Derick Rethans

Xdebug debugger

Derick Rethans is a PHP internals expert and author of Xdebug. He works as an independent contractor and consultant on PHP extensions and related projects. He has contributed to the PHP project in numerous forms (Date/Time Extension, Xdebug, PHP 4.4/7.4 Release Manager, etc). He is a frequent lecturer at conferences, the author of php|architect's Guide to Date and Time Programming, and the co-author of PHP 5 Power Programming. Derick is also the host of the weekly-ish PHP Internals News podcast.

The person, the legend:
  • Favourite quote: "Fetchez la vache"
  • Book worth reading: The Skeptics Guide to the Galaxy
  • Favourite pet: Elephpant
Notable projects:
  • Xdebug

  • PHP 7.4

  • PHP's Date/Time Extension

Workshop and talks by Derick Rethans

Conference day
09:45 - 10:30 CEST
What's new in PHP 7.4, and coming up in PHP 8
Derick Rethans