David Goodwin

@TheGingerDog

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Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Nov.2008)
KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid)
Nice range of topics covered; well presented and appreciated.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(24.Nov.2008)
MySQL EXPLAIN: Explained
Useful talk - if only it had been longer! :-) Well presented and good content.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(24.Nov.2008)
Regular Expression Basics
Most of the talk was obvious to me - however I didn't know about the named placeholders - obviously $matches[1] is so much better.... *ahem* It should perhaps have mentioned the problem with $ - in that it can contain a newline - see http://blog.php-security.org/archives/76-Holes-in-most-preg_match-filters.html
Rating: 4 of 5 
(24.Nov.2008)
What’s New, What’s Hot in PHP 5.3
Useful code snippets - even if we're not totally sold on the idea of \ and namespaces ;) Obviously plenty of content, and the speaker answered the questions very well (With additional slides etc)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Nov.2008)
Twittex: From idea to live in 7 days
Great talk - perhaps my favourite (with my non-coding hat on). Your honesty was really useful, as it's often hard to find such insights into project management. I had heard of twittex - but must have looked when it was 10p a message and thought it was interesting, but perhaps too expensive. I don't use twitter anyway.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(24.Nov.2008)
Panel Discussion: State of the Community
I found it a useful discussion, even if 50% of the questions had been submitted by myself :-/ If the pool of questions had been bigger I feel it would have been far better.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(26.Feb.2010)
The lost art of simplicity
Good stuff.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Feb.2010)
RDBMS in the social networks age
Good stuff; plenty of new ideas to take away. Thanks !
Rating: 4 of 5 
(26.Feb.2010)
Living with legacy code
Useful content / tools mentioned. Thanks
Rating: 3 of 5 
(26.Feb.2010)
PHPillow & CouchDB & PHP
Type comment...
Rating: 4 of 5 
(26.Feb.2010)
'In search of...' - integrating site search systems
Good coverage of the options. Good level of detail. Thanks
Rating: 2 of 5 
(26.Feb.2010)
PHP code audits
Seemed fixated on register globals and didn't cover other non security code review issues (perhaps I didn't read the overview well?) Some of the example questions weren't answerable without additional knowledge which we couldn't have. Meh.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Oct.2010)
Teach a Man to Fish: Coaching Development Teams
Great talk. Well done lorna.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(10.Oct.2010)
Let your toolchain set you free
Felt the first half of the talk was too basic - everyone in the room should have done all this before. I was hoping for more php specific tools to help with eg programming. Doccodegen and a few of the other topics covered were useful though. Thanks.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Oct.2010)
Profile your PHP application and make it fly
Great depth and well presented. Possibly the best talk I saw.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(10.Oct.2010)
The Journey towards Continuous Integration
Good talk - sonar is perhaps the missing link I've been looking for. Well presented. Thanks.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(10.Oct.2010)
Developing Easily Deployable PHP Applications
Useful but didn't feel I came away with anything new.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(10.Oct.2010)
Database version control without pain
Nice ideas and well presented. Had been hoping for a nice silver bullet but there wasn't one. Glad I attended it.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(10.Oct.2010)
Framework shootout
Didn't seem very interactive (with the audience). We were tired and somehow it seemed to drag.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Oct.2010)
Saturday Post-Conference Social
Can't fault free beer. Everyone talkative and I met some interesting people. Thanks. (didn't eat dinner so can't comment)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(10.Oct.2010)
Geolocation and Maps with PHP
Wish I'd gone to this talk :-( reviews sounded excellent.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Feb.2011)
Opening Keynote
Good. Useful talk to remind us users aren't necessarily (!!) idiots.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(26.Feb.2011)
PHP in a Mobile Ecosystem
We've already done some iOS / android app dev so a large part of the talk wasn't new to me - however it did confirm some of our own findings. I did like the zf views / views-mobile example.
Rating: 2 of 5 
(26.Feb.2011)
Running on Amazon EC2
I'd hoped it would cover the ec2 sdk and so on. It did come across a lot like a marketing talk from amazon unfortunately.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(26.Feb.2011)
Continuous Improvement in PHP Projects
Cinder looked useful. Might make me reconsider moving off vim ... Perhaps.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(26.Feb.2011)
NoSQL Databases: What, When and Why
Great detail and knowledge from the speaker (as with all of his other talks I've seen). For me it would have been better if it was more Cassandra vs mongo vs blah blah. Etc.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(26.Feb.2011)
Varnish In Action
Good talk. I kept thinking I'd seen it before - and realised I had in Barcelona where I think he had a similar afternoon. I didn't learn all that much from the talk - but the q&a's afterwards were very useful.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Oct.2011)
Zend Framework 2: state of the art
Interesting talk - nice overview but lacking enough depth - but time constraints etc. Nice to hear about the classmap and di stuff.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Oct.2011)
PHP and Continuous Data Processing
More time would have been nice; to have gone into more depth in places . Nice range of Issues and solutions. Thank you.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Oct.2011)
Template-Based DOCX, DOC & PDF Generation with the Zend Framework
Good stuff. Well presented and nice examples/code.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Oct.2011)
How to Stand on the Shoulders of Giants
Excellent introduction. Thanks.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Oct.2011)
Scaling your Development Team
Very good. Well presented and very interesting content covered.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Oct.2011)
Estimation - or How to Dig your own Grave
Entertaining presentational style and the talk contained a number of good ideas and practices.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Oct.2011)
Are Your Tests Really Helping?
Thank you.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Oct.2011)
PHP and Twilio
Interesting api. Thanks for taking the time to introduce it. Well presented and the live demo worked well !
Rating: 4 of 5 
(28.Oct.2011)
The Pomodoro Technique
I found this very interesting. Thanks for presenting. Time to investigate a bit more and see whether it could work for me.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Oct.2011)
Unit Testing as an Afterthought
Talk resonated well with my own experiences of unit testing. I liked the focus on real world functional testing - although perhaps this implies for websites you only ever do selenium tests and nothing at a function / class level ? Unitary looks like a nice useful tool - but isn't likely to replace Jenkins / automated tests for me.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Oct.2011)
PHP in the Cloud
Good demos (shame orchastra didn't work) and level of talk. Thanks.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Oct.2011)
CLI, the other SAPI
Comprehensive coverage and well presented. For me there wasn't much of interest until near the end - as I'd not used all the pcntl_ functions before. Thank you.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Oct.2011)
PHP in the Cloud
(shame about the microphone issues but the speaker coped very well with them ).
Rating: 4 of 5 
(28.Oct.2011)
Doctrine 2
Nice introduction - it seems interesting and I'm a Propel user :) Touching on some of the more advanced parts would have been useful - eg does doctrine support any form of behaviours - eg soft deletable and so on. Thanks.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Oct.2011)
Build your own PHP search applications with Apache Solr
Good introduction to Solr. Worth seeing. Thanks.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Feb.2012)
The Journey towards Continuous Integration
Good talk. Thanks.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Feb.2012)
PHP in 2012
Thank you Rasmus. Great intro - lots of great little things to take away.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Feb.2012)
Data Abstraction In Large Web Applications
Well presented with an interesting insight from someone with large scale issues.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Feb.2012)
Security audits as integral part of PHP application development
Good content and well presentrd. Liked the demo.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Feb.2012)
Profiling PHP Applications
Nice talk, lots of good content. I think it would have been better of you'd been able to profile a 'real' PHP app which has performance problems (eg db being slow or inefficient remote calls) - you could have then led the audience through analysis and identification and so on. e g showing a before and after calligraph.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(24.Feb.2012)
Try { Getting People To Come To A Talk About Exceptions }
Thanks - Nice zombie references and what could be a pretty boring subject was handled well.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Feb.2012)
Try { Getting People To Come To A Talk About Exceptions }
Might have been worthwhile briefly mentioning the PEAR::isError() like functionality. Perhaps ?
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.Mar.2012)
Masterizing PHP Data Structure 102
Great talk; lots of good facts and figures and examples.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(05.Oct.2013)
The future of the PHP development environment
contained some useful links for vagrant box building and taught me a few new vagrant tricks, so useful. The title of the talk was a bit misleading however - "vagrant for php revs" might have been more accurate.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2013)
Wrangle Cross-cutting Concerns with Event Driven Programming
good talk. Simple demo/example worked well.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2013)
Your (coding) standards matter
Well presented. Engaging. Good content. Good tools. thanks !
Rating: 4 of 5 
(05.Oct.2013)
Managing and monitoring application performance
Good content and discussion - but the last half did seem a bit like a New Relic sales pitch.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2013)
Models and Service Layers - Hemoglobin and Hobgoblins
Excellent talk. Great delivery. Thank you :-)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2014)
How PHP Changed the World of Programming
great talk. thank you.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Oct.2014)
What RabbitMQ Can Do For You
Thanks for a whirlwind overview. I've only used gearman in the past and the exchange features look interesting.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Oct.2014)
Mental Health, Open Source and You
Thank you!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2014)
Devops != Tools
great presentation style and content. good overview. thanks.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2014)
Composer for Corporate Use
Well ... I thought I knew composer. Now my eyes have been opened. Great delivery and content. Thank you!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Oct.2014)
Debugging: Past, Present and Future
Shame it didn't cover more on the PHP dbg extension.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Oct.2014)
Implementing Server Side Data Synchronization For Mobile Apps
Interesting talk. Thank you.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Continously delivering
thanks for giving the talk... i found the second half to be more interesting and relevant to me.
Rating: 2 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
A World Without PHP
somehow i didn't get into this talk and didn't feel it met the abstract.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Passwords and how to handle them
thanks. entropy library looks really useful.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Let’s FIGure it out
thanks for giving the talk, very interesting.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Content Security Policies
thanks .... you taught me something new :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Docker Uncovered
thanks. good style and engaging. nice demos and overview

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Events They Were At

PHP North West 2016 Sep 29, 2016
PHPNW 2014 Oct 02, 2014
PHPNW 2013 Oct 03, 2013
PHP North West 2011 Oct 06, 2011
PHP UK Conference 2011 Feb 24, 2011
PHP UK Conference 2010 Feb 26, 2010
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