PHP has its own treasure chest of classic mistakes that surprises even the most seasoned expert : code that dies just by changing its namespace, strpos() that fails to find strings or arrays that changes without touching them. Do that get on your nerves too ? Let’s make a list of them, so we can always teach them to the new guys, spot them during code reviews and kick them out of our code once and for all. Come on, you’re not frightening us !


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Entertaining and informational talk, although probably not for everyone

Patrick Blom at 09:43 on 26 Jan 2020

This was really fun to attend. Love the way you performing on stage. Thx a lot.

Talk was entertaining, but I couldn't help but feel, except for two, none of the coding traps were actual traps and rather "I'm looking for a problem". I rather caught myself thinking multiple times "if you're doing this, you're just shooting yourself in the foot".

I really liked the funny tone and entertaining way of trying to deliver your talk, much appreciated at the last timeslot of the conference.

However : one point of critique : it was a lot to digest in around 50 minutes time (and you had to speed up considerably to make your time count), so perhaps either find a way of speeding it a bit up (without sacrificing understandability of course :) ) or just cut a few examples from your talk.

Either way, great stuff.

Jarno lasseel at 14:37 on 26 Jan 2020

This was a fun and entertaining speaker and talk. Allot to see and take in and no way of actually remembering all this unless the slides are available somewhere.

Steve Winter at 19:30 on 26 Jan 2020

A couple of 'TIL' in there, and generally entertaining, but there were times where I felt the comments directed at people who answered questions were somewhat harsh.

Also ended up being quite rushed suggesting more rehearsal for the time available was required.

Daan at 11:14 on 27 Jan 2020

There were definitely a few interesting points, but there were too many to fit into the available time and too many to actually remember. For that reason I hoped the slides would be made available here, but unfortunately that does not appear to be the case.

Marco Hein at 21:00 on 27 Jan 2020

it was very entertaining and had many fun facts about common mistakes

Just brilliant :-)

Timo Schinkel at 21:08 on 1 Feb 2020

I could have listened to this talk for another hour easily. Some traps were more "trappy" than others, but this is a talk I would really recommend the juniors in my company.

Will the slides be available so I can share them with them?