PHP 5.6 (the most widely used version of PHP by a large margin) has reached End of Life and end of Security Support. That means developers around the world must work to upgrade their sites to newer PHP versions, or risk exploits that won’t be patched for their version. Learn how I helped my organization update to PHP 7.2 using Ansible to build vagrants and web servers, upgraded PHP unit test suites for compatibility, and redeployed our entire infrastructure- while swapping web server software from Apache to Nginx at the same time. Brief overview on my blog:


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I think this talk could have been great but it was not exactly what I was expecting it to be. I left with the thought that this subject was more aimed to younger developers or sysadmins. I didn't really expect to hear about migrating from PHP5 at a conference on an "advanced" track nor a discovery of Ansible, but more andvanced tricks and examples about how to use Ansible with slightly trickier PHP usecases, like building extensions or centralizing logging.
Except this, the talk was well executed, with clear slides and interesting statistics!

TL;DR : Great intro to Ansible, but was expecting something more advanced.