Look beyond PHP

Fabien Potencier (29.Feb.2012 at 14:30)
Talk at ConFoo 2012 (English - UK)

Rating: 5 of 5

Even if PHP is by far the most popular language to develop websites, it's not the only one. What can we learn from Java, Python, and Ruby? Which best practices and tools can we borrow and/or adapt from these languages? Open-Source, cross-pollination and sharing are the keys to open your mind and benefit from the work of other communities.

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Rating: 5 of 5

29.Feb.2012 at 13:40 by Jean-Marc Fontaine (18 comments)

Very nice mind opening talk. Stay curious !

Rating: 5 of 5

29.Feb.2012 at 13:45 by Hugo Hamon (126 comments)

This talk introduced interesting tools and technologies in other languages than PHP. It was nice to see tools like Jenkins, Sonar Source, Apache Solr, Elastica, Spring... introduced by Fabien.

Rating: 5 of 5

29.Feb.2012 at 14:20 by Jean-Francois (3 comments) via api

nice presentation, a must-see for every developper, especially php devs

Rating: 5 of 5

29.Feb.2012 at 14:28 by Anonymous

Well-rounded talk on what to look for on the horizon of web dev. I liked the part where Fabien discussed the influence of other libraries on many of the newest PHP libraries. It was also nice to hear a personal insight into how he likes to visit area bookstores when attending conferences :)

Rating: 5 of 5

29.Feb.2012 at 18:38 by Matt Garrett (13 comments)

Fabulous talk, laid a nice groundwork for how to really advance as a PHP developer (and how to not to be so stuck on a single language). Loved the statement that being a web developer is more about passion than it is about doing a job.

Rating: 5 of 5

29.Feb.2012 at 18:52 by Kevin Bond (20 comments)

Very inspirational.

Rating: 5 of 5

29.Feb.2012 at 22:10 by Alain Juteau (3 comments) via api

Great talk. Tons of content. I have enough reference to browse for weeks. Really motivating way to describe all the upcoming changes and technologies.

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Mar.2012 at 01:07 by Peter Meth (19 comments)

As several of the commenters have stated thus far, it was a very inspiring talk that I feel really represented the open source spirit of sharing for improvement without discrimination.

Rating: 5 of 5

02.Mar.2012 at 00:59 by Wil Moore III (28 comments)

Loved the fact that this topic was covered. Excellent presentation and very nice resources provided.

Rating: 5 of 5

04.Mar.2012 at 13:43 by Guilherme Blanco (25 comments)

Good talk. It would be great to point to have pointed to some other books that most people consider as requirements.
I could easily point some, like PoEAA, GoF and Clean Code.
Maybe it's a suggestion for the next time you give this talk. =)

Rating: 5 of 5

05.Mar.2012 at 09:42 by Jake Smith (69 comments)

This topic or style of talk is necessary at every topic. It was truly a guide of resources people should be using or researching. I echo the statements from above: Inspiring!

Rating: 5 of 5

06.Mar.2012 at 07:44 by Jean-François Côté (14 comments)

Great talk Fabien, really enjoyed. I'll take a look at the books you metioned in your talk.

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