Ben Longden

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Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Oct.2009)
The Uncertainty Principle
Excellent talk and great start to the conference! Thanks!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(10.Oct.2009)
Passing the Joel Test in the PHP World
Some good stuff in there! We use trac during projects for development (start with a burndown all the tasks as tickets). Makes it really useful for tracking code reviews and merge status with the rest of the project. The burndown itself is great for seeing how your doing against the project schedule. Good talk and well delivered :-)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Oct.2009)
Tools and Talent
Yeah ok. Not bad. I'm sure you could have picked a more flattering pic though :-D
Rating: 4 of 5 
(27.Feb.2010)
Reg-Ex Fu
Great talk! Liked the use of the flipchart as a nice change to presentations. Learned some good tips too! Thanks.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(27.Feb.2010)
Reg-Ex Fu
Great talk! Liked the use of the flipchart as a nice change to presentations. Learned some good tips too! Thanks.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(11.Jun.2010)
Writing a PHP extension in C - part 1
Great talk and enjoyable day! Have come out of it feeling that I should be able to navigate my way around the PHP source with a little more understanding of how things work. Melanie clearly knows her stuff, and was available to answer questions that people had. If you want to know more about how PHP works and how you can extend it, definitely a good tutorial to attend.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Jun.2010)
97 Things Every Programmer Should Know
This is the second of kevlins talks that I have seen and this was as good as I hoped it would be. He set the bar pretty high again for the quality of the talks at the conference and got the day off to a fantastic start! Kevlin is a really entertaining and knowledgable speaker and I always come away from his talks feeling like I have learned something.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(11.Jun.2010)
Premature Optimization Mistakes
Great content and some good advice for speeding up applications without the risk of actually changing the code. Overran by quite a lot though and would have benfitted from a longer talk slot (it became uncomfortable at the end as the organizers were pushing for the talk to end!)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(11.Jun.2010)
Working with Zend_Form
Having not had any experience of Zend_Form this talwas a great introduction and has meant that I have come away thinking of how and were I can take advantage of what it offers. Really good introduction.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(12.Jun.2010)
Under PHP's hood
Nice. Learnt a lot about php internals at DPC this year, another great talk delivered well :-)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(12.Jun.2010)
HiPHoP for PHP
Enjoyable talk to end the day with. Not seen anything about HiPHoP until this and it was an excellent introduction.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Oct.2010)
Teach a Man to Fish: Coaching Development Teams
Some great tips in there - really liked the link tuesday idea :-)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Oct.2010)
Zend Framework 2.0 is coming!
Good overview of what's coming in ZF2.0 - all sound very worthwhile! Looking forward to seeing it happen!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Oct.2010)
Designing HTTP Services and RESTful Interfaces
Excellent talk by an excellent speaker. I thought i'd been using REST for years. Turned out "I bloody wasn't" ;-)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Oct.2010)
Debugging - Rules and Tools
Every time I go to a talk like this, I actually remember (or am reminded of) one or some of the tools that were mentioned. Ian is a great speaker and delivered this really well.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.May.2011)
Making the new everyday things
Absolutely loved it. Inspiring stuff! :-)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Oct.2011)
How to Stand on the Shoulders of Giants
Great Keynote Ian. One complaint. We had a deal man... you were SUPPOSED to set the bar really low. You let me down. ;-)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Oct.2011)
Estimation - or How to Dig your own Grave
Well done, brilliantly delivered as usual - Made even better for being presented on my laptop ;-)
Rating: 3 of 5 
(08.Oct.2011)
Dealing with Difficult People
Would like to have seen the full version! I liked the delivery - had me laughing at a few points!
Rating: 0 of 5 
(08.Oct.2011)
REST and the Hypermedia Constraint: A Case Study
Interesting that the feedback is to have PHP examples in the code - I actually did at one point and then removed it as I couldn't get through everything in time - BUT! Here's a gist containing the code that you need to allow the ContextSwitch in Zend Framework to use the Accept header: https://gist.github.com/gists/1272322 And if you want an example of some client side code (note that this does not honour the caching - watch it in github though and I will add some code in to do that) - here's a little command line app that allows you to share files: https://github.com/blongden/fdrop-php
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Oct.2011)
Party
Can't fault it! Met some amazing people, great venue.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(19.Apr.2012)
Creating mobile Javascript Apps with Sencha Touch 2
Nice intro to Sencha Touch. Will definitely be having a look through what it's capable of. Maybe more of an overview of its features at a high level (web services etc), but nice clear presentation and learned from it. Thanks!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Oct.2012)
PHP 5.4 Features You Will Actually Use
Nice overview - As with all of Lorna's talk I took something away from this (and thanks for the explanation on conflict resolution with traits - if i'd RTFM, i'd have found http://php.net/manual/en/language.oop5.traits.php !)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2012)
Developer Experience, API Design and craft skills
Excellent talk and nice to see it presented with just the right amount of humour. Great start to the day!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Oct.2012)
React: Event-Driven PHP
Cool stuff. Crazy - but cool! :-)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Oct.2012)
From the ground up – Hands-on coding, deploying, and scaling with AWS
Cool idea for the slides being all on the terminal. And as usual, good delivery etc etc. Bit of a shame that the last bits were rushed through to finish on time - but still a great talk.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(11.Feb.2013)
Agent of Change
This was a good talk - I especially liked the open discussion with the audience. Some good tips in there.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Feb.2013)
Opening Keynote
Good! First time I have managed to see Rasmus speak at a conference and this keynote lived up to expectations. Thanks!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Jun.2013)
Growth Hacking for Humans
Awesome talk as expected from Eamon... Nicely connects up to some advice I heard a couple of months ago - 'finish your fucking projects'. Very inspiring like a great keynote should be :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Jun.2013)
Scenario Driven API Design
Nice - though i'm not convinced that some of the cheats *really* make it easier to use. Will definitely be digging back through your slides to see if I can come up with a nicer way of achieving the same result without the RPCish layer! Fully agree with the developer experience side of it though - REST is not an excuse for developers to create crappy, slow APIs. It should be exactly the opposite.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Jun.2013)
Surviving a Prime Time TV Commercial
This was a nice talk - and very relevant to some of the stuff we're considering at the moment for exactly the same issues (we're using Magento instead of Oxid - but it has the same problems). It's an expensive way of doing it and a potentially hard sell to the client - but the results speak for themselves.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Feb.2017)
The Evolution of Command Line
Crazy Mahdi. Fun presentation. Good work. :D
Rating: 4 of 5 
(22.Feb.2017)
A Random History of PHP
Kinda crazy once you scratch the surface of how some of these functions work (off the back of random number generation). Nice presentation and the demos worked out. Cheers Nat!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Feb.2017)
Increment
This is just how we should be doing software. Slides were so tweetable (i'm stealing that). Awesome stuff.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(22.Feb.2017)
Julienning Features
Really nice follow on from KK's talk with actual examples from experience in working in increments.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(30.Sep.2017)
The GDPR is coming, are you ready?
Well presented and really informative. Got me thinking about how much more we need to be doing to be ready. ???
Rating: 5 of 5 
(30.Sep.2017)
Connecting to people - creating a cross-device user experience
Passwords are super annoying. Just having to login to joind.in annoyed me. Kill em all.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(30.Sep.2017)
How to reduce attack surface when using third-party libraries
Useful, agree with most comments so far. More info on tooling and examples of why make use of the patterns (Instead of that we should). Definitely worth hearing. ?
Rating: 5 of 5 
(30.Sep.2017)
Baking security into your workflow
Nicely done! Thanks for the talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(30.Sep.2017)
PHP in 2017
Screw this. return 4. ???

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Events They Were At

PHPNW 2013 Oct 03, 2013
PHP UK Conference 2013 Feb 21, 2013
SunshinePHP 2013 Feb 08, 2013
PHPNW12 Oct 04, 2012
4Developers 2012 Apr 17, 2012
Whisky Web Conference Apr 11, 2012
PHP North West 2011 Oct 06, 2011
PHP UK Conference 2010 Feb 26, 2010
PHP North West 2009 Oct 10, 2009
Inviqa Dev Day Feb 22, 2017
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