PHP: Magic, Sugar & Lipstick
by Sharon Levy
A. Syntactic Sugar
B. Sugar == Laziness:
1) Def of Laziness
2) Inherent Danger for PHP?'
C. 'Sugary' Examples
- php5.4 (the various "sugar")
- php5.5 (generators (explaining *both* ways of using them, and the other "sugar"
D. Recent Sugar Rejects
E. WishList of Sugar: Function Call Chaining, Negative Array Indexing, etc.
A. Lipstick 4 Geeks: Definition
B. Lipstick Example: Static Functions - Sort of a Namespace
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 CodeWorks conference. php|architect has published several of her articles on subjects ranging from email verification to web-based retrieval, to PHP’s support for closures. She presented a ZendCon unCon session onPHP’s anonymous functions in 2011 which resulted in Zend Technologies inviting her to do a webinar reprising that presentation in March 2012. 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.
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