froscon2008 - 1.1

Free and Open Source Software Conference

Derick Rethans
Day Day 2 (2008-08-24)
Room HS6
Start time 14:00
Duration 01:00
ID 283
Event type lecture
Track PHP
Language used for presentation en

7 (or more) PHP Myths defused

There are a lot of myths about PHP's incapabilities and inconveniences compared to other languages. This interactive session will go over some of those complaints and tries to defuse those myths with argumentation and examples.

During this talk I will go over a bunch of PHP Myths and try to come up with reasons why those myths are untrue or not applicable. I don't want to spoil too much here, but examples of myths I could cover is: that PHP is "stupid" for not bundling a compiler; PHP is inadequate because it is not strongly typed...; PHP does not support "templating" (a la STL); PHP has no multiple-inheritance etc. I expect that there will be some discussions during this talk as some of those points might be "sensitive".