Developing software in the Real World

The Serverless PHP ApplicationPresented at PHPUGFFM, September 2021

Serverless platforms are suited to a wide range of applications from IoT and chatbots through to microservices and web hooks. In this session, I’ll look at how serverless applications work and embrace cloud services to live in a world where there are many separate parts that make up the application. I'll cover the architectural patterns we use to design a serverless application including handling their stateless nature and leveraging event processing to trigger them. I will then turn my attention to showing how these are put into practice by looking at how they can be implemented in Apache OpenWhisk or AWS Lambda.

The Serverless PHP ApplicationPresented at The Online PHP Conference, January, 2020

Serverless platforms are suited to a wide range of applications from IoT and chatbots through to microservices and web hooks. In this session, I’ll look at how serverless applications work and embrace cloud services to live in a world where there are many separate parts that make up the application. I'll cover the architectural patterns we use to design a serverless application including handling their stateless nature and leveraging event processing to trigger them. I will then turn my attention to showing how these are put into practice by looking at how they can be implemented in Apache OpenWhisk or AWS Lambda.

The Serverless PHP ApplicationPresented at PHPFest, Russia, October 2020

Serverless platforms are suited to a wide range of applications from IoT & chatbots through to microservices and web hooks. In this session, I’ll introduce you to how serverless applications work and embrace cloud services to live in a world where there are many separate parts that make up the application. I’ll cover the architectural patterns we use to design a serverless application including handling their stateless nature, how to use multiple functions for a task and leveraging event processing to trigger further functions. I will then turning my attention to showing you how to put these into practice by looking at how they can be implemented in an Lambda or Apache OpenWhisk.

PHP in a Serverless WorldPresented at 3 Hours of Serverless, August 2020

PHP is arguably the most widely used language for writing web applications and is ideal for writing serverless applications too. This session explores PHP in a serverless environment where we'll cover designing, building and deploying for serverless platforms. We'll leverage the API gateway to turn incoming HTTP requests into events that trigger those serverless functions, creating robust APIs quickly and easily. By the end of the talk, you'll appreciate that PHP and serverless really do work well together.

The Serverless PHP ApplicationPresented at Laravel Conf Taiwan, 25 July 2020

Serverless platforms are suited to a wide range of applications from IoT & chatbots through to microservices and web hooks. In this session, I’ll introduce you to how serverless applications work and embrace cloud services to live in a world where there are many separate parts that make up the application. I'll cover the architectural patterns we use to design a serverless application including handling their stateless nature, how to use multiple functions for a task and leveraging event processing to trigger further functions. I will then turning my attention to showing you how to put these into practice by looking at how they can be implemented in an Lambda or Apache OpenWhisk.

Serverless PHP ApplicationsPresented at PHP fwdays'20 | Special edition, June 2020

APIs and microservices are how we build modern web applications and serverless technologies make this easy. This session will show you how serverless applications are built and how you can leverage your PHP skills to build APIs of all shapes and sizes. We will cover how to use your current knowledge to build serverless applications in PHP, leveraging the API Gateway to build robust APIs quickly and easily. By the end of the session, you’ll be well placed to design and build your own microservices that take full advantage of the power of serverless technologies.

Slim 4: PHP’s microframeworkPresented at Midwest PHP, April 2020

With support for a host of PSR standards, Slim 4 is the PHP micro framework that enables you to write powerful web applications and APIs that embrace the wider PHP ecosystem and in this talk, I will show how. It takes advantage of many of the FIG group's PSR standards to allow easy interoperability with a large ecosystem of components. We will look at how Slim's middleware system leverages the PSR-15 middleware and request handlers to create easily understandable and flexible applications. We will cover application setup, routing and the relationship between actions and middleware. Dependency injection is very useful in a modern PHP application and we'll look at how to integrate any PSR-11 container with Slim ensuring you can decouple your dependencies. By the end of the session, you will be equipped to use the new Slim 4 to create web applications yourself.

Serverless PHP ApplicationsPresented at Midwest PHP, April 2020

APIs and microservices are how we build modern web applications and serverless technologies make this easy. This session will show you how serverless applications are built and how you can leverage your PHP skills to build APIs of all shapes and sizes. We will cover how to use your current knowledge to build serverless applications in PHP, leveraging the API Gateway to build robust APIs quickly and easily. By the end of the session, you’ll be well placed to design and build your own microservices that take full advantage of the power of serverless technologies.

Slim 4: PHP's MicroframeworkPresented at PHP MiNDS, March 2020

With support for a host of PSR standards, Slim 4 is the PHP micro framework that enables you to write powerful web applications and APIs that embrace the wider PHP ecosystem and in this talk, I will show how. It takes advantage of many of the FIG group's PSR standards to allow easy interoperability with a large ecosystem of components. We will look at how Slim's middleware system leverages the PSR-15 middleware and request handlers to create easily understandable and flexible applications. We will cover application setup, routing and the relationship between actions and middleware. Dependency injection is very useful in a modern PHP application and we'll look at how to integrate any PSR-11 container with Slim ensuring you can decouple your dependencies. By the end of the session, you will be equipped to use the new Slim 4 to create web applications yourself.

The Making of a Great APIPresented at PHPSW, March 2020

Everyone is writing APIs but what makes a great one? I will take you on a tour of the most important features that you should think about when creating an API. These ensure that your API plays well with HTTP and make your API a delight to maintain and work with. Give your API a competitive edge by making it great and developers will want to work with it.