PHP web applications are first class citizens in the Azure and WIndows Server ecosystems and Microsoft is providing great tools to simplify the development, deployment and management of PHP web applications in the cloud. In this session we will introduce the Azure platform, create and deploy web applications with the Windows Azure SDK for PHP, [...]
Processing one billion database rows doesn’t need to kill your web server. Really, it doesn’t. Applying lazy evaluation ideas you can make your scripts handle as much data as there exists, never using more memory than one unit’s size (for example a database row). Using clever iterators, cursors and streams I’ll show you how you [...]
In this talk we will present a simple web application built with Zend Framework 2. We will show the new features of the framework, such as the new MVC layer, the Event Manager, the Dependency Injection and much more. The aim of this talk is how to start programming with the new architecture of ZF2. [...]
The PHPCR specification is a port of the Java Content Repository specification to PHP. It defines an API that combines the power of NoSQL databases with hierarchical data structures and versioning, powerful search and other features. On top of Content repositories, like Midgard2 or Jackrabbit, developers can implement the API to provide generic access to [...]
Facebook’s HipHop for PHP can provide massive performance benefits, but it may not be feasible to use in your environment. However, it can be configured to provide static analysis of your code base, uncovering bugs and problems before they happen in production. This talk will provide an overview of HpHp’s benefits and limitations and how [...]
Ever been interested by contributing to the PHP core team? In this workshop you will not only learn how (easy it is) to create your own PHP extension from scratch but you will also strengthen your knowledge of PHP by disecting its internals. After this workshop, you will be able to create an extension on [...]
Most developers use PHP in a web context and run their code via Apache. The command line interface (CLI) is another approach to run PHP without the overhead of your webserver.This talk not only illustrates the usage of the PHP binary, but also some use cases for which the CLI is the better tool. Keywords: [...]
A lot of Web Services today claim to be RESTful APIs. But are they really? Do the URLs accurately identify resources? Are the powers of HTTP leveraged properly? What is “hypermedia”, what is the Uniform Interface, and what is the secret behind the HATEOAS acronym that is so essential to the REST architectural style? This [...]
Composer is a new PHP dependency manager. It resolves and downloads the packages your project requires. In this session you will learn how to use Composer to easily manage the libraries and other packages you use. We will go through the basics of dependency management and then move on towards publishing your own packages, be [...]
At Etsy, we continuously deploy code. New features and bug fixes can go from development to production in 20 minutes. We have maintained this low barrier to deployment over the past year despite nearly doubling the number of people that can deploy. Communication has a huge impact on the velocity of development and moving forward. [...]
Starting with a demo web site that is not optimized, i will demonstrate step by step how the user experience can be improved. Improving the speed the end user experiences in his browser is more than writing efficient code. The goal is to reduce the time between the initial request and the moment the browser [...]
The state of the PHP world has been most precarious over the past few years and many developers moved over to other languages and other technologies because PHP was lacking something that other emerging techs were providing. With the rise of cloud computing, cutting edge frameworks and amazing platforms, PHP can be sexy again. This [...]
Estimating costs in a software project is always difficult. In particular, within the realm of web applications, blindly relying on estimates can not only be difficult, but also detrimental to the success of a project itself (we’ll see why). Nevertheless, customers (be them small or big) expect to know development costs in advance. They just [...]
Learn about what the PHAR (PHP Archives) format is all about. A PHAR is conceptually similar to a Java JAR but made to fit PHP’s needs. Hear how to use it to distribute your product to clients, why open source projects have started offering their projects as a PHAR file, run your application directly from [...]
An insight into the Phing build system for PHP, why and how you might use it along with where it sits with related tools such as PHPUnit, PHP Code Sniffer, PHP Mess Detector etc. We will also take a brief look at how Phing can integrate with Continuous Integration, taking Jenkins as our example. We [...]
Object-oriented programming is becoming the standard of PHP code; however, just sticking a lot of functions into a class is not enough to change the programming paradigm. What happened in languages such as C++ and Java, being used mostly procedurally, is happening in the PHP world. During this talk we will discuss the pitfalls of [...]
This talk will bring you closer to the Symfony2 based Silex microframework, explain use cases, go into internals, such as the Pimple service container, and show you how to use it. After this talk you will know more about Symfony components, PHP 5.3 closures, functional testing, and get a taste of simplicity, minimalism and perfectionism [...]
Symfony CMF, along with PHPCR standard, is the new trend of content management in the PHP ecosystem. Here we’ll see details and future path of this solid PHP project.
So you’ve heard that PHP supports extensions. But what are they exactly, what can you do with them, and what can’t you do with them? And mostly, why would you or would you not want to spend time writing them? This session will introduce you into what PHP extensions are, and what they can do [...]
Symfony 2 is the new wave in the PHP ecosystem, while TDD adoption grows steadily. This session brings the two together and shows test driven development for real, in a live coding session as if it was in a day-by-day activity.
A look at the state of PHP in 2012 and how it fits into the current technology stack followed by an overview of what you should and shouldn’t be doing along with a summary of new features in PHP 5.4.
The cloud opens a new range of options for developing in ways that a very short time ago seemed like science fiction. The Zend Developer Cloud service enables developers to instantly get started developing complex PHP applications, freely and painlessly – while enabling cool new workflows for developing & collaborating with developers around the world. [...]
Handling lots of real-time streams of information, when Twitter alone is producing 250+ million tweets a day and 27 million links to news and media, can be a daunting task. This talk will cover how to develop a platform that can deal with billions of items per day, perform complex analysis and serve thousands of [...]
We all have certainly learned data structures at school: arrays, lists, sets, stacks, queues (LIFO/FIFO), heaps, associative arrays, trees, … and what do we mostly use in PHP? The “array”! In most cases, we do everything and anything with it but we stumble upon it when profiling code. During this session, we’ll learn again to [...]
In this talk we will see how to use MongoDB in Symfony2 projects to speed up the development of web applications. We will give an introduction of MongoDB as a NoSQL database server and look at the options on how to work with it from Symfony2 and PHP applications.
Last year I presented a speech on how we were trying to solve some of Ideato’s organizational problems. This year I’ll talk about what we achieved and how, and in which direction we are going on. This speech will focus on how we are trying to create a self-sufficient and self-organized team. I’ll talk about [...]
Using PHP in a continuous deployment environment poses a number of unique security challenges. This talk covers the application security tools and techniques Etsy has developed while running a worldwide marketplace at scale. Rather than standard topics like understanding and finding CSRF/XSS/SQLi vulnerabilities, this talk will primarily focus on new and interesting approaches to application [...]
This session is aimed at programmers, architects and analysts alike, delving into some examples of ways to write really excellent and useful services. We’ll cover selecting the right service type to use and how to design a flexible, maintainable system with an outward-facing API that will have your users easily utilising its features. There will [...]
Arguably the most underestimated feature of PHP, the Streams Layer allows easy access to any data source using standard file i/o functions. Want to seamlessly use Amazon S3 for your data layer? What about an easy caching layer? Yep, you can do that too.
As any software with a new version, Symfony2 boasts many features new to the framework. But what impact does this have when working on a project? During this session, you will learn about using Symfony2 from an actual project. How do the features impact your development flow? How easy is it to integrate libraries such [...]