Symfony2 best practices and Composer the right way

When: 02-12-2014 19:00
Where: BINK36 , Binckhorstlaan 36 Den Haag
Meetup link: Meetup link

This month, we've got TWO first-class speakers lined up! Stefan Koopmanschap will do a talk on best practices when it comes to Symfony2, straight from the trenches... and Rafael Dohms will tell us how to use Composer, the right way!

• 19:00 - 19:20: Welcome with drinks & snacks

• 19:20 - 19:30: Intro by SweetlakePHP

• 19:30 - 20:30: Composer the right way by Rafael Dohms

• 20:30 - 20:45: Break

• 20:45 - 21:30: Symfony2 Best Practices by Stefan Koopmanschap

• 21:30 - 21:45: Raffle, Announcements, Feedback

• 21:45 - ??:??: Networking and drinks

Talk: Composer the right way by Rafael Dohms

Composer has triggered a renaissance in the PHP community, it has changed the way we deal with other people’s code and it has changed the way we share our code. We are all slowly moving to using Composer, from Wordpress to Joomla and Drupal and frameworks in between. But many of us mistreat composer, follow outdated practices or simply lack a few tricks. In this session i’ll get you the low down on how to use composer the right way.

About: Rafael Dohms

Rafael is an experienced PHP Developer, Evangelist, Speaker, and Contributor. During his years of experience, he has become an active member of the community and founded three user groups. He moved to the Netherlands in search of new challenges and to share his passion for code quality and innovation. In his spare time, he also helps manage the AmsterdamPHP User Group, amongst other projects.

Talk: Symfony2 Best Practices from the trenches by Stefan Koopmanschap

The Symfony2 framework is very popular framework, I think partly because a lot of attention was givento the documentation and tutorial-style cookbooks. And yet, there are still so many different ways to solve technical challenges. Stefan will be introducing us to  some best practices that emerged through experience.

About: Stefan Koopmanschap

Stefan is a PHP fanatic. He runs his company Ingewikkeld, does development, consulting and training. Stefan is a community person and has been active with several usergroups in The Netherlands since the 90s, currently involved in the local PHPAmersfoort usergroup. He has a weak spot for Symfony, but believes in combining multiple frameworks and libraries to get the job done.


The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master (book)
The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers (book)
A copy of PHPArchitect magazine
A Phantom book raffle by RDohms!


Hans de Raad - location
JCID - tasty beverages
Future500 BV - hotdogs
Dutch Web Alliance - 2 Books for raffle
PHPArch - a copy of the magazine
TransIP - server 

O'Reilly media - discount on all books