Arne Blankerts

Arne Blankerts

Arne Blankerts has already dealt with computers when networking was still an adventure. As long-standing head of development of an internet agency, he has created solutions far ahead of the times already years ago. As Co-Founder and Principal Consultant of The PHP Consulting Company (, Arne helps clients to develop software successfully. He is (co-)author of various Open Source tools, and is a regular presenter at conferences. In his free time he reads fantasy and likes to cook.

Montreal 2024 sessions

Can your software travel in time?

English session - Beginner

Dealing with time can be challenging: The reliance on the system's clock - a barely controlled global state - hampers accurate testing - or makes it impossible. Instead of leaving these aspects untested, in this talk, we'll explore alternative approaches. Including the intriguing concept of "time travel", to finally have reliable tests! Join us to conquer the challenges of time in software development and ensure your code stands the test of time.

Live in 60 Minutes: Automated Deployment from Scratch

English session - Beginner

Manually performing repetitive tasks like running tests, compiling assets and deploying software
to production are a serious waste of time. Not to mention annoying. So, best we just automate it away.

Using Gitlab CI, in this session we'll setup a pipeline from scratch to have the tests run, assets compiled as well as our software nicely packaged, containerized and deployed.

Impossible to do in less than 60 Minutes? Challenge accepted!

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