PHP has a reputation for being poorly designed and inconsistent. This reputation has been earned through a lifetime of organic growth. Some of this criticism is deserved, but some parts — The Good Parts — keep us coming back for more. Join us as we discuss the reasons why PHP powers most of the Web despite its flaws.
A few of the features we discuss in this talk include:
Chris is a thought leader in the PHP and web application security communities — a widely-read blogger at shiflett.org, a popular speaker at industry conferences worldwide, and the founder of the PHP Security Consortium.
His books include the critically-acclaimed Essential PHP Security (O’Reilly) and HTTP Developer’s Handbook (Sams). His writing has also appeared in a number of other popular books including Programming PHP (O’Reilly), PHP Cookbook (O’Reilly), and PHP in Action (Manning).
Sean Coates has been developing Web applications professionally for over 9 years, and is currently a Web Architect for OmniTI. In the past, he has worked in various positions, from developing payment code that processed over one million dollars per day, to working as the editor-in-chief of php|architect magazine, and organizer of php|tek and php|works conferences. Sean has been a contributing member of the PHP community, from working heavily on the PHP manual, to maintaining PEAR code, speaking on the topic of PHP, and contributing to open source projects, including (most recently) the Habari and Phergie projects.
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