March 10-12, 2010
Montreal, Canada

PHP Without PHP: Philosophy of Good Architecture

An obscure but ubiquitous design pattern in PHP development is known as Funky Caching. Using real architectural examples as a lens to look at this one simple PHP design pattern, we see how we can design web architectures that are "organic, democratic, and lasting/"

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Terry Chay

Automattic, Inc.

If Zend puts your picture on a deck of cards, you've either arrived in the PHP world or are a terrorist. Terry Chay is a PHP Terrorist. He works at WordPress, and, when he isn't doing that, he's saying outrageous things on his blog—which is also like working on WordPress. In previous lives he architected the third largest social network in the U.S. in PHP, developed the largest revenue-generating product in PHP for Plaxo (later purchased by Comcast) as their first web engineer, programmed the communication layer between an internet-enabled home control device and the web browser, voice portals, PDAs and cell phones via SOAP and XMLRPC in PHP, and built the first travel search engine in… PHP (surprise)! He gives seminars in PHP development, which is really just a veiled excuse to play with Keynote.

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