CodeIgniter Podcast: Episode #4

Yesterday I had a chance to sit down and do Episode#4 of the CodeIgniter Podcast with Phil Sturgeon and Kenny Meyers. It was a blast! I’ve known them (both in person and “virtually”) for several years, and have always enjoyed talking with them, but I wasn’t sure how it would translate to the “podcast” environment. Well, I think it translated great.

In my opinion, the best part of any free-flow discussion like a podcast is that you get the (reasonably) unfiltered thoughts of people who are just plain excited by what they do. Sure I wish I had a few less “um”s, but its a small price to pay to get to sit and chat with 2 of the smarter people in the community.

Phil did an amazing job - and heck, got it nicely edited and posted pretty much instantly; everything that guy does is fast and high quality (there’s a joke in there somewhere). Kenny Meyers is one of those guys who you just want to sit and talk with, his observation about the shift in server administration off the host and onto the developer still has me re-thinking how I approach things. Both of them were pretty merciful on making fun of my accent (what’s that a-boot anyhow).

I’m looking forward to doing it again, and to listening to future episodes from others.

If you have a half hour to kill, or can listen to talking and still get your work done (I’m not one of those people), then go have a listen.

Also, is it “eye-on” auth, or “eee-on” auth? These are the questions that keep me up at night!

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Michael Wales wrote on

I-on, the pronunciation E-on is for the word (wait for it) eon, a period of time.

I enjoyed the podcast, lots of good discussion. Kenny’s observation in regards to System Administration is something I have noticed as well. It’s been going on for years out in the real-world, thanks to the cloud-based services, and we are starting to see this trickle into the enterprise environments as well.

The developer of today has a much wider breadth of knowledge, I feel, than before primarily fueled by the Internet. It is so simple and cheap to develop a web-based application that young minds are getting started very young and assuming the responsibilities of what used to be 2-3 people (database administration, development, system administration, design). The average developer, today, is a slight jack-of-all-trades and I personally think it is great evolution of our career path.

Benjamin wrote on

Great podcast! I didn’t know there’s a CI podcast - good, that I subscibed to your feed.

I hope it wasn’t the last time your were on the show. Very interesting stuff.

Bastian Heist wrote on

I got this from Phil via Twitter, really good one. It’s interesting to listen to you guys in person and hear what you think. Especially the stuff about how the community will continue to develop was interesting. I hope there will be a new podcast soon.