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April 14th, 2016

044: Asynchronous PHP

Async? Isn't that like AJAX in Javascript or something? Most PHP developers encounter asynchronous code for the first time in Javascript, but not many are aware that PHP can do async too. We discuss asynchronous programming in PHP and how we might be able


Sara Golemon

Asynchronous PHP Show Summary

How does asynchronous programming differ from synchronous programming?

In synchronous programming

  • We issue a statement,
  • We wait for it to complete
  • ..and then move on to the next statement.

In asynchronous programming

  • We issue

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Sara Golemon

Sara Golemon

  • Sara is @SaraMG@Mastodon.Technology
  • She works on getting XP in video games and torturing PHP
  • Works on the XHP extension for PHP - XHTML embedded in PHP

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Show Notes Credit

Chris Shaw

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