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O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel, San Diego, CA
July 23-27, 2001

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PHP as a Teaching Language: A Case Study

Laura Thomson, Mozilla Corporation
Luke Welling, Security Analyst, OmniTI

Track: PHP Conference
Date: Thursday, July 26
Time: 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Location: Fairbanks C&D

This session discusses the challenges, advantages and disadvantages of using PHP as a teaching language. Topics include the challenge of using a weakly typed language, the (now solved!) problem of using a language without an IDE, comparisions to other commonly used teaching languages, and the ease with which students can create user interfaces to their applications with HTML.

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