Video – Getting Started with Blackfire

By Beau Simensen, on Feb 08, 2019

Get through the first steps of profiling your PHP code for the first time with Blackfire.
Understand how to read a profile and find potential performance optimizations.
Discover how Blackfire will help you measure and compare code iterations to verify if they actually improve performance.

This video was recorded from a Webinar in December 2018.

Beau Simensen

Beau Simensen (@beausimensen, has been a professional polyglot programmer since 1998. He is a Technical Product Manager at Blackfire and is co-host of That Podcast (@thatpodcast, An active open-sourcer, he created Sculpin ( and helped create Stack PHP ( Beau is a proponent of framework agnostic code. Unglue all the things!