Speaking at PHP UK 2014

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I’m pleased to announce I will be speaking at PHP UK in London. PHP UK will be on February 21st and 22nd.

I will be giving two talks, “PHP 5.NEXT: The New Bits”, which will cover PHP 5.6 (or whatever is appropriate come February!) and “PHP Performance: Under The Hood”, which will be a performance talk with an emphasis on what’s going on in internals.

This second talk is intended as a way to get to know more about the engine, how it works, and what’s really going on with your code.

Last time I went to PHP UK in 2012, it was one of the highlights of that year, and I fully expect it’ll be the same for me next year. I hope to see you there, tickets are on sale now!

Speaking at PHPBenelux 2014

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Three years ago I heard about this awesome conference in Belgium, PHPBenelux, and for the last two years I’ve been kicking myself for missing the CFP.

Well, this year, I didn’t miss it, and I got accepted!

I will be giving my new talk, “PHP Performance: Under The Hood”:

We’ve all experienced performance issues and we would typically turn to a profiler. Whether that’s something in userland, or a tool like xdebug or xhprof, the reason is the same: to figure out why our code is slow.

This talk will take that inspection a step further and look under the hood of PHP, at the C internals, for common performance problems.

If you’ve ever wanted to know exactly what your code is doing, and why ++$i is faster than $i++, this talk is for you.

I hope to see you there!