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brumPHP - March: Railway-Oriented Programming with Stuart Herbert
Another warm welcome to brumPHP! We're building on our successful introductory event by welcoming veteran PHP speaker Stuart Herbert to 1000 Trades in the Jewellery Quarter, to talk about functional programming: ____ Abstract: Railway-Oriented Programming - A Functional Approach In PHP Whether it's lambda functions (closures), immutable objects in PSR-7, or the pipe operator RFC ( …), functional programming has been the in-vogue influence on PHP in the last few years. Can we harness it to create code that's far more reusable than objects are? In this talk, Stuart will introduce you to railway-oriented programming (ROP), a functional approach to reusable composition from Scott Wlaschin. Together, we'll build up an implementation of ROP in PHP, and at the end, we'll debate the question: would we use the end result in anger? Bio: Stuart Herbert is an industry and open-source veteran, and one of the most experienced enterprise PHP developers in the UK, with nearly 25 years of commercial experience on projects for companies including Vodafone, Hewlett Packard, Orange (now EE), DataSift, Her Majesty's Government and many more. He is a co-author of the official Zend Certification Study Guide for PHP 4, and a regular tech speaker at user groups and conferences. He specialises in designing and delivering software that works, as founder and Chief Software Archaeologist of Ganbaro Digital Ltd. You can learn more about Stuart at, and follow him on Twitter as @stuherbert. ____ Please note that there will be no free food at the event. There is, however, a superb menu of tapas from local Edgbaston/Harborne heroes El Borracho de Oro: At the beginning of the event we'll be raffling off 1 free license for a year of any Jetbrains product (phpStorm, PyCharm, DataGrip, Webstorm, RubyMine etc.), courtesy of sponsorship by Jetbrains. You are eligible if you've RSVPed on Meetup. We're also raffling off 1x free PHP eBook courtesy of our sponsors Packt publishing - good luck all! There's also a voucher available for everyone -yes, everyone- for 60% off a range of PHP related Packt eBook titles! ____ Agenda: 6.00pm - 8.00pm : Social 8.00pm - 8.45pm : Stuart Herbert: Railway Oriented Programming 8.45pm - late: Social ____ We are looking to our community for extra talks to give! If you want to give it a try, know someone who does - give us a shout, we want to hear from you! Hit us on twitter ( or contact us on meetup. It doesn't have to be about PHP, it can be anything we deal with as developers - dev culture, tooling, devops stuff - you name it! Hope to see you all there! Aaron Williams Alex Wilson Jim Seconde Matt Rose

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16 Frederick Street, Jewellery Quarter, B1 3HE · Birmingham

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