Colin O'Dell

Colin O'Dell

Colin O'Dell is a Lead Web Developer at Unleashed Technologies, a web and hosting firm based in Maryland. He began programming at age 8, co-founded a local agency at 15, and has over 15 years of experience with PHP. In addition to being a member of the PHP League's leadership group and maintainer of the league/commonmark project, Colin is also a co-organizer for the Baltimore PHP user group and author of the PHP 7 Upgrade Guide e-book.

Sessions Montréal 2019

Debugging Effectively

Session en anglais - Débutant

Software bugs are inevitable; some are especially difficult to track down causing you to waste countless hours before throwing your hands up in defeat. It doesn't have to be this way! Fatigue and wasted time can be avoided with strategies and techniques to break through those mental barriers. Attendees will learn how to combine these techniques with the right mindset and attitude in order to debug their code quickly and effectively.

Releasing High-Quality PHP Packages

Session en anglais - Débutant

Releasing open-source libraries is more than sharing your Github URL with the world. There are many considerations and steps involved especially for successful and long-lived projects.
In this talk we’ll cover the principles behind creating, releasing and maintaining high-quality libraries. Topics will include structuring the repository, implementing modern PHP standards, maintaining changelogs, using CI tests, releasing new versions and more.