I am Taylor Otwell. Ask me anything.
Taylor Otwell is the creator of Laravel PHP framework. He also created Lumen, Forge, and Envoyer. Shoot any questions you want Taylor to answer!
Best perk(s) of being kinda famous?
I actually live in a fairly small town in a state that does not have a large PHP scene (Arkansas). So, i don't experience any aspects of "nerd fame" on a regular basis.
But, the best perk is by far just having a large audience of followers on Twitter. It's of course very nice to be able to launch an idea to 40,000 interested followers without having to pay for advertising, etc. I am very thankful for that.
What are the big picture things that drive you? Trying to make a better world, just putting food on the table, for the love of the code, that sort of thing?
What about future of Laravel ? can we use hack language ?
Would like to know, is there any ideas about creating some chunked responses from backend to front like it's in Play framework? Basically allowing serve data as soon as possible for a user without waiting for all functions to finish.
P.S. Yes, there are solutions do it from a front end and request chunks from there, however, I'm just curious if in laravel plans is something like that as it's in PlayFramework.
Can you talk (type?) a little about starting your business? Was it a lot of late nights at first while you worked a "real job?" When did you finally take the plunge and go off on your own?
Yes when I was still working for someone else I would routinely stay up until 1am... probably about 4 nights a week. I eventually went part time at my job and then eventually full-time on Laravel so it was a slow transition that allowed me to get used to working full-time on my own before diving all in.
Hi Taylor. Do you have an idea to support continuous integration may be as a Envoyer service. something like PHPCI integration?
I read that you're using Trello and Wunderlist to organize your project. I created a SaaS called Workstack (workstack.io) built with Laravel 5.2 that I hope you'd like to try. If you want, consider a free lifetime subscription already yours! :) Since I used the latest version of Laravel and Cashier, how difficult do you think it will be for me to use Spark on it, on a scale from 1 to 10? I'm crossing my fingers really hard in the wait for the magic moment of the Spark release! :)
Thanks again for all your hard work and never stop to amaze us with great tools like Envoyer, Forge and Spark!