Ever found yourself finding nothing to contribute to a meeting? Or perhaps giving one piece of somewhat token input as a stakeholder and otherwise uninvolved? Yeah I get that a lot. Meetings sap hours of my productive time everyday and leave me wondering where my day went. I call it being meet-napped!
I’ve slowly established some fairly stringent techniques to ensure that my time is used most effectively and to not waste others’ time in meetings either.
A little over 3 months ago I started doing a thing, every day, for 100days. No one knew what it was, when it was done or why I was doing it. Earlier this week, I finished & achieved that challenge; and here’s why!
It’s become somewhat of a tradition to do a PHP version round up at the end of the year. In 2014 Anthony Ferrara posted PHP versions in the wild and last year I continued the tradition (with his blessings) with my PHP version roundup post. This is a continuation of that post.
In this post I’ll be detailng:
patch version fragmentation % change in install numbers % of installations running an insecure or out of date PHP version.
For the first time in 12+ months I made a code contribution to open source and it feels awesome! I’m delighted to say homebrew now includes PHP 7.1 (less than 48 hours after release).
A lot of hard work goes into FOSS and the communities around it; and most of my time has been community centric and not code. In part its because I’m busy on the community side and partly a sense of cautious sense of ‘someone else would be better at making that contribution’.
Last year I published this handy guide for installing PHP 7 on homebrew. This week, I went and bumped my local machine to the new 7.1 beta3^, and here’s how.
If you’ve already installed 7 locally, chances are you’ve already run a simple sudo xcodebuild -license to sort out Xcode’s license agreement.
Steps to upgrade Update 3 December 2016 — PHP 7.1 is now stable and this guide is updated accordingly.