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 Symfony's Console component 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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Great talk Steve! Good area to improve on as a developer. Great technical examples and package references. Entertaining and informative - perfect! Sorry some of your friends did not come.

Greg Fox at 15:58 on 24 Apr 2024

Great talk with concise examples. Important general points on what to watch for were clear, the only thing that would make the talk better would be an ascii art code example.

Awesome talk and great slides. I'm going to go write some command-line tools