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Symfony Nano Framework
Featuring Loic Faugeron
All frameworks seem to have their own micro framework: Zend framework has Expressive, Laravel has Lumen. But what does Symfony have? Silex? MicroKernelTrait? Hah! The stuff's as boring as a pacifist pistol. But don't worry, for I have a plan as cunning as a fox who's just been...symfony
Behat Best Practices with Symfony
Featuring Ciaran McNulty
Behat is widely used as part of a Behaviour Driven Development lifecycle, but it's also widely misused. In this talk Ciaran will show the best practices including: writing good scenarios, driving service development from scenarios, and fast UI testing, using Behat and the Symfony2Extension.
Building an e-commerce platform for 2 million shoppers with Symfony
Featuring Daniel James
A luxury e-commerce platform for 2 million users from scratch, how hard can it be? A lot more complex than it appears! It was a task made possible by Symfony, a microservices architecture, a devops team and a React frontend. This talk will run through how Symfony was used to build each part of an...
[Lightning Talk] From a relational database to you
Featuring Luis Galeas
Relational databases and object oriented languages have very different paradigms. Identity and relationships have distinct implementations. And the difficulty of creating and navigating data varies, both conceptually and performance-wise.
Queues and Background Jobs in PHP: Finding a scalable solution
Featuring Damjan Znidarsic
PHP was not build for long-running processes, something that event based systems require. How can we quickly build a scalable solution that has all the features we'd need to process millions of jobs and what might PHP community need to think about for PHP 7.* and beyond.
Functional Programming in PHP
Featuring Zsolt Szende
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the term "Functional Programming" while reading online discussions about programming languages or programming in general. People talking about FP routinely use terms that can be strange and unfamiliar to developers coming from the...
Multi-tenant database architecture with Symfony and Doctrine
Featuring Grzegorz Kaszuba
Grzegorz will present a slightly different approach to designing and scaling a SaaS application based on multiple databases with the same schema.
Breaking down monolith and deploying with Concourse CI
Featuring Carlos Jimenez and Ayan Ozturk
In this short presentation Ayan and Carlos will present the architecture of Comic Relief's giving page application and how it's deployed with Concourse pipelines.
API Contracts using Open API
Featuring Billie Thompson
During this talk Thompson will introduce you to the concepts of publishing an API contract using the Open API standard (formerly called Swagger). She'll cover your options for defining your API contract, the pros and cons of each, and how to verify you're following that standard in...symfony php apis open-api swagger