Design Patterns in software are very important. Since PHP has such an easy learning curve to start, sometimes learning and applying these core fundamentals to your PHP software applications can be forgotten or missed. Aaron Saray, from Milwaukee PHP Users Group, will introduce PHP Design Patterns, explain why they are important, and show where you've seen them (and that they're not as scary as you might think...). Finally, he will cover the first five design patterns you need to know - and get you ready to learn more on your own. Get ready for a presentation mixed with some theory, some hands on, and tons of examples and code snippets.
Aaron Saray is the author of the Wiley Wrox programmer to programmer book "Professional PHP Design Patterns." He is also the founder of the Milwaukee PHP Users Group ( http://mkepug.org ). With more than a decade of PHP Programming, authoring and technical editing experience, multiple speaking engagements, and hosting/presenting a Zend Framework webinar for Zend, he's looking forward to sharing his knowledge and experience with his home state's capitol city Madison PHP Users group!