We normally think of PHP as executing instructions sequentially, but new technologies like Node.js are exciting because they break that paradigm.
These event-based techniques are arriving in PHP and deliver cool tricks:
- Run multiple blocks of code at once to speed up page loading
- Respond to events and inject information into running scripts
-Talk directly to the network or even become a socket service
About Randall: Randall’s interests center around privacy, security, data warehousing, cypherpunk, and disruptive technologies. Professionally, he uses PHP to interface with the physical world including blood pressure kiosks, laser cutters, 3D printers, and remote cameras. He also enjoys hiking, photography, touring big science and industrial projects, and cooking with liquid nitrogen. His PGP fingerprint is 9998 E019 9072 CC96 C4A6 B799 3405 AD70 E6BC 9AFA.