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Sammy Kaye Powers

SammyK Media

Sammy Kaye Powers has been making things on the web for twenty years. Sammy spends the bulk of his time in coffee shops cranking out web apps. He dabbles in PHP internals and is the maintainer of the official Facebook PHP SDK. He loves sharing knowledge about PHP internals & Facebook development at SammyK.me. He is the host of the PHP Roundtable podcast and travels all over the States competing in a dance called West Coast Swing.

My Sessions

Going Bare — Writing the Web Without a Framework

Ballroom

If you’ve only ever experienced web development through a web framework, you’re missing out. Have you ever been tempted to rewrite a codebase in your favorite framework? That’s a smell that you need to come to this talk. Being comfortable developing without a framework is a crucial skill to have for refactoring legacy applications. In […]

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Contributing to PHP

Luray II

Have you ever been interested in contributing back to the PHP project?  This is your chance to chat about it with a couple of people who contribute to the project regularly.  Whether you are interested in adding new functionality, fixing bugs, adding tests, or just contributing to the documentation, your help is would be greatly […]

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The Debug Dance — An Intro to Step Debugging

Ballroom

Using var_dump() to debug your app has its benefits, but there are more comprehensive and efficient ways to debug those particularly illusive bugs. Enter step debugging. We’ll be using Xdebug & the PhpStorm IDE to step through our PHP apps line by line and see how much more power step debugging gives us over the […]

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