Comparing Database Types & My Opinionated OOP Talk

Leeds PHP Meetup
Leeds PHP Meetup
Public group


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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.


★ The talks

✩ Comparing Database Types - Mark Taylor (@willCodeForAle)

Often Developers will go with a commonly used relational database as it's what they're already comfortable with, however a relational database can often not be the best tool for the job. Learn instead how to choose the best database type for your project's requirements. Candidates for discussion will be Relational, NoSQL, Graph and Time Series databases.

✩ My Opinionated OOP Talk - Hugh Noble (@HughNoble)

The structure of objects in object oriented software can make a big difference to how robust and maintainable an application is. In this short talk Hugh will be sharing some guidelines he likes to follow to help with this.


★ Timings

18:30 – Turn up, have a drink, a snack, and a chat (food, soft drinks, beer, coffee)
19:00 – My Opinionated OOP Talk - Hugh Noble
19:25 – A little break
19:30 – Comparing Database Types - Mark Taylor
20:10ish – Pop over to the pub for a chat and a drink


★ 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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