Derick Rethans

Derick Rethans

Derick Rethans is a PHP internals expert and author of Xdebug. He works as an independent contractor and consultant on PHP extensions and related projects.

He works for the PHP Foundation to improve PHP, and continues to contribute to the PHP project in numerous forms. He speaks frequently at conferences, is the author of php|architect's Guide to Date and Time Programming, and the co-author of PHP 5 Power Programming. He also hosts the PHP Internals News podcast.

Sessions Montréal 2023

Getting the most out of Xdebug 3

Session en anglais - Intermédiaire

In this talk I explain how to use Xdebug to get more productive writing PHP code, focussing on the improvements in Xdebug 3.1 and 3.2, to make the debugging experience better and easier to set-up.

Beyond that, this session also goes through a few complicated scenarios that are harder to debug, and shows solutions to these conundrums.

What's new in PHP 8.1 and 8.2

Session en anglais - Intermédiaire

In this presentation we'll have a look at the new features added in PHP 8.1 and 8.2.

We'll have a look at how the type system is strengthened with Enumerations and "never", Fibers, a new closure syntax, the First Class Callable Syntax, intersection and disjunctive normal form types, readonly classes, and other smaller features.

At the end you will have a good understanding about all the exciting new features that are new in PHP 8.1 and 8.2.

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