I went to the PHP Melbourne User Group meeting on Thursday evening. There were two presenters:
Ben Balbo, long-time member of phpMelb and current office-holder (I'm embarrassed that I can't remember which office), giving a demonstration of views and stored procedures in MySQL.
PHPCodeSniffer is certainly cool, not least because it's very clever and I suppose it has its uses where adherence to coding standards is held to be a high priority. However, I enjoyed Ben's talk as it's the simplest and easiest explanation of views and stored procedures that I've ever seen. Must try out those features!