Rob’s upcoming schedule

Rob Allen is presenting at these upcoming events.

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Midwest PHP

Serverless PHP Applications

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.

03 April 2020

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Midwest PHP

Slim 4: PHP’s microframework

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.

04 April 2020

Belgrade, Serbia

PHP Serbia

Serverless PHP Applications

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.

22 May 2020

London, UK

Laravel Live UK

Strict typing and static analysis

PHP 7 introduced type declarations and so brought PHP into the world of strict typing. Each subsequent release in the 7 series has improved this and PHP 7.4 is no different with exciting new type features. In addition, PHP 7 enabled static analysis tools that coupled with type declarations enable us to significantly remove bugs in our code before we even run it! In this talk, I will review PHP’s strict type system, including the new PHP 7.4 features and show how they can make our code safer and clearer and easier to reason about. We will then turn our attention to the available static analysis tools and look at how, with strict typing, we can eliminate whole classes of bugs and make our applications better. By the end of this session, you will be well placed to write better PHP code that has fewer bugs and works as you expect every time.

10 June 2020