I love the PHP community. We have a very diverse group of people in our community. Men, women, straight, gay, white, black, yellow, red, vegetarians, vegans, democrats, republicans, labour, tory, zend framework users, symfony users, people who hate frameworks, people who would prefer to write most of their code in C and compile it to a PHP extension. And all these people come together at conferences to eat, drink, listen, learn, make jokes and talk business.
posted on February 23, 2013 - 23 comment(s) - tags: php, community, sexism
A project that I'm working on right now required me to migrate data from the existing database to the new database and database structure. Since the application is built on top of Symfony2, I decided to write a Command that would take care of the migration. I ran into an issue though: Doctrine2 insisted on creating new IDs where I wanted to keep the old one. The solution turned out to be really simple.
posted on July 25, 2012 - 17 comment(s) - tags: php, symfony, symfony2, doctrine2, data migration
It's no secret that I like the PHPNorthWest Conference. It's no secret that I think it is the best PHP conference in the world. If you have some kind of opportunity to make it to Manchester for PHPNW, you should. I'm not joking. You should. As always, I submitted some talks and I'm happy to be accepted again. Being accepted as a speaker also allows me to help someone else go to PHPNW.
posted on July 11, 2012 - 21 comment(s) - tags: php, phpnw, phpnw12, free ticket, conferences, manchester, ingewikkeld
The PHP TestFest that Dutch usergroups PFZ.nl and AmsterdamPHP organized last saturday was a huge success. About 15 people made their way to the office of WEBclusive to collaborate with three key figures from the PHP-world, who travelled to Amsterdam to be a mentor, to write tests for PHP.
posted on June 25, 2012 - 6 comment(s) - tags: php, testfest, qa, pfz.nl, amsterdamphp
This morning, I had a nice e-mail in my mailbox telling me I got accepted into the NorthEast PHP conference with no less than 3(!) topics! Awesome, and I would love to be part of the conference, however... the conference is organized by the community, and the way they work, there is no travel reimbursement.
posted on May 8, 2012 - 0 comment(s) - tags: php, symfony, conferences, northeastphp