Igor Wiedler has been fixing bugs in open source software since 2006. Currently he is improving the PHP ecosystem by working on Symfony2, Silex and Composer. Location: Winterthur, Switzerland.
React – Event-driven PHP
It’s like, so amazing, man. NodeJS is all the hype these days. It takes the reactor pattern and uses libev to do crazy things. That stuff is not new, there’s been solutions for ruby and python for ages. But obviously PHP can’t do these things, right? Right? Well guess what, PHP can do it just fine. Enter React. React is a library for building event-driven servers with PHP. It’s highly alpha, but already has some libraries based on it. I will rant about the NodeJS community, and then tell you how React works and show you what you can do with it. It will blow your mind!