PHP is one of the most popular open source programming languages in the world. It powers some of the highest traffic sites in the world, and at the same time it powers some of the lowest traffic sites in the world. But have you ever wondered how it works under the hood? Have you been overwelmed by the thought of looking at the C code that runs PHP? Well, this talk is for you!
We're going to explore how PHP works under the hood, by looking at a PHP implementation of it: PHPPHP! Have you ever wondered what an OPCODE Cache is really doing? Have you ever wondered what a T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM is? Have you ever wondered why an interpreted languages has a compiler? We'll explore all of these topics, and more! And the best part of it all? You don't need to know C to understand the details! Using PHPPHP, we can explore the language details in a high level language, where things like memory management don't get in the way of the real content. If you've ever wanted to know how PHP works, this is the talk for you!