West Yorkshire Python User Group

The West Yorkshire Python User Group (WYPy) have been meeting monthly since 2007. Our meetings are free, and usually include at least one talk, as well as a trip to the pub.

We discuss our meetings on the Python Yorkshire and Humberside Google Group and you can also follow us on Twitter at @WYPython.

Elephant taming for snake lovers

Thursday September 10, 2015

This month Wes Mason, "is going to show us why PHP doesn't suck quite as much as we think it does".

PHP is one of the most popular web development platforms in the world. Like it or not you can't argue with the widespread usage and popularity of PHP, from CMSs, to forums, eCommerce sites and more, there's a lot of actively developed/used code out there.

Follow along with Wes as he attempts to explain the most appealing features, similarities, galloping differences between PHP and Python, and why Python developers should care:

  • Similarities (generators, traits, functional, modules).
  • Managing dependencies and distributing packages with Composer.
  • Debugging locally and remotely with XDebug.
  • Pick a framework, really, any framework.
  • Deploying apps with mod_php and php-fpm (We don't need no WSGI here).
  • Documentation, sometimes global everything has good consequences.
  • Migrating between versions, alternative implementations (from HHVM to HippyVM) and the future(s) of PHP, 7 and Hack.

Date and Time

Thursday 10th September. Starting at 7.30pm.

If you want to arrive before the talk, the venue will be open from about 7.00pm. We will finish at around 8.30pm-9.00pm, and will be going to The Wardrobe pub afterwards.

Location

We will be meeting at ODI Leeds:

3rd Floor Munro House
Duke St
Leeds
LS9 8AG

There will be a note on the door when you arrive. Please call or txt the number and someone will come down to let you in.

Coming up

Nothing scheduled yet. Please check back soon.

Previous meetings

  1. 2017

    1. April - Python/Django Workshop
    2. March - Becoming Polyglot - Lorna Mitchell
    3. February - February Social
  2. 2016

    1. September - (TBC) PyConUK Warmup
    2. June - Pair Programming Game
    3. May - Pair Programming Game
    4. April - Talisker - a Web Application Runtime
    5. February - February Social
    6. January - Fast Python Implementations: An Opinionated Review
  3. 2015

    1. November - Hypothesis, a QuickCheck style testing library for Python
    2. October - October Social
    3. September - Elephant taming for snake lovers
    4. August - How To Get Your Patch Accepted
    5. July - to pytest or not to pytest
    6. June - June Social
    7. May - Hacking on the WYPy website.
    8. January - Micropython
  4. 2014

    1. August - Simple Selenium Test - A case study
    2. June - Suggestions on designing a flexible framework
    3. May - Monitoring things that aren't computers
    4. April - Monitoring things that aren't computers
    5. March - Lightning talks: A Python editor/IDE show and tell
    6. February - Teaching Python at The Test People
  5. 2013

    1. November - Geist UI Automation Library
    2. September - Encouraging Contributions To Your Open Source Project
    3. July - Coding Session: Turtles All The Way Down
    4. May - Stormy Webber - Tornado for everyone
    5. April - PyCon US Review and social meeting
    6. March - Coding Session - Porting Restish to Python 3
    7. February - Inkscape and Python
  6. 2012

    1. December - Unit testing Django
    2. November - A Python powered media server
    3. October - IPython: tools for interactive computing
    4. June - Go From a Python Programmer's Perspective
    5. May - The Twisted Toolbox
    6. March - Coding Dojo
    7. February - Python Web Framework Comparrison (Part 2)
    8. January - Python Web Framework Comparrison (Part 1)
  7. 2011

    1. December - Coding Dojo
    2. November - Testing in Python
    3. October - Testing in Python and Using the SciPy toolset for interactive analysis
    4. August - Block World - Simon Davy