Summer time, that time of year where work slows down because all stakeholders are on holidays and your connections reply with out of office messages. At PHPBenelux we’re still on post and with the help of our community bringing you great insights on how to improve quality for your e-commerce solutions. Now is also a good time to start your chaos engineering with all the disasters happening around us at the moment.

Of course we will have our monthly raffle and a cosy chit-chat session afterwards.

Have a 👀 at the schedule below.


📝 Schedule

  • 19:00 – 19:10: Welcome and housekeeping notes
  • 19:10 – 20:00: Stephan Hochdörfer – Tools to improve the quality of your Magento project
  • 20:00 – 20:15: Break and speaker switch
  • 20:15 – 21:00: Michelangelo van Dam – Adopt chaos engineering techniques in your daily work
  • 21:00 – 21:15: Closing notes and raffle
  • 21:15 – 22:30: Open discussion breakout session

🗣 Stephan Hochdörfer – Tools to improve the quality of your Magento project

With the Magento Functional Testing Framework and the Magento Extension Quality Program Coding Standard, the Magento ecosystem provides you with some tools to improve the quality of your Magento project. Is that all? 

In this session, we’ll look at what tools the PHP ecosystem has to offer: Code linting best practice, security vulnerabilities checker, software architecture constraints checker, mutation testing, and more.

🗣 Michelangelo van Dam – Adopt chaos engineering techniques in your daily work

What happens when your database server runs out of disk space? Will your customers still be able to purchase on your webshop when your web server is at max capacity? Are your surveys still valid after a bot has filled out a couple of thousand times your forms?

These are just a few of the many things that can and will go wrong in your production environments. Are you confident your systems are still delivering value to your customers when the worst possible thing happens? The only way to know for sure is to adopt chaos engineering techniques. As popularised by Netflix with their open sourced Chaos Monkey and Simian Army tools, we should put our system under constant stress to ensure that we can face disruptive disasters at any given time.

In this talk I walk through some of the disasters we faced in the past decade and how we learned how to build resilience by design in all of our projects. We’ll also share with you our learnings and our successes when Armageddon takes place. It will be an exciting experience that makes you become Dr. Evil in your own company.

💸 Event sponsoring

We have a special raffle prize provided by Heroku containing exclusive Heroku elePHPant, socks, cards and stickers.

Long term support comes from our friends at SPATIE, the Belgian Laravel tooling factory and web agency. Go check out their great training course “Front Line PHP” to learn all about building modern applications with PHP 8 or visit their “” for unprecedented debugging of PHP applications.

A huge thanks goes out to Intracto and Tom Van Looy for stepping up as sponsor helping us bear the costs of running this event.

And we weren’t able to make these meetups possible without the help of IN2IT. We are super grateful to Michelangelo and his crew for providing logistical support in this endeavour 👏

Interested in becoming a sponsor at our next event? Send us an email to and we’ll make it happen!

👥 Join the community

We also provide a YouTube Live stream if you like to follow along in the background:  


Only participants within ClickMeeting will be able to ask questions to speakers or participate in the raffle!

See you all at our meetup 👋

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