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.

Sessions Online 2021

What's new in PHP 8.0

Session en anglais - Intermédiaire

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

Session en anglais - Débutant

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.

Sessions Montréal 2019

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Sessions Montréal 2013

Sessions Montréal 2012

Sessions Montréal 2011

Sessions Montréal 2010