I’m pleased to announce I will be speaking at PHP UK in London. PHP UK will be on February 21st and 22nd.

I will be giving two talks, “PHP 5.NEXT: The New Bits”, which will cover PHP 5.6 (or whatever is appropriate come February!) and “PHP Performance: Under The Hood”, which will be a performance talk with an emphasis on what’s going on in internals.

This second talk is intended as a way to get to know more about the engine, how it works, and what’s really going on with your code.

Last time I went to PHP UK in 2012, it was one of the highlights of that year, and I fully expect it’ll be the same for me next year. I hope to see you there, tickets are on sale now!

After being part of the inaugural, and immensely successful Sunshine PHP in 2013, I am so delighted to be invited back to speak at my “home” conference in 2014.

Sunshine PHP takes place in Miami, February 6-8th 2014, and will be speaking on “MySQL HA, Recovery and Load Balancing”.

Using MySQL Server and Percona XtraDB Cluster we will take a look at several possible replication configurations for MySQL high-availability, disaster recovery and load-balancing. After comparing them for administration ease, scalability of reads and writes, robustness of the system for errors and time for data recovery as well as looking at how they impact your code-layer we will discuss the ins-and-outs of each setup, looking at the pros and cons, and what trade-offs you will need to make depending on your needs.

SunshinePHP is a great conference and the fact it’s in sunny Miami is a bonus. Tickets are on sale now!