September 20, 2015 — This talk introduces a important things to know about learning PHP as it relates to WordPress. The talk covers coding standards, best practices and important concepts in both PHP and WordPress that new and intermediate developers will find helpful.
September 17, 2015 — The art of debugging code requires a good understanding of the codebase and logical deduction skills. A good debugging tool is like a code mentor that can walk you through the code and help you better understand what is going on, but the deductive reasoning is still up to you. In this session, you will learn how to use Xdebug, a PHP debugging tool to.
July 12, 2015 — PHP 7 is right around the corner, aimed to be released before the end of 2015. With the previous major release of PHP having happened more than a decade ago, it’s an exciting milestone in PHP’s history, that promises to bring both far-reaching performance boosts for real world workloads and a host of new features. In the keynote, Zeev shares the evolution of PHP’s major versions, the behind-the-scenes story of how PHP 7 came to be and its key benefits and features.
May 27, 2015 — With new PHP versions being released more often it’s clear that things are changing rapidly. This session is all about the changes introduced in recent versions of PHP, and what that means for PHP projects everywhere – including yours. There will be practical examples of the shiny new features, advice on finding hosting and safely upgrading your existing codebases, and news about the performance improvements you can expect as you move between the versions. After this talk, you’ll know what’s been introduced in recent PHP versions and how to make sure your code will be awesome wherever it goes!
March 23, 2015 — This talk covers the theories and functions dealing with validating input and sanitizing output. It starts at the very basic, and wind up with some discussion of the trickier parts of how different kinds of data should be filtered.
March 10, 2015 — When there is an issue with your database, WordPress shows a very simple message, on a simple white screen: “Error establishing a database connection”. In this presentation, Steve Bruner shows how you can easily theme this page, using the db-error.php file, so your visitors are not shocked when they see this message.
March 9, 2015 — Orlando-based WordPress developer Adam Soucie will share his story on how two years ago he quit his job in sales to follow a career in web development and provide the road map for how you can find similar success using WordPress as your vehicle.
January 28, 2015 — Good vs Bad code isn’t a subjective opinion. It can be measured, tested, quantified, and plotted on a chart.
Tom takes the opinion out of code quality and provide tools to spot and prevent bad code from ever being written. He goes through tools you can install to check for errors, and catch accidental errors.
Tom shows us tools and techniques to prevent bad code by quantifying code’s qualities.
January 1, 2015 — Protecting our WordPress sites is important to all of us; this talk will help provide you with the tools to secure your server. Learn the best practices to follow in securing your WordPress site, and the common pitfalls to avoid. This is for both new users who are setting up a WordPress installation from the ground up, and also experienced WordPress users for hardening their existing sites.
November 21, 2014 — This is a session about helping non-developers grasp the minimum knowledge of PHP needed to develop their first theme or plugin.