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PHP London September 2014

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PHP London is a volunteer organised community group to promote knowledge sharing and best practice amongst PHP developers, web development and business professionals in London. Our regular monthly meeting is on the first Thursday of every month where PHP developers can get together for drinks, food, networking and hear a talk from other members of the group. In order to attend all you need is an interest in PHP.

Drinks at the beginning of the evening are generously provided by DataSift (

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7:00-8:00 - informal drinks, snacks and chat

8:00-8:05 - welcome by executive committee & any group announcements

8:05-9:00 - talk:

James Titcumb
Low Latency Logging with RabbitMQ

Logging is an absolute must for any API or web application, but when starting out, questions such as "how can we do it without disrupting everything else" and "what is the easiest way to log" often come up. We’re going to examine a tried and tested method to carry out high-performance, low-latency logging using the power of RabbitMQ to ensure minimal impact to the performance of your runtime application. The talk will show you that a really great logging architecture is a low-cost investment in your application that will definitely pay off in the long run.

Since getting an Amiga 500 as a young boy, James has been fascinated with the world of programming and technology. He quickly embarked on a captivating adventure learning languages through time, from AmigaBASIC to C/C++. Then 11 years ago, he discovered his true calling - PHP.

James is now a Zend Certified Engineer and Development Manager at working on ZF2 and legacy projects. He also founded and runs the PHP Hampshire user group, and is an active contributor to open source projects, for example the Browser Capabilities Project.

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