21st March 2016: Database Schema Design for MongoDB, and Pick ‘n’ Mix Frameworks

This month’s meeting is on Monday March 21st, from 6.30pm (talks start at 7.15pm) at our new location at The Student Room Group. This month we welcome PHP internals, Xdebug and MongoDB virtuoso Derick Rethans back to BrightonPHP to talk about Schema Design for MongoDB; as well as Simon Downes from Brighton-based games media company Gamer Network, who will be talking about Pick ‘n’ Mix Frameworks.

Derick Rethans: Database Schema Design for MongoDB

Although MongoDB is a non-relational database, it is still veryDerick Rethans
important that you store your data in an optimal way. This presentation
make you grow up from just starting with MongoDB, to a seasoned user, by
teaching you how to design your data schema according to your
application’s needs. This requires a different mind set than designing
for a relational database.

Besides schema design techniques, I will also cover how to pick indexes,
different types of indexes, and way to find out why queries are
potentially not as fast as they could be.

Derick Rethans is a PHP internals expert, author of Xdebug and an OpenStreetMap and mapping enthusiast.
He has contributed in a number of ways to the PHP project, including the Xdebug debugging tool, and various extensions and additions. He’s a frequent lecturer at conferences, the author of php|architect’s Guide to
Date and Time Programming, and the co-author of PHP 5 Power Programming. He is now working at MongoDB to work on the PHP and HHVM drivers for MongoDB

Simon Downes: Pick ‘n’ Mix Frameworks

There’s much more to PHP than just the mainstream frameworks.Simon Downes

In this talk we’ll be looking at the wider package ecosystem and how we can use Composer and a little pixie dust to create custom frameworks that can be better aligned to individual use-cases.

Simon is a Senior Developer at Gamer Network by day and an Air Cadet Instructor by night/weekends.
He’s also been known to enjoy the odd gaming session and has an ever-growing Steam backlog.

Conference Ticket Giveaway!

If you haven’t seen the buzz around this year’s PHP South Coast conference, where have you been?! :-) The schedule is out and the tickets are on sale – head on over to the PHPSC site for details.

Even better, we have one ticket to give away this month at the meetup! If you’ve been dilly-dallying around getting a ticket, here’s your chance to win one!