This is a Joint meetup between LAPHP and LAMPsig.
One of PHP5.3's terrific features is the ability to use lambdas. But, wait, didn't we already have that with PHP5? What was create_function() about after all? What is the difference between a lambda and a closure or is there any in PHP? Come and explore with me these and other questions in an adventure to discover the truth about lambdas in PHP. The presentation touches on the origins of the lambda and its implementation in PHP5.3. Far greater emphasis is on live code demonstrations of lambdas (and closures, too!) as well as in-depth discussion about the code.
ABOUT SHARON LEVY
Sharon is a Zend Certified Engineer in PHP5, equally comfortable working with UNIX, Linux or Windows platforms. Her accomplishments in public speaking include dynamic, multi-media presentations at code camps and PHP meetups. She has also presented at SCALE (WIOS) and was the local speaker representing the Los Angeles area at the 2009 Code Works conference. The premier magazine php|architect has published several of her articles whose subjects range from email verification to web-based retrieval, to her latest endeavor regarding PHP's support for lambdas. Writing and public speaking activities compliment her primary focus, providing professional web development services for companies in diverse industries, from startups to the Fortune 500.