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OCPHP Dec 2013 | PHP: Magic, Sugar & Lipstick | hosted by Branding Personality

  • Dec 4, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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PHP: Magic, Sugar & Lipstick
by Sharon Levy

1.  Intro

    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 

4.  Conclusion


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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Venue Location

Entrance in at the Brick Basement (enter from the parking lot in the back) next to The Matador Restaurant. Just after you enter, take the door to your right, then up the stairs, and keep straight to our office. Milton Security and The Aura Group are also on the same floor.





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  • Sharon

    Thank you, everyone! I really enjoyed giving the talk and especially liked the discussion afterwards.

    December 5, 2013

  • William

    As always, a great well researched presentation by Sharon. Thanks everyone who made it out.

    1 · December 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentation, learned about some features in PHP I haven't used before that I will be exploring soon! :)

    1 · December 4, 2013

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