Best Practices for Building PHP and Oracle Applications



Architecting PHP Database Applications for Scalability and Availability


All kinds of PHP applications use the Oracle database because of the
feature set available. This presentation highlights some of those
features and shows how they make PHP applications easier to design,
more secure and scalable.

Tuning examples for the PHP OCI8 extension, the network and for the
database will be shown. The talk will also show how Oracle’s free
development and tuning tools improve the coding experience. Finally,
Oracle’s free database, which only takes takes a few minutes to
install, will be shown

Speaking experience


  • Biography

    Christopher Jones, Product Development, Oracle

    Christopher has worked for Oracle in both the US and Australia making
    the Oracle database better for PHP and liaising with the PHP
    community. He is a lead maintainer of the OCI8 extension. He is the
    author of several technical articles on PHP and Oracle, and he
    co-released The Underground PHP and Oracle Manual (free from Christopher has presented at conferences
    including the International PHP Conferences, the O’Reilly Open Source
    Convention, and Zend/PHP Conferences. He also presents Oracle-PHP
    tutorials and PHPFests worldwide. Christopher’s blog is at