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Voodoo PHP

If you’re interested in some dark magic you should watch this talk by Marco Pivetta  on Voodoo PHP.  I really like these show-me-the-code type of talks.

We’ve often seen “magic” code, but how does it even work? Let’s explore some arguably bad PHP coding techniques that are actually used in real world libraries to solve problems that would otherwise be a huge burden for all of us.

Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band. He loves waffles and butterflies.