Things we've been reading
Symfony Live London 2015
We had a great time at Symfony Live last week. Most of the slides are now online and can be seen at:
Building Data Products with Python: Using Machine Learning to Provide Recommendations
Using learning algorithms for a recommendation engine.
AWS outage: how Netflix weathered the storm by preparing for the worst
"Despite being run entirely from AWS' cloud platform the online streaming giant Netflix reports a quick recovery from Sunday's disruption - demonstrating the importance of its approach of building cloud-based systems to 'fail'."
Characterisation Tests for Legacy Projects
Excellent piece on legacy systems from that GavD.
Volkswagen's Diesel Fraud Makes Critic of Secret Code a Prophet
"On Tuesday, Volkswagen admitted it had rigged the proprietary software on 11 million of its diesel cars around the world so that they would pass emissions tests when they were actually spreading smog."
PHPUnit with phpspec
Nice post on using PHPUnit and phpspec together.
An Approach to Composing Aggregate Boundaries
Not particular new, but brilliant post on an approach to composing Aggregate Roots from Vaughan Vernon.
Things you should keep in mind about quantity queries and CSS selectors
An informative blog post about the useful CSS/CSS3 features you can use and explaining the types of quantity queries.
Tools that have interested us
This php benchmarking library looks fantastic.
If you use reddit, this is pretty cool.
TingoDB and SQLite
GitLab 8 released with a tonne of new features including integrated CI.
Easy management for microservices?
New Nginx release with HTTP2 support
Very slick looking open source PHP CMS
MySQL 5.7 is looking good, includes native JSON support.
Videos we've been watching
HTTP 203: Maintainable Code
Interesting discussion about writing maintainable code.