Past Meetup

Coding Standards That Actually Prevent Defects & The AWeSomeness of Fargate

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Details

This is a free event, open to all. There will be some beers, tea, coffee, soft drinks, and food provided. We will have vegetarian food, if you have any other dietary requirements or questions please send us a message.

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★ The talks

✩ Coding Standards That Actually Prevent Defects - Stuart Herbert

You've sat down to do a code review for a pull/merge request. How do you decide whether or not to accept the request? How do you agree amongst yourselves on that? And how to do train others to achieve a consistent level of quality for when they're doing code reviews too?

In this talk, Stuart will show you a breakdown of PSR-2 - the PHP Community's main official coding standard - and look at the parts of PSR-2 that directly affect code quality. From there, he'll present a definition of what quality means, and how to go about writing your own in-house coding standards to achieve consistent quality across all your pull/merge requests.

✩ The AWeSomeness of Fargate - Mark Taylor

Fargate is a new(ish) compute engine for Amazon ECS that allows you to very easily run Docker containers for your PHP applications without having to manage any underlying virtual machines.

I will go into how to run a simple PHP application with Fargate, and give you the low down of Fargate vs the EC2 launch type

We actually use a mix of both launch types at DealTrak, and I'll explain why we do that.
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★ Timings

18:30 – Turn up, have a drink, a snack, and a chat (food, soft drinks, beer, coffee)
19:00 – The AWeSomeness of Fargate - Mark Taylor
19:20 – A little break
19:25 – Coding Standards That Actually Prevent Defects - Stuart Herbert
20:10ish – Pop over to the pub for a chat and a drink

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★ Sponsors

Our sponsors make this monthly event possible, so please take the time to check them out, and thank them for their support.

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