Meetup #2 was hosted by the lovely people at Blick Studios, Belfast.
The focus of the night was a talk by @tur_nr about Composer.
Composer is a package/dependency manager for PHP. If you’ve used any of the big frameworks then you’ll undoubtedly have seen a composer.json file kicking about.
Chris, gave us all the basic intro on how to install composer, how to initiate a composer based project, e.g. Symfony as well has how to search for and install additional packages and control the package versions via the lock file.
The night was rounded off with some further discussion over a pint in the Duke of York. If you weren’t at our last meet-up, why not? you can see the slides for Chris’s talk here : https://speakerdeck.com/turner296/composer-at-phpbelfast-number-2
Chris plans to release a screencast of his talk onto our youtube channel, if you have any extra questions based on his slides - hit him up on twitter and he might try to factor some common FAQs into the screencast. Keep an eye out for that. We’ll tweet when that’s available.
Be sure to get yourself down to the next meetup.