Make your code do your job

Larry Garfield (02.Dec.2016 at 10:00, 1 hr )
Talk at SymfonyCon Berlin 2016 (English - UK)

Rating: 5 of 5

Throughout history, advancement has come from reducing the amount of work that needs to be done by humans and letting technology do it for us. Long before computers, humans were letting our technology work for us in order to make ourselves better. So too with programming. We have the ability in PHP, as in many languages, to make the language syntax itself find bugs for us. It's called "types", and is a far too under-utilized part of the language. Even many seasoned developers don't realize the benefits that come from having strict, explicit types in their code rather than relying on haphazard "duck typing". This talk will make the case that your best way to improve your productivity as a developer is to make your language itself do your work for you. With PHP 7's improved typing support that is now even easier than ever.

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Rating: 5 of 5

02.Dec.2016 at 11:43 by Felix Peters (31 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Best Talk so far. Great reminder why we should use strict

Rating: 5 of 5

02.Dec.2016 at 13:26 by Sebastian Kobisch (1 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Best Talk! Give this man a cookie!

Rating: 5 of 5

02.Dec.2016 at 13:27 by Simon Schröer (13 comments)

Great talk and some interesting pov.

Rating: 5 of 5

02.Dec.2016 at 15:09 by Aurimas Baubkus (14 comments) via Web2 LIVE

agreed with every word.

Rating: 5 of 5

02.Dec.2016 at 15:27 by Tom ate (10 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great talk about stuff which should be basic knowledge

Rating: 5 of 5

03.Dec.2016 at 14:38 by Vasily Rodin (14 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Nice job, thank you! Not so much new knowledge, but brilliant wrapping!

Rating: 5 of 5

04.Dec.2016 at 14:04 by Maik (4 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Thank you very much for this, IMHO, best talk at the whole event. Every PHP developer should should absorb and deepen his or her knowledge about such topics. It is great to here, PHP is developing in such a direction.

Rating: 4 of 5

06.Dec.2016 at 00:57 by E Ciotti (3 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I'd have liked to have a title saying clearly it was about types (I couldn't read the online description due to bad wifi in the building), and to hear more about the benefits of automatic casting, e.g. when reading/sending data over HTTP. Apart from that, high quality talk

Rating: 5 of 5

26.Jan.2017 at 18:37 by Julio OScar Gutierrez (4 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great!! realy good talk. Where can i found the video talk?

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