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As all children of the 80's know, Knight Rider was a story about an otherwise 'normal' law enforcement officer who through the use of Technology (KITT) become an unstoppable machine. In this talk find ...

As all children of the 80's know, Knight Rider was a story about an otherwise 'normal' law enforcement officer who through the use of Technology (KITT) become an unstoppable machine. In this talk find out how programmers should be using technology/tools to make themselves better and more productive.

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    Zendcon 2008 Knight Rider Zendcon 2008 Knight Rider Presentation Transcript

    • The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White http://eliw.com/
    • Knight Coder “A shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who uses tools & technologies to make better coders.” The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Guidelines for this talk These are suggestions I won't mention all options Use what makes YOU better ... experiment The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Editor Most important piece of technology! Good Features: Code completion & Tool tips Regular expression search & replace Context sensitive highlighting Extensibility The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Editor The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Profiler Discover where you need to optimize The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Profiler valgrind / callgrind xdebug kcachegrind APD The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Load Tester Stress your code See at what point it breaks Document benchmarks to test improvement The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Load Tester http_load siege Apache Bench The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Performance Tools Use technologies that make performance easy The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Performance Tools APC – Instant Performance & Caching Memcached – Distributed Caching Gearman – Parallel & Batch Processing The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Libraries Don't reinvent the wheel! Use other coders' time as your own Know when to walk away though The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Libraries PHP: YUI JS: The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Debugger Code is never perfect the first time Use technology to help you find the problems The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Debugger Zend Studio APD WARNING: Maybe not so easy! The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Debugger Don't Forget: echo '<pre>'; var_dump($var); echo '</pre>'; The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Debugger Web Developer Toolbar The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Test Suites Tests are great Tests keep your code running Make writing tests easy for yourself The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Test Suites PHPT Selenium The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Multi-Tier Servers Have multiple servers with different purposes Control the flow of development & testing Not always separate machines The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Multi-Tier Servers Development Initial independent work by programmers Integration Making sure all previous work plays well together Testing Running unit & regression tests Staging As true to production as possible for final tests Production It's live and hopefully working The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • PHP Error Reporting E_ALL & E_STRICT It is your friend. 'Nuff said. The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Version Control Just do it! So many benefits: Recovering from mistakes Integrating code from multiple sources Concurrent work streams Finding old code Assigning blame The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Version Control CVS The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Lint Automatically find broken or suspicious code Hook into version control for total protection The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Lint php -l Language syntax only PHPLint Strict, Simple code required, Type validation The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • CodeSniffer Coding standards are important for teams > 1 CodeSniffer will ensure compliance Hook into version control The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • GUIs Yes I said GUIs Use them to make complicated tasks easy DB maintenance, Version Control, etc The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • GUIs DB: Aqua Data Studio MySQL Workbench Version Control: The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Little Things Don't underestimate the power of: rsync grep find sed cut The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Hardware Hardware is your friend Much cheaper than people Make sure you acquire anything that will help The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Hardware The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Social Networking Make contacts You are at the best place for that right now Stay in touch The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Social Networking The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development Eli White - ZendCon 08 - 9/16/2008
    • Any Questions? For this presentation & more: http://eliw.com/