Terry gave an overview of Virtual Machines (VM), Serverless options, and Containers. He also did some demos to show them off.Read More
Gabriela went over several of the new features in MySQL 5.7 and discussed the fact that 5.7 has a more strict set of settings to make sure you get the correct results.Read More
Michael gave us an overview of the different Amazon Web Services (AWS) and walked through what you would need in order to get a PHP site up and running with a database, load balancing, fault tolerance, high availability, security, and performance. He slowly built up a crazy diagram of everything needed for this process.Read More
Beau went over why Symfony Flex exists and what it’s good for. He also went over some basic steps and how to get started with a basic application.Read More
Tessa went over why you need continuous integration & deployment and very basically how to do it. The basic take away is that when you have a larger team having automated tests and deployment can save a lot of workRead More
Chris explained why we should be using scripting to automate tasks and then when into why to use BASH and some basic examples.Read More
Margaret talked about our personal communities. For a long time she was a Mercenary Contractor which meant she worked all the time but didn’t make much money. By creating and leveraging her personal network she was able to determine that she wasn’t make enough money and get a better job. She also discussed how to create and maintain your community. She also discussed the importance of social contracts and connections.Read More
Last weekend I was lucky enough to attend Midwest PHP 2018 in Bloomington, MN (the hotel was attached to the Mall of America so it’s at the Mall of America). I wanted to make sure I was attentive to the speakers so I did the best possible job taking notes (the after lunch sessions were the hardest). My plan over the next couple days is to publish my notes (in a cleaned up version) both so I have an easy reference to them and so I can refer to them in later posts. My plan is to back date the published dates on the posts so they’re “published” when they started.
I enjoyed the conference and venue and would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who’s a PHP developer. The sessions were mostly well planned out, they provided a decent breakfast and lunch, the venue was VERY clean, and everyone seemed to have an excellent time. If time and budget allow I would love to go back next year.
As part of the experience I gave myself some homework so plan on seeing posts about the topic below soon.
- Community by Margaret Staples (@dead_lugosi)
- BASHing at the CLI by Chris Tankersley (@dragonmantank)
- Conquering Continuous Integration & Deployment by Tessa Krisel (@tessak22)
- Getting Rolling Fast with Symfony Flex by Beau Simensen (@beausimensen)
- Cryptography for Beginners by Adam Englander (@adam_englander)
- Intro to Laravel and getting started in the Laravel Ecosystem by Joe Ferguson (@joepferguson)
Midwest PHP 2018 Notes: Intro to Laravel and getting started in the Laravel Ecosystem by Joe Ferguson (@joepferguson)
Joe used a tutorial he wrote and condensed it into this talk. He ran out of time but I’m amazed at how much he covered in 45 minutes. I also find it interesting that while Symfony and Laravel are competitors they both seem very similar.Read More
Adam gave an overview of Cryptography and how to use some of it in PHP.Read More
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