ZendCon 2010, the PHP conference of the year in Santa Clara, CA (USA). I'm giving three talks there and I host the uncon sessions (see my previous announcement about that).
I'm not only sharing the stage with great icons from the community, but I'm also celebrating the fact I recently became a ZCE for PHP 5.3.
At the end of ZendCon, I'll be a part of a community panel to answer questions regarding community and user groups. At PHPNW I closed the conference with a short but powerful community talk that inspired people to start a local user group in the area they live. I hope to inspire more people at ZendCon.
Overview of talks
Improving QA on PHP projects
Everyone talks about raising the bar on quality of code, but it's always hard to start implementing it when you have no clue where to start. With this talk I'm showing that there are many levels developers can improve themselves by using the right tools. Many tools are PHP based, so you can implement more features if you need them because it's all PHP.
Unit testing after Zend Framework 1.8
With the release of Zend Framework 1.8 lots of things changed internally, and so changed the way to test your applications. My presentation will go in depth in the new unit testing features and will give examples to test your application on several levels like database tables, web services, library components and controllers.
Some parts require specific attention in order to ensure a good quality of Tests (like Zend_Application, Zend_Db, Zend_Ldap, Zend_Service, Zend_Controller) while other parts can be included as parts of earlier mentioned tests.
Why Zend Framework powers the enterprise
With this talk I explain a bit of history of how I've got involved with Zend Framework and how it became the most popular framework within enterprises and other businesses. I showcase also a couple of projects that you don't immediately link to Zend Framework, just to show that it is possible to go beyond the sky and have space as your final fronteer.
If you're going, great ! I'll see you there. I'll be the guy on stage… 4 times.
If you're not going, think again. ZendCon is not only a place to learn all there is to learn about PHP, it's also the place to approach people behind all those cool open-source tools you're using each day. They won't bite you if you ask them questions. Meet the community around PHP and experience first hand what it feels like to have the best support network ever. You even have stage-time to present PHP stuff yourself !!! How cool is that.
Ok, so it is expensive. But see what you get in return: new friends, new knowledge, great atmosphere and above all… a grasp of what the PHP community is all about. It's not too late to get your ticket and join the fun !
See you there…