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 email@example.com.
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!
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- 16th October 2017 – BrightonPHP’s 5th Birthday, with Tibor Besze on Laravel
- 18th September 2017 – BrightonPHP Presents “The Great Debate”
- 21st August 2017 – BrightonPHP Presents “Summer Lightning”
- 17th July 2017 – Rowan Merewood on Progressive Web App and Naomi Gotts on The Power of Personal Projects