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Wednesday, June 15, 2005


Last night's presentation rocketh, and got me inspired to upgrade everything under my power to PHP5.

Hosting companies: offer PHP5. It's time. One of the attendees said his host co. told him they didn't offer P5 'cause it was still so buggy. This is false. P5 is stable -- it is solid.

It will break your apps. Thank God. Speaking for myself, at least, I could use a little breaking of apps to force me into better habits.

To make a long story short, then, Lamp5 lives. i.e. is being resuscitated.


  • you've just won the php5 enthusiasm contest! what are you gonna do next...?

    seriously, what's next? which parts of php5 have you the most pumped?

    By Blogger luke, at 7:32 AM  

  • Basically, to do the presentation I had to get well-informed mostly on the new object model and the implications/potential in it. Turned out to be pretty exciting. If I had to pick one thing, it would be interfaces/multiple-inheritance, all the pseudoJava stuff.

    Simultaneously, I was peering more closely into smarty and liking the plugin system but thinking it could be improved by full P5 implementation. Since I'm all about project names that start with X, you can guess what I'm calling the idea:



    But those X's mean something -- "extensible". Smarty is currently almost completely function-oriented (I only see 3 classes in the whole code base), and I think putting a rational inheritance layer on it could make it an important part of "apt-get for websites".

    The other big news of course is FC4 ...downloading right now. Going to skip Fedora's Apache/MySQL/PHP installation and go right to Xampp with that. P5 from now on!

    By Blogger Matt Crouch, at 9:32 AM  

  • if you dig the OO stuff in php5, you absolutely HAVE to get the book "PHP 5 Objects, Patterns, and Practice" from apress by Matt Zandstra.

    it is, so far, THE stepping stone from traditional procedural/function-based code to real OO code using OO design patterns. from what you're saying, and how much you seem to be excited about it, this book is perfect.

    By Blogger luke, at 8:41 AM  

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