Executing PHP from the command line enables us to interact with our applications in new and interesting ways: from performing site maintenance to scaffolding new projects, CLI tools like WP-CLI, Artisan, and Drush make it easy to interface with our code without ever opening a browser.

Attendees will be introduced to popular PHP CLI tools and their default capabilities. We'll discuss characteristics of good CLI scripts, strong use-cases for writing custom commands, then write several CLI programs across different platforms.

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Brent Mitchell at 14:56 on 8 Mar 2019

Fun, humorous and informative.

Steve covered a lot of material, and explained the reasons one might write a script for the CLI, covered the hard ways to do it with built in PHP code, then a bunch of helpful libraries. Steve's talks are always enjoyable and informative.

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Omni Adams at 10:21 on 9 Mar 2019

Good overview of the CLI tools used in PHP, along with some of the frameworks used to write new CLI tooling, along with why you'd want to.

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Amy Gebhardt at 10:10 on 12 Mar 2019

Really fun, well-prepared talk! I was delighted that many of the themes apply to general CLI projects; not just limited to PHP.