Keith Casey

Keith Casey currently serves as Director of Product for working to make APIs easier, more consistent, and help solve real world problems. Previously, as a developer evangelist at Twilio, he worked to get good technology into the hands of good people to do great things. In his spare time, he works to build and support the Austin technology community, blogs occasionally at and is completely fascinated by monkeys. Keith is also the author of “A Practical Approach to API Design” from Leanpub.

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A Chat on Zend’s phpcloud at ZendCon 2011


by · December 21, 2011


At the tail end of ZendCon 2011 in October, I managed to corner Boaz Ziniman to chat on the launch of their new product phpcloud. We covered features, limitations, design & implementation considerations, and how it’s different than most of the other options out there. Download the mp3 here Supporting links: Zend Technologies ZendCon […]


CodeWorks East 2011 Recap


by · December 16, 2011


While it will still be a few days weeks until I’m finally recovered, I wanted to share a recap of CodeWorks East 2011 while it was still fresh. If you’re looking for the core presenters’ slides, attendees will receive them via email but they will not be published publicly until after the West Coast Tour […]


South Florida PHP Users Group


by · November 28, 2011


Adam Culp of the South Florida PHP Users Group tipped me off to an event they have coming up in just a couple weeks for their December meeting. On December 14th, they’re welcoming Rasmus Lerdorf to speak on “PHP in 2011.” Rasmus , the inventor of PHP, will talk to us and give his perspective […]


ZendCon 2011: Pre-cap


by · October 17, 2011


Yet again, it’s that time of year. Later today we have the kick off of the seventh ZendCon (officially called the Zend PHP Conference). This year I’m hitting the event under the php|architect banner as press. It will be my job to cover the good, the bad, the news, the chaos, and generally the things […]


2011 php|tek Webcast Series


by · January 26, 2011


Once again, we bring you the php|tek Webcast Series. For the past few conferences, we’ve put together a sampling of interesting sessions, hot projects, and sharp people from around the community to talk on topics that have piqued their interest.


Lots of Screens with a Little Code


by · January 19, 2011


A few months ago I had the opportunity to attend AdobeMAX. While I was there at Adobe’s invitation, I took it upon myself to chat with smart people from all over the community. One of the more interesting people I tracked down was Christian Cantrell.


User Groups.. thanks!


by · November 29, 2010


For those of you just joining us, we just wrapped the CodeWorks 2010 Tour. While I’ve written a recap elsewhere, I wanted to take some time to acknowledge and thank the User Groups.


CodeWorks 2010 Slides


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If you’ve been following along the last couple months, you know that a number of us were recently on the CodeWorks 2010 tour. In ten days we hit five cities and met user groups all over the place. All in all, it was a blast – we all have writeups coming – but you’re not here for our analysis.. you’re hear for our slides.


Sandcastles & Security


by · July 27, 2010


After playing with Flex off and on for a couple of months, I decided I would try to break it. I’m not a security guy at heart, but I’ve listened closely and improved my own stuff, so I quickly came up with four ways that I might be able to cause problems with Flex. Here are my results with each. To be clear, it is not my goal to be a nefarious troublemaker and break everything. My goal is to find out where things could break.


Making Flex Builder PHP Friendly


by · May 31, 2010


Flash Builder 4 looks like a new IDE, but since it’s built on Eclipse, you get all the benefits and plugins. So why not use them?