With PHP frameworks being more decoupled than ever, and with the help of a package and dependency manager, large and heavy PHP frameworks are becoming a thing of the past. Modern PHP developers now have a wealth of libraries available that specialize at specific tasks, and microservices are fast becoming a preferred way to architect applications. But many don't know how to start.
This talk will briefly introduce what microservices are, and how to use them. Then show how to build a foundation using the Zend Expressive microframework leveraging components of Zend Framework, and other libraries, to quickly create awesome things without requiring an entire framework. Resources for reference and continued learning will also be shared.