Nomad PHP is an group of developers who gather once a month to continue learning. We host meetings featuring top speakers from around the world. Each month we bring you new opportunities to learn and grow as a PHP developer.

Thursday 15th December 2016

PHP 7.1 in 10 Minutes
Talk by Ian Littman (10 minutes)

PHP 7.1 is hot off the presses. But what’s so different about it? I’ll touch on the highlights, from list-related syntactic sugar to better callables, constant visibility, iterables and more! I’ll also include a few important notes on backward compatibility breaks, so you know how much work it’ll take to upgrade your own code.

20:00 Building for the PHP Command Line Interface
Talk by Steve Grunwell (1 hour)

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.