7php.com: Interview with Davey Shafik, The Original Author of Phar
Note: This article was originally published at PHPDeveloper on 23 April 2012.
In this edition I talked with Davey Shafik (@dshafik), who is one of the Founding Contributor of PHP Zend Framework. He has been a co-author of several prominent books, namely: php|architect's PHP 5 Zend Certification Study Guide, PHP Master: Write Cutting Edge Code, The PHP Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks. He is also a well-known speaker at several world-wide PHP Conferences - You can find his incoming conference schedules on his website.
In his answers we find out about:
- Where he feels his place is in the PHP community
- What he's excited about in PHP 5.4
- Some advice to beginners about "scratching an itch"
- Recommendations about profiling your code
- Resources he suggests
- His admiration of Sebastian Bergmann for the hard work he does
You can read more about these and the rest of his answers in the full interview.