Particularly since version 5.0, PHP has been copying many of Java features and practices of Java programmers. This means that if Java programmers practices tend to be bureacratic and less productive, PHP programmers that use those features or adopt those Java practices may also become less productive. This was one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Michael Kimsal on the episode 29 of the Lately in PHP podcast. They also covered the proposals to implement Java generics in PHP and the class property accessors, and an article on accessing APIs using OAuth without much complication. Listen to the podcast, watch the podcast video or read the transcript to learn more about these and other interesting topics going on the PHP world.