Climbing the Abstract Syntax Tree


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Trayan Ivanov at 13:49 on 8 Oct 2016

Nice talk.. Tough first 15 minutes but hey not easy to explain this stuff.. I liked it!

Plamen Nikolov at 15:15 on 8 Oct 2016

The talk was quite deep in terms of the level of details, but totally worth it!

Nikola Poša at 18:48 on 8 Oct 2016

Complex topic delivered in a way that even developers that are not familiar with PHP internals and low-level stuff can comprehend it. Good job.

Radoslav Salov at 20:57 on 8 Oct 2016

Explained difficult topic in a way that even layman like me understood

Rodrigo Neves at 09:33 on 9 Oct 2016

The best talk of the conference for me so far. Extremely relevant topic approached with skill and passion. ASTs are a very complex thing, but you made it very understandable with simple and well prepared examples. Only tip I would leave is perhaps take a couple minutes to explain better "why" does PHP7 even bring ASTs to the table even though it adds one extra step in the language interpretation (pros/cons of ASTs).

Ronald Hristov at 16:52 on 9 Oct 2016

Got lost at a moment, but learned how things work on a lower level. Tough but ingorming.

Borislav Sabev at 21:20 on 9 Oct 2016

I was very happy with the presentation and explanation of AST in PHP7 and its' implications. I could immediately see the possible program-transformation abilities of a tool like that. Mr. Titcumb didn't disappoint once again. I was also at his workshop and was very happy to see him deliver this talk.

Venelin Manchev at 22:24 on 9 Oct 2016

Sorry, I didn't understood how all this helps me in my day to day work.

Nice talk

While it might not help anyone in their day today as work (or so it seems) knowing the internals of the language at least on a basic level can have a positive impact on how a developer thinks and uses certain features.

Props to Mr. Titcumb for making a very approachable talk out of a quite complex topic! All around well prepared and executed.

Milan Popovic at 13:08 on 10 Oct 2016

It's always hard to explain complex topics but speaker presented it very well - this was very interesting presentation.

James Titcumb (Speaker) at 13:13 on 10 Oct 2016

Thanks for the great feedback everyone! :)

@Venelin Manchev - thanks for letting me know; I'll try and make it more clear next time how knowing this is useful :)

The presenter did an excellent job in presenting complex topic in an understandable way.