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7php.com: PHP Interview with Cal Evans - Get Involved if you want to be a Pro PHPer

Note: This article was originally published at PHPDeveloper on 14 February 2012.
PHPDeveloper

On 7php.com today there's a new interview with a well-known member of the PHP community - Cal Evans:

In this edition I talked with Cal Evans, the Icon Of The PHP Community. He is to the PHP Community what Pele is to the Football world, just to tell you about the influence he has on the PHP world. He shares, helps, mentors, propagates PHP wherever and as much as he cans. He was previously Chief editor of Zend Technologies (@Zend), worked for iBuildings (@ibuildings) one of the biggest PHP service companies in Europe where he lead the growth of a PHP Center of Expertise and ex Mister ZendCon (@zendcon).

In the interview questions ask include topics like:

  • How he started with PHP
  • His thoughts on the good and bad parts of the language
  • How he suggests getting involved in the PHP community
  • The best PHP book he's read
  • What tools he uses in his development
  • A framework recommendation
  • and how he defines "the PHP community"