Luke Welling

Luke Welling
Engineer, Tidal Labs

Website | @lukewelling

Luke Welling is from Melbourne, Australia, but lives in rural Maryland and works remotely for Silicon Valley startup, PandaWhale.

He’s seen lots of good code and bad code, and tries to write more good than bad. Over the last decade, he has applied PHP in many places where it was intended, and in many places where it was never meant to go.

With his wife Laura, he wrote the bestselling book PHP and MySQL Web Development and often speaks about PHP at conferences and user groups.

His hobbies include riding his horses and sticking Splayds in toasters, although he has not yet attempted to do both at once.


Location: E144 Level: Intermediate
Laura Thomson (Mozilla Corporation), Luke Welling (Tidal Labs)
Average rating: ***..
(3.78, 9 ratings)
For the last twelve years we've been giving conference talks and writing books about how to develop for the web in PHP. Over that time we've made a bunch of recommendations: some still hold true, and some things have changed quite a bit since 2000. We'll talk about how the landscape's changed, and how and when you should change the way you work. Read more.
Location: E144 Level: Intermediate
Luke Welling (Tidal Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
PHP has rarely been a fashionable language, so it's probably no surprise that it is not high fashion for startups today. What advantages influence the startups that choose it? Ignoring loss of hipster cred, what real disadvantages do they face? What features of other language ecosystems are missing or underused in PHP? Read more.


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