Want to make sure that your class names don't overwrite the class names for any other projects on the server? Hate having long class names like [insert ridiculously long classname here]? Namespaces were introduced in PHP 5.3 to help address these common issues. Learn how to namespace classes and see how namespaces and class autoloading can make your coding experience much nicer!
Beau Simensen has been working with PHP since 2002. Professionally, he offers consulting services through his company Dragonfly Development ( http://dflydev.com/ ). Beau is a proponent of writing framework agnostic code and hopes to help projects embrace a life not completely tied to any framework's ecosystem.
After the Talk:
Head over to the Badger Bowl (across the street and down a block) and join us for some extra networking time and some friendly conversation.