March 9-11, 2011
Montreal, Canada

Lithium: The Not-So-Micro Micro-Framework

Frameworks come in all shapes and sizes, with some touting themselves as being "lightweight" or "micro-frameworks", and others brand themselves as a more "full-stack" solution. With Lithium, a new PHP 5.3+ framework, there's nothing stopping you from having both. In this talk, we explore how to trim down lithium to a lightweight, highly performant RESTful JSON & XML API that can fit in a single file. No hair-pulling required.

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Joël Perras

Fictive Kin

Hi! My name is Joël, and I'm an ex-physicist turned web developer. Life is weird like that.

My days are spent building infrastructure and applications with the rest of the fine folk at Fictive Kin, and trying to lift heavy weights over my head on a regular basis. I've authored a book on application development in Python, Flask Blueprints, and blog about math and computer science at

If you can program it, then I want to know more about it.

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