Tobias is CTO and a partner at Sitewards in Frankfurt, who specialize in e-commerce solutions.
Previously he was well regarded as a freelance consultant and software architect. Over the past years he has built up a development team at Sitewards that thrives to be at the cutting edge of web development.
With passion of inspiring developers he takes part in and speaks at conferences worldwide. He also publishes articles in t3n, PHPMagazin, several blogs and is currently writing a book about web security.
Tobias is currently writing a book, which is planned to be published in June 2014.
A series of articles in the german PHP Magazin about security patterns and the OWASP Top 10.PHP Magazin / 02 - 04.2014
Article in the german t3n Nr. 34 about the usage and implementation of BigPipe.
Article in the german PHP Magazin about Test-Suites in Magento.PHP Magazin / 05.2013
Article in the german PHP Magazin about the installation and configuration of Apache Solr in Magento Enterprise.
Guest blog article in the german phphatesme.com blog about the usage of Microsoft SQL Server in PHP.phphatesme.com
Tobias was featured with his "From Dev to CTO" session from the Barcamp Rhein-Main in a following sunday newspaper.
The PHP Magazin interviewed Tobias and his colleague Michael about the passed trends and hypes in 2013 and aswell tried to give a forecast for 2014.
Maintaining the PHP section of the OWASP Top10 for developers.owasp.org
An implementation of the module management tool modman written in PHP so it runs on every OS.github.com
Implements a BigPipe option to Magento, so a block can be marked as BigPipe an will be rendered after the first flush appeared. Facebook uses that technique to avoid a blocking of the loading process by some slower components.github.com
The admin monitoring logs nearly every save and delete call in the backend of a Magento shop.github.com
A microframework to create multi-threaded php applications, built before it was cool to do that stuff. ;)github.com
The Gamification module allows to track events stored by Hackathon_FrontendMonitoring and release actions like incrementing points, earn badges or cat stickers for a user.github.com
With the latest XSS and CSRF attacks on Twitter, PayPal and Facebook, security is still obviously a very
difficult thing to get right.
Every 3 years, the open web application security project (OWASP) releases a new Top 10 vulnerabilities, this talk will walk you through 2013s list.
Presenting you the possible attack scenarios and how you can protect against them.
In addition we'll look at more security issues which are not part of the Top 10, but that you should definitely keep in mind.
The loading time of a website is one of the most important factors for its success. The amount of abandoned
page loads raises dramatically, the longer the user has to wait for the content.
Facebook invented a new technology called BigPipe which allows the user to already see the essential parts of a website, while long-loading content is still being rendered. This delivers a better user experience and less abandoned page loads.
This talk will show you the technical details of BigPipe and how it can help you to speed up your site and what you need to know to implement it.
Presentation about the not so famous features of the Chrome DevTools
The Magento search is usually set up with MySQL Fulltext, which is not only limited in amount of features, but also known as a performance bottle neck.
The talks shows from a technical point of view, how easy it is to set up a fast and efficient search incl. autosuggest-capabilities based on Apache Solr in Magento Enterprise with the integrated Enterprise_Search module.
After beeing a freelancer for several years Tobias joined 2011 Sitewards as CTO.
He recognized very fast that the job in a full management position is some kind of different then developers think of.
In this talk he talks about challenges and problems, but also which steps and solutions helped to build a highly motivated and successful team.
Besides the technical and disciplinary leadership it's also about recruiting, motivation and team-development.