Writing Your Own PHP Extensions: How & Why from A-Z

Jeremy Johnstone, Technical Yahoo!, Yahoo! Inc.

Track: PHP
Date: Friday, July 28
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Location: E145

How many times have you ever found a library which does exactly what you need, but unfortunately the same functionality isn't available in PHP?

If you wanted to do things like facial recognition, voice synthesis, or any of a number of other exotic things in PHP, how would you do it?

Maybe you work for a large company who has lots of existings C/C++ libraries, how do you get access into that functionality in PHP?

Write your own PHP extension of course!

This talk will take you step by step through the necessary process to write your own PHP extensions. Learn with real code samples (like the voice synthesis and facial recognition extensions mentioned above) and not just your basic "Hello World!" type tutorials you see online.

If you have ever wanted to dive head first into the dark world of PHP internals, this is a must see talk.