Past Meetup

PHP London October 2012

This Meetup is past

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PHP London is a non-profit group to promote knowledge sharing and best practice amongst PHP developers and web development and business professionals in London. The main product right now is a regular PHP meetup, basically a monthly PHP PubCon. In order to attend all you need is an interest in PHP.

This months meetup will be sponsored by The Client
Relationship Consultancy who will be generously providing drinks for everyone at the start of the evening.

The Client Relationship Consultancy are the experts in agency client relationships. They work with the world’s leading agencies, including every major agency group, to help them monitor and strengthen their client relationships in order to make their business more secure. Their's is a discreet service. Any agency that works with them knows it will be in complete confidence.


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(s):

Ben Waine - The Art Of Application Logging
Modern web applications are complex, have many layers and usually integrate many technologies. A well structured application log is invaluable for debuging your application in development and monitoring it in production. All this being said it’s amazing how many applications I encounter that either don’t have an application log or have a poor, inconsistent one which is little use to anyone! This session takes a brief look at the basics of logging (libraries and tools) and moves on to look at how to plan an effective logging strategy for your application. Questions like: What to log, logging levels, how much to log and how long to keep historical logs are all addressed. In the second half of the session some of the more interesting things you can do with logs are explained and demonstrated. Aggregating logs across multiple servers, aggregating logs and displaying the results on service dashboards with tools like statsd and Graphine.

If you are interested in giving a talk, or want to request one, please look at our talks page:

9:00 onwards - more drinks, snack and chat