You may or may not know, but last month I went to Amsterdam for Laracon EU. I wrote a few posts about it. At the time they promised that everything would be recorded so all the devs out there could see it. They promised and they're now delivering. For now we access to 5 videos, but soon there will be more. Just keep track of Laracon EU youtube channel.
Personally I use PHP everyday. It has a lot of things that I don't like. It's not the best language in the world, it not perfect. However, it's flexible and easy to start with.
The thing I hate more about using PHP is the amount of people that have the following hobby:
I shall hate PHP and every PHP developer for a living.
We find these assholes everyday: on forums, twitter and anywhere you can think of.
Problem is, these guys don't really know how PHP works these days. They've been using the same arguments for years and years. But PHP evolved, so much so, that there's a whole project about it.
Last week I read one of those articles that you never want to read. Anthony Ferrara also known as @ircmaxell on twitter left the Internals project.
I got to say, I never participated on the Internals discussions, I actually don't think I have the know-how to. So I preffer to leave that to the experts and not be the annoying noob in the room.
Anthony wrote a complete blog post explaining why he did what he did, and I got to say: after reading the post, I'm amazed by the time he did stay there.
So, if you're a PHP developer go read his article and give him your support on twitter.
PuPHPet is a simple GUI to set up virtual machines for PHP development.
This is a gui configurator for the Vagrant automation tool. It uses Puppet as the provisioning backend. This is similar to another tool that recently came out, Rove.io, although that one is more focused on using Vagrant with Chef, and has different configuration options.
That’s right, I just won a VIP ticket to Laracon. I’m not going to lie - it would be hard for me to go without this. Being a portuguese developer is not that easy these days.