Small footprint libraries and so-called micro frameworks are a newer development in the PHP community. In this session we'll look at the MicroPHP Manifesto and go over building an application focused on the ideas presented by it. We'll look at a couple micro frameworks and other tools including Slim as well as concerns with implementing your frontend with Backbone.js. We'll cover simple ways to organize your application and manage application dependencies using Composer. The techniques for developing PHP web applications are plentiful, MicroPHP is but one of them.