#6 Interview with Jordi Boggiano

This is the sixth ‘social’ interview in a series with the phpDay 2012 speakers:
it’s ‘social’ because the questions have been submitted and voted online on Facebook.

Jordi Boggiano We are happy to introduce you Jordi Boggiano,  the author of a few open source apps/libs (Composer, Monolog, php-console etc.), and frequent contributor to other OSS projects (Symfony2, Twig and others).

He will give a session at phpDay called “Dependency Management with Composer”  Saturday 19th May at 15:30 pm on track 1.

The Interview:

Things that you consider before choosing a framework for a project?
Usually the expected project duration is the main factor. If it’s going to have to be maintained for the next 5 years, unless it’s really really simple, I generally start with Symfony. Otherwise Silex for simple/short-term projects. Obviously that’s based on my personal knowledge, and it does not apply to everyone.

What are your thoughts about functional programming?
Answering this question would not be without side effects.

What features would you like to see in the next PHP version?
Native Unicode support.

Who killed JFK?
Who voted for questions like this? In both cases, I guess sometimes it’s best if we don’t know the answer :)

What’s the average beer per hour factor during conferences and a normal hangout?
Given $now and $start being unix timestamp, this should draw an accurate function of beer bottles per hour:

$attendees * 9 / M_PI * 2000 * (1.5 / min(3600*3, $now – $start))

You can try to make a chart out of it as an exercise ;)

Which opensource projects are you following the most?
Composer because I spend most of my free time working on it lately. The
rest is mostly piling up unread notifications on github.

Suggest a book to read.
If you like spaceships and sci-fi, the Hyperion Cantos is great.

You can find Jordi on twitter (@seldaek) or on nelm.io page.

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