Building the perfect PHP app for the enterprise

Webinar series

Developers consider many things when it comes to building business-critical apps and services: performance, stability, security, maintenance, and most important of all, deadlines.

When it comes to enterprise scale, do you have the knowledge necessary to rapidly deliver features, ensure user requests and server loads are optimized, and keep systems alive?

This four-part series of free, interactive webinars is your passport to the perfect PHP app for the enterprise. Following the growth path of application scale and complexity, these sessions teach you:

  • Typical problems as complexity and scale grows
  • Key symptoms to look for and methods to resolve them
  • Techniques and tools you can use to make it easier



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Keeping up with PHP

This introductory session lays the foundation for your PHP app and this series. If you have at least one year of PHP experience, this webinar explains these key building blocks for creating and maintaining enterprise-class applications, mobile services, and third-party libraries.

  • What makes mission-critical PHP different? (including cloud-based solutions)
  • How to maintain your PHP stack.
  • How to ensure code security.
  • What to do when your system goes down?

Using the information provided in this session, you'll be better prepared for the webinars that follow.

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Developing apps faster

Enterprise PHP development teams, no matter the maturity level, focus on one thing: releasing stable apps that perform. They also want to avoid reinventing the wheel. Therefore, make the investment to listen to the top lessons we've learned from across industries to deliver PHP code faster without sacrificing quality, user experience, or existing workflows.

You will learn:

  • How to dig deep into application behavior and performance at runtime
  • How to maximize existing continuous delivery (CD) principles and tools
  • When to take advantage of existing frameworks and extensions and when to do it yourself
  • How to avoid reinventing the wheel each time you deploy, upgrade, or rollback

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Resolving problems and high availability

Your application is your reputation – how do you ensure it's always available and meets demand without breaking the bank? Learn techniques and tools to quickly pinpoint and fix bugs, crashes, and stability issues in production.

You will learn:

  • How to isolate faults in the most demanding production environments
  • How to optimize scale through cluster management
  • How to synchronize session data across clusters for redundancy

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Optimizing performance

Nothing is faster than a frustrated user clicking away from your site or abandoning your service. Avoid attrition by learning how to tune your applications towards lightning-fast page loads and response times.

You will learn:

  • What are the basic principles behind enterprise PHP performance management?
  • How to optimize workloads through background jobs and caching.
  • How to measure performance and make data-driven decisions.

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Bonus: Deploying PHP apps on the cloud

Deploying PHP applications on the cloud can be a tricky task, especially when it comes to automation and clustered environments that scale up and down. If you’re looking for ways to improve or automate your code deployment methods and use continuous integration and delivery, this session is for you.

You will learn:

  • Cloud deployment best practices with live examples using Zend Server images on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • The pros and cons of three automatic deployment models: Git repos, S3 buckets, and ZPKs (Zend Deployment).
  • How to make the most out of your cloud deployments.