One of our core missions is to grow a friendly welcoming community of PHP developers. By hosting this meetup at KDG Hogeschool we hope to reach a lot of students and let them, even before their career starts, feel the benefits of a belonging in a programming community.

Wednesday 25th October 2017

Building a dashboard with Laravel, Vue and Pusher
Talk by Freek Van der Herten (45 minutes)

On the wall mounted TV in our office a dashboard is displayed. At a glance we can see what the current tasks for each member of our team are, which important events are coming up, which music is playing, ... and much more. In this talk I’ll explain how we leveraged both Laravel and Vue to build the dashboard. After demonstrating the dashboard itself we’ll take a deep dive in the code. We’ll take a look at the entire flow: the grid system, how events are broadcasted using Pusher, some cool Vue mixins and much more. After this talk you’ll be able to setup your own dashboard using our open sourced code.

21:09 Code review beyond code style
Talk by Hannes Van De Vreken (40 minutes)

Reviewing code can feel like a secondary task. Discussing code can be easy though, if you leave out syntax details. Following a couple of guidelines for pull requests can make code reviewing much easier. Some code style rules can drastically reduce the mental overhead needed to understand code changes. Furthermore this talk will give some general guidelines on how to give feedback on PRs as a peer developer or coworker. These rules are not to keep for yourself, share them with your peers and your life will get easier.