(Re)discovering the SPL

Joshua Thijssen (21.Feb.2014 at 16:30, 1 hr )
Talk at PHP UK Conference 2014 (English - US)

Rating: 4 of 5

(Re)discovering the SPL

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Rating: 4 of 5

21.Feb.2014 at 19:43 by Chris Levy (58 comments)

Enlightening content, even if I have come away with mixed feelings about using the SPL...

Rating: 4 of 5

21.Feb.2014 at 20:04 by Ricard Clau (57 comments)

Agree with Chris Levy... not sure if we should use SPL at all after this talk :)

Very well presented and lots of fun with PHP weirdness!

Rating: 4 of 5

21.Feb.2014 at 21:25 by Luis Ferro (6 comments)

Interesting talk about a part of PHP that is mostly ignored (for a reason). Think i will treat SPL a bit like traits and other stuff in PHP - it has it's uses, but treat with care, otherwise maintainability may suffer.

Rating: 4 of 5

21.Feb.2014 at 23:59 by David Yell (108 comments)

Amusing talk basically bashing SPL and saying why its crappy. I think I'll be avoiding the SPL in the future.

Rating: 5 of 5

22.Feb.2014 at 09:04 by Anonymous


Rating: 4 of 5

22.Feb.2014 at 09:26 by Joe Beaver (19 comments)

Pretty good explanation of some SPL features and quirks. Puts you off using SPL at the same time as making you want to try it and make it better. The word 'iterator' didn't sound right anymore by about half way through.

Rating: 5 of 5

22.Feb.2014 at 10:07 by Ciprian Matis (6 comments)

Very good presentation. I know now more about why I stayed away from this part of the language, but I want even more to try using it.

Rating: 5 of 5

22.Feb.2014 at 12:03 by James Dunmore (84 comments)

Thought this was just going to be tutorial but ended up being an enlightening talk and really well presented.

Rating: 4 of 5

22.Feb.2014 at 13:18 by Matt Parker (46 comments)

Enjoyable and interesting talk. And although it was mostly about the problems with the SPL, I still got the overall message 'it's good, you should use it, but here's what's going to trip you up'.

Rating: 5 of 5

22.Feb.2014 at 21:05 by Anonymous


Rating: 4 of 5

23.Feb.2014 at 00:17 by Michael Bardsley (2 comments)

This was an interesting topic, I personally only started to use some of the SPL libraries within the last year. I feel as though the SPL is still very confusing (mainly the naming) but I can see that it includes lots of useful functionality. This talk opened up some of the possibilities for these under-used libraries.

Rating: 4 of 5

23.Feb.2014 at 09:30 by Anonymous


Speaker comment:

24.Feb.2014 at 08:38 by Joshua Thijssen (94 comments)

Thanks all for the good reviews. I showed you some of the quirks of the SPL which can bite you when you are a beginner, but the message of the talk is that even despite these quirks popping up now and then, actually using the SPL will benefit you in the end. Learn and love the SPL, and don't hesitate to blog your experiences on it!

Rating: 3 of 5

24.Feb.2014 at 09:12 by Alex Patterson (6 comments)

Solid talk. Great subject for any PHP developer new or experienced. Thank you.

Rating: 4 of 5

25.Feb.2014 at 13:49 by Rory Donohue (4 comments)

Excellent talk, kept us laughing all the way through a heavy topic!

Rating: 5 of 5

26.Feb.2014 at 06:50 by Ashley Kitson (3 comments)

Of the talks that I attended, this is the one that had me laughing and smiling the most. Josh's dry humour cut through what is after all a heavy subject. Great stuff.

Rating: 4 of 5

26.Feb.2014 at 11:43 by Matthew Setter (25 comments)

This was a great talk, especially given the complexity of the topic. Joshua's sarcastic humour really helped to make learning SPL much simpler, especially given the naming style which can often times be very confusing. Well worth it and he's clearly very knowledgeable about the topic.

Rating: 4 of 5

27.Feb.2014 at 13:05 by Steve B (13 comments)

Excellent blend of humour and content. Neither detracting from the other. Also despite taking the angle of the problems with the spl still came across as a positive talk. This gave me the motivation to final start a wrapper library (I've been pondering it for a while): https://github.com/meadsteve/spl-fix

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