Talk in English - US at Web & PHP Conference
View Slides: http://jmikola.github.io/slides/from_php_to_c/
Short URL: https://joind.in/talk/0139a
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Inside the Sausage Factory: A Journey from PHP to C
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The start of this talk would likely have made my experience with C so much better than it was. It demystified some things for me that definitely helped with my understanding of not just PHP's internals but C in general. I was expecting more anecdotal stories about learning C as a PHP developer but digging into the structures and internals of PHP was useful as well.
Fun talk. Thank you.
The talk had good structure, taking you from raw C to showing how the PHP Core provides lots of structure to extension authors. Because of the overview, I feel like I could dive into developing PHP extensions if I needed to. I know where to start, where to get help, and I can understand the gist of the c code.
It would be helpful to know under what circumstances it would be useful to write custom php extensions. Obviously a database driver would be a good candidate for an extensions, but are there other cases I would need to consider?
Tons of good information in this talk. It *almost* made me want to do some C programming.