Dave Liddament

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Rating: 5 of 5 
(31.Oct.2016)
Deploying PHP 7
Great talk, very interesting.
Rating: 2 of 5 
(31.Oct.2016)
The Secret Life of APIs
Delivery wasn't great, possibly hindered by microphone. I'm not sure if the mic wasn't working or whether the speaker was too far from it. Either way it has hard to hear from the back. Next time maybe quick mic check and then stay close to it. Perhaps, as others have commented, focus on a few areas rather than trying to approach all areas of API development.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(31.Oct.2016)
Beyond Testing
Great talk. Lots of useful bits of information that I'll certainly be taking into my work.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(31.Oct.2016)
The Road to Continuous Deployment
Great talk. Very useful advice for database migrations - when I've seen other talks on CD they've glossed over or hidden from this topic.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(31.Oct.2016)
The API Toolbox
So many useful tools and tips. Thanks for a good talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(31.Oct.2016)
CQRS & EventSourcing in the Wild
Very interesting talk. It provided a far more balanced view of benefits and pain points using CQRS than other talks I've seen on the subject. Also a big thanks for the mini tutorial and examples at the bar afterwards!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(31.Oct.2016)
Conscious Coupling
Excellent talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Apr.2017)
Beyond PSR-7: Design Your Own Middleware Using The Instruction Bus
Great talk. I'll definitely move a pipeline implemented using Symfony events to an instruction bus - much simpler. Thanks for answering all my questions after the talk too.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Apr.2017)
What's in a name?
Great talk. Every developer should see it. Lot of good advice.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Apr.2017)
Protect your API with OAuth2
A clear introduction to OAuth 2. Well worth watching for those who want a good introduction to the topic.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Apr.2017)
Flipping Out with Feature Flags and Toggles
Good introduction to the topic and nice to see some Symfony examples to show how easy it would be to implement.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Apr.2017)
Expect the un-expected: How to handle errors gracefully
Lots of useful information. Good to see tools that will help with monitoring and logging.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Apr.2017)
“Writing code that lasts” … or writing code you won’t hate tomorrow.
Great talk. Lots of good take away points that I can apply immediately. Really good illustration of how to remove else statements to make code more readable. Maybe next time spend less to on the why and more time on the how.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Jun.2017)
Closing speech & prize draw
I did win an elephant, so 5 stars from me!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(12.Jun.2017)
Introduction to functional programming with Phunkie
A good talk. I didn't quite grasp the grid game example at first. Maybe a little more time explaining that would have helped?
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Jun.2017)
Static Optimization of PHP Bytecode
A great talk. It's really interesting to learn a bit more about what goes on under the hood and the kinds of testing and research that goes on. Every conference should have some kind of internals talk.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(12.Jun.2017)
Managing dependencies is more than running "composer update"
Good to mention the risks and how to manage them. Some developers are all too keen to require a package without checking how actively it's developed, what license (if any it has), etc.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Jun.2017)
What's New in Xdebug?
Good talk, nice to see new features.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Jun.2017)
Don’t believe everything you learn
Entertaining, a great lightning talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Jun.2017)
My Favourite PhpStorm Surprises
Great talk. I'm sure you could dedicate an entire conference track to PHPStorm, and it'd be so useful. Some nice tips. I didn't take enough notes so hoping the video will be on youtube soon.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Jun.2017)
5 Features of a Good API
Great talk. Lots of useful take aways, I might have to tweak a few APIs when I'm back in the office.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Jun.2017)
How to handle ?
Great talk. Entertaining and useful.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(12.Jun.2017)
RegEx Is Your Friend
Good talk. Despite using regex for a while I still picked up a few useful tips.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(13.Jul.2017)
Graphs are Everywhere
Great talk. Well paced. Well delivered. Informative and interesting. It helped my a few concepts I'd not really grasped before. My only minor suggestion for improvement would be to drop most of the text from the slides.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(13.Jul.2017)
Living With Legacy
Good talk with some useful points and reminders: - Developers generally always want revolution, but often evolution is better and safer (but also less fun!). - Also good to remind everyone that it's not just about the tech. The business case, and critically money, has to be there. I think slides were good too. Nice to see minimal text on slides. Perhaps to improve add a bit more structure. E.g. at the start a high level overview of that talk and at the end a summary with, say 3, of the main take aways? Also move the bit about decoupling from framework to main talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2017)
PHP in 2017
Great talk. Really interested to learn about the early days and how PHP came about. Interesting to learn about PHP7.2 and beyond, especially the optimisations. Also definitely going to look at phan.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(02.Oct.2017)
Storing Non-Scalar Data
I've not ventured too far into the world of noSQL data stores, so it was interesting to get an overview of them and to get an idea of where they might be useful. The only thing I would suggest changing is the abstract. I think the amount of material, the pace of the talk and depth was right for the length of talk. I don't see how any more could have successfully been added. However judging by some of the feedback you received, people seem to expect more. Perhaps add something like "high level overview of various noSQL solutions" or words to that effect. Just to make sure attendees' expectations are aligned with what's possible in a 45min talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Oct.2017)
Nuclear powered software security
Interesting to learn about nuclear meltdowns how the how analysis to mitigate the risks and reduce the impact of such disasters can be applied to software. I'm also impressed that despite requiring a full computer reboot the talk went on smoothly.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(02.Oct.2017)
Async requests and reactive responses with php-fpm
Interesting talk. I'll definitely have a look at the library.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(02.Oct.2017)
Symfony Flex 101
Nice intro to symfony flex. Entertaining speaker. Suggestions for improvements: - Take the risk out of the live demos by recording screencasts of the demo and just playing back the video. - Pull out the commands of interest and show them bigger on a slide. Sometimes it was hard to read the text on the screen.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Oct.2017)
The GDPR is coming, are you ready?
Great talk. Every conference from now till May 2018 (and probably beyond!) needs a talk like this. Speaker was confident and made what could be a dull topic entertaining. He also handled the Q&A session at the end well, especially from those who seemed to want to shoot the messenger.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Oct.2017)
12 tried and tested top tips for better testing
Good talk. Amo did a great job of engaging the audience, no mean feat after Saturday night's entertainment. I liked the fact that there were takeways that could be applied immediately. I learned a few more PHPStorm tips (always good) and also liked the HTML report for tests. Some good Q&A at the end too.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Oct.2017)
Microservices vs The Distributed Monolith
Nice introduction to the topic. Plenty to think about and take away.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Oct.2017)
The Creative Developer
Well delivered. Interesting points. I'll certainly change how I frame conversations about time taken for certain tasks.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Nov.2017)
Rise of the Machines
A good talk, this lots of interesting bits. It felt like it was just warming up towards the end. To improve: I'd have rather had fewer anecdotes and a quicker introduction and spend more time on the content towards the end.

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