New unofficial concrete5 PHP user group and mailing list - concretePHP2 users found helpful
I've started a new concrete5 PHP user group called concretePHP. We will soon have live google hangout meetings with lightning talks from presenters for topics that range from how to use certain PHP development tools, interesting things in the PHP community, new PHP features and all kinds of stuff like that.
Joining the group means that you will start getting notified about all of the discussion that happens. Being a member means that you are a part of a huge community of concrete5 PHP developers that wants to learn and teach through community.
I encourage you to read the welcome message on our page before you write it off and to spread the word wherever possible.
This looks great.
I hope to begin holding regularly scheduled google hangouts that host live lightning talks about interesting PHP topics. If anyone is interesting in giving a talk, please email Korvin or post to the list.
Some ideas for talks:
Effective debugging: breakpoints and profiles
Using an IDE to your advantage - why not notepad?
Code quality Who cares and why?
Writing tests that save your life
SOLID as a rock, coding with principles
What is object oriented programming and why is it better than 5000 line files with no indentation?
PHP7 why we should all use it immediately
PHP Community at large:
PHPFIG - interoperawhat-now?
PHP CMS's in general
Database frameworks and techniques
5.7 modernization, why break backwards compatibility and what really changed?
CMS in the wild, some of the best and worse examples of sites built with cms"
These are all topics I am interested in.
"Free code review!"
The forums aren't really the place to teach people how to be better developers, but this user group is.
Considering that most of the community is involved with concrete5 on a professional or semi-professional basis, it is in everyone's best interest to improve and refine their craft.