David’s Talk on Using Functional PHP

I gave one of my most-loved conference talks last week at Southeast PHP. (That’s Southeast United States 🤓) In preparation, I recorded the talk as a video and put it on YouTube. And, I made a valiant, but ultimately failed attempt to distill the whole talk into written text. I did get a non-zero amount of it into written form, and if there’s demand (which you can easily express on the linked page), I will try again to write-up the rest.

Anyway, it’s a talk about why and how you can use functional programming concepts to write better PHP. It’s a topic that I started thinking seriously about with an article here on WPShout. The article? Gentle Introduction to Functional PHP for WordPress Developers: Using Filter and Map on Arrays of Posts

But the video is the heart of the value. And that’s there whether or not I finish the full text of the article. (I’m guessing that my full treatise on using functional programming concepts in PHP would be ~4000 words, and I don’t embark on lightly.)

Video conveniently embedded for you:


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