Traits: When, Where, Why, and How

Traits were added to PHP in version 5.4 as another tool to use to create clean code. We’ll take a look at what traits are and how they help solve the problems they are intended to help solve. We’ll also explore some things to watch out for and how to figure out where traits could be introduced into your codebase.

H Hatfield

H Hatfield has been developing in PHP since version 3 and is starting to get the hang of it. He is currently the Director of Development at Rain Retail. He spends whatever spare time he finds with his wife and four-year-old twins.


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Swag Alert

At the end of the presentation, one random lucky winner will win a free 1 year individual subscription to any single JetBrains Toolbox product. Choices includes PhpStorm, WebStorm, DataGrip, or others seen at Thanks JetBrains!

Venue: Vivint

3401 Ashton Blvd
Lehi, Utah 84043

How to get there:

The address is 3401 Ashton Blvd, though some mapping tools put that a little far down the street (if so, try 2719 Ashton Blvd instead). It's the first office building south of the intersection, nearest to the Dickeys BBQ on the corner.

Just come in the front door and we'll be on the first floor, to the right.

The front door will be locked, but there's a guard on duty right inside that can let folks in, and we're really close to the front door, so we should be able to help people get in pretty easily.

If you can't get in, call 801-391-8249 and we'll get you in!

The After Party

We will be going to JCW's for the After Party. Come check it out with us.

Look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday!

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