Ben Ramsey

@ramsey

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Rating: 3 of 5

PHP Foundations

at Lone Star PHP 2016 (07.Apr.2016) | 2 comments | Elizabeth Smith, Matthew Frost, Matthew Turland, Ben Ramsey

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Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.May.2009)
Opening Keynote
Great opening to the conference. Some funny jokes and good information. Plus, anyone who spreads the legend of Wild Garlic deserves 5 stars. ;-)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(13.Jun.2009)
Everything you always wanted to know about UTF-8 (but never dared to ask)
Very good session. Wish I had been able to see the whole presentation.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Oct.2009)
Building desktop apps with PHP
Wish I could make it, but I think it's important for others to hear about it.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Dec.2009)
OSTC - Update on the work OSTC is doing with PHP
Very good stuff. Excited about the work that will come out of this and hope to see it soon.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(03.Dec.2009)
Roundtable Lunch - "The Airing of Grievances"
Good discussion but perhaps a little more structure would be better.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Dec.2009)
A state of the union for PHP Women
Excellent to hear about how this group started and where they're going.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Dec.2009)
PHPLinq
Very cool for querying objects, and the prospect of turning it into a PECL extension is very cool.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Mar.2010)
PHP in the Enterprise
A very good talk by a seasoned presenter. I liked the anecdotal approach and the style of delivery. It was very warm and conversational. The anecdotes directly applied to issues we're facing or will soon be facing in our organization.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Oct.2013)
Object-Oriented JavaScript (yes, it really exists)
After this talk, I feel like I finally grok JavaScript objects. The information was excellent. As a speaker, Jordan has a great rapport with the audience—great delivery and style.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(07.Feb.2014)
Journey to the Enterprise
Mark took a very dry topic that is nevertheless important for us to talk about—even at a PHP conference—and, through his charisma and delivery, was able to keep the audience engaged. The Cloud is changing everything, even the Enterprise—especially the Enterprise.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Apr.2014)
<script>alert('Keynote!!!!!!!!11!!!1!');</script>
With practical recommendations and insightful anecdotes, Alison draws from her extensive experience in the industry to teach us that we much approach our application development with a "risk-first" mentality. I think this is a message every developer and their manager needs to hear.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(13.Sep.2014)
Functional PHP
A great talk with some CS fundamentals explained plainly, simply, and clearly. I felt that there were some immediately useful take-aways that I can begin using right away in my applications. Memoization was especially interesting to me.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(13.Sep.2014)
An Introduction to Amazon Web Services
Even for someone with a lot of experience with AWS, this was a great high-level overview of most of their popular services and even pointed out a few features I was unaware of, such as health checks and geolocation on Route53 domain records. Sean has a great depth of knowledge of all the material, and that was evident throughout his presentation. If you're interested in using AWS but need a good overview to demystify all the different services and terms, this talk is for you.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(13.Sep.2014)
Reframing The Problem
Great stuff to think about. It left me with some topics I want to do more research on.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Nov.2014)
The Code Manifesto: Empowering Our Community
A great talk about issues we face in our industry and how we can address them. Nicely done, and looking forward to future presentations by the speaker.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Nov.2014)
Hack - Why Should I Care?
A very good introduction to Hack. I enjoyed the presentation and the speaker.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Nov.2014)
HOWTO Empathy (Opening Keynote)
Great topic, content, and delivery. I agree with others' comments about more actionable steps and anecdotes. Some of the slides had too much text on them. Otherwise, this is a very important topic for our community, and the speaker's passion for communicating it shines through. It was a very fitting keynote.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Nov.2014)
Why you should know how PHP works
Chock full of great information and knowledge. Perfect balance of high-level and low-level information. I would recommend this to all PHP developers.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Nov.2014)
Writing Code That Lasts
This was my favorite talk of the conference. Rafael employs an excellent mix of humor and technical details to deliver an informative and entertaining talk.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Nov.2014)
Composer Best Practices
I enjoyed the content and delivery of Jordi's presentation. I think it could be improved with a few more best practices and examples.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Nov.2014)
Introduction to OAuth
Great content and information about both OAuth 1 and OAuth 2. Matt is coming into his own as a speaker, and I'm looking forward to seeing more from him in the future.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Nov.2014)
Continuous Testing In PHP
I'm definitely going to take the lessons I learned from Eric's talk and apply them to my daily development. I'm looking forward to setting up a Guardfile and getting started.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Dec.2014)
Git Branching For Success and Profit
I've been using Git for a while, and this was a great talk for both users new and old. I always enjoy Lorna's teaching style, and I learned better ways to explain specific Git topics (such as branching and rebasing) to colleagues.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Feb.2015)
How To Cope When It All Hits the Fan
Eryn is an amazing speaker and presenter, and I enjoyed how the talk told a story. It inspired me to write better talks and tell better stories. Thanks for sharing!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Feb.2015)
Elephants In The Clouds: Mastering PHP On Heroku
I thought this was a great introduction to running PHP applications on Heroku. A previous comment mentioned the wifi issues, so I agree that finding some way to help attendees get up and running quicker without waiting on download time would be ideal.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Feb.2015)
PHP and teams, it's good chemistry!
I liked how Rasmus touched on his initial open source experiences in releasing PHP to the world 20 years ago. I also enjoyed his observations on why people contribute to open source. As usual, his content was spot on, covering his own personal benchmarks, as well as new features coming in PHP 7.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Feb.2015)
Developer Experience In The PHP World
I love Ryan's energy and stage presence. His observations and experiences working on open source projects definitely fed into his tips, and I learned a few take-aways that I will be applying to my projects.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Feb.2015)
PHP Speaks HTTPS
Great conversation looking forward to the future of how PHP works on the Web. I'm looking forward to helping out with the various initiatives to push this along.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Feb.2015)
How a team can make or break a startup.
Poornima is an excellent speaker, her slides were professional, and I enjoyed the story-telling nature of her delivery. Her anecdotal experiences working with start-ups were great learning experiences, and I'm glad she shared them with us. I feel like the biggest take-away for me was how important culture is to a company and how it can make or break the company.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Feb.2015)
Speak HTTP And Consume APIs With Guzzle
Jeremy covered so much ground in this talk, but I didn't feel like it was rushed or overloaded; it was just right. He has great speaking and presentation skills.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Nov.2015)
Promises and Generators
I've seen other presentations on generators and promises, and I felt Evert has done the best job I've seen in clearly and concisely explaining these concepts. The coding examples were perfect in helping cut through the magic of promises and generators and help me understand exactly what's going on. Evert has great pacing and his delivery was engaging.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Jan.2016)
Hack Better, With SCIENCE!
Both talk content, premise, and delivery were excellent. I enjoyed Gemma's conversational speaking style, and she's able to quickly build rapport with the audience. This topic is important to me because, though we deal with analytics and data on a regular basis in the practice of software engineering, we don't often look at data and results for the best practices we tout and evangelize. Most of this touting is anecdotal, and it would benefit our industry as a whole to invest in studies and accumulation of data to inform our best practices.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Jan.2016)
Refactoring Legacy Code
Adam is a great speaker and is able to clearly articulate and explain this topic. I think the examples presented succinctly and efficiently supported his points.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Jan.2016)
Coding the Semantic Web with HTML5 and JSON-LD
I enjoy David's style of teaching. He's able to clearly articulate the concepts of the semantic web through the examples used. I thought the very first example using hexadecimal code as a way to illustrate to humans how a machine sees unstructured data was a novel way to start.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Jan.2016)
Growing up with PHP
I enjoyed hearing Michelle's story from newbie to senior engineer. It was relatable, and for the things I couldn't relate to (misogyny), helpful to build empathy for her struggles in attempting to find her way through a software community.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(15.Jan.2016)
Micro-frameworks Make Awesome APIs
Highly informative presentation. Austin's coverage of REST concepts, coupled with software architecture/design concepts for APIs, is great. I loved the coverage of the Richardson Maturity Model at the beginning, and I recommend tying back to that throughout the rest of the presentation, so that the audience can see how it contextually applies to building APIs. I also recommend using either Silex or Lumen (or something else) to illustrate creating APIs with middleware micro-frameworks, but not both.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Mar.2016)
Demystifying Object-Oriented Programming
Good explanation and examples for a beginner audience new to OOP. Great introduction of terms. Some more time spent on the "why" for OOP might be beneficial for those who are still heavily entrenched in the procedural style. The projector and lighting issues weren't your fault, but higher contrast slides with bolder fonts will help alleviate those issues.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Mar.2016)
Data Structures in PHP
The topic is great and useful, especially for those of us without CS degrees. I agree with an earlier commenter that narrowing the focus to fewer structures might be helpful. Work on volume and varying tone. Great information.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Mar.2016)
The Hidden Architecture of the Domain
I think Riley makes some good points in his critique. Perhaps some restructuring of the talk to explain the advantages up front and then more in-depth discussion of each SOLID principle would help lead into the "clean architecture" discussion and provide a stronger argument. The information provided and the refactoring example were great. I'd love to see more examples and maybe some domain modeling/architecture exercises. Thanks!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Apr.2016)
Building Simple Micro Services Using Slim 3.0
Great job for your first talk ever. Thanks for putting yourself out there and getting up in front of others to share what you know. It's hard. Others have already provided some great recommendations for improvement. I'll echo a few of them: explain in more depth what micro services are and why they can be beneficial, consider having a demo micro service ready to show, spend more time explaining what Docker is and why it is useful for micro services. Keep working on your talk, and keep practicing it at user groups and conferences. Thanks!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Apr.2016)
The Hidden Architecture of the Domain
Having seen this talk at Midwest PHP earlier this year, it was great to see Woody work in the feedback received to update the talk format and improve the flow of the talk. I think the flow was logical and well structured. I liked the discussion of the advantages of using the SOLID principles, leading into the "clean architecture" discussion. The content was great. The code examples were not very legible, especially from the back of the room; try dark text on a white background, and bump up the font size.

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