The Crafting Code Tour

Open Source, PHP, and PIE ~ Larry Garfield

Sharing is how Open Source works.

Sucking at sharing is how Open Source dies.

PHP has long sucked at sharing. Cross-project collaboration was almost unheard of. Good reusable libraries were uncommon and hard to find. Leveraging 3rd party code was a hassle. Strong communities were isolated on their own islands.

That has changed, however. Years of work have brought a new promised land to PHP, and enabled cross-project cooperation like never before. It’s a new world, and one with new cultural expectations.

This session will explore how the PHP industry has transitioned from a series of gated communities to an integrated, collaborative environment and how the cultural expectations around developing for PHP have shifted, and what that means for your project.

Your Code Sucks! Five Tools for Evaluating the Quality of Your Code

You know you want to write great code, but how do you know what great code looks like? Using these tools, you’ll be able to figure out exactly what areas of your application are great, and which could use the most improvement. Plus, learn how to apply these tools on a daily basis in your development, automatically!


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  • Jonathan S.

    The video from yesterday nights presentation has been uploaded to youtube. Sorry for the poor quality, we will work on it for next month.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97Bc_hLqtGs&feature=youtu.be

    July 15

  • Scott H.

    Ditto thanks for the presentations great oppurtunity to hear from some of the best in the industry!

    1 · July 15

  • Tim E.

    Thanks for a great presentation.

    1 · July 15

  • Jonathan S.

    Here is the streaming link. Hope it works out as we want it to. This is the first time we will be streaming. We hope to do more in the future if this time is successful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPagfnslzVk

    July 14

    • Jonathan S.

      Those that are wondering where the streaming is. Unfortunately we are having issues getting the local streaming server connecting to youtube. Trying to get it to work. If I am unable to we are at a minimum getting a recording that will be uploaded later.

      July 14

    • Jonathan S.

      We won't be streaming today. I will make sure we can stream the Aug 20 session since I know a lot of people are interested in that as well.

      July 14

  • Wyatt W.

    Got caught in traffic and now I'm locked out :(

    July 14

    • Wyatt W.

      If anyone else follows, the visitors entrance is locked, use the door to its left.

      July 14

  • Damian Pound (.

    How late are you guys going to be at Nerdery/Sports Page? It would be nice to catch some of the event.

    July 14

    • Jonathan S.

      We will head out to sports page when the talks are wrapped up, usually around 9.

      July 14

  • Jonathan S.

    Last note, I promise, we will be going out to the sports page after the meet up to hang out with our speakers to have some more food and drinks as well. I will provide more information such as an address and time during the meet up.

    July 14

  • Jonathan S.

    Those that were wondering, I am still working on getting steaming lined up. Most likely there will be something but I won't have a solid answer until 6:00 for sure. I'm waiting to hear heck from my contact at the nerdery.

    July 14

  • Sean K.

    From the comments below should I gather this is starting at the nominal time (6:30) as opposed to pizza at 6:30 and talk at 7:00?

    July 14

    • mdrummond

      I was just wondering if there was pizza or if we should eat beforehand. Haven't been to one of these events before.

      July 14

    • Jonathan S.

      Yes there will be pizza. You won't need to worry about eating before hand.

      July 14

  • Jonathan S.

    Yes there will be fid. Technically we are going to start the presentations at 7:00 but announcements are going to try and start around 630-645. Please note that the kitchen will be of limits tonight. There will be beverages set aside, I don't know what for sure, so if you would like anything specific please bring it with you.

    July 14

  • Chris W.

    I've been talking with the folks at The Nerdery. There will be pizza.

    July 14

    • Sean K.

      @ Chris—does the talk actually start at 7:00 then? Trying to time my trip across town.

      July 14

  • Jonathan S.

    I am currently investigating if it will be possible to stream tonight's event and future events. Stay tune for details.

    July 14

  • Dan F.

    Can someone please arrange to get a screencast recording of this posted? That would make a huge difference - it's not easy to get down to Bloomington. Sounds like a terrific session.

    1 · July 13

    • Stanton K.

      Does the Nerdery have a special "screencast camera" for their auditorium?

      July 13

  • mdrummond

    Looking forward to this. Larry's articles have been instrumental in helping me to better understand OO programming concepts used in Drupal 8. Looking forward to learning more about getting off the Drupal island!

    3 · July 8

  • Jeremy W.

    It's probably worth reiterating that the presenters - Larry Garfield and Brandon Savage - are touring 19 cities to give these talks, which is why the meetup is on a Monday instead of its usual First Thursday. Jon linked to the tour's website in the first comment below.

    I'm really looking forward to these talks. Hope to see many of you there!

    2 · July 7

    • Jonathan S.

      Jeremy is correct. We will want to start right away as well. There is a lot that is going to be converted and I want to make sure the presenters plenty of time.

      July 7

  • Damian Pound (.

    Another meetup is conflicting, I'm dropping out. Really wish I could do both, but they are at the exact same time... Anyone got a camera :D

    July 2

  • Stanton K.

    I look forward to learning programming logic design for real developers.

    May 25

  • Damian Pound (.

    "how do you know what great code looks like?" Are we talking code style or design patterns (both?)?

    1 · May 24

  • Jonathan S.

    Added in the descriptions of the talks for the Crafting Code Tour. More details on the speakers can be found at http://www.craftingcodetour.com/minneapolis-mn-july-14-2014/. Please also note that we are going to kick the meet up off at 6:30 vs our normal 7 to make sure we get can in both presentations.

    May 11

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