In this interview I talk to Ryan Cramer, founder and lead developer of the ProcessWire project. Ryan has been kind enough to share with us some insights into who he is and into the ProcessWire project - what it is, where it came from, what's cool about it, and where it's going. Whether you're an avid ProcessWire fan or have never heard of it, I hope you find this post interesting, useful, and informative.
Before I proceed, I want to state that I don't know Verite's gender, I didn't ask. So my references to "he" and "him" are purely an assumption on my part. What I do know as facts is that Verite identifies himself as a hacker and reports that he is a teenager. Yesterday afternoon (Kiwi time), a user with the twitter handle @V3R1T3 sent me a tweet and asked me to pass on a message to the MODX team because they had "blocked" him. Initially, I wasn't sure that I wanted to engage in conversation with Verite given that he had publicly admitted to defacing the http://modx.com website and had posted a pastebin with some MODX users account information on the web. However, given these facts, the fact that I run MODX on several sites and have an account at modx.com, and my own innate curiosity, I decided to respond, ask a few questions, and see what I could find out. The resulting conversation was quite interesting and I asked Verite if I could post the chat verbatim on this blog for anyone who might be interested. We chatted for a while on twitter and then moved the conversation to Skype. To give this conversation some context, I will post a bit of background on the events that led up to it.
Recently on Twitter I made the comment that I love MODx and Drupal equally. James Rotering from The CMS less traveled found that statement interesting and decided to dig a little deeper. He sent me some pointed and very detailed questions about my thoughts on the two CMSs and the results of that interview are now posted on his blog. …
If you're a PHP programmer and or have some interest in the Zend framework, you've probably run across Jon's name or heard his voice over at Zendcasts, where he produces and shares video tutorials/podcasts covering all aspects of the Zend Framework and PHP. He has also produced more video tutorial series over at KillerPHP, including a PHP Shopping Cart, Wordpress themeing, Advanced PHP, and more. 1. Hi Jon, can you tell us a bit about yourself? Where do you live, what do you do for a living, etc. I'm a web developer living in Montreal, Quebec (that's in Canada). I spend most of my days working on web applications as a freelancer and managing a website I started called Zendcasts. Zendcasts is a collection of online training materials centered around Enterprise PHP development. I'm also a member of the Bahá'í community and I maintain a blog at lebensold.net