Happy new year to all of you! We at PHPBenelux wish you and your loved ones all the best for the upcoming year.

Normally we would be preparing for our annual conference, but that is not going to happen this year, unfortunately. But do not despair! We continue to bring you amazing sessions via our platform, so join us every second Thursday of the month for great sessions and awesome raffles.

And we have two amazing speakers lined up for you to kick off this year, check out the schedule below to learn more 👇

📝 Schedule
- 19:00 - 19:10: Welcome and housekeeping notes
- 19:10 - 20:00: Cees-Jan Kiewit - A crash course into async and non-blocking PHP
- 20:00 - 20:15: speaker switch and small break
- 20:15 - 21:05: Stephan Hochdörfer - How good are my tests?
- 21:05 - 21:30: closing notes and raffle

🗣 Cees-Jan Kiewit - A crash course into async and non-blocking PHP
The world of async and non-blocking PHP might be intimidating but let me give you a crash course through it's wonderous landscape. From async messaging structures, and background queue processors, to non-blocking PHP application services with thread workers handling requests. All with real life examples on how they have been done and why that way.

🗣 Stephan Hochdörfer - How good are my tests?
How to measure the quality of unit tests? Code coverage is not
necessarily a good indicator to answer this question. What other options
do we have? Do we need tests to test the quality of our tests? In some
way, yes, we to. In this session, I will introduce you to the concept of
mutation-based testing and how this technique can be used to improve the quality of your test suite.

💸 Event sponsoring
The elePHPant sponsor for this meetup is no one less than Mr. Mark Baker. He was really generous to send us a few cute elePHPants to raffle, for which we are really, really grateful. Mark, you’re a wonderful person! 🙇

With great pleasure we can announce that we also raffle a ticket for “the Online PHP Conference” generously provided by thePHP.cc, the German PHP consulting team consisting of Sebastian Bergmann, Stefan Priebsch and Arne Blankerts. Plus we have a discount code for all participants to the event.

We also have a special raffle prize provided by Heroku containing exclusive Heroku elePHPant, socks, cards and stickers.

We also would like to mention that IN2IT picks up the bills for the meetup platforms and takes care of shipping for us, so kudos to Michelangelo and his crew 👏

Interested in becoming a sponsor at our next event? Send us an email to [email protected] and we’ll make it happen!

👥 Join the community
We also provide a YouTube Live stream if you like to follow along in the background: https://youtu.be/vvqYf4-n4pQ.

Only participants within ClickMeeting will be able to ask questions to speakers or participate in the raffle!

See you all at our meetup 👋