Gary Hockin has been creating code to power web applications for over 15 years, the last three of them at an extraordinary level. He is handsome, talented, funny and articulate, and also extremely modest. Gary pretends to work, mainly as a Developer Advocate for PhpStorm at JetBrains, and is a valued contributor to the Zend Framework. He’s married and has two wonderful children, and when he’s not coding, writing about code, speaking about code or reading about code, he can usually be found in the pub playing pool.
Saturday 1st October 16:20 - 17:10
Zend Framework 3 is here!
While the upgrade path from ZF2 to ZF3 is nowhere near as complicated as from ZF1 to ZF2, there are still plenty of things the prepared developer needs to know to make upgrading as seamless as possible.
In this session, we'll cover the backwards compatibility breaks, and which parts of your application you'll need to rewrite, but also the forward facing changes that are in ZF2 right now that allow you to make many of your changes before you even upgrade to ZF3.
Sunday 2nd October 12:05 - 12:50
10 years ago I was a lonely developer sitting in a small room quietly turning out code between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Fast-forward to now and you'll see me standing in front of audiences all around the world talking to developers about numerous topics."Why are you bragging like that at me?" I hear you ask. Because it could happen to you too.
The question I always ask myself is "How the hell did that happen?!?!".
The truth is that the only reason I've managed to advance my career so far in a decade is because of the people that make up the communities of open source projects. Not only do open source projects save you time and money, but the friendships and support groups that can be made within these communities is, frankly, staggering.
Join me as I chart my journey from wage slave to conference speaker, and look at how you can leverage the power of open source to make real friends, real money, and real happiness.