When creating a new PHP application from the scratch the developer can choose of an wide range of frameworks or components to begin with. While using such third party components can reduce development time, it generates additional overhead for taking care of such an external dependency. The developer is held responsible for installing the latest updates and security patches as well as testing the application to make sure everything is still running smoothly after the upgrade. It becomes a real pain when a developer has to apply these tasks to multiple projects. This talk shows several approaches on how to manage such external dependencies in a more sophisticated way to let the developer simply focus on his development tasks.
19th–21st May 2011