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7PHP.com: Interview with Matthew Turland, Co-Author of "PHP Master: Write Cutting Edge Code"

Note: This article was originally published at PHPDeveloper on 17 September 2012.
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7PHP.com has posted another interview with a PHP community member - this time it's with Matthew Turland, one of the co-author's of SitePoint's "PHP Master: Write Cutting Edge Code" and known speaker/author.

In this edition I talked with [Matthew Turland @elazar], co-author of the PHP book 'PHP Master:Write Cutting Edge Code'. He currently works as a Senior Platform Engineer for Synacor Inc. Matthew was also a former technical editor for php|architect Magazine, contributor to the Zend Framework project and has spoken at conferences like ZendCon and php|tek. On the FOSS side, Turland is the man behind the Phergie project - a PHP-based IRC bot.

His answers talk about things like:

  • What kind of environment (and tools) he uses for his development
  • His work on the Phergie IRC bot project
  • Resources he recommends for those new to the language
  • What software he recommends/appreciates
  • Some of the good and bad about conferences he's attended And a recommendation to check out the PHP Mentoring project for more guidance