Mining Your Code for Efficient Documentation

April EU

Presented by Damien Seguy (@exakat)

Date: April 19, 2018
Time: 20:00 CEST

19:00 BST, 13:00 CDT, 11:00 PST
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In 2018, documenting code still feels very artisanal. Most of the work is done manually, and has trouble keeping up with the development pace. It is high time to start mining interesting data directly from the version control system. Precise technical docs, like PHP compilation and directives options; classes diagram and file dependencies help understand the essence of the code base. While high level manual has be written by a human for a human, automated tools prove to be of great help to improve code readability.

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Damien Seguy

Damien Seguy

Damien Seguy is CTO at Exakat Ltd., a company specialized in PHP code quality solutions for the industry. He leads the development of the exakat PHP static analysis engine, that automatically audit code for version compatibility, security and auto-documentation. Since last millenium, Damien has contributed to PHP, as documentation author, elephpant breeder, conference speaker on every continents. He also enjoys machine learning, gremlin, 狮子头 and camembert

How to Use Generators to Beat Memory Bloat

April

Presented by Korvin Szanto (@korvinszanto)

Date: April 19, 2018
Time: 20:00 CDT

18:00 PDT, 3:00 CEST (Apr 20), 2:00 BST (Apr 20)
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Memory usage is something that we as developers have to be aware of. Ever debugging a memory issue and find that your once small dataset has ballooned out of proportion? And instead of dealing with the issue, you opt for upping the memory limit?

Iterators can be the answer but they require a lot of code and can be very difficult to understand at a glance. Thankfully since PHP 5.5 Generators help us create and manage what would be complex iterators with simple syntax sugar.

In this talk I will go over some of the ways you can implement generators and cure your memory bloat.

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Korvin Szanto

Korvin Szanto

Korvin is an Open Source enthusiast who has been contributing to projects around the web since he could work a dial-up connection. He began his life as a developer asking questions on IRC, and eventually grew to answer them too! He is a maintainer of the open source concrete5 CMS, and works for PortlandLabs in Portland Oregon.

Generators: All About the Yield

March 2018 – EU

Presented by Justin Yost (@justinyost)

Date: March 22, 2018
Time: 20:00 CET

19:00 GMT, 14:00 DCT, 12:00 PDT
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Generators are a relatively unexplored feature of PHP. Coming about in PHP 5.5, Generators provide for the ability to write Iterator style code without a lot of upfront work. In addition to that Generators provide for some amazing abilities to write coroutines in PHP that we previously didn’t have. Generators are at their core a tool to enable us to write code that can solve entire classes of problems that beforehand would have been exceedingly hard to do before hand. Perhaps most importantly, generators are fun to explore.

Justin Yost

Justin Yost

Justin graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Justin relishes programming and learning more about anything and everything. When not working as a Software Engineer with Wirecutter, Justin occasionally gives talks at the local PHP Meetup and is current course author for LinkedIn Learning on CakePHP, PHP, Ember.js and other topics. In his free time, Justin enjoys backpacking and reading science fiction books.