February 26-28, 2020
Montreal, Canada

Workshop: Ultimate PHP Code Review

To improve your code base, you run an audit. Now, with so many diagnostics, the situation appears to be overwhelming. If you have a mere million lines of code, it may display thousands of errors, in various orders. And with that, the market leaves no time to reduce technical debt before the next feature: We’ll do it when the pressure gets lighter, right? WRONG! Code quality starts with a daily review. Learn how to navigate in the results of code audits that actually find more issues than you want.

During this workshop, we’ll check PHP classic traps, architecture errors, security vulnerabilities, and logical bugs. We’ll see how to detect those bugs, how they happen, and how to prepare a fix (or not). By the end, you’ll be able to set up your own coding reference, the one that reflects your style of coding in your projects.

Audience & Requirements

  • Level of knowledge : intermediate to advanced. Needs to have worked with PHP already. Starting at 2 years is a good baseline.
  • Knowledge of connex technologies (SQL, system, HTML/Javascript), but not compulsory.
  • Requirement: Own laptop with at least one editor. All necessary elements will be provided: source code, audit results (so we can focus on review, not installation).

Damien Seguy


Damien Seguy is CTO at Exakat Ltd., a company specialized in PHP code quality solutions for the industry. He leads the development of the exakat static analysis engine, that automatically review code for version compatibility, security and clear code. Over the last 17 years Damien has contributed to PHP, as documentation author, elephpant breeder, conference UFO on all continents. He also enjoys gremlin and camemberts.

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