This month, on Monday 18th September, we’ll be attempting to answer the big questions relating to PHP and development in general. Please come along and join us, share your thoughts, and hear what everyone else has to say, from 18:45 at The Student Room offices, right by Brighton station. Don’t forget to drag your friends and colleagues along too and let us know you’re coming on Facebook. As always, please e-mail any feedback about BrightonPHP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just what is the best PHP framework?
Is Laravel just Symfony for dummies, or is Symfony just Laravel with the good bits missing? Should we all learn to love the Drupal workflow? Is CakePHP worth the calories, or should we be looking to Slim instead?
This Monday, we will decide on the One True Framework, so if you’re not there to defend your favourite, prepare to give it up when we declare it dead!
Do you DevOps?
Should we sack the sysops, or should developers stop meddling with forces they do not understand? Is “infrastructure as code” the solution to all our problems, or just a new set of headaches?
University vs Hard Experience
Should development be a graduate-only profession, or was your degree a waste of time? Do we need a grounding in CS theory, or should we jump in at the deep end with real problems?
Perfection vs Pragmatism
Do you make sure your code is DRY, SOLID, and 200% tested, or do you say YAGNI, get it done, and rework it later? Should we be software architects, with folders of blueprints, or software artisans, with an instinct for good code? Is this whole debate just a way of excusing laziness and not doing our jobs properly?
See you all there!
- 19th March 2018: Michael Heap on Prometheus and Simon Downes on Data Processing
- 19th February 2018: Matt Brunt on Behaviour Driven Development & Behat
- 15th January 2018: Dave Liddament brings us The Test Suite Holy Trinity and Andy Collington gives A Gentle Introduction to JWT
- 18th December 2017: The BrightonPHP Christmas Hack Night
- 20th November 2017: Ian Thomas on Code Review; and tell us how you work