The recording of the ZendCon 2010 session "Best Practices in PHP Application Deployment" by Shahar Evron.
Relational databases and web development go hand-in-hand — yet many web apps are decidely unsuited to relational storage. A new crop of databases has risen in recent years to solve these problems: document databases. Learn what types of problems document databases solve, learn what options exist for you, and discover some approaches to common web problems using these new technologies.
This session will introduce the audience to the memcached PHP extension that provides a more flexible and performance friendly interface to the de facto caching solution for PHP applications. The talk will be comprised of code examples for a variety of use cases and comparison points between it the older memcache interface.
This session demonstrates how to build configurable and reusable bootstrap resources powered entirely by application.ini. Covers basic and advanced bootstrapping techniques, sharing bootstrap resources between applications, and accessing resources from within your applications.
Why MVC is not an application architecture and how this should affect your code. Pretty much every PHP framework is based on MVC. We will explore what MVC was originally meant to be and how it is used (and abused) in web applications these days. We will find out where the model hides, and how to organize an application’s business logic and clearly separate concerns. As a bonus, unit testing will become a lot easier.
Git is hard; at least if you listen to the naysayers. Actually, you need to know a handful of commands to navigate Git successfully. This talk demystifies Git. Once we're finished you'll know everything you need to start using Git in your day-to-day projects and collaboratively with other developers.
ZendCon session by Travis Swicegood
Zend Framework 1.8 has improved and simplified how you can test your applications, providing you with excellent techniques to streamline your quality assurance processes and reduce your maintenance costs. Hear Michelangelo van Dam talk about how to best harness the unit testing features of Zend Framework.
Speakers: Ralph Schindler and Matthew Weier O'Phinney
Zend Framework has grown tremendously since the first public preview release in March 2006. Originally a slim, MVC framework with a number of standalone components, it has grown to a codebase more than 2M lines of code. Work now turns to version 2, with goals of increased simplicity and advanced PHP 5.3 usage.
There has been a lot of talk over the past several years about the difference between performance and scalability. When talking about building a scalable application queuing is a concept that many PHP developers are not overly familiar with. In this talk we will demonstrate how you can use the Zend Server Job Queue to scale your application.
The object-relational impedance mismatch makes persisting PHP objects in a relational database a daunting task. How about these new schemaless NoSQL databases? We will have a look at the problems involved with persisting PHP objects, and introduce design patterns that help solving these problems. Putting the patterns to good use, we will build a working PHP object persistence solution for MongoDB.