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PHP: Bigger and Faster

Rasmus Lerdorf, Yahoo!

Track: PHP
Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time: 2:35pm - 3:20pm
Location: Portland 255

In order to build a successful modern web application you have to engage the user at a very primal level and harness each and every user in such a way that every action enhances the overall experience for allusers. Translating this concept into code and making sure that an exponentially growing user base doesn't bring your application to its knees becomes an interesting problem to solve.

Scale, latency, and security are the key words for this year's talk. In order to build bigger and faster web applications, PHP has gotten bigger and faster as well. This talk will explore recent PHP development and apply it to the three key words.