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State of the version

State of the version

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...

Install PHP7.1 on OSX with homebrew

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...

A year in the life

A year ago today I walked through the front doors of MYOB HQ in Glen Waverly and its been one hell of a 12 months! This weekend has been a chance to reflect on what an amazing year its been! And yet its impossible to...

I’m leaving Australia

I’m leaving Australia

There I said it, I’m leaving Australia! And here’s why. On August 9th (in exactly two weeks) I’ll be flying out of Australia. Why you ask? Good question. The Australian Census (more formally known as the Census of...

Travel Tips From an Evangelist

Three states in three days – or more! Life on the road can be fun and exhilarating but equally exhausting at the same time. Earlier this month I bounced between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in 48 hours! Here’s a...

Open Source Crowdsourcing

Last night I had one of my random project ideas: lets survey PHP user groups across the world and see if there’s any pattern of having a Code of Conduct (and if so, which one). Whilst not a definitive list,  is a great...