October: "Crafting Quality PHP Applications: An Overview" with James Titcumb
Come join us for the last PHP Meetup of 2019
This month we have another great international speaker presenting remotely! James Titcumb (@asgrim) is a familiar face from workshops and presentations at our local PHP conferences as well as at many high profile international conferences. He will be presenting on a topic that strongly resonates with many of us on a daily basis.
He describes this talk as follows:
This prototype works, but it’s not pretty, and now it’s in production. That legacy application really needs some TLC. Where do we start? When creating long lived applications, it’s imperative to focus on good practices. The solution is to improve the whole development life cycle; from planning, better coding and testing, to automation, peer review and more. In this talk, we’ll take a quick look into each of these areas, looking at how we can make positive, actionable change in our workflow.
James is a consultant, trainer and developer at Roave. He is a prolific contributor to various open source projects and is a Zend Certified Engineer. He also founded the UK based PHP Hampshire user group and PHP South Coast conference.
Networking is an important part of our meetup. We all welcome you to come spend time in our community after the presentation. Once again this month there will be pizza, beer and soft drinks!
Lee will also be unveiling the next top secret iteration of our interactive experiment. Be sure to bring a charged cellphone and get in touch if you are interested in getting involved.
Lastly, details of the much-requested Hacktoberfest workshop will follow soon. Watch this space – seats will be limited.
WHAT!?! THE LAST ONE THIS YEAR?
Yes. Going forward, events will be in the middle of the month roughly every second month. The goal is to foster quality over quantity. We know it means that we don’t get to see each other as often, but hopefully we get better speakers, larger attendance and more awesome prizes in return. So save the date – PHP Joburg Meetups are now a limited resource!
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