PHP 5.4 Features You Will Actually Use

Location: E144 Level: Intermediate
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The PHP 5.4 release brought with it the usual excellent selection of entries in the changelog – but which of those will you be using in your real applications this year? This talk looks at a selection of the additions that have arrived with PHP 5.4, examining each one in turn and showing examples of using it. I’ll talk about which features will be useful and to whom, and show off some tricks that you might not have seen if you haven’t had chance to play with it in detail.

The headline news includes support for traits and a built in webserver, but there are plenty of other changes besides. For a round-up of these features and a discussion of who will be using them and when, this sessions is for you. Recommended for PHP developers, architects and technical managers, the aim is to have a hands-on demonstration of the best on offer and where it might fit in to your existing ecosystem.

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Lorna Mitchell


Lorna is an independent PHP consultant based in Leeds, UK. She leads the open source project, which provides a platform for real-time, public feedback at community events. She is an experienced event organiser and speaker herself, having hosted the Dutch PHP Conference and co-founded the PHP North West conference and user group. She has spoken at technical events across Europe and beyond, predominantly on technical topics around PHP and APIs, but also on topics around business, projects and open source. She regularly delivers technical training sessions and is also active as a mentor with Author of the book PHP Master from Sitepoint, Lorna loves to write and is regularly published at a number of outlets including netmagazine and of course her own blog

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Shirley Bailes
07/18/2012 10:20am PDT

@Lorna, @Michael: slides are posted above as well.

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Lorna Mitchell
07/18/2012 10:11am PDT

I did upload the slides to OSCON’s site but they don’t show up – you can also find them on speakerdeck:

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Michael Shadle
07/18/2012 9:34am PDT

please post the slides and a link :)


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