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PHP 5.NEW: The Best Bits

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Are you still stuck on PHP 5.2? Looking to migrate from 5.3 to the latest and greatest?

This talk will cover all the best new features and tooling since PHP 5.3, all the way up to PHP 5.6 and beyond.

Namespaces, Closures, Traits, Generators, Variadics/Argument unpacking, Composer, PSR-0 & PSR-4 autoloading and more!

Davey Shafik (@dshafik ( is a full time PHP Developer with 12 years experience in PHP and related technologies. A Community Engineer for Engine Yard, he has written three books (so far!), numerous articles and spoken at conferences the globe over.

Davey is best known for his books, the Zend PHP 5 Certification Study Guide and PHP Master: Write Cutting Edge Code, and as the originator of PHP Archive (PHAR) for PHP 5.3.

Engine Yard assists with small to large deployments, of any instance size, across a spectrum of applications ranging from SaaS, mobile, eCommerce, interactive websites, marketing campaigns and healthcare. Our team members are hands on, personable and passionate about their work. Their expertise includes deployment strategies, application and database analysis, custom Chef, code and security audits, scaling, disaster recovery and much more.

Special note: This will be held in the penthouse at the top of the building, not in suite 510.


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