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PHP Cruisin' continued

Published March 9, 2004
Wow!! What a cruise. There was so much useful stuff that I learned on the PHP Cruise. Discussions from what to expect from PHP5 all the way to mod_rewrite tricks make this one of the most interesting conferences ever. PHP5 is here and it is the future. I have been waiting a long time to get full object-oriented support in PHP. Incredible features that I can't wait to get my hands on:
  1. No more references when dealing with objects
  2. public, private and protected data members
  3. automatic get and set features
  4. error handling using try/catch blocks
  5. better constructors and new destructors
  6. class iterators
  7. interfaces
  8. much much more...
Also, I attended a lecture on advanced graphics using GD given by John Coggeshall. He developed an object-oriented framework around GD using new features available in PHP5. It just makes everything extremely easy. It is the way GD should have been made initially. The code is available from his website at: http://www.coggeshall.org/ I can't reveal all of the neat things I learned at the conference. The weather was awesome and everyone just had a great time.
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Ronnie Schwartz is the CTO and founder of RustyBrick, an agile web & mobile development firm that creates effective applications and focuses on finding the right balance between time to production and software quality to get clients in front of their customers quickly and effectively. Ronnie brings over twenty years of innovative design, programming and management expertise to the table.

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