I will be speaking at php[tek] again this year, php[tek] is a cornerstone of the PHP community calendar, and I cannot wait to be back in Chicago1 again.
I will be presenting another new talk:
Extending MySQL with PHP’s MySQL Native Driver**
PHP’s MySQL Native Driver (mysqlnd) has been providing great performance benefits since PHP 5.3, but there is more to it than just replacing libmysqlclient.
MySQL Native Drivers plugin architecture provides the ability to do read/write splitting, caching, load balancing, and more. Learn how to do all of these things simply and transparently, as well as how to write your own plugins using PHP.
Hopefully I’ll see you there!
A couple of days ago, I published the second part of my look at what’s coming up PHP 7 over on the Engine Yard Blog.
There are some great new changes coming to Generators, Closures, and Namespaces, I can’t wait to start working with them!
North East PHP has opened up the CFP for their 2015 edition.
I’ve been to this conference two years in a row and it’s a great one, the attendees are engaging, Boston is amazing, and the NERD space is pretty cool; you can even visit the MIT book store.
In a new post the Etsy team have written about their switch to HHVM for the Etsy API, a great read.
I love the Etsy Code as Craft blog; they don’t blog as often as I’d like but everything they publish is amazing technical insight into PHP at scale.
A new conference was announced last night, PHPConference Asia. It will be held in Singapore and sounds like it’ll be a great event, from the announcement video and speaking with the organizer.
The CFP opens in May, I know I’ll be tossing my hat in the ring, so watch out for it.
As always: If you think you have something to talk about (hint: you do) and would like help with writing a proposal (or 3), then reach out to me.
Very interesting read from @jaredmcfarland from Etsy about using Rust to make writing PHP extensions easier. Some good pointers to resources that will be helpful for anybody thinking about writing a PHP extension.
Of course, it isn’t as easy as HHVM, where you can just write then in PHP.