Autoloading Awesomeness

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    Have you ever heard of an autoloader?
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    Even if you have, you might not know what they do or how they work.
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    Autoloaders change everything.
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    In PHP, you can't reference a class or a function unless you
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    or someone requires or includes that file first.
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    That's why in bootstrap.php, we have a require statement for every file.
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    Without these, we can't access the classes inside of them.
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    This is no bueno, it means that I have to remember to add another line here
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    whenever I create a new class.
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    You know why else it's not good?
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Autoloading Awesomeness

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In this PHP tutorial, learn about what an autoloader is and how you can use it to replace require statements in your PHP applications.

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