Meetup #37 will be held at the offices of Digicreate BVBA in Waardamme

Tuesday 27th November 2018

20:00
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Intro talk
Keynote by Tom Van Herreweghe, Jachim Coudenys (15 minutes)

As usual, an intro talk to line out the rest of the evening, introducing the speakers & venue and look back at previous meetup

20:30
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Web scraping in 't echt
Talk by Pieter Meyvaert (45 minutes)

Altijd al informatie uit verschillende websites willen samenvoegen, verrijken en verder gebruiken? Vaak is deze data niet beschikbaar via een publieke API en ben je dus genoodzaakt om data manueel te gaan scrapen. Hoe gaat dit concreet in zijn werk? Wat zijn de valkuilen? Hoe performant is dit? Deze talk probeert een antwoord te geven al deze vragen en meer. We brengen het verhaal hoe je continue meerdere websites kunt scrapen en dit alles onderhouden.

21:30 Profiling PHP applications
Talk by Ike Devolder (45 minutes)

Help my client is complaining some parts of the application are slow. Now what? Profiling! What is profiling and how can we measure the performance of our application? There are several tools we can use. Once we have the tools, how do we approach profiling. What to look for. And caveats to avoid when profiling. To finish up, we should avoid that our client is complaining about performance, how can we pro actively use profiling to improve our application. When finished we will end up with a nice toolbox of profiling tools and good ideas how to do profiling and avoid some common mistakes that might distract you from the real optimization.