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Wez Furlong

Wez Furlong
Chief Software Architect, Message Systems, Inc.

Website | @wezfurlong

Wez Furlong is the Director of Engineering at Message Systems. In the PHP world, Furlong is a PHP Core developer, the so-called “King of PECL,” the PHP Extension Community Library, and helps to maintain the php.net server infrastructure. Furlong has authored and maintains a number of PHP extensions, and designed and implemented the PHP Streams layer. Furlong currently resides in Columbia, Maryland with his wife, son, and two dogs.


PHP, Tutorial
Location: D135 Level: Intermediate
Marcus Boerger (Google), Wez Furlong (Message Systems, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 9 ratings)
PHP has become an extremely powerful web development platform. PHP furthermore allows easy integration with legacy applications by developing dedicated extensions. In this tutorial, two of the most active core developers of PHP will share their knowledge and get you started coding right away. Read more.
Location: E146 Level: Intermediate
Wez Furlong (Message Systems, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Ever wanted to throw together a GUI app for the Mac but felt intimidated at the prospect of learning Objective-C? Ever wished there was a Mac native version of PHP-GTK? This session will give you a peek at building native Mac apps using PHP. Read more.
Location: F151 Level: Intermediate
Wez Furlong (Message Systems, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 6 ratings)
PHP 5 features a new data access layer called PDO that provides a clear, simple and powerful unified API for working with all our favourite databases. Join Wes Furlong to learn more about the future of database access in PHP. Read more.
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