September is the month when fall is upon us. PHP conferences are lined up to offer PHP developers, team leads, system administrators and managers a range of topics that will improve their skills and speed up their workflow.

Unit testing workshop

Our very own Michelangelo will be at the Pacific Northwest PHP conference in Seattle (US). He’ll be giving his highly rated unit test workshop “Test, Create, Deploy and Repeat“. In this workshop he will teach participants how to best write unit test for new projects using Test Driven Design (TDD). He also offers techniques to test existing applications that were not developped with testing in mind.

Developing for a multi-stack

Michelangelo will also present a new talk “Leveraging A Distributed Architecture” as a guide for every developer who’s working with cloud or micro services to make use of them to their full potential.

We now live in a world where we no longer run an application on a single technology stack. A collection of legacy back-end systems running Java, management systems running Ruby, API’s running on Node.js and web sites running on PHP. But we also have a huge number of arbitrary services and processes running like queues, IO systems, caching layers, etc. This means we’re already facing a multitude of skills, platforms and services we need to understand, maintain and use. This can be a challenge, especially for small teams. “Leveraging A Distributed Architecture” is a presentation that brings all these challenges together and offers an easy, often cheap, solution how to move forward. A clear path in this forrest of services and stacks.

Get tickets now!

If you are in the Seattle area and you are interested in testing or cloud/micro services, go get yourself a ticket to the conference. Not only will you be able to attend Michelangelo’s session, but also the sessions of other bright-minded people of the PHP community. This is money well spend on knowledge, training and networking.

Michelangelo van Dam

Michelangelo van Dam is a senior PHP architect, PHP community leader and international conference speaker with many contributions to PHP projects and community events.