What's wrong with PHP?

What's wrong with PHP?

Gave this talk at the Berlin PHP usergroup on June 4th, 2013
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These days, it often feels like php is an old, creepy piece of code - it seems that all the cool code kids are using ruby, node or scala.

But is this actually the truth? Maybe php is just different. I believe we as a community are on the right way to take our tools, frameworks, and the community itself to a new level. Composer, Packagist, PHPspec, and PSR are just a first step in the right direction. Each of us can do their part - you could, and you should also be a part of it. So lets unite into an awesome, open-minded community, leaving the php 3 times behind us!

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25 y/o
Web Nerd
Open Source lover
Backend Developer

Mostly php stuff but a node lover!

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running a conference!

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19.06 & 20.09.2013

Awesome web people
Talking mostly about passion!!!

Speaker sneak peak:
* Tito
* Github
* Engine Yard
* Fridel

Powerd by

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Half a rant!

Internal vs. external

Mostly about how ppl see php!

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Being at conferences 2012.

People yells at php

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must be the conclusion

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first attempt to use WP code.

mine from 2008

we started all like this

I got my first job with this

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pierre joye

* ci
* tests
* bugs
* c?!

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Hack that shit!

List of cool projects, mostly written in sparetime!

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~ 12.000 packages

Our gems finally arrived!

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Amazing ppl like

Fabien Potencier
Lorna Mitchell
Tobias Schlitt
Derick Rathans
Kore Nordman
Jordi Boggiano
Nils Adermann
Igor Wiedler

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* super verbose
* less magic, unless __call
* quick results

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* Deamons
* shellscripts
* HTTP stuff
* ...whatever

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Craiglist in 2011 asked companies

What they are looking for


Ole Michaelis

June 04, 2013