30th September*,
1st & 2nd October
Manchester, UK

Derick Rethans

Derick Rethans is a PHP internals expert, author of Xdebug and an OpenStreetMap and mapping enthusiast.

He has contributed in a number of ways to the PHP project, including the Xdebug debugging tool, and various extensions and additions. He’s a frequent lecturer at conferences, the author of php|architect’s Guide to Date and Time Programming, and the co-author of PHP 5 Power Programming. He is now working at MongoDB to work on the PHP and HHVM drivers for MongoDB.

Conference Day 1

Scaling MongoDB

Saturday 1st October 14:00 - 14:50

In this presentation I will explain how to scale MongoDB. Besides it's schema free functionality, a modern database like MongoDB is also a lot easier to scale up than traditional relational databases. I will cover replication, for failover capabilities and increased read performance and "sharding" for dealing with larger sets of data and increased write performance. Each section will consist of theory, followed by instructions on how to set it up and deploy. At the end of the presentation you will have a firm understanding about how and why scaling with MongoDB is so straightforward.

It's all about the jumps

Saturday 1st October 16:20 - 17:10

In this presentation, I am showing you some of the inner workings of PHP. We are going to look at how different language keywords and constructs are handled internally. Basically, everything is converted to jumps, but the how and why, is not as simple as it seems!

This is a very in depth talk, mostly interesting to people that want to know how PHP works internally. Expect lots of wonkyness, a form of assembly, and trees.


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