Talk comments

Good talk, interesting subject, never had the pleasure of using SVM for machine learning purposes. I've always been more of a neural network kind of guy... until now... Thanks for the insights :)

Matthias gave a really good talk about the basic thoughts behind OO. It was very clear, well structured, and really informative.

It mostly refreshed my memory as most things presented were already somewhere buried deep in my mind. Especially the way of preserving state through use of immutable objects has been an eye-opener.

Great talk! Your enthusiasm about the subject really helped making this potentially very dry subject understandable and fun.

Very nice, high level abstract talk. It really got me thinking about using the guildelines that were presented. I would have liked some practical real-world examples but I guess that's for another talk ;-)

Anonymous at 22:45 on 10 May 2016

Nice abstract talk. It makes you think about how you write your code and it gives you some head ups again.

Sometime I wouldn't mind that you gave your opinion a bit more.
I'm doubting if it's better to have some examples in your talk. You make it less abstract and people are not translating into their own mind to "Is he meaning this or that in our code base.".
But adding them could break the power of the abstractness it have now, and for experience people it should not be a problem.

Anonymous at 22:24 on 10 May 2016

I really like this talk. Why? Because Sjoerd is very enthusiastically about the subject and took us by hand (on a good way) in the talk with the example of the Titanic and the use of a fake client question.

After this talk I have now a good start view on what Machine Learning could be and how we can start developing it in PHP.

From another comment:
"One little nitpick: please remove the linenumbers and codefolding indicators from the code examples, for me it was quite distracting"
I liked it in this way :) Not at all distracting when reading the small pieces of code.

Anonymous at 20:28 on 10 May 2016

Nice talk, interesting subject. Would perhaps suggest switching the content: start with boundaries, messaging, CQS, proceed into (im)mutability (supported by the former) etc and finally go towards the OO-is-nearly-functional as a conclusion, especially since you're referring back to it in the end.

nitpick: remove the quotes from the text-balloons, they seem to make the content less serious, while it is actually supportive or clarifying.

Anonymous at 20:25 on 10 May 2016

Good talk, interesting subject, and afterwards felt I learned something as well as that I wanted to explore the subject further... What more can I ask for?

Well done!

One little nitpick: please remove the linenumbers and codefolding indicators from the code examples, for me it was quite distracting. For syntax highlighted code you could do it manually or use a tool like

I liked the talk, for me personally a lot of the talk really made sense afterwards. Not because the concepts were to difficult to grasp but when I started talking about it with other attendees we got into interesting conversations. Especially the part about immutable and returning a new 'cloned instance' of an object. Definitely food for thought. I didn't know the exact meaning of the term "Anemic" a very short explanation of the term would have been a nice little extra to get a better understanding of the concept.

Excellent talk - you're definitely ready for DPC :) It was entertaining and full of interesting insights into the subject of machine learning.