Wednesday March 20th 2019 - Fargate & Coding Standards


  • 18:30 – Turn up, have a drink, a snack, and a chat (food, soft drinks, beer, coffee)
  • 19:00 – The AWeSomeness of Fargate
  • 19:30 – A little break
  • 19:35 – Coding Standards That Actually Prevent Defects - Stuart Herbert
  • 20:10ish – Pop over to the pub for a chat and a drink

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This is a free event, open to all. There will be some bottles of beer, tea, coffee, soft drinks, and food provided. We will have vegetarian food, if you have any other dietary requirements send us a message and we’ll do our best.

The event will be located at Platform above Leeds city train station.

The Talks

Coding Standards That Actually Prevent Defects

Stuart Herbert @stuherbert

You’ve sat down to do a code review for a pull/merge request. How do you decide whether or not to accept the request? How do you agree amongst yourselves on that? And how to do train others to achieve a consistent level of quality for when they’re doing code reviews too?

In this talk, Stuart will show you a breakdown of PSR-2 - the PHP Community’s main official coding standard - and look at the parts of PSR-2 that directly affect code quality. From there, he’ll present a definition of what quality means, and how to go about writing your own in-house coding standards to achieve consistent quality across all your pull/merge requests.

The AWeSomeness of Fargate

Mark Taylor @willCodeForAle

Fargate is a new(ish) compute engine for Amazon ECS that allows you to very easily run Docker containers for your PHP applications without having to manage any underlying virtual machines. I will go into how to run a simple PHP application with Fargate, and give you the low down of Fargate vs the EC2 launch type. We actually use a mix of both launch types at DealTrak, and I’ll explain why we do that.


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