KEYNOTE - Fantastic functions and where to find them

Session track
Code & Development
Experience level
50 min

PHP is a truly amazing language. You probably use PHP to create beautiful websites and services in an expressive way. But the language is capable of so much more than what you'll probably program in your day to day job.

In this entertaining talk, we'll take a look a couple of surprising ways to use PHP. You'll see lesser known functionality being used such as weak maps and process control functions. We'll also cover a couple amazing open source PHP projects that have borrowed inspiration from communities outside of PHP such as Tailwind and Phoenix.

After this talk you'll be even more convinced how truly flexible PHP. You'll also have learned a couple of functions and packages that you can use in your next project.

Freek Van der Herten is a developer and partner at Spatie. You can find him on Twitter and read his blogposts on PHP and Laravel at 

Spatie has an open source first mentality and has released many Laravel, PHP and JavaScript packages. Those packages have been downloaded more than 200 million times. The company has created several digital products and video courses such as Testing Laravel, Laravel Beyond CRUD, Ray, Mailcoach, and Flare

After hours Freek runs the Oh Dear service, organises the official Laravel Worldwide meetup] and the Full Stack Europe conference.

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