Source: Essex Web Developers

Essex Web Developers Meetup


Ben Ramsey (@ramsey) will be presenting a talk on 'Cool Tools for PHP Development'

"Good developer experience (DX) is critical in the tools we use, whether external- or internal-facing. The easier it is for your team to do their job, the happier and more efficient they'll be. So far, the JavaScript community has cornered the market on developer tooling, but the PHP community is catching up.

In this talk, I'll crack open my toolbox and share some of the tools I use in daily development and why I think they improve the DX of projects I work on. We'll look at some familiar tools, such as PHPUnit and PHP_CodeSniffer, along with new tools like PHPStan and Psalm. I'll show how to configure these tools for better workflows through Composer scripts and plugins. We'll also see how to standardize your team's workflow with CaptainHook. By the end, I hope you'll leave with some good ideas for improving your team's DX."


Please use the link below to join the online event from 7pm (BST):

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial [masked] and enter this PIN:[masked]#. To view more phone numbers, click this link:


19:00-19:30 - Attendees join the video call
19:30-20:00 - Chat, drink and socialise
20:00-21:00 - The talk: Ben Ramsey (@ramsey) presenting 'Cool Tools for PHP Development'
21:00-21:45 - More chatting, drinking and socialising
21:45-22:00 - Wrap up

We look forward to seeing you there!

** Please note: the event's talk will be recorded for future viewing on our YouTube channel ( **


The Essex Web Developers meetup group is kindly sponsored by Enovate (, an Essex-based web design agency and Opworks ( an AWS cloud consultancy.

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