Over the years, software teams have questioned if PHP is a good choice for building web services. In this talk, I will show how we use PHP on the backend for Glu Mobile’s flagship mobile game Design Home, enabling it to regularly rank amongst the top free mobile games – both in downloads and grossing. We will deep dive into the thought processes, development, and integration strategy, and study a few real-life cases to show how to use PHP in the right way to build and maintain reliable, high-performance backends.
Demin is a staff engineer and technical lead on Glu Mobile’s Design Home team. He has been using PHP primarily since 2000, and has worked for a diverse group of companies throughout his career, from start-ups to some of the Bay Area’s largest international corporations, including eBay, Visa, and Glu. For years, Demin has been focused on building high-performance, secure web applications and is always exploring ways to push the limit of PHP. Besides architecting and building backend services with PHP, he works with his teammates on open source projects at Glu to give back to the community.