Iterators & Generators

October 2017

Presented by Eli White (@EliW)

Date: October 19, 2017
Time: 20:00 CEST

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Level up your code with the power of Iterators & Generators. Iterators were added in the SPL (Standard PHP Library) for many years but is still one of the less understood parts of the language. We will cover how to easily loop over your objects via the power of Iterators, and then move into one of the newer ways of doing this with Generators. Generators allow you to make almost anything able to be looped over, without the need to use the full Iterator interface. Come join us as we traverse these paths of code that will leave you looping with ease!

Eli White

Eli White

Eli has been building Web Applications for 20 years, starting back in the days of writing CGI-BIN programs in C. He’s worked for a laundry list of companies & startups such as Digg, TripAdvisor, and the Hubble Space Telescope Project. He is currently the Vice President of One for All Events LLC, and Conference Chair for php[architect]. He is a strong advocate for “Just getting it done” when it comes to coding, and speaks at numerous conferences each year.

Crafting Quality PHP Applications

September 2017

Presented by James Titcumb (@asgrim)

Date: September 21, 2017
Time: 20:00 CEST

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This prototype works, but it’s not pretty, and now it’s in production. That legacy application really needs some TLC. Where do we start? When creating long lived applications, it’s imperative to focus on good practices. The solution is to improve the whole development life cycle; from planning, better coding and testing, to automation, peer review and more. In this talk, we’ll take a quick look into each of these areas, looking at how we can make positive, actionable change in our workflow.

James Titcumb

James Titcumb

James is a consultant, trainer and developer at Roave. He is a prolific contributor to various open source projects and is a Zend Certified Engineer. He also founded the UK based PHP Hampshire user group and PHP South Coast conference.

Continuous Deployment 2.0: Playtime is Over

August 2017 EU

Presented by Michelangelo van Dam (@DragonBe)

Date: August 17, 2017
Time: 20:00 CEST

19:00 BST, 13:00 CDT, 11:00 PDT
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Continuous Deployment, TDD and Continuous Integration is nothing new anymore and many of you are already veterans deploying multiple times each day code into production. But you’re still suffering from cutting corners and doing something quick on production when time is pressing, violating the processes you all worked hard on to get approved.

In this talk we take this very concept to the next level and show you how we used unconventional ways to deploy faster with less issues and regained control over a 10+ year old legacy application.

Michelangelo van Dam

Michelangelo van Dam

I’m a senior php architect, co-founder and CEO of In2it, community leader at PHPBenelux, coach at CoderDojo, globetrotter, likes coffee.

Atlas ORM: Doing the Heavy Lifting For Your Persistence Layer

July 2017

Presented by Paul M. Jones (@pmjones)

Date: July 20, 2017
Time: 20:00 CEST

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Atlas lets you build an OO model of your SQL tables and relationships. You can use it at the start of your project for basic CRUD operations. As you begin to need simple behaviors in your application, you can add them to the Record and RecordSet persistence model objects. Finally, when the time comes to transition to a rich domain model, you can map the Atlas persistence model objects to your domain Entities and Aggregates.

Paul M. Jones

Paul Jones

Paul is an internationally recognized PHP expert who has worked as everything from junior developer to VP of Engineering in all kinds of organizations (corporate, military, non-profit, educational, medical, and others). Paul’s latest open-source project is the Aura project for PHP. Among his other accomplishments, Paul is the lead developer of the Solar Framework, and the creator of the Savant template system. He has authored a series of authoritative benchmarks on dynamic framework performance, and was a founding contributor to the Zend Framework (the DB, DB_Table, and View components). He was also a member of the Zend PHP 5.3 Certification education advisory board. In a previous career, Paul was an intelligence operations specialist for the US Air Force, and enjoys putting .308 holes in targets at 400 yards.

Transforming PHP

June 2017

Presented by Christopher Pitt (@assertchris)

Date: June 22, 2017
Time: 20:00 CEST

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If you use other languages, you’ve probably found features that you wish PHP had. Perhaps you miss that bit of C# class accessor syntax. Or perhaps you’d really like to use JS arrow functions…

You can have those things, and you don’t even have to write C to do it.

I’m going to introduce you to a library that will allow you to use preprocessor macros, to turn your desired bit of syntax into valid PHP syntax. Then I’m going to show you a few libraries that use those macros to bring fresh and interesting new syntax to everyday PHP applications.

Christopher Pitt

Christopher Pitt

I am a developer and writer, working at io.co.za. I usually work on application architecture, though sometimes I build compilers or robots.