David Brewer

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David Brewer

Second Story

Biography

David Brewer is the Web Technology Lead at Second Story, a part of SapientNitro. He has over ten years of experience with Web programming using a variety of platforms and languages. He specializes in the creation of collection databases, web-based administrative consoles for managing them, and the front-end systems used to present them.

Open Source Bridge 2014

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* xmonad: the window manager that (practically) reads your mind

Many desktop environments try to be easy to use for the average user, but that's not you. You're at your computer all day writing code; you don't have time to waste _dragging windows_ (ugh!) or watching _animated transitions_ (yuck!). David Brewer will demonstrate how by using xmonad, a tiling window manager, you can bend your desktop to your will and control your windows with telepathy. Kind of.
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David Brewer

Open Source Bridge 2012

Sessions for this user

* Using XMonad for a No-Nonsense, Highly Productive Linux Desktop Experience

Many Linux desktop environments try to be easy to use for the average user, but that's not you. You're at your computer all day writing code; you don't want to mess around with *dragging windows* or (ugh) watching *animated transitions*. David Brewer will demonstrate how by using xmonad, a tiling window manager, you can free yourself from the tyranny of the mouse.
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David Brewer

Proposals for this user

* Dear Lazyconference, let's talk about your favorite web application framework.

Me: experienced Symfony 1 developer trying to decide whether to make the jump to Symfony 2 or to another web application framework. You: opinionated and passionate users of other MVC-style frameworks. Together we'll form an impromptu un-panel to compare and contrast our toolkits.
Cooking 2012-03-13 19:57:26 +0000
David Brewer

Open Source Bridge 2011

Sessions for this user

* Put THAT in Your Pipe and Deploy It!

A deployment pipeline combines several development best practices, fully automated and taken to their logical extreme. The result is almost magical: changesets go in one end, and fully-tested software packages come out the other. We'll take a tour of the components of a deployment pipeline, with concrete examples showing how to use Hudson, Rake, and Puppet to deploy PHP projects.
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David Brewer

Open Source Bridge 2010

Sessions for this user

* The symfony framework behind the scenes at museum installations

The symfony framework is a full-stack web framework for PHP. It's great for building websites, but you might be surprised where else it comes in handy. David Brewer shows how Second Story uses symfony to build custom content management and delivery systems powering interactive installations ranging from collections of Disney memorabilia to maps plotting every monument at Gettysburg.
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David Brewer

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* Using virtualization and automation to improve your web development workflow

Large-scale web projects use sophisticated staged deployment systems, but the prospect of setting these up can be daunting. Using virtualization and automated configuration puts the benefits within easy reach even for small projects. David Brewer explains how Second Story uses Linux, VMware Server, and AutomateIt to grease the wheels of development on their museum-sector projects.
Cooking 2010-03-29 15:42:24 +0000
David Brewer

Open Source Bridge 2009 Birds of a Feather

Sessions for this user

* Symfony BOF

Using the symfony PHP framework or just curious about it? This BOF is for you.
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David Brewer

Open Source Bridge 2009

Sessions for this user

* Using virtualization and automation to improve your web development workflow

Large-scale web projects use sophisticated staged deployment systems, but the prospect of setting these up can be daunting. Using virtualization and automated configuration puts the benefits within easy reach even for small projects. David Brewer explains how Second Story uses Linux, VMware Server, and AutomateIt to grease the wheels of development on their museum-sector projects.
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David Brewer

Proposals for this user

* Doctrine: object-relational mapping for PHP

Doctrine is a powerful object-relational mapper for PHP. David Brewer introduces the library and demonstrates how it can save you time and effort as you develop database-driven websites.
Cooking 2009-04-11 06:57:43 +0000
David Brewer

* Introduction to the symfony PHP framework

The symfony framework is a full-stack web framework for PHP5. It's packed with powerful features, has thorough documentation, and is constantly improving thanks to its active and helpful community. David Brewer provides a high-level overview with real-world examples from his experience using symfony to create websites and on-site installations for museums.
Cooking 2009-04-11 06:53:34 +0000
David Brewer