Happy New Year, everyone!
This month we have two talks from our organisers, Steve McDougall and Oliver Davies.
Steve will be speaking about building APIs with Laravel.
Oliver will be giving a lightning talk on using rst2pdf to create slide decks (and potentially anything else too).
Thank you to our sponsors:
- Lexis Nexis
We *always* need more speakers! Volunteer to speak or request a topic: [masked] or #speaking in Slack
This month we have Ryan Chandler joining us to give a talk on GitHub Actions for PHP Applications, covering the basics of getting a pipeline set up with a MySQL database, static analysis, code formatting & linting, testing, etc. We've had various discussions in Slack about GitHub Actions so I hope that this will be interesting and useful for people.
Ryan is also preparing and recording a course on GitHub Actions, which you can find at https://actions-for-php.com.
Following last year's successful contribution session for Hacktoberfest, we're going to be running an online version this year.
All are welcome! If you're new to contributing to open source, several of us in the group maintain or have contributed to various projects and can give you some help finding a project or an issue to work on.
This month we have another online meetup, with two new faces for PHP South Wales. We have a lightning talk from Marcos Rogers on Xdebug, and Zvonimir Spajic from the company Made with Love giving us a fantastic talk on getters and setters - and why he doesn't like them.
Get, Set ... STOP!
This month we have an online workshop thanks to Mathias Verraes, who will be showing us how we can build some pretty cool stuff in PHP.
Build Your Own Parser
Let’s write some parsers! We could do it by writing a lot of imperative code that manipulates strings using a ton of ifs and switches, but it turns out there’s a better way.