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Wellington - August 27th-29th - 2014

Victoria University


Workshops 2014 – New Zealand PHP Conference

Wield AngularJS Like a Pro presented by Nate Abele

Wednesday 27th August, 2014 / 8:30am to 12:30pm – More details

Learn to build dynamic, API driven Single Page Applications (SPAs) in this bring-your-own-laptop workshop.

You’ll learn from start to finish how to design, build, and debug a complex front-end web application with AngularJS, as well as the top tools and add-ons from the Angular ecosystem.

No prior knowledge of AngularJS is required, just a firm grasp JavaScript and web applications.

Design Patterns presented by Brandon Savage

Wednesday 27th August, 2014 / 8:30am to 11:30am – More details

In 1994, the Gang of Four changed the world with their book, Design Patterns. Yet nearly 20 years later, we’re still struggling with design patterns. How can this be?

The answer is that design patterns are hard. Designing reusable applications is the most challenging thing a developer can do. But there’s good news: you CAN master design patterns and use them to your advantage! This workshop will show you how.

Learn how you’re already using design patterns in your own code, how to identify design patterns in the code of others, how to use eight of the most common design patterns (with live coding demonstrations!) and the ways in which design patterns can change your applications!

Getting Started With Laravel 4 presented by Christopher Pitt

Wednesday 27th August, 2014 / 1:00pm to 4:00pm – More details

This workshop is a hearty introduction into the Laravel 4 framework. We begin with the basics, understanding how the fundamental building-blocks of the framework are laid. We tinker a little with Eloquent ORM and Blade templates.

Then we move on to controllers and security, connecting our knowledge of Eloquent and Blade to create secure applications. We also learn how to get 100% test coverage of a real application, and what it means for how we
build applications.

This workshop covers a number of prominent community extensions to the Laravel framework, such as Clockwork, Faker and Mockery. We’ll learn from the knowledge of prominent community members, such as Taylor Otwell, Jeffery Way and Phil Sturgeon. There’s plenty of time to look at common pitfalls and ask questions.

It’s a hands-on workshop which will take you from apprentice to artisan.

Deep dive into the advanced PHP components presented by Joshua Thijssen

Wednesday 27th August, 2014 / 1:00pm to 4:00pm – More details

The latest versions of PHP are reaching close to 2000 internal functions. Do you know them all, or even half of them? During this workshop we will discuss a handful of extensions and functions that you might not be aware of, and see how they can speed up your development work.

We will be discussing cryptographic functions, sockets and streams, the SPL, and many other powerful PHP components you can use in your daily work.