Events

(Online) More GitHub Actions!

This month we have another GitHub Actions talk from Ryan Chandler who is going to build on the talk that he gave for us back in November and look at some of the things that he's been doing recently such as:

- Writing custom actions with PHP & Docker.
- Automatically screenshotting particular pages in your application when a pull request is made.
- Enforcing particular formats for your pull requests, e.g. ensuring the title has a Jira ticket ID or that it contains a certain word based on feature, hotfix, release.

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(Online) Testing code performance with PHPBench

This month we have Dan Leech from Inviqa joining us to give a talk on testing code performance with PHPBench.

PHPBench is a tool analogous to PHPUnit but for performance. In this talk, you will learn how to create benchmarks for your code and, with the upcoming 1.0 release, how to protect your code from performance regressions.

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We still have space for a short or lightning talk this month. If you'd like to volunteer and speak, please get in touch.

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Thank you to our sponsors:

- Lexis Nexis
- Twilio

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(Online) Laravel Rapid and Troubleshooting Docker

This month we have talks from Ismael, and Michael Pritchard.

Laravel Rapid: A Minimum Viable Website in under 5 minutes with a single command.

The biggest barrier to building a personal website and starting blogging is the initial friction. It takes a while to learn your way around, configure, set up and style a CMS, Jamstack platform or your own website and database. It's often enough for other priorities to win. I created Laravel Rapid to remove this friction.

(Online) Laravel APIs and rst2pdf

Happy New Year, everyone!

This month we have two talks from our organisers, Steve McDougall and Oliver Davies.

Steve will be speaking about building APIs with Laravel.

Oliver will be giving a lightning talk on using rst2pdf to create slide decks (and potentially anything else too).

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Thank you to our sponsors:

- Lexis Nexis
- Twilio

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We *always* need more speakers! Volunteer to speak or request a topic: [masked] or #speaking in Slack