Welcome to the introductory episode of The Undercover ElePHPant. We're planning to launch at the end of October, but we don't have a firm launch date as yet. However, if you subscribe to the podcast at undercover-elephpant.com, and follow us on Twitter, we’re @Undercover_PHP, you'll know when the first episode's about to drop.
This is the welcome episode, where we give you the rundown on what the podcast is about, who we, your lovely podcast hosts, are and what you can expect to hear.
So, let's get started.
This podcast aims to do three, core, things:
- Uncover details and secrets of scaling PHP and how to maximise its performance.
- Discuss different strategies to deploy PHP applications and scripts in production.
- Provide helpful tips and tricks to keeping a PHP app running smoothly.
Now, for a little bit about us, your hosts.
Benjamin: I am Benjamin, I contributed to Doctrine and Symfony over the years and have started contributing to PHP and specifically the DOM extension. I am also deeply interested in everything related to PHP performance, scaling, and operations, which is why I founded Tideways - a software for monitoring, profiling and exception tracking PHP applications. This is also why i wanted to start this podcast with Matthew.
Matthew: I'm an independent software engineer and systems administrator, with a passion for performance and security. I've been developing web-based software and administering Linux servers since around 1999.
Benjamin: In season one, we'll have ten episodes, covering, ten different topics with guests who are extremely knowledgeable on each subject. We're planning to talk about garbage collection, profiling, background processes, shared-nothing architecture, timeouts, limits, and retries — and a lot more.
That’s a pretty broad range of topics, so we’re confident there'll be something for you, no matter your skill level or what you’re working on at the moment.
Matthew: We're planning to launch at the end of October, but we don't have a firm launch date as yet. However, if you subscribe to the podcast at undercover-elephpant.com, and follow us on Twitter, we’re @Undercover_PHP (https://undercover-elephpant.com), you'll know when the first episode's about to drop.
If you're interested in all these topics, in increasing the performance of your PHP applications, then join us from the end of October, for The Undercover ElePHPant.
What is The Undercover ElePHPant?
The Undercover ElePHPant is a podcast about scaling and optimizing your PHP applications. Each week, Benjamin Eberlei and Matthew Setter sit down with an expert from the PHP community to discuss a specific aspect of highly performant PHP applications.