thoughts about how developers can often find themselves wasting time while tracking down an issue even though a quick refactor might fix or highlight the issue, saving themselves and their company time and money.

We also talk briefly about debugging and the time spent setting up an IDE to allow easier debugging of an application. However, IDEs are not making this as easy as we’d hoped. Adam will be posting to his blog, GeekyBoy.com, when he completes some step-by-step scripts on how-to.

Adam Culp also updates on his running and activity status, and the progress of his physical therapy for the shoulder injury.

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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 008 – Escaping PHP Variables Forgotten

Escaping variables in PHP is as important as ever, and developers can sometimes forget about it when using a modern framework. Adam Culp, the host of Run Geek Radio, talks a little about common pitfalls and how to handle them.

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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