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Another Fantastic PHPNW Conference!

Written by Stuart Herbert - Blog / Original link on Oct. 8, 2015

I’m back from this year’s PHP North West Conference, and finally have a few moments to talk about what was (yet again!) another excellent year.I was there to present two talks – Introducing a Quality Model For MVC Applications, and Ways To Measure Your ORM’s Cost. It’s the first time since the php|…




In Defence Of The DSLR

Written by Stuart Herbert - Blog / Original link on Aug. 15, 2015

This afternoon, I’ve seen several folks on Twitter sharing a well-meaning story called Please Don’t Buy A DSLR. Each time, the tweet echoed the same sentiments: DSLRs are too difficult to use, and they’re too large and bulky.And that got me thinking.You see, the SLR as a platform is one that I’ve…


Catching Up On Recent Talks

Written by Stuart Herbert - Blog / Original link on Aug. 12, 2015

I’ve given several talks to user groups over the last few months, around the topics of testing and performance. I hope that you find them interesting and useful.When To MockMocking has not only become a mainstream practice in recent years, it has also become the default practice for many developers…


Goodbye, Phix

Written by Stuart Herbert - Blog / Original link on Mar. 2, 2015

Back in 2009, I spoke at the PHP UK Conference about the pain of living with PHP’s fledgling frameworks, and I returned in 2011 to promote component-driven applications:Back then, PEAR was the only tool available for distributing components. It was built in a time when hosting and sharing code was…