Christopher is a developer and writer, working at http://madewithover.com. I usually work on application architecture, though sometimes I build compilers or robots.
Many developers get lost in the hype of object oriented design. They miss out on how expressive and succinct their code could be if they tried functional programming. Take Monads, for instance. Many developers haven't even heard the name, much less are able to describe what Monads are and how they can be useful in every-day code. In this talk, we'll gain a clear and simple understanding of what Monads are, and how they can help us to refactor our code to be clear and concise.
If you use other languages, you've probably found features that you wish PHP had. Perhaps you miss that bit of C# class accessor syntax. Or perhaps you'd really like to use JS arrow functions... You can have those things, and you don't even have to write C to do it. I’m going to introduce you to a library that will allow you to use preprocessor macros, to turn your desired bit of syntax into valid PHP syntax. Then I’m going to show you a few libraries that use those macros to bring fresh and interesting new syntax to everyday PHP applications.
This year we raffle a handful of free conference tickets to all of our mailing list subscribers.
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