Today, there is a huge focus on frameworks, web applications and micro services. As we focus on those, we look past something simple, a command line script that can take tasks and remove them from your plate. From something simple like exporting a database back up to sending out notifications to users via an API, a command line script can remove hours of work, and just sit in the background until called via cron or an action. Lets look at ways to automate your code, both production and tests and what libraries can help us write awesome CLI scripts!


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Eric Poe at 13:40 on 4 Feb 2017

It was great to see some fun uses of Symfony console. Your enthusiasm for the subject was expressed in your talk.

Symeon Quimby at 12:45 on 6 Feb 2017

Loved seeing how the Symfony console could be used to quickly create some awesome automation. I use to have a T-Shirt that read, "Go Away before I replace you with a small shell script". After I left your talk I was thinking, "Damn I can replace myself with a small Symfony console script."

In closing as one Star Wars geek to another:
May the force be with you!

Sean Prunka at 12:36 on 7 Feb 2017

Oh great, you just overloaded my workload by reminding me of all the things I need to automate...and of course, once I've automated them all, my workload and my job will be obsolete, and I'll be crying on the street, alone and unemployed.

(That was sarcasm. This was a fantastic talk, with some great thoughts, ideas, and practical examples. I'm bringing planning on implementing quite a few new automations at work.)