Nomad PHP EU - April 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Presented by Igor Wiedler (@igorwhiletrue)
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19:00 BST, 13:00 CDT, 11:00 PDT
As developers, we compute. But what is computation exactly? And why is it so difficult to write correct software? Alan Turing and Alonzo Church discovered some remarkable answers to these questions in 1936. They envisioned abstract machines before real computers even existed. Those abstract machines would model all of the computable things.
In this talk, we will discover the possibilities and limitations of computation. Along the way we will encounter a bunch of virtual machines and interpreters, see similarities between them, and how they relate to things that we use every day, such as regular expressions, parsers, the PHP interpreter itself. You will gain a deeper understanding of what computation is, and what programming is all about.
Meet Igor Wiedler
I do stuff. Contributed to Symfony2, Silex and Composer. Made Stack and React.