Talk comments

Samuele Lilli at 22:30 on 18 Oct 2019

I agree with Alessandro Lai: the speech sounded like it was learned by heart but considering this was first talk by Alessandro Minoccheri it was totally acceptable.
One thing that was misleading if lambda is not, so to speak, your cup of tea or if you have little knowledge in the topic is that only in the end you could have understood that this approach is not intended to be “application oriented” but actually “task oriented”.
My suggestion is to make a disclaimer at the very beginning and to not show the symfony app welcome demo-page (maybe also to deploy only components need for one simple talks and not the whole application?) in order to clarify intents and usage as soon as possibile.
Congrats Alessandro, very nice talk!

Samuele Lilli at 22:20 on 18 Oct 2019

Too much concepts that deserved a little more context, even if I already know API Platform I guess that this would have work better if some use cases were provided: for this topic I think it could be possibile to do so.
One thing I didn’t understood is the speaker alternation as I wish Paula to have more space to talk (I would have say the same if the alternation was the opposite).

Samuele Lilli at 22:14 on 18 Oct 2019

Nice concepts and advices to take home, maybe too much concepts for a single talk, my advice is to cut something in order to allocate the time for more interesting things.
All in all still valuable.

Samuele Lilli at 22:12 on 18 Oct 2019

The talk itself could have been interesting because the key concept to grasp were there.
Unfortunately in my opinion, and as others already highlighted, the slides had to much text and also the rythm of the presentation was really slow; also the voice was too atonic.

Samuele Lilli at 22:03 on 18 Oct 2019

Nice overview into the API world and the standard out there.
I would have spent more time on the key concepts like HATEOAS rather than on tools (except if some interesting scenarios arises) but I know that could be only my personal... taste, so to speak, so the rating is untouched.
In the end a very good talk.

Samuele Lilli at 21:57 on 18 Oct 2019

Nice opening talk by Alessandro that - as usual - delivered it with great ability and simplicity even if the topic is huge.
Bonus point because it was kind of the natural prosecution of the one he had at PHPDay.

I feel this is a bit of an edge case so I had some troubles keeping focused, also because it was the end of the day. But the talk itself was very complete and to the point, so well done!
What can be improved: review your slides for some typos and english grammar mistakes.

I already met API Platform but your talk definitely helped me understand it more deeply. Thank you!
What can be improved: remove all non-relevant topics (e.g. testing tips were off-topic, even though they were good tips).

Thanks for the feedback!
I have uploaded the slides for anyone who wants to have a quick look, but for demo SfDay will upload video later.

Q: During CLI part of demo, would it have been just as valuable with a recording of it to avoid some issues with one of the commands completely?

Lots of useful information, I definitely will use some of those advises in my existing projects.
What can be improved: some of the slides should be excluded to leave more time for the most important ones. Also at the beginning you seemed to be really nervous and keep moving on the stage, which was a bit distracting.