Fun Experiments in PHP (Not for Production)

I'll show you the crazy things you can do in PHP with streams and autoloader overloading to write your own language features, including generics. I'll also show you how you can supercharge your applications using aspect-oriented programming or encrypt source code on-the-fly using only PHP. As if that wasn't enough, we'll go even further and make PHP a polyglot language by importing esoteric language scripts! These aren't your average hacks and shouldn't be run in production… but let's explore these concepts as fun experiments so you'll never think of PHP as boring again!
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What Is Symfony?

Brief overview of a standard Symfony project and components for former Drupal 7 coworkers of mine.
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The Symfony Open-source Community

The Symfony project is more than just a codebase; it is a fully-fledged community around what has become a professional standard within the PHP ecosystem. We’ll explore this wonderful community and its members, the direction its leadership is taking it in, and seek out the many ways to participate beyond just making a pull request. Community participation is easier than you think, can benefit you personally and enrich your life!
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