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Adam Trachtenberg is the Director of the LinkedIn Developer Network, where he oversees developer relations and marketing for the LinkedIn Platform. Before LinkedIn, Adam worked at eBay in platform product management and marketing. Even earlier, he co-founded Student.Com and TVGrid.com. Adam is the author of PHP Cookbook and Upgrading to PHP 5. He lives in San Francisco.

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PHP Presentations I Would Like to Attend

Pulling an object out of your hat: Magical methods in PHP 5
Showing off all the cool things you can do with __construct(), __destruct(), __get(), __set(), __call(), __clone(), __sleep(), __wakeup() and __toString().
The “I”s Have It: Porting an application to MySQLi
A case study of moving from PHP 4’s MySQL extension to PHP 5’s MySQLI extension. Difficulties encountered; new features used; future directions.
PHP 5 XML Extension Bake Off
Walk through parsing a few different types of XML documents using PHP 5’s set of XML extensions: DOM, XSLT, SAX, SimpleXML, and XML Pull Parser. Show off the strengths and weaknesses of each extension; when one is better than others; which are faster to code with, more speed and memory efficient; etc.
PHP, JavaScript, and XMLHTTPRequest
Writing cool scripts using PHP, JavaScript, and XMLHTTPRequest. :)

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