What I took home from ZendCon 2013
|ZendCon 2013 Registration Booth
It all started on tutorial day where I was giving my workshop "Improving QA on PHP Development Projects". The workshop went very well and I received a lot of positive feedback afterwards. Afterwards I talked to some of the attendees of my workshop and showed them a few more things that were possible to improve quality and put all things in a chain so you can implement a continuous deployment workflow. Little did I know what Zend had up their sleeve.
|Opening Keynote ZendCon 2013
Demo of Apigility done for the keynote at ZendCon 2013, and used to show the various features of Apigility, including API creation, service creation, versioning, content negotiation, and HTTP negotiation.
The second revelation of ZendCon was their Continuous Delivery Blueprint for Zend Server. This allows ZS customers to set up and improve their continuous delivery (deployment) flow by simplified scripts that hook into an impressive list of supported automation platforms (like Jenkins, Bamboo), infrastructure platforms (like AWS, VMWare, RightScale, …) and application management platforms (like Nagios and Tivoli). This all simplified the whole delivery process I described in my workshop, as long as you're using Zend Server for your application management.
|Attendees registering for the ZendUncon sessions
I also presented my "Community works for business too" talk at this ZendUncon where I have given business owners or employees enough arguments to convince whoever is in power to invest in open-source initiatives and community events and benefit from doing so in more than one way.
My second official talk "UA testing with Selenium and PHPunit" I presented at the main stage on the second day. The rest of the time at ZendCon I was attending talks, collecting swag and talking to other folks.
PHP is a lot of fun, and the "Big debate" lightning talk was a very funny way to express how this technology is being maintained. Here are the recordings I made.
|My collected swag from the ZendCon