Practical Static Analysis

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This month we have the pleasure of PHP South West organiser David Liddament coming this side of the bridge to give us an exciting talk all about Practical Static Analysis.

Practical Static Analysis

All developers know that bugs are bad and finding them can be difficult. The good news is tools to help us find and prevent bugs are becoming more powerful...

Modern static analysis tools (e.g. IDEs like PHPStorm and tools like Psalm, Phan and PHPStan) are far more advanced then their predecessors. They can find a whole range of bugs whilst keeping the false positive rate low.

This talk introduces more advanced static analysis. It will show the kinds of bugs that the more advanced static analysis tools can find. We'll then look how they can be added to your current development work flow. We'll finally look at how we can write our code in such a way to get the most out of static analysis.

Wherever you are on your static analysis journey this talk will show you the next step.

About David

Dave is a director and developer at Lamp Bristol, a software consultancy. He’s been writing software commercially for over 17 years in many languages including C, Python, Java and PHP.

Dave is keen to pass on his knowledge. He speaks at conferences and user groups. He is an organiser of PHP-SW. He also runs a monthly workshop that covers topics including testing, CI and git.

He is also the author of an open source tool called SARB (static analysis results baseliner).

When not busy coding Dave enjoys scuba diving and running.