Ian Littman

Ian Littman

When he isn't building or maintaining web applications, primarily of the API variety, for a handful of clients, Ian's probably biking between coffee shops in Austin, Texas or bemoaning the fact that "artificial intelligence" is now merely a marketing term. He also helps organize the Austin PHP user group and Longhorn PHP Conference.

Montreal 2020 sessions

Load Testing Your App

English session - Advanced

Want to find out which pieces of your site break down under load first? Load testing answers this question, and these days you can simulate full user behavior in a load test, versus merely hammering a single endpoint.

In this talk, we'll go through a number of conceptual points that you won't want to miss in order for your load tests to perform their intended purpose. Then we'll jump into implementation details, using the K6 load test tool.

PHP on Lambda with Custom Runtimes

English session - Advanced

At re:invent 2018, Amazon released custom runtime support and Layers for their Lambda runtime. With this release we as developers can create our own PHP Lambda runtime without undue overhead. This talk will show you how Lambda custom runtimes work, how to build one that speaks PHP, and how to use pre-built custom runtime layers for both job-processing and, via API Gateway, serving web traffic.