Staff Engineer @ Wayfair

Ahmed Abdou

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Ahmed has been in the industry for more than 9 years. He has worked as an SRE and a PM but most of his career as a Software Engineer working in PHP, since the early days of PHP4 Smarty, Zend 1, Symfony 2 and open-source advocate. He has been contributing to open-source since 2008 by using it, giving talks, patches, bug reports, spreading the word.

Anti-Patterns in PHP

PHP is one of the easiest programming languages to use ever and powers more than half of the internet. With this ease of use, certain common patterns emerge that become harmful. This is especially true when your product or service is not expected to die soon. Some anti-patterns are coding, others are related to operating your service, especially with new docker stacks. We will go over some of the most common pitfalls with a focus on enterprise development.