What's wrong with PHP?

June 04, 2013 00:00

Gave this talk at the Berlin PHP usergroup on June 4th, 2013 Follow me on Twitter: @CodeStars

These days, it often feels like php is an old, creepy piece of code - it seems that all the cool code kids are using ruby, node or scala.

But is this actually the truth? Maybe php is just different. I believe we as a community are on the right way to take our tools, frameworks, and the community itself to a new level. Composer, Packagist, PHPspec, and PSR are just a first step in the right direction. Each of us can do their part - you could, and you should also be a part of it. So lets unite into an awesome, open-minded community, leaving the php 3 times behind us!


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25 y/o Hamburg Web Nerd Open Source lover Backend Developer

Mostly php stuff but a node lover!

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running a conference!

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19.06 & 20.09.2013

Awesome web people Talking mostly about passion!!!

Speaker sneak peak: * Tito * Github * Engine Yard * Fridel

Powerd by @jimdo @github @EY

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Half a rant!

Internal vs. external

Mostly about how ppl see php!

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Being at conferences 2012.

People yells at php

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must be the conclusion

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first attempt to use WP code.

mine from 2008

we started all like this

I got my first job with this

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pierre joye

  • ci
  • tests
  • bugs
  • c?!

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Hack that shit!

List of cool projects, mostly written in sparetime!

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~ 12.000 packages

Our gems finally arrived!

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Amazing ppl like

Fabien Potencier Lorna Mitchell Tobias Schlitt Derick Rathans Kore Nordman Jordi Boggiano Nils Adermann Igor Wiedler ... Till Robin

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  • super verbose
  • less magic, unless __call
  • quick results

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  • Deamons
  • shellscripts
  • HTTP stuff
  • ...whatever

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Craiglist in 2011 asked companies

What they are looking for



Ole Michaelis


Curator of slidr.io & so coded. Passionate Software Engineer | DevOps. I <3 node, ruby, php, metrics, NoSQL and all bleeding edge stuff!!

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