Andy Roberts

@dj_andyr

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Rating: 3 of 5 
(10.Oct.2011)
Zend Framework 2: state of the art
Good talk, interesting hearing about the inclusion of DI container and event manager in ZF2. But couldn't help but feel the talk lacked any depth as the slides were just re-iterated and not explained in detail. Even though ZF2 has not reached beta, some of these features still could have made for an interesting technical overview of the advantages they will bring to ZF2. The question about the DIC I thought was valid, essentially asking if the DI container configuration is independent from the component to allow objects to be mocked when testing. The question probably wasn't direct, but it was a shame it never received an answer.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(10.Oct.2011)
Doctrine 2
Personally I thought this talk was the best of the day, i'm a big fan of ORM, and the Data Mapper pattern and could understand why Juozas needed to explain the fundamentals. But it probably should of only been a short summary, and made better use of the time explaining the advantages for using doctrine 2, and a more detailed comparsion between doctrine v1 and v2. The talk was given in detail and with passion, and i throughly enjoyed the flow, even the bashes at propel!
Rating: 2 of 5 
(03.Oct.2016)
A World Without PHP
I was disappointed with this talk, and felt it was poor choice for the keynote. It was depressing, vague nostalgic rhetoric. The services, and products which exist now, would still exist in some manner, as those ideas would of just been implemented by someone else in another probably less fun, and pragmatic language. The focus should of been on why and how PHP enabled the world to develop, and how it can continue to make development accessible. There was no explanations on why PHP became more popular, than Python, Perl and JAVA. No references to how to improve and contribute to the PHP community, just simply adding documentation can have a positive impact. Didn't understand the reference to the audience being older then expected? Was the speaker insinuating that PHP use is declining? - why? Why bring up the PHP internals free-for-all chaos, that problem is only with a small few. The PHP-FIG project should of been explained more, ignoring the politics - it does have a very clear trajectory: toward more community participation and robust standards.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(03.Oct.2016)
Serving 30,000,000 Requests an Hour in the Cloud
The live demo was entertaining - and brave. However the talk didn't persuade me to move from AWS Elastic Beanstalk to Google App Engine. Interesting to hear about the use of firebase, and the disadvantages of realtime reporting.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Oct.2016)
Content Security Policies
Excellent speaker, enthusiastic and passionate about his talk. To be fair, I didn't know what to expect from this talk, but was pleasantly surprised to see it was standard introduced to mitigate cross scripting attacks - always enjoy learning something new.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Oct.2016)
Interface segregation - The forgotten i in SOLID
My favourite talk of the day, it was educational, funny and well balanced. Although the speaker was nervous, it didn't matter as the content was still delivered well, and precisely. It was refreshing to object oriented principles being explained along with a simple example everyone could relate too. Particularly enjoyed the explanations on the downsides of writing good boring code, more typing and time but the benefit is simple, reasonable and understandable code - and of course the trustworthy beard.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Oct.2016)
It's all about the jumps
The talk was crazy and intriguing - i loved it. Learning about how PHP works internally was inspiring, along with tokeniser, parsing and AST. As expected the talk was delivered confidently and precisely with excellent examples, Derick passion for this subject really shone through. Interesting to hear how debuggers hook into the abstract syntax tree, and the problems associated with branch code coverage.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(03.Oct.2016)
Getting hands dirty with PHP 7
Good talk, lots of relevant information. The migration paths from PHP 5.x to 7 was of particular interest.

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PHP North West 2016 Sep 29, 2016
PHP North West 2011 Oct 06, 2011
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