Derick Rethans

Derick Rethans

Derick Rethans is a PHP internals expert and author of Xdebug. He works as an independent contractor and consultant on PHP extensions and related projects.

He has contributed to the PHP project in numerous forms (Date/Time Extension, Xdebug, PHP 4.4/7.4 Release Manager). He is a frequent lecturer at conferences, the author of php|architect's Guide to Date and Time Programming, and the co-author of PHP 5 Power Programming. Derick is also the host of the weekly-ish PHP Internals News podcast.

Online 2021 sessions

What's new in PHP 8.0

English session - Intermediate

During this presentation, we are going to look at the new features that were introduced in PHP 8.0. Join me to have a look at how the type system is strengthened with union types, Attributes, the JIT engine, and syntax improvements such as Constructor Property Promotion, and other new smaller features.

At the end you will have a good understand about all the new and exciting features that are going to be part of the PHP 8.0 release.

Xdebug 3

English session - Beginner

In this talk I explain how to use Xdebug 3 to get more productive writing PHP code. It is for developers who want to know how to debug their code in a better way, through single step debugging, profiling, and simpler debugging tools.

This new version is a near total rewrite, and brings many improvements over its older releases. You will learn how to optimally use the new features and settings to make your development life easier.

Montreal 2019 sessions

Montreal 2014 sessions

Montreal 2013 sessions

Montreal 2012 sessions

Montreal 2011 sessions

Montreal 2010 sessions