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The MicroPHP Manifesto

The MicroPHP Manifesto

Slides from talk given at tek12; May 23, 2012


May 23, 2012

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  1. 1. I am a PHP Programmer Wednesday, May 23, 12

    I like PHP, and I like making things in PHP.
  2. Not a framework X/Y/Z developer Wednesday, May 23, 12 Learning

    most big stack frameworks is as complex as learning a new programming language. - New nomenclature, new approaches
  3. PHP is complicated enough Wednesday, May 23, 12 PHP itself

    is riddled with pitfalls and quirks. - Inconsistent naming, param order, behavior - Trapping Errors & Exceptions; - Incomplete implementations - functional code; namespaces & functions - Complex boilerplate for OOP - Behavior of isset() and empty()
  4. 2. I like building small things Wednesday, May 23, 12

    Small stuff is good. It’s easier to understand. It’s harder to screw up.
  5. Small things with simple purposes Wednesday, May 23, 12 Don’t

    make a single “module”/piece try to do too much
  6. Work together & solve big problems Wednesday, May 23, 12

    Each piece should work with other pieces to accomplish bigger things - Fixing bugs is easier because you can look at an individual piece and see what its doing
  7. Manage less code Wednesday, May 23, 12 Bigger codebases get

    harder to manage. GREPs get slower. - Navigating through complex file structures takes longer - Tracing execution through dozens of files is hard - Keeping it all straight in your brain gets challenging - Bigger libraries & longer code can overflow the brain buffer - “Unwieldy over 200 lines”
  8. Support less code Wednesday, May 23, 12 If your app

    is using it, you have to support it. every line of code. - bugs - security Imagine explaining how your code works to another dev who’s never seen it: how long would it take? How hard would it be?
  9. I want code that is easy to understand Wednesday, May

    23, 12 Understanding things quickly means getting stuff done faster - time to productivity is shortened - time to fix bugs is shortened You don’t need a Certified Developer – you need smart, adaptive people who love learning and building things
  10. I want code that is easy to verify Wednesday, May

    23, 12 Code should be testable! Simpler code is more testable!
  11. So where is web dev going? Wednesday, May 23, 12

    - presentation/UI handled by client - clients powerful enough to do this - do as little regarding server - PHP really is glue now - Connect clients to backends