PDO: PHP Data Objects

Wez Furlong, Lead Architect, OmniTI, Inc.

Track: PHP
Date: Wednesday, July 26
Time: 5:20pm - 6:05pm
Location: D136

PHP 5.1 features a new data access layer, PHP Data Objects (PDO), that provides a clear, simple (but powerful), unified API for working with all our favourite databases. Features include prepared statements with bound parameters (for all databases, even those that don't natively support them), transactions, cursors, LOBs, and flexible error handling. Also examined are the issues of cross-database portability and how best to use PDO to avoid some of the pitfalls associated with that topic. Join Furlong to learn more about the future of database access in PHP.