Today I’m pleased to announce that the first Phinx screencast is now available. It focuses on the basics of Phinx using a sample guestbook application I wrote. I worked really hard on putting this together over the past few months and I’m excited to share it with you. Its not 100% finished yet, so if you buy it today I’ll send you the final version when its completed.
In this post I’ll explain how to easily publish a simple static website using npm, Grunt and Amazon S3. I assume you already have an AWS account in place. I wrote this guide using OS X Yosemite, so you will need to adapt it to other systems.
I’ve always followed CakePHP development pretty closely. In fact, before I became a contributor to Zend Framework I wrote the bulk of my web applications using Cake. It was one of the earliest PHP MVC frameworks that followed the popular design patterns exploding in other languages.
I had pleasure of visiting Norway for 4 days at the beginning of this month. It’s a very clean and structured country and very Scandinavian - much like Stockholm. Straight after landing we were caught a train to Oslo then waited at the station to catch a bigger train to Bergen (1758 NOK for 2 people).
TLDR: This is a big release.
Today I’m excited to announce Phinx 0.3.0. This release has been in the making for quite a few months. Last October Phinx broke 10,000 downloads and just four months later will see Phinx topping 30,000. This has been incredible momentum for the project.
So you want to come and work in Germany? In particular the thriving startup scene in Berlin? A lot of people ask me about the process so I decided to write my notes here. In short - the process is not difficult if you follow the steps correctly and have secured a job offer. This is the money shot. There are other options like the Freelancer / Artist Visa (very popular in Berlin), but I do not know much about this. Apparently they are a lot easier though and give you the freedom to work for anyone. Disclaimer: I’m not a legal expert so proceed at your own risk.