Creating generative art (with PHP!)

By Christophe Dujarric, on Feb 03, 2021

In January 2021, Laracon Europe took place online. During the conference, we got a chance to have several sessions on using Blackfire on Laravel applications.

Alex Vanderbist, Web Developer at Spatie, had actually used Blackfire a couple of months back on one of his applications, and took this opportunity to share his story.

Here are the excerpt and the video:

Art is cool. Code is cool. Let’s combine the two together and create generative art using PHP. How does that even work and can we make it performant? When looping over millions of shapes and pixels, that extra millisecond does count! But only if you can measure it.

In a visual, practical, and light-hearted 30 minutes we’ll build a generative art algorithm and optimize it from taking minutes to seconds.

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Christophe Dujarric

Christophe is the Chief Product Officer at Blackfire. He's an engineer, but probably one of the least "tech" people in the company. He's wearing many hats, from product management to marketing and sales. He loves the beauty of simple solutions that solve actual problems.