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Welcome to PHP London

PHP London is the UK's largest PHP user group dedicated to promoting knowledge sharing and best practice amongst PHP professionals in the London area.

Our monthly meetup is held at Doggett's Coat and Badge Pub on the first Thursday of every month. With more than 100 attendees you can meet PHP users, developers and recruiters and exchange ideas, talk about code or even try and find yourself a job. Anyone interested in PHP is welcome!

Upcoming Meetups

First Thursday of Every Month

Doggett's Coat and Badge Pub

  • 7pm - Informal drinks, snacks, chat
  • 8pm - Talk starts
  • 9pm onwards - more drinks, snacks, chat

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5th February 2015

Sebastian Göttschkes

Vagrant to the Rescue

Many developers know the pain of setting up a development machine and share the setup with the team - Putting the same folders in the same place, keeping configurations in sync and managing external dependencies. Vagrant solves this problem by creating a development environment inside a virtual machine and making it easy to share with other developers.

Within this talk, I'll take the audience on a trip from a time where everybody would install stuff on localhost until the software starts working to a land where the environment one develops in mirrors the production environment as closely as possible without changing the laptop/pc of the developer. I'll talk about devops and configuration management briefly and show how one can get started with vagrant. After this talk, the audience knows what problems vagrant solves and how to get started.

About Sebastian Göttschkes

After tinkering with a PC at the age of four, Sebastian was hooked. 14 years later his code made it on the Internet when he discovered PHP. Since this time there is always some project which needs work done, whether it's a small bash script or a weekend project. Since discovering github, Sebastian is also a contributor to some OOS projects. At work, Sebastian tries to stay sane by applying agile methodology and ideas from the lean startup movement while pretending to be a project manager. In his free time he either talks about vagrant (a lot) or tries to convince people to join ViennaPHP, the PHP Usergroup he founded and organizes.

12th March 2015

Marek Matulka

When Easy is Hard

...and when hard is easy. Building great applications in PHP is easy - with frameworks like Symfony, Laravel, Yii - it is easier than ever. But the easier you try to make developing applications, the harder it becomes to keep developing one continuously. In my talk I will discuss what easy and hard means at different stages of the project and how we can make it easier for ourselves to deliver software that matters.

About Marek Matulka

Code of Conduct

PHP London operates a code of conduct to ensure that all attendees are able to enjoy our events. We encourage all attendees to read the Code of Conduct before attending a PHP London event.