HighEdWeb2008 Conference: Infinite Solutions

Session Details

What’s New in PHP 5: We Search the Changelogs so You Don’t Have To

WRK12 Workshops Track

Plaster Student Union 317


Now that PHP 4 has been discontinued, you’ve probably been busy testing all of your scripts to ensure they still work in PHP 5…but have you taken the time to learn what PHP 5 can really do?

From two brand new XML parsers to an improved object model, PHP 5 offers many new features designed to make PHP code more efficient to run and easier to write. This session will look at several of these new features, including iterators, reflection, exceptions, PHP Data Objects, and more. Participants will learn about the new features and how to begin using them to write better code. Prior experience with PHP is recommended.


Jason Pitoniak
Educational Technology Specialist, Rochester Institute of Technology

When it comes to Web technologies, there are few that Jason hasn’t tried. While most comfortable writing server-side applications, he also has experience with usability, interface design, human-computer interaction, and instructional development. He is an advocate of Web standards, an early adopter of AJAX, and is always seeking ways to make rich web applications and assistive technologies play nice.

Jason has a BS degree in Information Technology (yes, a BS IT) from Rochester Institute of Technology and currently works as an Educational Technology Specialist for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of RIT.