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SimplyPHP Unscripted

By SimplyPHP
As the rise of audio is emerging, we decided to start sharing the knowledge we've gathered in the past decade.

If you're a developer, marketer, salesperson, a manager or a business owner, we hope that you could be inspired and learn from this conversation and avoid the same mistakes we made.

We will be posting many new podcasts with different members of our team. It would mean the world to us if you follow our channel. Let us know what you think!
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Ep. 48 - How Our Sys Admins Add Value To Our Clients [LinkedIn Livestream]

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Ep. 48 - How Our Sys Admins Add Value To Our Clients [LinkedIn Livestream]
In this episode, Vee and Tony discuss the importance and all the advantages that System Administrators bring to our clients and their development teams.     Follow us on your favourite social network.    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/simp...   Twitter: https://twitter.com/simplyphpdotcom   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplyphp/?...   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplymtl/   Articles: https://www.simplyphp.com/articles/
57:45
September 6, 2021
Ep. 47 - The Truth About Starting a Business in 2021 [w/ Raph Leroux]
In this episode, Raph goes live for the 1st time on his own LinkedIn profile to share the truth about starting a business and what it takes to create one in 2021.
01:00:29
August 30, 2021
Ep. 46 - How We Help Businesses Succeed in Web Development [Linkedin Livestream]
This episode was taken from last week's live stream where our Co-Founder, Tony Capozzi interviewed our Senior Account Manager, Vee Caron about how she manages clients, how SimplyPHP sets businesses up for success and the technology we use to do it.    Follow us on your favourite social network.    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/simp...   Twitter: https://twitter.com/simplyphpdotcom  I nstagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplyphp/?...   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplymtl/   Articles: https://www.simplyphp.com/articles/
01:09:47
August 23, 2021
Ep. 45 - How To Ace Your Remote Interview [Top Remote Interview Tips for 2021]
In this short podcast episode, we interview our Vibe Manager, Steve Cawley about How To Ace Your Remote Interview.   Learn more at www.simplyphp.com    Follow us on your favourite social network.    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/simp...   Twitter: https://twitter.com/simplyphpdotcom   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplyphp/?...   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplymtl/  Articles: https://www.simplyphp.com/articles/
26:20
August 9, 2021
Ep.44 - The Truth Behind Being An Entrepreneur in 2021 [w/Raph Leroux]
When you think about "Entrepreneurship" many people think it means flexibility, more freedom, more joy, more recognition, more meaning and hopefully in the long run, more money. Right?   The reality is being an entrepreneur is much harder than most people are willing to open up about. In a culture where successful entrepreneurs are idealized like rock stars, it's easy to feel like we're not good enough when comparing ourselves to the picture that’s painted by social media.   In this episode our Co-Founder, Raph Leroux exposes the truth behind the life of the everyday entrepreneur and why it’s important that we talk openly and truthfully about the pressures and struggles associated with starting a business and what it actually feels like.  If you wanting to be an entrepreneur or looking to grow your already existing business, this episode will be for you.
51:44
August 2, 2021
Ep.43 - Giving Back Program! Sharing Our Talents With Worthy Causes.
Giving Back Program! Sharing Our Talents With Worthy Causes... On this episode of our Unscripted Podcast, Tony goes live on LinkedIn to talk about our Giving Back Program. Where it started and how's it going!  If you know of a Non-Profit organization that may need some web help, comment & tag them below.  ________ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/simp...  Twitter: https://twitter.com/simplyphpdotcom  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplyphp/?...  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplymtl/  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNBXFAxMERjxqFHtteMM8yA  Articles: https://www.simplyphp.com/articles/
37:16
July 14, 2021
Ep.42 - Best Practices for Optimizing Your Ecommerce Websites in 2021 [Step By Step Walk Through Guide]
In this episode, we'll be sharing our Best Practices for Optimizing Your Ecommerce Websites in 2021 [Step By Step Walk Through Guide] by our Lead Magento Developer and our Content Manager.  *Timecodes*  00:00 Intro 00:39 Overview 02:16 Where to Start? 04:49 Step #1 05:35 Tip - Auto-Scaling 07:30 Tip - Non-System Cache 09:11 Tip - HTTP Accelerator 10:18 Step #2 -  What You Need To Invest In? 14:39 Important Tip   17:25 Step #3 - Are You On The Right Platform? 18:50 Questions to Ask Yourself? 20:46 Magento 101 23:08 Which Platform is Right For You? 25:09 The Fundamentals   26:45 Why Hire a Firm vs Freelancer 28:04 Summary
29:13
July 5, 2021
Ep.41 - The 5 Essentials Skills Needed To Succeed as a Web Developer (PART 1/3)
In this episode, you'll hear from one of our leading Web Developers in PHP Programming who shares the 5 essentials skills he looks for in any programmer, developer and/or software engineer. After this (less than) 10-min long episode, you'll see what you need to develop in order to succeed in the web development industry.    Follow us on your favourite social network.    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/simp...   Twitter: https://twitter.com/simplyphpdotcom   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplyphp/?...   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplymtl/   Articles: https://www.simplyphp.com/articles/
09:18
June 4, 2021
Ep.40 - The Key To Managing Your Time in 2021 [Time Management Tips]
There are hundreds if not thousands of systems, tools, techniques and hacks out there to better your time management. But how many of them actually talk about the root of the problem, the reason behind our inefficient use of our time?  In today's episode, our Co-Founder, Raph and our Content Manager, Kyler Miles, discuss the root cause of our poor time management and how you can figure out what will be the best for you.   *Timecodes* 00:00 Overview 01:45 Intro 05:03 Tried it all 07:23 No System 09:23 80/20 Rule 13:01 Perception 21:20 Structure 24:14 Delicate   30:15 Quote 31:30 Convenience 42:14 Reward 51:38 #1 Tip 1:06:58 If You Can't Delicate 1:12:35 Tim Ferris 1:23:34 Summary   Follow us on your favourite social network.    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/simp...   Twitter: https://twitter.com/simplyphpdotcom   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplyphp/?...   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplymtl/   Articles: https://www.simplyphp.com/articles/
01:24:54
June 3, 2021
Ep.39 - The 5 Essential Skills for Developers in 2021
In this episode, you'll learn the 5 Essential Skills Needed For Developers To Succeed in 2021. During our 1-hour long live stream, our host and Content Manager, Kyler Miles speaks to two of our leading developers and our Senior Project/Account Manager about their tips and advice to developers looking to grow and succeed in Web Development today.  For more relevant content visit our website and/or our social media pages. Links provided below.    www.simplyphp.com    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/simp...   Twitter: https://twitter.com/simplyphpdotcom   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplyphp/?...   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplymtl/   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SimplyPHPUnscripted Articles: https://www.simplyphp.com/articles/
58:56
May 20, 2021
Ep.38 - The Power of Why! A Conversation About Entrepreneurship For Entrepreneurs
In today's episode our Content Manager, Kyler Miles, interviews our Co-Founder, Raph Leroux about the current state of entrepreneurship. Raph shares what he would do if he had to restart from scratch and talks about the power of asking why..... Watch the Full Video on our YouTube Channel.  https://www.youtube.com/c/SimplyPHPUnscripted/videos?view=0&sort=dd&shelf_id=0 
43:30
May 10, 2021
Ep.37 - Risk Reversal - What is it? Why is it important for business?
In this episode, our Content Manager, Kyler Miles talks to our Co-Founder, Tony Capozzi about Risk Reversal. Sharing what it is and why it's important for business.
51:31
April 30, 2021
Ep.36 - The Major Advantages To Hiring a Firm vs Full-Time Employee
In this episode, Tony shares the 6 major advantages to hiring a Firm like SimplyPHP vs a Full-Time Employee.
06:36
April 5, 2021
Ep.35 OVH Data Center - How To Survive A Server Fire | SimplyLive
This episode was taken from our latest LinkedIn Live Stream where our Co-Founders, Raph Leroux and Tony Capozzi discussed the tragic event that happened to the OVH Data Center and how companies can make sure that this doesn't happen to them.
50:49
April 1, 2021
Ep.34 Industry Secrets - Sharing Our Top Tips After 11 Years of Business
In this episode, Tony shares his Top Industry Secrets After 11 Years of Business. This episode is a good one. 
55:17
March 31, 2021
Ep.33 - Business, Staff Augmentation & Web Development | Q&A
On this week's weekly live episode, our Content Manager, Kyler Miles askes our Co-Founder, Tony Capozzi questions from our audience members around overall Business, Staff Augmentation & Web Development. Follow us on your favourite social network.    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/simp...   Twitter: https://twitter.com/simplyphpdotcom   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplyphp/?...   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplymtl/   Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/6Gl6dPA...   Articles: https://www.simplyphp.com/articles/
40:34
February 1, 2021
Ep.32 - Version Control For Dummies | Weekly Live
On this week's LinkedIn live episode, our Co-Founder Tony Capozzi talks to one of our Lead Developers Nick about Version Control and why it's important for business. Follow us on your favourite social network.    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/simp...   Twitter: https://twitter.com/simplyphpdotcom   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplyphp/?...   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplymtl/   Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/6Gl6dPA...   Articles: https://www.simplyphp.com/articles/
01:02:41
January 29, 2021
Ep.31 - How To QUICKLY Build Rapport with Prospects | SimplyAdvice
In this episode, Tony speaks to his cousin Nick about how to QUICKLY build rapport with prospects
44:05
January 15, 2021
Ep.30 - How We Treat Clients Like Family | Weekly Live
In this episode, Tony goes #live on LinkedIn with Vee Caron, our Senior Account Manager to talk about How & Why We at SimplyPHP Treat Our Clients Like Family. 
51:58
January 14, 2021
Ep.29 - What To Expect Working For SimplyPHP?
On this TOL episode, Tony goes #live on LinkedIn with Stephen Cawley to talk about Building Culture, Recruiting and what's it like to work for SImplyPHP in a COVID world. 
58:54
December 22, 2020
Ep.28 - How To Overcome The Bus Factor?
In this episode of the podcast, Tony goes live with one of our senior developers Nick to share how they were faced and overcame the bus factor.
56:26
December 21, 2020
Ep.27 - Which is right for your business? Shopify vs Magento?
In this episode, Tony goes live with one of our lead Magento Developers Jason, to talk about the difference between Shopify vs Magento. Throughout the live stream, Jason explains which is right for your particular business.
54:17
December 20, 2020
Ep.26 - Staffing Up - Who's Better? Agency vs Freelancer
In this episode, Tony goes live on LinkedIn to talk about staffing up and who's better at it? Agency or Freelancer? 
53:26
December 19, 2020
The Benefits of Working As An Employee vs a Freelancer | TOL #25
In this episode, Tony went live on LinkedIn with Scott He, one of our web developers to talk about the benefits of working as an employee vs his previous role as a freelance developer.
46:23
December 18, 2020
How To Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile | TOL #24
This episode is from our live stream with our Co-Founder Tony Capozzi, interviewing his cousin Nick about how people can optimize their LinkedIn profiles. *IMPORTANT NOTICE* because this was taken from a live stream, some parts of the episode showcases some visuals,  hang in their as they describe what is seen. Thank you. 
01:12:15
December 17, 2020
An In-Depth Conversation w/Noah Labhart | TOL #23 SimplyPHP Unscripted Podcast
In this episode of the SimplyPHP Unscripted Podcast, our Co-Founder, Tony Capozzi interviews Noah Labhart.    Noah is the Co-Founder & CTO of Veryable, (an on-demand labor marketplace for manufacturing, logistics, and warehousing) along with the being the Host of the success Podcast called, Code Story.    During their conversation, Noah shares his experience and best practices for companies working with technology & development.    Noah Labhart - www.linkedin.com/in/noahlabhart/   For more, follow us on your favourite social network.    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/simp...   Twitter: https://twitter.com/simplyphpdotcom   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplyphp/?...   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplymtl/   Articles: https://www.simplyphp.com/articles/
43:51
September 29, 2020
An In-Depth Conversation w/Marshall Magee | TOL #22 SimplyPHP Unscripted Podcast
In this episode of the SimplyPHP Unscripted Podcast, our Co-Founder, Tony Capozzi interviews Marshal Magee. Marshall has 20+ years of experience in product development, user experience/information and enterprise technology.  During their conversation, Marshall shares his experience and best practices for Finding, Hiring and Working with Development Firms.   Marshall Magee - www.linkedin.com/in/marshallmagee/   For more, follow us on your favourite social network.    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/simp...   Twitter: https://twitter.com/simplyphpdotcom   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplyphp/?...   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplymtl/   Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/6Gl6dPA...   Articles: https://www.simplyphp.com/articles/
01:06:01
September 16, 2020
10 Year Anniversary TOL #21 | SimplyLive
In this special episode of the SimplyPHP Unscripted Podcast, we sat down with our two Co-Founders to talk about the last 10 years of business.   They share their journey of starting SimplyPHP, the ups, the downs and all the memorable moments throughout their crazy experience.    We hope you enjoy it!
01:19:45
July 13, 2020
An Intimate Conversation w/Lincoln White of Fulton Fish Market | TOL #20
On this episode of the SimplyPHP Unscripted Podcast, our Co-Founder, Tony Capozzi interviews Fulton Fish Markets CIO, Lincoln White about his experience bringing their offshore web development back to North America.  Follow us on your favorite social network.    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/simp...   Twitter: https://twitter.com/simplyphpdotcom   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplyphp/?...   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplymtl/   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/tonycapozzi  Articles: https://www.simplyphp.com/articles/
43:22
June 25, 2020
Success Isn't Random w/ Vee Caron & Tony Capozzi | TOL #18
In this video, our Co-Founder Tony Capozzi, interviews our Technical Account Manager, Vee Caron about her success in managing a team in a quarantine, remote world.   Follow us on your favorite social network.    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/simp...   Twitter: https://twitter.com/simplyphpdotcom   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplyphp/?...   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplymtl/   Articles: https://www.simplyphp.com/articles/
41:01
May 4, 2020
How To Build Leadership During Quarantine w/Michael Tanner | TOL #17
In this episode, Raph interviews Michael Tanner, the Founder of Credible Leaders and Vice President of Automated Logic Corporation, who talk about the in's and out's of leadership, accountability and how to build discipline during these hard COVID-19 times.   You can find Michael Tanner here - www.linkedin.com/in/1tanner/  www.credibleleaders.com   Follow us on your favourite social network.    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/simp...   Twitter: https://twitter.com/simplyphpdotcom   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplyphp/?...   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplymtl/   Articles: https://www.simplyphp.com/articles/
01:04:38
May 4, 2020
Morning Tea w/Raph - Q&A SimplyLive | TOL #16
On this episode of the SimplyPHP Unscripted Podcast, our Co-Founder Raph takes questions from our audience about programming, working from home and how he's dealing with the global pandemic.... Follow us on your favourite social network.    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/simp...   Twitter: https://twitter.com/simplyphpdotcom   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplyphp/?...   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplymtl/   Articles: https://www.simplyphp.com/articles/
25:12
May 4, 2020
How To WFH w/Raph Leroux | 1st EVER #SimplyLive | TOL #15
In this episode, Raph takes questions from our audience about #WFH tips during the Quarantine, March 2020.
01:00:08
April 9, 2020
Q&A Likedin Livestream (Part 2) | TOL #14 Podcast
This episode marks our 2nd EVER #LinkedIn Livestream where our Co-Founder's and two developers answered our audience questions around PHP, Business and overall Web Development. Hope you enjoy
47:08
April 9, 2020
Do's & Don'ts of 2019 | A Year Recap | TOL #13
For our second Thinking Out Loud podcast episode of 2020, we wanted to reflect on 2019. Today, you'll hear from both of our host, Raph Leroux and Tony Capozzi, sharing their best and worst experiences of the previous year, setting the scene for 2020. Let us know what you think?
01:03:44
January 27, 2020
Magento vs Shopify | Which Is Right For Your Business | TOL #12
On this TOL #12 Episode of the Simply Unscripted Podcast, our Co-Founder Tony Capozzi and one of our experienced Magento Developer, Jason Tsalikis finally put to rest, which is right for your business, Magento or Shopify?    If YOU have a question you'd like answered on one of our TOL Podcast, tag us at @SimplyPHP and hashtag #jointheconversation or emailing us at info@simplyphp.com.
41:56
January 10, 2020
The Pro's & Con's of Different Coding Languages | #SimplyAdvice
This is a short clip from our TOL #7 with Nebez & Raph talking about the pros & cons of different programming languages.
08:33
January 6, 2020
Is PHP Scalable? | Short-Clip from our TOL #7 #SimplyAdvice
This clip is a snapshot of the TOL podcast episode #7 with Nebez & Raph talking about the scalability of #php and different programming languages.
03:18
January 3, 2020
Q&A Live Stream | PHP, Web Development & Business | TOL #11
On this episode of the SimplyPHP Unscripted Podcast, we had the pleasure to go #live on LinkedIn last week, December 6th, 2019. During this 1-hour Livestream, our audience's asked two of our top Developers and the #SimplyPHP Co-Owners questions around PHP, Web Development and Entrepreneurship.  If you'd like your question to be answered on our next Livestream, tag us at @SimplyPHP and hashtag #jointheconversation or emailing us at info@simplyphp.com and we will answer them during our live broadcast.
54:13
December 9, 2019
Shopify vs Magento | Which Is Best For Your Business
This clip is a snapshot of our TOL podcast episode #6 with Jason & Raph talking about the differences between Shopify & Magento, plus questions business owners need to ask themselves which choosing an eCommerce Platform. What to learn more? Subscribe to our youtube channel and visit our website at www.simplyphp.com
06:28
December 2, 2019
The Current State of Data Security & PHP Programming | TOL #10
On Today’s TOL (Thinking Out Loud) episode, Raph Leroux and Eric Hogue discuss the current state of data privacy & security along with a fire chat about PHP development! What to learn more? Subscribe to our youtube channel and visit our website at www.simplyphp.com
52:41
November 21, 2019
Sales Talk w/Tony & Nick at the Peel Pub | TOL#9
On today’s TOL (Thinking Out Loud) episode our Co-Founder Tony & his cousin Nick Capozzi, talk about the in's & out's of sales, marketing & the currents state of LinkedIn.    Enjoy!!!   Follow us on your favourite social network.    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/simp...   Twitter: https://twitter.com/simplyphpdotcom   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplyphp/?...   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplymtl/   Articles: https://www.simplyphp.com/articles/
45:13
October 24, 2019
The Things You Didn’t Know About Recruitment | TOL#8
On today’s TOL (Thinking Out Loud) episode our Co-Founder Raph, our Vibe Manager Steve and our Technical Account Manager Vee, talk about recruitment, specifically, the things you DIDN'T know about the recruiting world.    Over this 1-hour podcast, Vee shares the in's and out's of the external recruitment environment vs Steve and Raph's internal experiences. Let’s see what happens.
59:16
October 9, 2019
Top 10 Interview Tips | #SimplyAdvice
Today’s podcast is a clip of a popular video we posted last month about the Top 10 Interview Tips For Developers. Our team shares the do's and don't of interviewing while giving some pretty important life lessons. Enjoy! 
07:08
September 30, 2019
Mashup of Raph talking about Entrepreneurship & Achieving Success
Today’s episode is a bit different, we put together a mashup of Raph sharing his thoughts on Entrepreneurship and giving tips on how to achieve success. Let’s see what happens.
07:48
September 23, 2019
Nebez & Raph talks about the current vs future state of PHP | TOL #7
Today’s TOL (Thinking Out Loud) episode we showcase our first external guest, Nebez Briefkani and our Co-Founder, Raph Leroux. Nebez has been developing his skills in PHP for over 10+ years with experience working with some of the top fashion and technological brands in the market. Over this 1-hour conversation, Raph and Nebez touch on the importance of post-secondary education, Pros vs Cons of PHP (and other coding languages) and discuss the current vs future state of PHP. All while sipping a Gin & Tonic + Whiskey with ice. Let’s see what happens. 
01:07:33
July 31, 2019
A Magento rant by a Magento Dev | TOL #6
This episode is the result of putting a mic in front of a Magento developer and giving him the green light to talk about Magento. Jason and Raph impressively manage to cover so much in under 45 minutes and still find time to talk about how much Jason can bench. This conversation touches on the basics of what Magento is, what it means to be a Magento developer, the new version Magento 2.3 and so much more. 
42:00
May 8, 2019
ELI5 - PHP for the Laymen
Taline, being on the non-technical side of things, sits with Nick to ask him some questions she's accumulated over time. Just a casual discussion elaborating on some terms and picking the mind of a senior developer.
30:29
May 7, 2019
Decisions on a budget. Things to consider and why | TOL #5
A price tag is always the first thing we look at, but is it really what we should be basing our decisions on? In this video, Raph and Jhonatan have a lively conversation about things to consider when on the lookout for web development services. From project challenges, estimates, time frames... they discuss the "behind the scenes" obstacles that impact projects and as a result, the clients behind them.
49:20
March 29, 2019
Latin American Work Ethics. A Quest for Success | TOL #4
The great thing about programming is that you could learn it from almost anywhere in the world.  This allows cultural diversity in development companies like ours. Raf is a developer from El Salvador that really stands out when it comes to having exceptional work ethics. Listen to this conversation he had with our co-founder Raph about what lead him to come to Canada and be the great developer he is today.
55:03
January 31, 2019
Working from home, it's just not that simple | TOL #3
It's the new generation's dream, but as Raph and Taline dissect the subject, it becomes clear that working from home is not always the best solution. Their conversation is sure to cause an uproar in the now information highway surfing society, but they stand by what they said.
01:12:29
January 24, 2019
Nobody's Perfect. Our Top Duhs and Dohs of 2018 | TOL #1
For our first Thinking Out Loud podcast, we decided to have Co-Founders Tony Capozzi and Raph Leroux sit together to reflect on the year 2018 and compare their best and worst experiences, setting the scene for 2019.
47:21
January 21, 2019
What Even is a Senior Developer? | TOL #2
Meet Nick, a pillar in our company and a long time friend. Him and Raph have been in the industry for a long time and they decided to sit together and talk about the idea behind what it really means to be a senior developer.
54:54
January 21, 2019