You might think you know PHP, but if you dig below the surface you might find it can do more than you knew. Beyond the documented features, there lies a world of tricks, hacks and other techniques that can allow PHP to go a step further.

In this talk we'll look outside the box at some things PHP provides like references, autoloading and magic methods and explore how using them in an unconventional way can benefit our own code.


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David Lumm at 21:05 on 12 Aug 2020

A fascinating delve into pushing the PHP envelope, especially useful making you think of ways to introduce features that don't yet exist.

It might be because I was getting a bit distracted by the storm out my window, but I started to get a little lost, there was quite a lot of examples to take in, you could possibly get away with one or two less and still have a lot to share with the audience. My mind is definitely blown!

The slides looked great and the line-highlighting in code examples was really useful!

Owen Voke at 21:07 on 12 Aug 2020

Great talk with a tonne of detail that was well explained. It was really interesting to learn more about a lot of the lesser known quirks and features of PHP and preprocessing.

Adam Evans at 22:52 on 12 Aug 2020

Awesome talk, really detailed and informative. Really enjoyed the content and the slides 🙂

Dan Ackroyd at 18:57 on 13 Aug 2020

Good talk. Could do with a bit more 'energy'. I think doing the talk standing up (or at least sitting up and getting energised) would make a difference.

Really interesting talk, I learnt loads. Covered lots of clever things you can do with PHP. Slides were clear. Pace of delivery was perfect.