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PHP Inside/Out
Sterling Hughes, Freelance Software Developer
Thies C. Arntzen, Independent Consultant

Track: PHP
Date: Tuesday, July 27
Time: 1:45pm - 5:15pm
Location: Salon D


In this tutorial, two of PHP core's developers will take you in-depth into the internals of PHP and the Zend Engine. They cover a request from the browser, to the engine, to the extensions and back again, giving attendees a solid understanding of how Zend and PHP work on the inside.

Topics covered include:

  • The inner workings of PHP5's object model
  • How the parser/scanner build bytecode
  • How bytecode is executed, and common expressions brought down to bytecode.
  • How the Garbage Collection and Memory Management systems works
  • How to tune your scripts and systems to take advantage of the internal knowledge you've learned in this talk (including important issues pertaining to PHP extension authoring.)

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