Mike Stowe

@mikegstowe

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Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Mar.2013)
Lightning Talk
Electrifying! Great way to end the conference :D
Rating: 0 of 5 
(16.May.2013)
Traits and Horizontal Design
Thanks Luis! If there's anything I can do to help just let me know, and I'll definitely work on improving the presentation and trying to include more examples/ use-cases.
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(16.May.2013)
Traits and Horizontal Design
Marion, thank you for your great feedback! I apologize about the audio difficulties, we did do a mic check, but it sounds like we need to be more thorough next time and ensure audio levels are good around the room. Again, I apologize for that. And thank you for your feedback on wanting more examples of when traits shouldn't be used. I will definitely work on improving this presentation.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Aug.2013)
Don't Be STUPID, Grasp SOLID
One of the best talks I've been to! Anthony is a great speaker and is able to present fairly complex ideas and theories in a simple, easy to understand format while making it entertaining!
Rating: 0 of 5 
(23.Oct.2013)
Prison Theory of Web Development Security
Thank you all for the great feedback, very much appreciated. I try not to address comments specifically, but in this case wanted to touch on the one regarding obfuscation: "Never heard someone suggest using obfuscation to improve security with a straight face." Obfuscation is a fairly common practice when it comes to security. While it can have a bad rap, this is due to it being relied on as the only layer of security or utilized as a lazy method of security. In essence, it provides an added layer of difficulty and security to an application, but should not be utilized as the only layer. Perhaps one the most common example of obfuscation in the "real world" is ReCaptcha, which can be implemented to help prevent brute force attacks on logins, or the ambiguous error page that simply states something went wrong without providing any source code details to the end user. More often than not, it's the little things you do that add up and make your application more secure. Granted, some methods provide more security than others, but I don't think you can have an application that is "too secure," especially when entrusted with personal data that in the wrong hands could be detrimental to the real-world life of your end user.
Rating: 0 of 5 
(19.Jan.2014)
Traits and Horizontal Design
Chris, I'm sorry you didn't find the presentation useful. The overall purpose was to provide an introduction to, as well as how to use traits (as described in the session description). As for the examples, I wish you would have asked questions either during the session or afterwards as I would have been happy to explain what is happening in the code. If you have questions about traits please feel free to reach out to me and I will be glad to do my best to walk through code examples and functionality more in depth, as well as answer any specific questions you may have regarding multiple inheritance/ horizontal reuse. I do appreciate your feedback and would really like to use this as an opportunity to work with you to make the session as beneficial as possible. Thanks, Mike
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Feb.2014)
Community works!
Michelle and Matthew did a really good job at highlighting different aspects of the PHP Community, and really loved how they showed that we are really one big family. The group was really small, but I think beneficial for those who were new to the community as they were able to connect with and learn more about some of the groups. I think the one thing I would have liked to see more of would have been opportunities to get involved in the community more, as well as a listing of regional/ local conferences in case anyone wasn't from Miami. Overall, great job- fun and educational :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Nov.2014)
Tools for your code's future, PHPCompatibility & PHPConsistent
My favorite talk of the session. Wim does a great job showcasing both of these technologies giving practical and helpful examples. He was also very thorough and took the extra time to make sure he answered every question I had. Very rarely do you get a session where the speaker is so careful to pay such attention and the ability to make it feel like it's a personalized session just for you. 5 stars and looking forward to the next time i can see him present!
Rating: 0 of 5 
(07.Nov.2014)
Designing your RESTful API with RAML
Thank you all for the great feedback, really appreciate it! @Riley, I have to apologize for the ambiguity during the talk. I am a HUGE fan of REST, and would highly recommend that if you are building an API that you follow its constraints. However, I think it's important when choosing any type of API to understand what that means, what the constraints are, and what the benefits/ cons of the API might be. I think this becomes crucial when designing your API and facing questions regarding constraints and whether or not to adhere to them (also why it's so important to understand your users needs and what they expect). But thank you all again for attending, and for the great feedback! And sorry about the talking speed! Will continue to work on that :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Nov.2014)
The Future of APIs
Great talk! Likewise I loved the comparison to the Industrial Revolution and also seeing how APIs are impacting enterprises/ governments.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Nov.2014)
Why Developers Hate Your API
Another great talk by John! Loved the examples that he provided on how to make your API easier for developers to use.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Nov.2014)
SPOIL Your Users with Great Helper Libraries
This is the second time I've seen Keith give this presentation and I was still blown away by how educational, yet humorous it was! Worth seeing a third time!!!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Nov.2014)
SPOIL Your Users with Great Helper Libraries
This is the second time I've seen Keith give this presentation and I was still blown away by how educational, yet humorous it was! Worth seeing a third time!!!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Nov.2014)
Scaling API Design
Rating: 0 of 5 
(21.Oct.2016)
Hypermedia: Why you need it, and why you're doing it wrong
Hey Brandon - thank you for your feedback. One of the challenges regarding standards is that very few of the most widely adopted hypermedia specifications are in fact standards (such as JSON-LD which is not as popular as HAL). I also firmly believe it's important to understand where the space is headed and alternative methods, which is why we focused on resource driven vs. action driven and included Siren and CPHL. Unfortunately, our time was very limited, and the focus of this talk was to look at what hypermedia is, and why it's often implemented incorrectly, not to dive into the intricacies of hypermedia and it's current state. With that said, I have another presentation called "Hypermedia: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" which may be helpful if you're looking for a deeper dive into the issues. But keep in mind that this is still a real challenge that we're trying to solve, and as such there aren't necessarily going to be concrete answers to everything. Anyways, very happy to chat more about hypermedia if you want to catch me later today or shoot me an email. Thank you again for your feedback!

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Midwest PHP 2018 Mar 09, 2018
Northeast PHP 2013 Aug 16, 2013
MidwestPHP Conference Mar 02, 2013
ZendCon 2016 Oct 21, 2016
SunshinePHP 2015 Feb 07, 2015
Day Camp 4 Developers Nov 07, 2014
ZendUncon 2014 Oct 28, 2014
Northeast PHP 2014 Sep 07, 2014
SunshinePHP 2014 Feb 06, 2014
ZendCon 2013 Oct 08, 2013
php[tek] 2013 May 16, 2013
Northeast PHP 2012 Aug 12, 2012
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