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Want to learn web development from the comfort of your chair, car, when you're out for a run, or doing some random house work? This is the show for you. Every week, in 20 - 40 minutes, I help you improve your web development skills with new knowledge, tips, pointers, random facts, inspiration, and some general chit chat. Tune in to have a fun, engaging, and friendly conversation about web development.
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The Undercover ElePHPant

Benjamin Eberlei, Matthew Setter

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The Undercover ElePHPant is a podcast about scaling and optimizing your PHP applications. Each week, Benjamin Eberlei and Matthew Setter sit down with an expert from the PHP community to discuss a specific aspect of highly performant PHP applications.
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Your Credit Today

Angela Setters Bessard

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Angela Setters Bessard, the founder and CEO of Conquer Credit Management, Inc., is known as a pioneer in the credit industry. With a passion to help people understand how to leverage their credit as a tool to create wealth and attain financial stability, Angela has continued to educate consumers and change lives daily for more than three decades. Conquer Credit Management, Inc. works solely with referrals and trusted advisors and has long been a prominent credit management agency in the fina ...
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In this episode, I'm talking with my friend Shelley Benhoff about Docker and Docker Compose, being a Docker Captain, and Kubernetes. It's a fun, warm episode, recorded some time back, where we talk about all of those topics, plus a look back on tech life, post-pandemic, work ethics in different countries, and more. Guest(s): Shelley Benhoff. Links …
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On Your Credit Today, The Real Credit Queen Angela Setters Bessard, is interviewing Matthew Hoffman, the founder of Trusted Advisor - the best platform for advisors with high profile entertainment, music and pro sports clients. Trusted advisor is a platform that unites prominent business managers, artist managers, entertainment attorneys, wealth ma…
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If you're not aware, on May 6th, StackOverflow and OpenAI announced a partnership where OpenAI will have access to StackOverflow's API. This will allow ChatGPT to be trained, with attribution, from StackOverflow's large corpus of data. If you're a StackOverflow user, are you okay with this? Do you feel comfortable knowing that your contributions, w…
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This week the Real Credit Queen. Angela Setters Bessard is joined by Paul Viollis - Global Business Leader, Accomplished Author and TV & Radio Personality. For over four decades, Paul Michael Viollis has dedicated his career to the protection of our country, as well as, the shareholder value of the businesses he has navigated to the pinnacle of the…
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As software designers and developers, how often do we think about — or even put ourselves in the position of — the users whom we’re creating software for? How often have we had to use a poorly designed software, regardless of whether it was a native or web-based app or API? In this episode, I'm sharing my frustration with poorly designed apps and q…
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In this episode, unlike in previous ones, I have a guest on the show. I sit down with my friend Andrew Kew to talk about whether AI is a net positive or negative for us as developers, and for society more widely. It was such a solid discussion that I felt my position become a little more open-minded to AI having a positive impact. That said, it was…
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In this weeks episode we are discussing a subject that touches millions annually but is rarely discussed with the seriousness it deserves – identity theft. It’s a topic that’s not only prevalent but also evolving, and it impacts personal finance and credit health in disasterous ways. I’m thrilled to have the backbone of our operation at Conquer Cre…
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Building web apps in Go is extremely rewarding. No surprise there, right?! However, as Go’s a compiled language, to see changes, you need to recompile and restart them. Needless to say that’s quite tedious! With live reloading, it doesn’t need to be. In this episode, I'm talking about what live reloading is, what the benefits are, and how to get st…
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This week on 'Your Credit Today', the Real Credit Queen, Angela Setters Bessard is with guest AnGèle Cade, the CEO of Executive On the Go and a vision architect and business strategist. AnGèle helps passionate entrepreneurs honor their purpose and passion, while increasing their profits and validity all through the power of bulletproof business str…
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This week join Angela as she has a compelling conversation with Robbin Itkin, a Partner at Sklar Kirsh LLP - a business strategist and creative problem solver, financial restructuring specialist in all industries inside and outside of bankruptcy court and a certified mediator. They discuss the importance of understanding and managing one's finances…
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You can specify build arguments in Dockerfiles to set variables required at build time. However, when you're using Docker Compose and one (or more) of the services in the configuration builds based on a Dockerfile, how do you specify build arguments for it? In this episode, I step through how to specify them in Compose configuration files. Links fr…
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In this episode, the first for season 2, I talk about my recent experience deploying a Go app, backed by a SQLite database to Fly.io. Warts and all. Links from the episode Fly.io Persistable Volumes Fly.toml configuration The deployed application Want to grow your knowledge further? Check out the books and courses below, where you can grow your web…
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Becoming an authorized user or actually allowing someone to be an authorized user on your credit card can really help in a pinch. Listen and learn the quick tips that you need to know so that you can make the right decision to either add someone to your credit card or be added to someone's card. You need to know the facts so that you do not make a …
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In this episode, I had a wonderful chat with fellow Australian and former expat, Nigel James, about his journey from SAP consulting to PHP, and what life was like as a consultant over so many years in London. Our time there overlapped, but we never met. We also talked about why PHP is still an excellent choice to develop with, how Laravel is a Mark…
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In this episode, I had a long and winding discussion about software testing with the legendary Grumpy Programmer Chris Hartjes. We talked about the importance of learning the essentials of software testing rather than focusing on a particular framework, as that makes your skills so much more transferable. We discussed how to approach testing; it's …
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In this episode, I had the pleasure of continuing to talk with Arne Blankerts about one of my favourite topics: containers. We talked about his misgivings with Docker, his love of Podman, some of the history of containers and container plumbing in the Linux kernel, how Docker's architecture can lead to security issues, and so much more. If you're i…
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In this episode The Real Credit Queen, Anglea talks about unleashing habits that will help you be a better person overall as it pertains to your money and how that flows in your life. As we go into the holidays, it's really important to have a plan so that we don't get in debt. Too many times people that don't plan for the holidays get in super.deb…
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In this episode, I had the pleasure of talking with my mate and colleague Darryl Ware, who I worked with in Brisbane (Australia) oh so many years ago, about the changing face of tech in Brisbane. He shared with me (as I've been living in Europe for the last 15 years) that it's changed from a broadly PHP-based city to a much more Golang-centric plac…
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Angela sits down with Jacob Hipensteel to discuss the credit system, errors in reporting and how to resolve issues. Jacob is a consumer attorney licensed in Arizona. He's a partner and the director of litigation at McCarthy Law PC a national law firm that focuses on fighting. For the little guy, McCarthy Law fights for justice by suing banks, debt …
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Special guest Tisha Janigian is a single mother of two teenage boys and the president and founder of nonprofit She is Hope LA. The mission is to educate and empower single mothers starting over in the workplace and to provide affordable transitional housing and childcare. The She Is Hope Realty Boutique just opened at the end of October in Encino a…
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In this episode, I had the pleasure of talking with Doug Bierer about his history in computing, a history which if you're a computing hardware or programming nerd, you're going to love. Doug shares how he got in to computing with the TRS-80 and Commodore 64. How he taught himself to program in Assembler during shifts when he had some quiet time, an…
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In this episode, I had the absolute pleasure of talking with Mihalis Tsoukalos, a long-time Twitter friend and someone who's given me loads of advice, about software development. He shared with me so much about his journey with C-based languages, particularly Python, C, Go, & Rust. He talked about Linux shells including Bash and Zsh (and of course …
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Last show we talked about the big picture of how to get organized in a way that helps you keep the right mindset about spending and using credit cards. This week let’s dive deep into that conversation and unpack the why behind our decisions with money and debt. I get questions all the time from people on how to get points to travel for free and the…
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Angela guides you through the steps, tools, systems and implementation of a money management plan. . What You Will Hear: Credit Cards Making a plan step by step process Simplifying your systems Apps, online and easy access spending Real money conversations with your kids Tools needed to maintain good credit Credit cards and spending limits Taking c…
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Owen Beiny (@thepointspartner), better known as The Points Partner is a former CEO that has spent the last 20 years traveling around the world for free by using credit card points, air miles, upgrades and benefits. Owen joins Angela to talk about maximizing credit card benefits and what are the best credit cards to have. Best advice received Value …
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It was a pleasure to sit down and chat with Oliver, a full-stack software consultant based in South Wales, in the UK. We talked about so many things which I'm sure so many developers can relate to, even those who've only been developing for a relatively short period of time. Some key takeaways are: Both working remotely and working in an office hav…
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Angela chats with bada-ass Marlo Nicole about her wit grit and steadfast hunger. Marlo is a wine enthusiast, cannabis expert hospitality, founder, all around financial genius. When we speak about women and money, it's not just some clickety word real. For many years, women have been evolving in spaces one would never think of them to enter. And Mar…
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It was a pleasure to sit down and chat with Karl for this episode which went off on such a massive tangent at the start. Despite that, we felt it was worth keeping, as sometimes it's worth doing things a little differently. If you want to skip to the more tech/work/career aspect of the episode, jump up to about the 21 or 32 minute mark. Some points…
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It was a pleasure to sit down and chat with Andreas. He shared what it was like taking over phpugffm (the PHP user group in Frankfurt, Germany), why he believes some devs aren't involved in user groups, how to become a better public speaker, and an excellent form of development: Documentation-driven Development. Some key takeaways are: When you los…
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It was great to be able to talk to Andrey for this episode. He shared some of his journey to becoming a professional software developer (starting off with QBasic and Delphi), teaching software development to school kids, before moving to JetBrains to be the lead designer of the Kotlin language. Links Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Ori…
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It was great to be able to sit down and chat with Cal again, as he shared so much great information, including: How he got started using WordPress How the WordPress API has changed WordPress How he gets podcasts out the door so quickly through scripting and proper processes; and How to be a better communicator. Some of the key things to know about …
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Links Mastering Laravel Learning How to Learn NoCompromises.io No Compromises podcast SourceDive.com Midwest PHP ncurses installer Guests: Joel Clermont (@jclermont). Hosted By: Matthew Setter. Thanks for tuning in to Free the Geek. If you'd like to be a guest on the podcast or know someone who'd make a great guest, email me: matthew@matthewsetter.…
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Links NASA The Australian Weather Service (now the Bureau of Meteorology) Psychological Safety Code Reviews Pull Requests (PRs) Red Hat Alta Vista Windows 95a The Gnome Bar Ganbaro Digital Ltd Guests: Stuart Herbert (@stuherbert). Hosted By: Matthew Setter. Thanks for tuning in to Free the Geek. If you'd like to be a guest on the podcast or know so…
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Links Steve on YouTube Laravel Go Rust minicli Bash Call of Duty Laravel News Guests: Steve McDougall (@JustSteveKing). Hosted By: Matthew Setter. Thanks for tuning in to Free the Geek. If you'd like to be a guest on the podcast or know someone who'd make a great guest, email me: matthew@matthewsetter.com. This podcast is produced by Matthew Setter…
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Links Functional Programming The Principle of Least Surprise TypeScript Web Scraping with PHP, 2nd Edition The Spark framework The Sinatra framework The Ada language Linus Torvald's talk at Google Guests: Matthew Turland (@elazar). Hosted By: Matthew Setter. Thanks for tuning in to Free the Geek. If you'd like to be a guest on the podcast or know s…
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In this episode Angela talks about the importance of creating a credit plan. Listen in to learn the do’s and don’t’s of creating your credit plan. What You Will Hear: Overview of credit plan. Credit cards. The impact of interest. Credit stacking. Consumer credit vs. business credit. Thinking outside of the box. Starting a plan of action. Quotes: “P…
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When God gives you a gift you run with it like the wind and Rodney Barnes has truly tapped the sun when we talk about creative writing and producing. He writes funny, serious, fantasy, and comics for all ages. He is a super giver, a dad and entrepreneur, funny as heck, super connected and one of the kindest humans. His class, kindness and never qui…
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In this episode Angela explains everything you need to know about handling your cable bills when moving and how they can affect your credit. What You Will Hear: Reporting public utilities on your credit report. Instructions on how to handle moving. Returning equipment. Old equipment and upgraded equipment. Owning multi unit real estate. The ending …
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Troy Carter has managed the careers of some of the world's icons all the while being the best dad, husband leader and friend to so many. Opening his home and heart for great causes to help heal our nation and of course, his big passion, changing the way digital music expands. His class, experience and true grit are admirable. Troy is quick, sharp, …
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Adrienne Ballion Houghton is a daytime Emmy award-winning television host, acclaimed pop vocalist, lifestyle personality, producer, and founder of the faith-based jewelry brand and luxury fashion label La Voute. Houghton co-hosts The Real, a one-hour daily talk show on Fox television stations that premiered in 2013 and made Houghton the first Latin…
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In this episode, I step through a recent post that I wrote for the Twilio blog showing how to build a Markdown-based blog with the Slim Framework and PHP's Iterators - and really show the love for Slim Framework. Why? Because I invested so much time in writing the code behind the tutorial, researching the various components that I used, writing, ed…
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Docker Compose is an excellent way of deploying apps both on local development machines and to remote environments, but does it play nice with Composer path repositories. Yes. They sure do. In this week's episode I shared a little experience I had during the week where I didn't update my docker-compose.yml file to account for the fact that the path…
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This is a bit of a fireside-chat style episode, with not much tech talk going on. Rather, it's a bit of a look behind-the-scenes at what goes in to creating technical books and courses, such as a bit about what it takes to set up a home recording studio (on a budget) that still delivers the level of professionalism that you'd expect. So grab your f…
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It sure feels like a lifetime since I began planning out Docker Essentials all those months ago. But it's ready. So, I feel that it's only fair to talk about it, given the number of hours that have gone in to create it. If you haven't already, grab your copy today and get in to the fun that is Docker! But it's not all self-promotion in this episode…
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In this episode, I share some of my recent experiences and learnings with tailwindcss, my frontend, css framework of choice, specifically building a fully responsive design for a new page on https://webdevwithmatt.com. The lowdown is that I didn't follow the key advice from tailwindcss and start with a small device first, and then work up to a larg…
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In this episode, I share my absolute love and affection for responsive design mode in modern browsers, talk about what it is, how it works, some of its limitations, but most importantly, why you should use it, if you're not already. Links from the episode Firefox's Responsive Design Mode Chrome/Chromium's Device Mode Safari's Responsive Design Mode…
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While building my first GitHub Action-based workflow recently, I struggled until I took the time to relearn - and re-appreciate - how the Docker client and daemon communicate. In this episode, I share: How they work How the understanding helped me build a solid workflow to deploy webdevwithmatt.com Some of the different ways you can tell the Docker…
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In this, the series introduction, I wanted to tell you what the podcast is all about, what you're going to get by subscribing; generally, give you a feel so that you "try before you buy", if you will. Hosted and produced by: Matthew Setter. Website: https://webdevwithmatt.com Follow us on: Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. If you like the podcast, …
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