• December Roundtable
    Howdy and Happy Holidays! This next meetup is in December and that means it's time for our annual roundtable meeting. Rather than one specific speaker we invite you to come eat, drink, and partake in an open group conversation. We will offer the mic to anyone who wants to spend a few minutes discussing development related topics - no slide decks required! * Got a project you are working on that you would like to share? * Used a package recently that was really helpful? * Solved some sticky problem and got a good solution others should know about? * Curious about which way the group is trending on a certain development practice? Ask us! It gets dark early now but don't let that bother you! We're the same dev meeting at the same dev place at the same dev time! Dec 11 @ 7pm, and the Axxess Office off Dallas Parkway, come join us for pizza and chat!

    Axxess Offices

    16000 Dallas Parkway Suite #700N · Dallas, TX

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  • Jessica Mauerhan - You Can Start Testing Your Legacy Code!
    This month we'll be joined again by local PHP community member Jessica Mauerhan to hear some about testing that pesky legacy code we all have sitting around: ------------- Testing has been proven to be one of the most effective ways to build and maintain a quality codebase - but we don’t always have the luxury of building from scratch. What happens when you want to introduce testing into legacy applications? In this session we'll cover techniques and workflows to write behavior tests for your existing application. From there, we can start writing unit tests for the legacy code, and apply refactoring techniques with confidence. By following these practices, you can take a scary legacy codebase, cover it with quality tests, and start fixing bugs and adding features without fear! ------------- Come join us for an evening of learning and hanging out with fellow developers on Tuesday night! Food and drinks will be provided by our gracious sponsors Axxess! Who: Jessica Mauerhan When: November 13th @ 7pm Where: Axxess offices in Addison Hope to see you there!

    Axxess Offices

    16000 Dallas Parkway Suite #700N · Dallas, TX

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  • Bob Majdak: Basic Online Payments with Stripe
    PLEASE NOTE: Due to conflicts at the venue on our usual night this month's meeting will be held on October 2nd. We will still meet at the Axxess offices in Addison. --------------------------------- This month's meeting will feature co-organizer Bob Majdak introducing you to some of the basics of the Stripe payment handling service and how to integrate it into your PHP applications. As always, join us for an evening of learning and socializing with fellow developers at the Axxess Offices in Addison just off the Tollway. Along with this meeting announcement, I also want to put out a request for speakers once again. Now that everyone's back from all of their summer trips and things are settling back to normal, we'd love to have some new and returning speakers in to share with the group! Send us a message if you're interested in speaking and we'll get back to you! Who: Bob Majdak When: Tuesday, October 2nd @ 7pm Where: Axxess Offices in Addison

    Axxess Offices

    16000 Dallas Parkway Suite #700N · Dallas, TX

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  • Omni Adams: The Dark Corners of the SPL
    We hope everyone had a great 4th of July! At this month's meeting Omni Adams will be talking to us about a powerful (but sometimes underused) part of the language: the SPL, Standard PHP Library: -------------- PHP is a huge language, with lots of “kitchen sink” functionality for you to build data structures with. But did you know PHP includes a standard library that has built-in structures like linked lists, queues, stacks, and higher-performance arrays? This talk will cover a few of the more interesting ones in depth, including how to use them and most importantly why you’d use them over other solutions. -------------- Join us for an evening of learning, hanging out with fellow developers and community. Food and drinks are provided by our gracious sponsors Axxess! Who: Omni Adams Where: Axxess Offices in Addison When: Tuesday, July 10th @ 7pm

    Axxess Offices

    16000 Dallas Parkway Suite #700N · Dallas, TX

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  • Michael Phillips - Writing SOLID Code
    This month we'll have Dallas PHP member Michael Phillips talking to us about writing code according to the SOLID design principles: ----------- Have you ever worked on a code base that was hard to change, hard to maintain, and even harder to understand? Were some of the components so tightly coupled that it was sometimes easier to rewrite entire parts of the system when new requirements came in? How did our code end up so tangled and unmanageable in the first place? We often hear that by applying the SOLID Design Principles, we can write more flexible code, but for most, the acronym alone is too abstract to fully understand the benefits. In this talk, we'll explore the SOLID Design Principles with real, functional code. Whether this is your first introduction to SOLID or you're a pro at Application Architecture, this talk will build on your understanding of the SOLID Design Principles. ----------- As always, we'll be meeting at offices of our awesome sponsor, Axxess, off of the Tollway in Addison. Come out and enjoy an evening of learning and conversations with fellow developers! Food and drinks will also be provided by our hosts! Who: Michael Phillips When: Tuesday, June 12th @ 7pm Where: Axxess Offices in Addison

    Axxess Offices

    16000 Dallas Parkway Suite #700N · Dallas, TX

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  • Daniel LaBarge: Coding with the Flow
    This month we're going to have member and Director of Artisans Collaborative Daniel LaBarge talk with us about event stores: --------------------------- Does this sound familiar? Your boss keeps asking for more business intelligence from your consumer's information but at every turn you're unable to fill in the data gaps. Perhaps you've heard of DDD, CQRS, and event sourcing as possible solutions. Your interest is peaked but it seems like your favorite framework is just not setup to give you the needed tooling. Furthermore the new names and concepts are confusing and you're having a hard time keeping it all straight. It's like you're coding against the flow. Don't worry, you're in good company. At this meetup, I'll take you on a step-by-step build up of an event store. We'll write the code needed to get started with event sourcing your data models using automobiles as a non-trivial example case for our exploration of aggregates. We'll manufacturer ourselves a truck and register it with the DMV, storing all the changes as events along the way. Then we'll read back the stream of events to recreate any moment-in-time representation of our truck. We can rollback to before it got into an accident and stream forward to after it was re-painted - like it never happened. Come follow along and you will learn how to: - Work with Aggregates, Events, Streams, Snapshots, and Projections - Create an event store table - Project an event stream for a read model - Optimize an event stream with snapshots - Apply CQRS by using Commands and Queries - Build a JSON endpoint to expose our projections - Get all the source code to start event sourcing immediately Let's create an event store and start coding with the flow. --------------------------- Come out on Tuesday and enjoy time with fellow developers! Food and drinks will be provided by our gracious hosts Axxess! Who: Daniel LaBarge When: Tuesday, May 8th @ 7pm Where: Axxess Offices in Addison

    Axxess Offices

    16000 Dallas Parkway Suite #700N · Dallas, TX

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  • Michael Phillips: Docker for Production - It's easier than you think!
    • What we'll do With the huge popularity of last month's Docker talk from Jessica Mauerhan, we've decided to follow it up with one covering the next stage of the process - deploying it to production - with speaker Michael Phillips. ----------- The process of deploying and running code in production is a crucial part of Web Development, but it can sometimes be the biggest bottleneck for delivery. In this talk, we'll discuss how to run an application in production with Docker and how to setup build and deployment pipelines for Continuous Deployment. We'll also cover some important in-depth concepts everyone should know about running Docker in production as well as how your branching strategy can determine your release schedule! ----------- Join us for an evening of education and conversation with fellow developers as we learn about this next stage in Docker usage. When: March 13th @ 7pm Where: Axxess offices in Addison Who: Michael Phillips • What to bring • Important to know

    Axxess Offices

    16000 Dallas Parkway Suite #700N · Dallas, TX

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  • Jessica Mauerhan: Understanding Docker for Development
    For our February meeting we'll be featuring returning speaker Jessica Mauerhan sharing some of her knowledge about using Docker (https://www.docker.com) for your day to day development, making it easier to create consistent environments: ------ Docker is often lauded as a tool for deploying and running applications - but it's also extremely useful for your local development process. Whether you've never used Docker, or you've been using it for a while but aren't quite sure how it all actually works, this talk will give you an in-depth understanding of Docker and how to use it locally. We'll cover creating your own Dockerfiles, building, tagging and pushing images, running containers, networking multiple containers with Docker Compose and debugging your setup. ------ So come out on February 13th @ 7pm and join fellow developers to learn about this great addition to any technology toolbelt. Food and drinks will be provided by our gracious hosts, Axxess (https://www.axxess.com). Who: Jessica Mauerhan Where: Axxess offices in Addison When: February 13th @ 7pm

    Axxess Offices

    16000 Dallas Parkway Suite #700N · Dallas, TX

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  • December Roundtable Time!
    With the holidays quickly approaching and everyone getting ready to spend time with friends and family, our meeting this month will stick with our tradition and be more casual than usual. While there won't be a single speaker presenting this month we encourage everyone to attend and enjoy the conversation. Here's some ideas: - Come and talk about something cool you're doing at work or some recent issue you overcame - Talk about a project you're working on - Share your thoughts on some technology in the web development world ...just to name a few. You can work up a presentation or you can just show up to talk - it's up to you. Come out and enjoy the last Dallas PHP meetup for 2017! We'll be meeting tomorrow night at the Axxess offices and will have the usual food and drinks provided. Come out at 7pm on the 12th and enjoy the conversation with fellow developers! Who: You! When: December 12th @ 7pm Where: Access Offices in Addison

    Axxess Offices

    16000 Dallas Parkway Suite #700N · Dallas, TX

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