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  • Stuart on PHP - » Another Fantastic PHPNW Conference!
    of framework lock in component based architectures Git workflows or indeed about driving quality I m often talking about things years before the PHP community moves that way My work is often about solving problems most people don t yet realise that they have and that can t be an easy sell both within the committees that select talks for conferences nor to attendees when they re buying their tickets This year s conference may be over but there s no rest to be had I m already preparing another talk to deliver to the PHP Oxford user group later this month called Why Do We Test expect plenty of ethical dilemmas in this one November sees me once again volunteering at Aberystwyth University coaching 2nd year Comp Sci and related students on job hunting I ll be speaking at PHP Surrey at the start of January 2016 possibly on writing a test suite for PHPFastCGI you should come just to watch Andrew give his PHPFastCGI talk it s cry out loud funny and I ve promised both Glasgow PHP and The Edinburgh PHP User Group that I ll come up and present to them before the end of 2016 About The Author Stuart has been writing PHP applications since 2003 and has been contributing to open source software since 1994 He was an early writer for php architect a co author of the Official Zend Certification Study Guide for PHP 4 and a regular speaker at conferences and user groups since 2004 When he s not designing software Stuart loves to explore the world through a camera lens spend time with his beloved guitars and continue his study to T ai Chi Chu an Taijiquan Add Your Comments To This Article Using The Form Below Your name required Your

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  • Stuart on PHP - » Talk: Ways To Measure Your ORM’s Cost
    to measure the database itself and the ORM code as well as providing useful strategies to reduce the cost of your ORM without having to abandon the ORM altogether Finally he ll show you how you can extend these techniques to other parts of your application so that you re never in the dark again About The Author Stuart has been writing PHP applications since 2003 and has been contributing to open source software since 1994 He was an early writer for php architect a co author of the Official Zend Certification Study Guide for PHP 4 and a regular speaker at conferences and user groups since 2004 When he s not designing software Stuart loves to explore the world through a camera lens spend time with his beloved guitars and continue his study to T ai Chi Chu an Taijiquan Add Your Comments To This Article Using The Form Below Your name required Your email address will not be published required Your website Your comment Your comments may not appear until they have been approved by a moderator Latest Photos Categories phpnw 1 Beginner 2 Intermediate 3 Advanced Brighton PHP Conferences Opinion phix PHP In Business PSR Servers and Hosting Storyplayer Talks Toolbox Training Uncategorized Archives February 2016 January 2016 November 2015 October 2015 August 2015 March 2015 January 2014 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 February 2012 January 2012 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 October 2010 August 2010 July 2010 February 2010 January 2010 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 June 2008 May

    Original URL path: http://blog.stuartherbert.com/php/2015/10/08/talk-ways-to-measure-your-orms-cost/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Stuart on PHP - » Talk: Introducing A Quality Model For MVC Applications
    link them to your project s quality criteria and how you incorporate them into code reviews QA teams and management decisions You ll leave this talk ready to start measuring and improving the quality of your product or service with the tools you need to not only maintain quality but also to keep increasing it over time even when faced with staff turnover About The Author Stuart has been writing PHP applications since 2003 and has been contributing to open source software since 1994 He was an early writer for php architect a co author of the Official Zend Certification Study Guide for PHP 4 and a regular speaker at conferences and user groups since 2004 When he s not designing software Stuart loves to explore the world through a camera lens spend time with his beloved guitars and continue his study to T ai Chi Chu an Taijiquan Add Your Comments To This Article Using The Form Below Your name required Your email address will not be published required Your website Your comment Your comments may not appear until they have been approved by a moderator Latest Photos Categories phpnw 1 Beginner 2 Intermediate 3 Advanced Brighton PHP Conferences Opinion phix PHP In Business PSR Servers and Hosting Storyplayer Talks Toolbox Training Uncategorized Archives February 2016 January 2016 November 2015 October 2015 August 2015 March 2015 January 2014 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 February 2012 January 2012 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 October 2010 August 2010 July 2010 February 2010 January 2010 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October

    Original URL path: http://blog.stuartherbert.com/php/2015/10/08/talk-introducing-a-quality-model-for-mvc-applications/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Stuart's Photography - » In Defence Of The DSLR
    lights shop displays passing vehicle headlights The subject is a silhouette of a passerby reflected in the window of the Museum of London I had to frame the shot work out the required exposure find an angle to manage reflections all before the passerby had walked by That shot was taken on a walk through the woods at Beyond the Border one year The main technical challenge was getting precisely focused on the light whilst throwing the leaves behind out of focus Then there s the need to find an angle to show the electric cable It s black and could easily disappear because I m reducing the amount of light that hits the sensor in order to show up the filament of the bulb Some flowers planted in a display at the Eden Project Should be very simple right But what about the shadow being cast by that low sun The shadow means that the part of the flower that s nearest the lens is much darker than the leaf on the other side of the plant and that s reflecting the sun quite brightly What s the best angle to capture the flowers and their stems Did you notice the building s wall in the background Did you notice the lines running along the wall They re as much a part of the photo as the flowers are My last example a wing walker putting on a show at the Bristol Balloon Festival one year Any time there s sky in the photo I m thinking about where the sun is The camera sees a different shade of blue depending on the angle between the sun and the lens I need to hold the camera steady enough whilst tracking a moving object Empty blue skies make for boring photos I need to wait until there s clouds in shot to make the background more interesting I need to wait until the moment the wing walker is doing something that will look interesting in a still photo In each and every photo that s worth publishing from the simplicity of some flowers in a display to the complexity of one of the world s leading cities at night there s always a lot that the photographer has to do to get the shot Some of it is technical and some of it is artistic If you replace a DSLR with a different kind of camera does anything become easier Well in a word no At no time in any of those photos was the DSLR adding any complexity to the shot If anything the DSLR often made these shots easier I m not sure that any of them could have been duplicated on a camera phone or on a compact camera that didn t offer full control over shutter and aperture speed And several of those shots benefitted from being able to use lenses that you can t get on camera phones or compact cameras The complexity is inherent

    Original URL path: http://blog.stuartherbert.com/photography/2015/08/15/in-defence-of-the-dslr/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Stuart on PHP - » Catching Up On Recent Talks
    just how much that ORM is really costing you This talk was presented to PHP South West where I was once the answer to a pub quiz question my claim to fame in April 2015 The Mad Science of Testing I m a firm believer that good testing is also good science and in this talk I hope to convince you too And if we re going to be scientists we might as well be mad scientists because they have all the fun This talk was presented to PHP Berkshire in June 2015 About The Author Stuart has been writing PHP applications since 2003 and has been contributing to open source software since 1994 He was an early writer for php architect a co author of the Official Zend Certification Study Guide for PHP 4 and a regular speaker at conferences and user groups since 2004 When he s not designing software Stuart loves to explore the world through a camera lens spend time with his beloved guitars and continue his study to T ai Chi Chu an Taijiquan Add Your Comments To This Article Using The Form Below Your name required Your email address will not be published required Your website Your comment Your comments may not appear until they have been approved by a moderator Latest Photos Categories phpnw 1 Beginner 2 Intermediate 3 Advanced Brighton PHP Conferences Opinion phix PHP In Business PSR Servers and Hosting Storyplayer Talks Toolbox Training Uncategorized Archives February 2016 January 2016 November 2015 October 2015 August 2015 March 2015 January 2014 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 February 2012 January 2012 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 October

    Original URL path: http://blog.stuartherbert.com/php/2015/08/12/catching-up-on-recent-talks/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Stuart on PHP - » Goodbye, Phix
    PEAR has been replaced by Composer and it s so easy to use that there s no need for Phing or a build xml file The PHP FIG standards have given us our file layouts and as for publishing today all you need to do is push to GitHub and publishing happens automatically We no longer need Phix and that s a good thing About The Author Stuart has been writing PHP applications since 2003 and has been contributing to open source software since 1994 He was an early writer for php architect a co author of the Official Zend Certification Study Guide for PHP 4 and a regular speaker at conferences and user groups since 2004 When he s not designing software Stuart loves to explore the world through a camera lens spend time with his beloved guitars and continue his study to T ai Chi Chu an Taijiquan Add Your Comments To This Article Using The Form Below Your name required Your email address will not be published required Your website Your comment Your comments may not appear until they have been approved by a moderator Latest Photos Categories phpnw 1 Beginner 2 Intermediate 3 Advanced Brighton PHP Conferences Opinion phix PHP In Business PSR Servers and Hosting Storyplayer Talks Toolbox Training Uncategorized Archives February 2016 January 2016 November 2015 October 2015 August 2015 March 2015 January 2014 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 February 2012 January 2012 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 October 2010 August 2010 July 2010 February 2010 January 2010 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008

    Original URL path: http://blog.stuartherbert.com/php/2015/03/02/goodbye-phix/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Stuart on PHP - » About
    This is my blog dedicated to all things PHP you might prefer to read it and many other posts from the core of the PHP community on Planet PHP Or maybe you ve come here looking for one of my other blogs instead You can find me on LinkedIn Flickr Facebook Twitter or maybe you d find it easier to follow me on FriendFeed You can contact me via email stuart at stuartherbert com About The Author Stuart has been writing PHP applications since 2003 and has been contributing to open source software since 1994 He was an early writer for php architect a co author of the Official Zend Certification Study Guide for PHP 4 and a regular speaker at conferences and user groups since 2004 When he s not designing software Stuart loves to explore the world through a camera lens spend time with his beloved guitars and continue his study to T ai Chi Chu an Taijiquan Comments are closed Latest Photos Categories phpnw 1 Beginner 2 Intermediate 3 Advanced Brighton PHP Conferences Opinion phix PHP In Business PSR Servers and Hosting Storyplayer Talks Toolbox Training Uncategorized Archives February 2016 January 2016 November 2015 October 2015 August 2015 March 2015 January 2014 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 February 2012 January 2012 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 October 2010 August 2010 July 2010 February 2010 January 2010 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 July 2007 April

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  • Stuart on PHP - » Recommended Reading List
    FunctionSource Feeds RSS Schema Blog Feeds RSS Think Vitamin Feeds RSS UX Matters Feeds RSS UX Movement Feeds RSS Back Office Server Side Stuff Programmable Web Feeds RSS LAMP Stack Users If you use Linux anywhere in your development test or production environments then you must must must go out right now and purchase a subscription to Linux Weekly News It is the one place to keep up with what is going on in the Linux community and is worth every single penny Once you ve subscribed to Linux Weekly News you might find the following sites to be sources of useful additional information Freshmeat Feeds RSS HowtoForge Feeds RSS It isn t possible to make an exhaustive list of Linux distro specific blogs to read so I ve decided to focus on just the leading Linux distros for this list Planet Debian Feeds RSS Planet Fedora Feeds RSS RedHat News Feeds RSS Ubuntu Canonical News Feeds RSS Planet Ubuntu Feeds RSS Servers Platforms Clouds Enterprise Your code ultimately has to run in production on a server of some kind and be networked up to the wider world so that people can come and enjoy your work And if you re smart or lucky or both you ll need to start scaling your work High Scalability Feeds RSS InfoQ Feeds RSS General Tech News If it is happening and it is important then chances are it will appear on one or all of these main tech blogs Engadget Feeds RSS ReadWriteWeb Feeds RSS Techcrunch Feeds RSS Techmeme Feeds RSS The next set of blogs are useful because they sometimes pick up stories missed by the big four All Things Digital Feeds RSS Digg s Technology Feed Feeds RSS The Register Feeds RSS The Register Developer Feeds RSS Slashdot Feeds RSS These blogs are focused on hardware Toms Hardware Feeds RSS These blogs are useful because they re aimed as much at people who use technology as those of us creating it Ars Technica Feeds RSS Guardian Technology Feeds RSS The BloggerBoard is also a useful place to look if you d like to find more general tech blogs to add to your own daily reading Tech Giants Today s tech giants set the trends and open source the technologies that tomorrow s startups are keen to follow and use Apple Apple don t really blog anything publicly for developers to follow If that ever changes I ll happily add their blogs Until then the rest of the tech blog community seems to cover general Apple news just fine For Apple specific blogs try the following Apple Insider Feeds RSS The Unofficial Apple Weblog Feeds RSS Facebook Official Facebook Blog Feeds RSS Facebook Developers Network RSS Third party blogs about Facebook that you might find useful too All Facebook Feeds RSS Inside Facebook Feeds RSS Google Google have many many blogs and keeping track of them all would probably leave you no time for design or coding Many of the important

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