Michelangelo van Dam works at in2it as a professional PHP consultant assisting businesses to automate their development processes, improve their code quality and train their development teams. Michelangelo is also president of the PHP user group PHPBenelux where he and a team organizes monthly meetups, development events and an annual conference. He’s a devoted member of the global PHP community and contributes to open-source projects, mainly PHP related.
Saturday 1st October 10:45 - 11:35
Are you already running PHP 7 in production? If not, why is that?
In this talk let's get our hands dirty with the PHP 7 features and see how we can prepare our existing applications easily to be run on PHP 7. We will higlights subjects from simple feature scanning to refactoring existing code. All that's required is an open mind and a "yes, we can" attitude. The rest is just peanuts.
Sunday 2nd October 11:10 - 11:55
Frameworks give you a rich toolset to do complex tasks very easy and developers all love it. But then you need to update your framework from one version to another and things are falling apart because of the tight coupling with your business logic.
In this talk I show a couple of actual scenarios that went wrong when we moved from one framework to another and the solutions we applied to abstract business logic from framework logic. Even if you're not planning on migrating frameworks yet, decoupling is a good practice that will give you less headaches in the future.