Author Archives: Mark Baker

Words on Diversity from the PHP Rainbow Elephpant

Enfys, the PHP Rainbow Elephpant, is intended to help promote Diversity within the PHP Community: but what exactly is Diversity? What are the benefits of Diversity? And how can Diversity be achieved?

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Musings of a PHPDiversity Rainbow Elephpant

I’m reminded that it has been quite a while since I last posted anything here on Mark’s blog site, and that people might be forgetting about me… but an Elephpant never forgets. I’m still in a fever-pitch of excitement, as I … Continue reading

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Musings of a PHPDiversity Rainbow Elephpant

“A week is a long time in politics”, apparently. I’m not sure what that means: every time I’ve asked Mark over the last week or so, he’s been reduced almost to tears, mumbling something about “being proud to be a … Continue reading

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Musings of a PHPDiversity Rainbow Elephpant

Mark’s away at the Dutch PHP Conference where (apparently) he’s talking to people about cats; but while he’s away, I’ve had the most incredible, incredible news. It’s really been a very busy day here. Not only is there a new … Continue reading

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Musings of a PHPDiversity Rainbow Elephpant

Wow! Mark is letting me write my own posts on his blog. For those of you who don’t know me yet, I’m Enfys, the PHP Diversity Rainbow Elephpant; or at least, I shall be when I’m real. At the moment, … Continue reading

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The PHP Diversity Rainbow ElePHPant

It was a picture posted by Peter Kokot (a Slovenian developer) on the PHP group on Facebook that got me thinking. Together with his comment: Hello, PHPers. A friendly reminder to spread awareness and support of equality because discrimination separates us. Today is … Continue reading

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Anonymous Class Factory – The Results are in

A week or so ago, I published an article entitled “In Search of an Anonymous Class Factory” about my efforts at writing a “factory” for PHP7’s new Anonymous Classes (extending a named concrete base class, and assigning Traits to it dynamically); and about … Continue reading

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In Search of an Anonymous Class Factory

One of the more interesting new features introduced to PHP with the arrival of version 7 is Anonymous Classes. Anonymous Functions (or Closures) have been a part of the language since version 5.3.0, and are something that I find incredibly useful; … Continue reading

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Heroes of PHP™ #2

Following the first part of my “Heroes of PHP”™, I subsequently posted the second of my 24 “Heroes of PHP”™ on Twitter. As with the first list, I’m reproducing that second set of Heroes here, together with some additional explanation about … Continue reading

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Heroes of PHP™ #1

Following the conclusion of the 24 Days in December series on PHP, I originally posted my own 24 “Heroes of PHP”™ on Twitter. I’m reproducing that list here, together with some additional explanation of why these individuals mean so much to … Continue reading

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