Nomad PHP - July 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Beyond Design Patterns
Presented by Anthony Ferrara (@ircmaxell)
|Date:||July 24, 2014|
18:00 PDT, 2:00 BST (July 25), 3:00 CEST (July 25)
Many people teach design patterns as a fundamental step to Object Oriented Programming. They are so universally seen as important that almost every single programming conference that I have been to has had at least one talk about them. They are quite often used as interview questions to test a candidate's OOP knowledge. However, just like inheritance, they are not needed for OOP. And just like inheritance, they are a distraction rather than a foundation. Instead of focusing on patterns, I suggest focusing on learning about abstraction and communication. Why? Come and find out!
Meet Anthony Ferrara
Anthony is a Developer Advocate for Google, where he works with key partners to implement strong integrations with Google's products. He has experience with Object Oriented Design, Application Architecture, Highly Scalable Web Applications and Web Application Security. He is a contributor to multiple Open Source projects, as well as the PHP community as a whole. He is also a former PHP Internals contributor, as well as a Core Team Member and Development Coordinator for the Joomla! project.