PHP is a truly amazing language. You probably use PHP to create beautiful websites and services in an expressive way. But the language is capable of so much more than what you'll probably program in your day to day job. In this entertaining talk, we'll take a look a couple of surprising ways to use PHP. You'll see lesser known functionality being used such as weak maps and process control functions. We'll also cover a couple amazing open source PHP projects that have borrowed inspiration from communities outside of PHP such as Tailwind and Phoenix. After this talk you'll be even more convinced how truly flexible PHP. You'll also have learned a couple of functions and packages that you can use in your next project.


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In his talk, Freek kept his promise and showed us some less common but very useful PHP functions and tools.
Lot of new stuff to work on at home!

Gene Surov at 15:56 on 19 May 2022

Always love Freek's talks on the Spatie's packages.
They are doing great job on Laravel community contribution.
Very helpful talk on small useful tricks for everyday normal PHP developers.

I didn't expect PHP could take both the red and blue pills :)

dParadiz at 08:53 on 20 May 2022

Presented good to know tools and functions

Gregor Novak at 09:09 on 20 May 2022

Some great insight in to what PHP can offer if you dig a bit deeper.

Matteo Contri at 09:19 on 20 May 2022

A lot of tools demonstration and great examples! Also love how Freek shows some esoteric functions here and there.

Fun to watch and see what is possible in PHP!

Great talk, he presented very usefull tools

Interesting one about less known functions of PHP and some useful tools

Andrea Sprega at 22:41 on 22 May 2022

Great talk, very well presented and with a lot of never-seen-before usages of more "obscure" PHP functions.

Erik Pöhler at 23:35 on 22 May 2022

Interesting, entertaining talk. A list of notes of stuff to try and to get my hands on.

This talk does exactly what it promises: It showed me some ways I had not used PHP before. Freek brings this in his great exciting way.