Joshua Thijssen


Joshua Thijssen is an all-round consultant and trainer. His daily work consists of maintaining code bases, working on different projects and helping other to achieve higher standards in both coding and thinking. He is author of the PHP|Architect book “Mastering the SPL library” and the Symfony Rainbow Series, founder of the Dutch Web Alliance and regular speaker at national and international conferences.

My Sessions

Symfony2 Components in Your Own Code or Framework

Symfony2 consists of a lot of small components that can be used separately without tying you into the actual Symfony2 framework. And this is an advantage that makes these components used by many big PHP applications nowadays. Instead of re-inventing new components for dealing with HTTP forms, security or even HTTP requests, we can simply […]


Getting the Best out of Symfony’s Security

The Symfony security component is so complex it must be secure! The literally hundreds of options you can and/or must set in order to setup security doesn’t really help. And most of us are simply copy/pasting the cookbook entries. But the security component isn’t actually that hard to grasp. During this talk we take a […]