We're a London community of Symfony developers committed to take PHP to the next level. Join us to deepen your Symfony knowledge, share your experience, or most importantly - meet other developers using the framework! Most of our meetups consist of a "formal part" where someone gives a previously prepared talk, followed by less formal and more social discussions.

Thursday 26th January 2017

19:15 Functional Programming in PHP
Talk by Zsolt Szende (45 minutes)

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the term "Functional Programming" while reading online discussions about programming languages or programming in general. People talking about FP routinely use terms that can be strange and unfamiliar to developers coming from the imperative world. So what exactly is Functional Programming? Where does it come from? How does it differ from the programming I already know? This talk will try to answer these questions by weaving seemingly unrelated concepts into a (hopefully) coherent story of FP, using PHP as the vehicle of expressing these ideas. The side effect (pun intended) of having a grasp of FP will make you a better developer, which will make you a better PHP developer, which will make you a better Symfony developer.

Multi-tenant database architecture with Symfony and Doctrine
Talk by Grzegorz Kaszuba (10 minutes)

Grzegorz will present a slightly different approach to designing and scaling a SaaS application based on multiple databases with the same schema.

Breaking down the monolith and deploying with Concourse CI
Talk by Ayan Ozturk, Carlos Jimenez (10 minutes)

In this short presentation Ayan and Carlos will present the architecture of Comic Relief's givingpage application and how it's deployed with Concourse pipelines.