Dave Redfern

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Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
A storm is brewing
A great session, really showing how you can get all your stakeholders involved in the development process, without it being a challenging technical challenge. Together with DDD concepts, it will be a really powerful concept to keep everyone on the same page. If anything, more time was needed to get further through the process, and more background on poker as I know next to nothing about the game, which makes it harder to figure out the processes. Fortunately I think both groups had at least one person with some working knowledge. As an extension, this session could have easily gone into event sourcing, which would have been better still.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
The World Beyond MySQL
I enjoyed the session despite a few VM issues (vbox image, VMWare Fusion on my machine) and simply used brew for everything (next, time a Vagrantfile would be better). Postgres was annoying to get setup (no default postgres user via brew), it's different enough from MySQL to not be as straight forward as it should be and while the 2 features highlight some of the benefits, I think the time would have been better spent with CouchDB... which was much harder going than I expected, largely because it is so different. Definitely an interesting technology, and it will be good to see V2 and the replication features. I think there was a missed opportunity to consider the circumstances where you might consider NoSQL over SQL. Could likely do with more time just on this topic. Another session could take a look at RethinkDB and OrientDB or maybe a full session just on Postgres, covering setup, users, schemas etc. Would be good to know more about how to configure, profile and optimise Postgres.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
OWASP Top 10 Proactive Controls 2016
Good talk covering the main points and validates the way I have been approaching application design and development for the last few years. Katy gave me extra food for thought, and I know there are a few things I can bring back and start to implement in some of my legacy apps to improve them.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Interface segregation - The forgotten i in SOLID
I was already doing some of what Dan was talking about, but I now see I still have a way to go and can really improve my usage of interfaces. He is right though, the I is often forgotten, but really does make a lot of sense.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
It's all about the jumps
A fascinating insight into the steps that the PHP interpreter goes through and what it is actually producing opcode wise. Derek had some useful reminders to be more careful with branching code and that code coverage lies!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Oct.2016)
Imposter Syndrome: Am I Faking It?
Very useful talk, with some good points and advice that I am going to use to change my own approach to be a better senior / mentor.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Oct.2016)
Queues with RabbitMQ
Good talk, well delivered covered the main bases. Great that the slides and sample code is available.
Rating: 2 of 5 
(02.Oct.2016)
Decouple your framework now, thank me later
I was interested to hear what others were doing to keep the domain / BI clean, but sadly the talk was very short with unclear slides that did not go into enough examples. If would be much better to tackle this topic by typical area e.g.: authentication, models and entities, validation etc. These areas tend to get the highest coupling (Eloquent models, SF validation, annotations etc) and would definitely benefit from a deeper dive.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Oct.2016)
Using Open Source for Fun and Profit
Very entertaining and humours. A great way to round off the conference!

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PHP North West 2016 Sep 29, 2016
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