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Special lightning talk edition
Instead of the usual 2 talks, we'll have several shorter talks of 10-20min.
This format is ideal for new speakers who want to quickly demonstrate a topic without building an entire talk around it. It also allows us to cover lots of different topics in a single night.
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Of course we'll have the usual food, drinks, raffles and a lot of fun and laughter !
📝 Schedule (talk descriptions further down)
- 19:00 - 19:45: Food, drinks, ...
- 19:45 - 20:00: HTTP structured fields - Past and future (Ignace Nyamagana Butera)
- 20:00 - 20:10: Break
- 20:10 - 20:25: Break free from your database! (Johan Vervloet)
- 20:25 - 20:35: Break
- 20:35 - 20:50: Salvaging an unmanaged legacy application by ethical hacking (Andreas Creten)
- 20:50 - 21:00: Break
- 21:00 - 21:15: Lightning talk 4 - slot available
- 21:15 - ... : drinks, conversation, ...
To make sure we have plenty of food, please RSVP !
Talk 1 : HTTP structured fields - Past and future by Ignace Nyamagana Butera
With the increase in the use of external APIs, developers have come to expect a great deal of standardisation of HTTP messages.
While the focus has been on the content of the messages, we have specifications on how to construct, parse and serialise them, and what format to use in any given situation. Until recently, no such attention was paid to the metadata that accompanies the message.
In this talk we will reintroduce what HTTP structured fields are. How we use them today and how they are evolving with the introduction of a dedicated PHP package to handle them.
Talk 2 : Break free from your database! by Johan Vervloet
To refer to clients, products, subscriptions,... we use identifiers (IDs), and these identifiers are often handed out by a database. The database being responsible for the identifiers, is easy enough (we don't need to care ourselves), but it also comes with some disadvantages. In this lightning talk, I will try to convince you to not fall back on the database by default for your IDs, and I will show how UUIDs and alike solve some typical problems.
Talk 3 : Salvaging an unmanaged legacy application by ethical hacking by Andreas Creten
In this talk, Andreas explains how they used ethical hacking techniques to break into an unmanaged legacy application for a customer. The developer of the mission-critical application went missing while leaving no documentation behind — a real story from the trenches.
💸 Event sponsoring
A special gratitude goes out to Cu.be for hosting the event and providing catering.
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