February 26-28, 2020
Montreal, Canada

Coding Horrors - A Film Fan's Guide to PHP Coding Nightmares

Most of us are probably aware of code smells, but there are other coding horrors that should trigger alarm bells whenever we see them. Like a good horror movie, coding horrors should scare us when we find them, because they're often symptomatic of deeper problems. So let's take a short tour of some of the greatest horror movies ever made (and a few turkeys); and some of the most worrying code horrors that I've seen.

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Mark Baker

MessageBird BV

Mark is a Senior Software Engineer on the SMS team at MessageBird BV, based in Amsterdam.

He has contributed to a number of open source projects, including a minor submission to PHP's SPL. Currently he is coordinator and lead developer for PHPSpreadsheet (formerly PHPExcel), and a coordinator and developer on the PHPOffice library suite (PHPWord, PHPPowerPoint, PHPProject and PHPVisio).

His particular interests include PHP integration with office suites, Datastructures, Geodata and GIS.

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