let's (re-)discover the SPL

When: 05-09-2014 19:00
Where: 4MKB Center, Bredewater 16 Zoetermeer
Meetup link: Meetup link

Most of us have heard of SPL, and some of us might actually use it. But there are those who went deep into the uncharted, undocumented, black magic voodoo territory that is the "Standard PHP Library". Joshua is one of those people, and he came back to tell us all about his journey.

• 19:00 - 19:20: Welcome with drinks & HOTDOGS 

• 19:20 - 19:30: Intro by SweetlakePHP

• 19:30 - 20:30: (re)discovering the SPL by Joshua Thijssen

• 20:30 - 20:45: Break & HOTDOGS

• 20:45 - 21:30: Group discussion

• 21:30 - 21:45: Raffle, Announcements, Feedback

• 21:45 - ??:??: Networking and drinks & HOTDOGS

Talk: (re)discovering the SPL by Joshua Thijssen

The Standard PHP Library (SPL) might be one of the most powerful, yet the most unused part of PHP, but you are one of those lucky developers who have discovered it! But now what? The lack of documentation about SPL makes it that a lot users don't really harvest the power that SPL brings. During this presentation I will dive into the numerousiterators, data-structures and interfaces that SPL defines and when & how; to implement them in your own projects, but we will talk about the edge-cases as well, as in SPL land things don't always are what they seem..

About: Joshua Thijssen (@JayTaph)

Joshua Thijssen is a freelance consultant, developer and trainer. His daily work consists of maintaining code bases, working on different projects and helping others to achieve higher standards in both coding and thinking. He is the lead developer of Saffire – a new web/system language, author of the book PHP|Architects "Mastering the SPL" and regular speaker at national and international conferences.

Book: “Securing PHP: The Usual Suspects
Book: "Mastering the SPL Library: a php[architect] guide"

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