Drupal 7 will finally open up the wild and cool world of PHP 5 to developers. But what do we do with all of these new tools? And how do they work? This two-hour tag-team session by Crell and chx will cover PHP 5.2's major new features, possible ways they could be leveraged in Drupal, and a lively discussion of the myriad possibilities. Specific topics planned include:
- PDO database abstraction (very briefly)
- The new object model, including magic methods.
- The Standard PHP Library
- XML deliciousness(very briefly)
- The Filter extension
- Date handling
- What else do you want to know?
Hopefully that will generate ideas leading to regular coding sessions led by chx with brainstorming recaps each day.