Debugging PHP With XDebug and Domain Driven Design in PHP

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Auto Atlantic Building, 18A Rua Vasco Da Gama Plain · Cape Town

How to find us

Go to Floor 12 and go to the auditorium, tell Security on the ground floor that you are attending the PHP meetup.

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Welcome back to the May CT PHP meetup! This promises to be another great meetup. We are gathering at Superbalist (in Foreshore) for the first time so be sure to RSVP!

Talk One:
Debugging PHP With Xdebug

In this talk we will discuss how to debug more effectively and get a better insight into an application by using Xdebug, we will look into setting up Xdebug in Phpstorm and sublime. We will also look into enabling debugging on a browser and setting up Xdebug in Insomnia and Paw.

About the speaker

Melvin Thoabala - Melvin is a software engineer at, also a self-proclaimed clean code evangelist who is passionate about the pragmatic application of best practices and standards and test-driven development of both UI and business logic.

Talk Two:
Domain Driven Design in PHP

Domain Driven Design is a holistic approach to software development. This talk will focus on grokking the DDD code artifacts and implementing them in PHP in order to make complex code bases more flexible and easier to maintain.

About the speaker

Rudolf Vavruch - Co-founder & CTO of FlexClub, and serial tech entrepreneur. In the last 19 years Rudolf has built everything from a targeted advertising platform to a Bubble Bobble clone. He has a love-hate relationship with Bash.

Special thanks to our sponsors

Superbalist ( - our main sponsors for this meetup! They are covering the venue, food, and drinks!

Superbalist brings the most-wanted international brands and a selection of SA-made style to a youthful audience eager to find a retailer who speaks their language – all thanks to a highly creative team that’s passionate about delivering the best.

OfferZen ( - for sponsoring speaker goodies and swag!

JetBrains ( for sponsoring the user group and offering a raffle to a lucky winner! We will do a random lucky draw at the event!