Derick Rethans

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Rating: 5 of 5

The great debate

at ZendUncon 2013 (10.Oct.2013) | 3 comments | Derick Rethans, Sara Golemon, Ilia Alshanetsky, Elizabeth Smith

Rating: 5 of 5

XDebug

at TEK·X (20.May.2010) | 5 comments | Derick Rethans

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Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Oct.2010)
Debugging - Rules and Tools
Great talk, debugging is such an important issue and this talk gave a very good overview (and mentioned Xdebug too!)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Oct.2010)
Debugging - Rules and Tools
Great talk, debugging is such an important issue and this talk gave a very good overview (and mentioned Xdebug too!) It was slightly better than at PHPNW10 (http://joind.in/talk/view/2057) because feedback from that talk was used.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(11.Oct.2010)
Why MVC is not an application architecture ...
Liked the talk. Good to hear about "proper MVC". Slide-writing interruptions by children had some little bad effect on the slides though.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Oct.2010)
Teach a Man to Fish: Coaching Development Teams
Great talk, and well delivered!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(11.Oct.2010)
Database version control without pain
Good talk
Rating: 4 of 5 
(11.Oct.2010)
Saturday Post-Conference Social
Socials is what I go to conferences for :-)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(11.Oct.2010)
The curious case of php|architect
Good talk, not too sure whether it fit the conference.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.May.2010)
Converting Your MySQL App to NoSQL with MongoDB?
Kristina did a very good job of introducing MongoDB and the talk gave a very clear overview.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(30.Jan.2010)
Get the most out of Solr search with PHP
Good talk, but you should bitch more about ZSL ;-)
Rating: 3 of 5 
(30.Jan.2010)
PHP applications/environments monitoring: APM & Pinba
The concepts and content is good, but the executing of the presentation could be done better by rehersing and walking through it before a presentation.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(30.Jan.2010)
PHPillow & CouchDB & PHP
Good talk, but I am more interested in the map-reduce stuff and phpillow instead of what couchdb is
Rating: 2 of 5 
(30.Jan.2010)
Pre-conference Social
Yeah, would be better if it was walkable distance
Rating: 4 of 5 
(30.Jan.2010)
Dependency Injection in PHP 5.2 and 5.3
Good introduction... closures are cool but confusing :-)
Rating: 0 of 5 
(18.Nov.2009)
Xdebug — PHP developer's Swiss-Army Knife
Slides are as usual on http://derickrethans.nl/talks.php — the URL I had written down next to this joind.in URL...
Rating: 5 of 5 
(13.Nov.2009)
PHP on the D-BUS
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Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Oct.2009)
We are "hiring"!
+1, but lsmith... you're not even here ;-)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Oct.2009)
Passing the Joel Test in the PHP World
Good content and delivery!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Feb.2011)
Opening Keynote
Well done; I liked it! (Not really much else to say :-) ).
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Feb.2011)
Varnish In Action
Awesome. I now most certainly will have a look at Varnish when I have the need for it. It was both well presented, and covered a lot of topics. A joke here and there (making fun of the English) was executed well too.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(28.Feb.2011)
NoSQL Databases: What, When and Why
So much theory! I liked that, but I had not expected it. I was expecting more of a through comparison between the different NoSQL databases. I know that MongoDB and CouchDB are quite different, but I have not the faintest clue on how, and what I should checkout to not fall into pitfalls with either of them. So I would focus a bit less on the theory, and a bit more on comparing the different NoSQL databases in more detail.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(28.Feb.2011)
Large-Scale Data Processing with MapReduce and PHP
The topic was good, and well covered. It was a bit of a shame the demos didn't quite work, and that showed that preparation was lacking a bit. I was also not too happy with some of the comments such as a "that's what she said" and some comments about somebody's mum; even though that person was heckling a little.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Feb.2011)
ZeroMQ is the Answer
I liked this talk. It covered so much however that I'll have to check the slides again :-)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(28.Feb.2011)
Refreshments
There was good drinkable tea, and the pastries and biscuits were nice!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(28.Feb.2011)
Lunch
Om nom nom.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(28.Feb.2011)
Pre-conference Social
I only showed up last, but it was good as usual. A bit annoying that the bar upstairs wasn't open though.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(28.Feb.2011)
Venue
I quite like this conference venue, and the Angel/Islington neighbourhood. Similar to what Rowan said; the screens being low was a bit of a problem.
Rating: 2 of 5 
(28.Feb.2011)
WiFi
Sadly, the wifi was quite useless. I was a bit disappointed as it was great last year!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(03.Nov.2010)
Flex + Flickr = Fleckr?
I liked this introduction, but it would probably have worked a bit better as a (longer) tutorial.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Nov.2010)
JavaScript for PHP Developers
Good introduction, especially the inheritance stuff as that I didn't understand.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(11.Oct.2010)
Introduction to AtomPub Web Services
Great introduction to AtomPub. A bit of a pity that it was quite a bit too short.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Oct.2009)
The Uncertainty Principle
Good talk, too bad it was (too) early for a Saturday morning :-)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Oct.2009)
Twig, the flexible, fast, and secure template language for PHP
I don't think we need yet another template system though, but I'm happy to rant^Wdiscuss it.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Jun.2009)
Everything you always wanted to know about UTF-8 (but never dared to ask)
(I've already rated it, but have an additional comment as well.)); insert into talk_comments values (I like this talk, with lots of good information. At some point you mentioned that most PHP functions are not UTF-8 "compliant"—that could perhaps do with an example (such as wordwrap issues).
Rating: 4 of 5 
(14.Jun.2009)
Contribute!
As one of the PHP developers many of the topics also are found in "our" project.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Jun.2009)
PHP: People, Code, Ideas
Good stuff :-)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.May.2009)
Architecting Web Services
+1
Rating: 4 of 5 
(14.Jun.2009)
Trees in the Database: advanced data structures
Good talk, but I think the nested intervals was perhaps a bit too complex to explain in such a small time frame.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(20.May.2011)
Optimizing MySQL Essentials
I liked it, and I even managed to pick up some things. However, Raymond should probably leave out the parts about hitting people with bats and breaking fingers.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.May.2011)
Making the new everyday things
A good opening of the day.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(20.May.2011)
Searching with Solr - Why, When and How
It was a good introduction to Solr, but I would probably have liked a few more examples (instead of bullet points). It might also be a good idea to focus more on setting up and features than on why to use it. It's important to know when to look at it, but the balance was in my opinion a bit off.
Rating: 2 of 5 
(21.May.2011)
DPC Conference Social
I've only attended for a small amount of time, because it was way too loud and noisy. And that made it impossible to actually talk to anybody. I would not have picked a club as venue, most of us would be much happier in a good pub. I think last years venue, although as cramped as this one, was a lot better.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.May.2011)
First Class APIs
I liked this. It was a bit too long though, and sometimes the jokes didn't work. I know however that's it difficult to get everything working the first time giving a keynote, and Helgi did remarkably well.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.May.2011)
How XHP Revolutionized Frontend Development at Facebook
A good (and short and sweet) introduction into XHP. If not for a lot of questions, the talk would have run quite short. I would perhaps suggest to fill that up by showing some more configuration/examples that tells you how to get started with XHP.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.May.2011)
Why Google Maps sucks
@Anonymous: I indeed didn't prepare this much; as it came to mind on the morning to get people to put talks up on the schedule. I'm considering turning this into a real talk, but then it has nothing to do with PHP :-)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(25.May.2011)
Writing and Using PHP Streams and Sockets
Like! A good tutorial, lots of energy and good content. I wasn't too charmed of the break videos though. Perhaps it would be good to have the audience show their worked out code-examples though.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(18.Sep.2011)
Introductie van kwaliteitsmanagement - een praktische benadering
Excellent talk, good content, but could sometimes go a little bit more in-depth. A few pointers though: - Please don't say you're not that interesting, everybody is :-) - In the framework choice slide, try to put some more contrast so that the logos are all nicely visible. - It was a bit short, but that was okay because there were plenty of questions. However, do repeat the question after people have asked it as the audience can most often not hear the original question-asker. - For some of the questions (and answers) that you got, it would probably make sense to put them in the next version of the talk. - I think it would also help to give a few practical examples. Most of what you spoke about is very theoretical, and of course that doesn't always work. (I realize that you don't want to always use the company you work for as example though :) ). - Give some examples of technical dept. Still, excellent talk and looking forwards to the next version.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(18.Sep.2011)
The new era of PHP frameworks
Good talk, it flowed well and it covered a nice (large) area of PHP Frameworks.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(18.Sep.2011)
Community works!
I like the talk, but sometimes the timing was off with the "single words on the slide". I think however, that you could do with fewer "one word" slides as it sometimes felt you were reading from the presentation.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(28.Jan.2012)
Redis – Your advanced in-memory key-value store
Good introduction into Resist. Could have dealt with questions a bit better by offering to get back at people.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(28.Jan.2012)
PHP traits, treat or threat?
Good talk, but the slides could use some work. There was IMHO too much extras in the slides such as the namespace stuff. Some diagrams for the precedence would be beneficial too.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Feb.2012)
Deliberate Practice
I like! I would just hope that companies will give people time to do this. Also, it'd be awesome if you put the slides here (or a link to them).
Rating: 0 of 5 
(16.Apr.2012)
OpenStreetMap For The Web
I've added the link to the joind.in event.
Rating: 0 of 5 
(04.Jun.2012)
Advanced Date/Time Handling with PHP
@Anonymous, please file a feature request for merging date ranges. @Jörg, not yet possible... but would that be good?
Rating: 4 of 5 
(07.Oct.2012)
The State of PHPUnit
I liked learning on what the current state of PHPUnit is, and was happy to learn the steps they have taken/are taking to provide some often complained about issues: BC breaking and installation. The talk was well presented, however, it would be good to pick a presentation system where the text actually fits on the slides.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(07.Oct.2012)
Safire, the new PHP!
It's interesting to see that people are still (looking at) writing new languages. It is an enormous effort which was luckily quite understood. The presentation provided good information, even though there wasn't a lot of information about Safire yet - calling it the "new PHP" perhaps goes a bit too far though :-)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(07.Oct.2012)
Community works for business too!
I liked the content with many good points. It started off great and energetic but the energy went and the talk lost page very quickly. That's a shame as I think the talk has a lot of potential to be even better than it was now. For a closing keynote, you really need to be able to continue the energy all the way to the end.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(07.Oct.2012)
PhpDocumentor : your source matters
It is good to see that phpDocumentor is still alive, or rather, alive again. I think the live coding/documenting first, and then showing how the tool worked was a good idea. However, if you do live coding, you really need to make sure to have your screen/IDE setup to have a larger font, and a lot more contrasting. I often even go as far as turning off colours altogether.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(07.Oct.2012)
To SQL or no(t) SQL
I am a bit biased but I think NoSQL solutions don't get as much attention yet as deserved. This was a really good introduction, although some subjects could do with a better clarification (CAP, and MapReduce). When I saw this talk before (in Dutch) it flowed a lot better. However, for a first time at a conference in English, Jeroen did a good job. As a few hints, try to keep the flow while speaking - at times it was quite 'staccato'/choppy. Also, I suggest you don't drop the f-bomb :-)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2012)
Scale and adapt with PHP and Responsive Design - A story of how we're building BBC News
Great start to a Sunday morning. I wish it was presented as a keynote as it would have gotten the attention it deserved. Even as a non-UI person, I picked up a few things and I now know it's not as simple as it seems to have a "responsive" design. Instead of Cameron, I'd have picked Boris though as he has a bigger clown factor :-)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(07.Oct.2012)
Building a Firehose
Good content, great slides. I'm not giving it 5 stars as parts of it were rushed because of time constraints. I will need to read up on a few more things again now.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(07.Oct.2012)
Effective Code Reviews
The subject was well presented with nice slides. The few scenarios were a bit tricky to follow and I think this could be done in a better way. I would also have liked to see, with perhaps just a screenshot, on how you would do code reviews with github and glassfish.
Rating: 0 of 5 
(17.Oct.2012)
OpenStreetMap for the Web
There is a link to the slides just after the description above.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(24.Oct.2012)
PHP Exstension Writing for the Evil Genius
I liked the talk and it was a nice introduction - funny, but still useful too. A few comments: Please make sure you have contrast rich code examples. Black on white still works best - especially with low-contrast projectors that conferences tend to always use. I probably also wouldn't have shown the ***tsrm_ls, as it's not important to know how it works, just that it exists. Please try speaking at the audience, instead of just looking at the projected screen. It increases interaction as well as a rapport with the audience.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Oct.2012)
Introducing PHP 5.4
Speak any faster and you can start a rapping career ;-)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(06.Oct.2013)
Vertical reusability through components
I liked this talk even though I don't really have much use for it. Entertaining with lots of info. I would suggest that you work on your opening. Today's was basically 3 minutes of rambling about nothing and you would really want to use the first 3 minutes to open with a bang. Explain what you are going to teach and use it to get the audience to want to listen to the other 47 minutes. Introducing yourself comes after that and explain why you are the person that is the expert and the audience should trust you.
Rating: 0 of 5 
(24.Feb.2014)
PHP in Space
That's valuable feedback Tom. Thanks for taking the time to comment so elaborately.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(02.Oct.2016)
Websockets and Torrents: A match made in PHP
It was an interesting talk and well presented. However, none of the code, and most of the text, on the slides was unreadable due to very poor contrast and small font. Plain black on white works a lot better then thin white letters on black.

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