I’m trying to dive into OOP in PHP. If you are, too – or if you happen to enjoy teaching others what you already know – maybe this is for you.
I’ve learned I’m not alone in finding OOP in PHP a tough nut to crack. Many who are much better programmers than I (a late-in-life self-taughter) agree.
Most online tutorials use “cars” and “bicycles” as the metaphors for objects. They don’t help me. I don’t write functions about cars and bicycles. I write functions to generate form controls for custom CMS applications, to interact with databases, to authenticate user logins, etc.
Call me silly, but I don’t think I should have to take a shower, don whatever presentable garments I might own, and drive in Atlanta rush-hour traffic for over an hour to sit amongst a group of developers with widely divergent backgrounds and skillsets to hear a presentation (that has yet to be offered) on OOP in PHP.
I have a GoToMeeting account supporting up to 15 participants.
I’d like to try having occasional GoToMeeting Web conferences with like-minded PHP developers. We can do these any time. From anywhere. For as long or short as we want to/can stay online. Without having to shower and dress.
- We can share classes we’ve created and seek advice on making them better. (My first-and-only does work, but I’m not sure why, and I’m still baffled about property and method visibility.)
- We can share function libraries and ask others to opine on whether, why and how they might be converted to classes.
- We can post code on our blogs and invite fellow study-group members to comment.
And so on.
Any takers? Any thoughts?
Feel free to comment below, including a brief description of your background / experience / skill level in PHP, MySQL, and PHP OOP. If you want to mention your availability, do so. If you want to suggest study topics, have at it!