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November Meetup at November Five
It seems like every year our November meetup is held at the November Five offices. Our inner geek likes that! A big thank you to them for hosting us again. The meetup itself will be held on Wednesday 28th of November. The address: Scheldestraat 11, Antwerp We got two very interesting talks lined up for you. Ike, a very experienced speakers who now works at Studio Emma, will explain how we can profile our applications. Dries Heyninck of November Five will talk on progressive webapps and Electron. We hope to see you soon! Rias, Freek & Dries SCHEDULE 19:00 - Doors 20:00 - Start TALKS Profiling PHP applications by Ike Devolder Help my client is complaining some parts of the application are slow. Now what? Profiling! What is profiling and how can we measure the performance of our application? There are several tools we can use. Once we have the tools, how do we approach profiling. What to look for. And caveats to avoid when profiling. To finish up, we should avoid that our client is complaining about performance, how can we pro actively use profiling to improve our application. When finished we will end up with a nice toolbox of profiling tools and good ideas how to do profiling and avoid some common mistakes that might distract you from the real optimization. Speaker: Ike is a developer at Studio Emma ( (Belgium). Mainly focussed on DevOps and PHP development. But also building some tooling in python and being git manual. Providing a vagrant box provisioned with puppet to make sure we can develop in an environment practically the same as production. In his free time the biggest interest is Metal music and Archlinux (ht tps:// Being a Trusted User (https://www.archlinux .org/people/trusted-users/#idevolder) at Archlinux means following up on new software is part of the 'free' time :). If you want to find more of Ike's hobby projects, check out his Github ( Maybe you want to be annoyed with some random thoughts spit out on twitter: Length: 45min PWA & Electron. Closing the gap between web and native by Dries Heyninck The concept of Progressive Web Apps (PWA) brings your web applications to the next level by improving the user experience and closing the gap between web capabilities & native capabilities, on both mobile and desktop. This presentation starts by discussing the essential PWA building blocks such as service workers and (silent) push notifications. We then deep dive into the practicals and pitfalls of putting things in practice, including how to actually install a web app on desktop using Electron. Finally we also go into detail on the more cutting edge features like installing a web app directly from Chrome. Speaker: Dries is front-end web engineer at November Five. As engineer at November Five, he's constantly challenging and pushing himself and the company to build digital products using the best fit technology, driven by efficiency, stability, security and performance. Besides his passion for all things digital, he can teach you a thing or two about math and athletics. Oh, and there's also something about "een kip". Length: 60min

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