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

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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.

Code Coverage for Total Security in Application Migrations!

May 2017

Presented by Dana Luther (@danaluther)

Date: May 18, 2017
Time: 20:00 CEST

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So the time has come to take the leap and upgrade your application to a new major version of the underlying framework, or, perhaps, to an entirely different framework… how do you ensure that none of your functionality or usability is impacted by a potentially drastic rewrite of the underlying systems? How can you move forward with 100% confidence in your migrated codebase? Testing, testing and more testing. Using a combination of unit, functional and acceptance tests can give you the certainty you need. In this talk, we will go over key strategies for ensuring that you begin with full code coverage and move forward with confidence.

Testing Framework: Codeception 2.2.x

Dana Luther

Dana Luther

Dana is a Senior Web Application Architect at Envisage International. She has been developing in PHP for nearing 20 years, and building almost exclusively in the Yii Framework for the last 6 years. She is a graduate of the University of Florida, and works with a small agile group of Yii developers to meet the demands of a diverse international company that serves the needs of international students around the world with over 650,000 monthly visitors and generating over 1,200,000 page views. Dana is one of the co-organizers of the Yii-Jax Meetup group, a regular contributor to the Envisage International Blog and maintains her own blog on the Yii Framework.