PHP Cambridge: PHP Application Patterns: Interfaces, Traits, Abstractions and Base Classes

PHP Application Patterns: A Comparison of Interfaces, Traits, Abstractions and Base Classes

by Ruth Ivimey-Cook

In this talk I will compare the several ways to (de)compose code using PHP 7, including Interfaces, Abstract base classes, inheritance and Traits. Presuming some familiarity with the syntax, I will looking primarily at the appropriate ways to use these structures to achieve various application goals, some of their advantages and disadvantages, and how techniques such as dependency injection build on them. This will be a personal and opinionated view of the topic and a discussion/Q&A after the talk is expected.


We're meeting at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start. Pizzas and drinks provided by local digital design and technology agency Studio 24.

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