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How PHP Got Its Semicolons

45 minute beginner seminar


Programming as a profession doesn’t have a very long history-- only 70 years-- but the history we do have is very rich! Let’s dig into the murky origins of symbolic languages and discover how objects and functions were born. We’ll learn how a revolutionary changed the way we manage data and why JavaScript and XML are more closely related than you ever imagined! Along the way we’ll meet some of the brilliant, sometimes ornery, and always fascinating characters that have gotten us where we are now, and take a sneak peek at what FizzBuzz may look like for future generations of programmers.