Wednesday 23rd May, 2012
10:15am to 11:15am
In the past few years, the PHP Zeitgeist seems like it’s been moving in the Neil Peart direction. Lots of work by lots of smart people is going into complex, verbose solutions. Lots of files, lots of nested directories, and lots of rules. No thanks. So I wrote the MicroPHP Manifesto: 1. I am a PHP developer 2. I like building small things 3. I want less code, not more 4. I like simple, readable code Contrary to popular belief, you can still kick ass with PHP using simple, readable code that avoids over-engineering and excessive abstraction. We’ll talk about how to make that happen with lightweight “micro-frameworks” and single-task, no-dependency libraries.
With his 15 years of passionate web development experience and open source advocacy, Ed Finkler loves empowering people through technology. HeÃs excited about creating things and sharing them with the world. He served as web lead and security researcher at The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) at Purdue University for 9 years. More recently, he has been helping startup teams build exciting e-commerce, social sharing, and mapping systems. Currently he’s proud to be part of the FictiveKin team, building Gimme Bar and other stupendous web tools. Ed spends much of his free time creating and working on open source endeavors. Notable projects include Spaz, a long-running, award winning microblogging client, as well as the PHPSecInfo auditing tool, and the Inspekt input filtering library for PHP.
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