PHP and Web 2.0

Rasmus Lerdorf, Yahoo!

Track: PHP
Date: Thursday, July 27
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Location: E145

PHP has become amazingly popular due to its simple pragmatic approach to solving the web problem. As the web evolves and users demand even more dynamic web applications, the need for PHP keeps growing. People want richer web applications, they want Ajax, JSON, and client-side magic to turn what used to be a series of linked pages into something resembling a desktop application.

In this talk, Lerdorf will cover the basic building blocks PHP 5 provides for building rich web applications and show how to use these features to build an example application.