Ben is technical assurance manager at Inviqa (Sheffield). He has many years of professional experience in a variety of programming languages including C, C++, Perl, Python and has been working with PHP for the last 6 years. Throughout his career he has worked at a variety of places in different industries; mobile marketing, data, ISP and in professional services all of which has given him diverse experience of software engineering in different fields. Outside of work he is a father, and with what little spare time he has left he can be found hacking one of his own projects (lots of ideas, not enough time!), playing on his PS3, or infrequently blogging on techPortal and his own personal blog at http://nocarrier.co.uk
Silex, the micro framework
Standing on the shoulders of giants, Silex is a micro framework built on top of Symfony2 components. It provides an ideal environment for throwing together a simple, single file application. We’ll look at a real example of installing and setting up Silex and creating our first application with full dependency injection, templating and all the other features that you would expect of a modern day PHP framework. This session is recommended for anyone looking to break into the Symfony ecosystem with a simple introduction to a small framework build upon the core components of it’s bigger brother (Symfony2).