3rd*, 4th & 5th October
Manchester, UK

Stefan Koopmanschap

Stefan Koopmanschap is a PHP fanatic. He runs his company Ingewikkeld, does development, consulting and training. Stefan is a community person and has been active with several usergroups in The Netherlands since the 90s, currently involved in the local PHPAmersfoort usergroup. He has a weak spot for Symfony, but believes in combining multiple frameworks and libraries to get the job done.

Conference Day 1

Practical Refactoring

15:00 - 15:50 Saturday 4th October

Every codebase builds up some legacy over time, there is hardly a way around that. But how you handle the legacy is what seperates a good developer from a great developer. Refactoring code should be a part of your every day work, but how to effectively refactor your code? How to ensure the quality of the new code as well as the fact that refactoring code won't break something elsewhere in your code? During this talk we'll go into the why, when and how of refactoring.


  • uk-fast
  • magma-digital
  • engine-yard
  • sky-bet
  • data-sift
  • inviqa
  • human-made
  • ampersand
  • github
  • pale-purple
  • google
  • server-groove
  • docnet
  • jadu
  • oreilly
  • php-storm
  • php-architect
  • zend