Past Meetup

Pulling up Your Legacy App by its Bootstraps!

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Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to support an application built on an older framework. Refactoring isn't an easy option. The code is untested and nowhere near best practices or standards. In this session, we'll talk about strategies to incorporate modern PHP coding practices to add features and functionality and retiring the older code in pieces. We'll review specific examples and code from a real project where we bootstrapped a legacy application that needed a lot of help to become useful to its users and simpler for developers to maintain.

About Our Speaker: Emily Stamey (

Emily is a developer at NC State, supporting the College of Engineering. She learned PHP in 1999 and discovered a whole new world of fun and programming. This started her passion for Open Source! In her free time she enjoys music, legos, making things, playing games, and socializing. She is an active volunteer in the community as an Organizer of TrianglePHP and Girl Develop It. She really enjoys helping people share ideas and learn together, which has led to her speaking at conferences.

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This Months Meeting Space Provided By: OmniSpear (

Since 2001, OmniSpear Inc. has been providing IT services to businesses in Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus & beyond. From IT Support to complex web application development, OmniSpear has the in-house staff to handle the design, development, and implementation of your IT needs. We have extensive in-house experience with the following technologies:

• PHP & MySQL Application Development

• PHP Frameworks such as Laravel, CodeIgniter, and CakePHP

• CMS Development (Drupal, Wordpress)

• .NET, ASP, C#, Laravel, Java, JavaScript

• Windows & Linux Network Support