I've just returned from Montreal, Québec, where I spoke on Yahoo! Pipes and YQL at the seventh edition of PHP Québec. The three day conference focused primarily on PHP, but did have a fair representation of other web related technologies.
The impressive speaker line-up included core and well known contributors like Marcus Börger, Johannes Schlüter (release manager for PHP 5.3), Andrei Zmievski, Ilia Alshanetsky, Sebastian Bergman (PHPUnit), Derick Rethans (xdebug) and Chris Shiflett, to name a few. The hallway conversations, most in high speed French, suggested that every talk left the audience better informed than before.
Day one was in full swing when I got there. Marcus had some very good talks on Objects and extension writing while Sebastian introduced "Lambda functions, Closures and Traits". Morgan Tocker's talk on MySQL high availability evidenced his excellent tutorial skills, not to mention his ability to command the attention ofRead More »from PHP Québec 2009