Derick Rethans' PHPNW08 key note slides:
One of PHP’s strengths has always been its low barrier-of-entry. It’s also one of its weaknesses however. In this keynote I will talk about the first steps of getting to know PHP, its community and developers. Of course times have changed now, and we are in the Web 2.0 era now, but the KISS principle still applies; for application design, for UI design and for server set-ups. I will also take you to the application development side of the KISS principle, with simpler architectures you can more easily make powerful complex applications.