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September 2020 Online Meeting

PRESENTATION: “Anti-Patterns in PHP” by Ahmed Abdou, Software Engineer at Wayfair

When: Thursday, September 10, 2020 — 7pm-9:00pm

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Presentation: Anti-Patterns in PHP

This month we learn what NOT to do! PHP is one of the easiest programming languages to use ever and powers more than half of the Internet. With this ease of use, certain common patterns emerge that become harmful. This is especially true when your product or service is not expected to die soon. Some anti-patterns are coding, and others are related to operating your service, especially with new Docker stacks. We will go over some of the most common pitfalls with a focus on enterprise development.

About Ahmed: Ahmed has been in the industry for more than 9 years. He has worked as an SRE and a PM, but he lost most of his hair as a Software Engineer working in PHP. He’s worked with PHP since the early days of PHP4, Smarty, Zend 1, Symfony 2, etc. Currently working for Wayfair engineering, he helps accelerate engineers’ daily work. Ahmed is an open source advocate, and he has contributed to open source projects since 2008 by using them, giving talks, and writing patches and bug reports.

(Due to COIVD-19 limiting in-person meetings, we’ve joined forces with Boston PHP and Austin PHP to form MergePHP, your new PHP Mega Meetup Group! We’ll be working together to provide high quality speakers in a multi-group session. Otherwise, it’ll work like our previous online meetings but NOTE: we’ll meet on the second Thursday of the month for now, instead of the first Thursday.)

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