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Oct 2014
What a great weekend PHPNW 2014 was! A great gathering of great minds will always be fun, but, the emergent themes of the weekend were a real turn-up for the books. Primarily, they focused around community, and the embracing and cooperating nature of all parts of the bigger PHP collective. The opening keynote by Anthony Ferrara (@ircmaxell) set this message clear, showing examples of the victories of community projects and how, with PHP, we are all better together. It was hard to ignore Jenny Wong’s (@miss_jwo) impassioned plea to the PHP community to embrace the Wordpress community and educate together instead of treating them like an embarrassing uncle. As the closing keynote speaker Volker Dusch (@__edorian) put it... "Every time you make fun of a...

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01

Oct 2014
Paul Adamson Symfony London 2014 was a great success for me. Here's five points that I took away from the day. Best talk must go to David Zuelke from Heroku. Although he had little to say about Symfony, he gave a great presentation about the concept of ephemeralization, and how the cloud is impacting this; very inspiring stuff. The next best highlight was the Oculus Rift at the Reconnix stand. Again, nothing to do with Symfony, but, it was a great conversation starter and a good time was had by all that used it. The Commerce Guy's platform.sh looked very impressive. Personally, I'm settled on a docker implementation powered by puppet, but I can see how the ease of use of platform.sh interface will be well...

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