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, the PHP language, and related projects.

He works for the PHP Foundation to improve PHP, and continues to contribute to the PHP project in numerous forms. He is a frequent lecturer at conferences, the author of php|architect's Guide to Date and Time Programming, and the co-author of PHP 5 Power Programming.

Sessions Montréal 2024

Introduction to PHP Extensions

Session en anglais - Avancé

In this presentation, we take a look at writing PHP extensions. Using step-by-step examples, we'll take a function written in PHP and convert it into a loadable extension using C. We'll then test both versions and compare the results. After seeing the size and scope of the benefits that can be realized, you'll want to try it out for yourself. You'll also understand why we start with simple things, and not try to rewrite all of Symfony in C.

What's new in PHP 8.3

Session en anglais - Intermédiaire

During this presentation, we are going to look at the new features that were introduced in PHP 8.3, and some in earlier versions. Join me to have a look at how the type system is strengthened with Typed Class Constants, Readonly
Classes, Arbitrary Static Variable Initialisers, Overloaded Method Markers, and other new smaller features and clean-ups.

At the end you will have a good understanding about all the new and exciting PHP 8.3 features.

Sessions Montréal 2023

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